Thursday, March 15, 2012

Faith's Healing Baskets

Mommy is so proud to announce that we have filed for our 501(c)3 (non-profit status). We are officially Faith's Healing Baskets and have obtained our Federal Tax ID#. As you know, I have avoided this for a long time. I didn't want what I do in your memory to lose its meaning. I didn't want it to become like a business. Yes, I want other families to know they are not alone, and I want to provide them with tools to support them in their grief journey. BUT as your mommy, the baskets are my gift to you- to let you know I will never forget you, and if you can't be here to mother, I will mother you this way. Oh, I know you are so proud of the lamb and butterfly that Krista drew for our logo. I can't wait to add it to a website- hint, hint. Send someone to create one for us!! lol
We have donated a total of 45 Baskets to our local hospitals. Because of donations received for your 3rd birthday from friends and a grant from a local Women's Service League, we have been able to buy sewing equipment to create preemie burial pouches and increase inventory. I don't want it to be businesslike, but I realize I have to have the non-profit status to receive donations. The need is far greater than I ever imagined when we donated our first basket for your Christmas present... I know you would want me to provide as many baskets as I can. Everyday, I'm sure you welcome another baby that has left their family to soon. I wish I could give a basket to all of their families. For now, I have to focus on our local hospitals, but I will touch as many lives as I can in your honor baby girl. Keep lighting my way, and I will follow. After all, Hope flies on the wings of Faith. Love!!