NICU Helping Hands’ Angel Gown® Program began in 2013 because we recognized there was an overwhelming need of 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. However we need your help to do that.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Last year, NICU Helping Hands spent more than $35,000 sending gowns to homes and hospitals. We need your help – but not with wedding dresses right now. With our wedding gown donation cycle temporarily closed due to the outpouring of support from our last donation drive, our focus is on getting our gowns into the hands of those that need them. As our efforts continue to ensure families across the nation have the proper support and resources, our shipping costs are rising due to demand. Even the smallest amount helps tremendously.
Our efforts, no matter how small, can make a lasting difference…
Simply download our jar label and attach it to the container of your choosing. Once donations are collected, your monetary donation can be sent to us by using the donate button below. If you are mailing an actual check, please contact us for our mailing address.
*Please note – our mailing address does not accept packages/parcels larger than an envelope*
Thank you for considering NICU Helping Hands in your charitable giving and for making a difference in the lives of families experiencing a NICU hospitalization. NICU Helping Hands welcomes financial contributions as we work to expand support services and education offered to families experiencing an antepartum or NICU hospitalization, or in the event of an infant loss. All services are offered to families free of charge and are made possible by generous donors like yourself. We are a non profit, approved 501(c)3 organization based in North Texas. We will be happy to provide a tax acknowledgment for your use. Monetary donations can be made online with a credit card.
Hospitals that wish to stock our Angel Gown® garments should complete a hospital request.
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*Please note: Our Angel Gown® Program is a nationally registered and trademarked program and is available across the United States.