The Angel Gown® Program

NICU Helping Hands’ Angel Gown® Program began in 2013 because we recognized there was an overwhelming need for better support for families who lost a baby. Our Angel Gown® Program provides comfort for bereaved families through the gift of a beautiful custom made gown for final photos and for burial services. We provide support resources and mentoring programs for bereaved families as well. There is no greater gift that can be given to a grieving family than affirming the importance of the life of their child by offering the simple gift of our Angel Gown® and supporting them emotionally and educationally afterwards.

Our program is made possible because of wonderful donors and volunteers who have often experienced the loss of their own children or of another loved one. Brides from around the world donate their precious wedding gowns to NICU Helping Hands. The wedding gowns are then distributed to our team of over 700 seamstresses throughout the United States to convert into perfectly made garments that a family will use to wrap their precious baby in for their final journey. Our garments are a gift of love from both a bride and a seamstress to honor not only a precious baby but their family as well.

It is a privilege for us to provide gowns free of charge to any hospital or family requesting our Angel Gown® garments.

Requests from hospitals that wish to stock our garments should be completed here.

Urgent requests from families should be made by filling out this form.

Please note: Our Angel Gown® Program is a nationally registered and trademarked program and is available across the United States and Canada. We also have a program that operates in Australia. If you are interested in donating a wedding gown to our program please click here for more information. We encourage those interested in applying to become a member of our volunteer seamstress team to click here.


Your gift of love is priceless to grieving families and we thank you

from the bottom of our hearts for helping us comfort them through this program.