Because every angel needs to be remembered
The Angel Box Initiative helps families whose little angels will never make it to their earthly homes. We provide Angel Boxes to these grieving families to help them create memories of their angel as well as to assist in the grieving process.
The Angel Box Initiative, also known as TABI, was founded in August 2017 by Dr Jacqui Miller. Through her own experience and engaging with others, she recognised the need for more emphasis on the families who are touched by infant death, stillbirths and miscarriages. She wanted to give other families the opportunity to create memories in those last few moments that she was not afforded with the birth and tragic passing of her son, Owen. She has no photos, footprints or any keepsakes of him – only a fading memory.
This time of loss is extremely challenging for the families involved. They are grief-stricken and overwhelmed. These families are in need of guidance, and The Angel Box provides this. The Angel Box contains all the things families will need to capture memories. Even though the thought of foot/hand printing and photographing their deceased child may be horrifying at the time, it reassures them that it is okay. And although they may not be ready for it now, the contents of the Angel Box will come to be their most treasured memories one day, when they are ready. For these families, the Angel Box makes a difference; it allows them to keep the memory of their angel alive.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
NILMDTS trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family's healing process by honoring the child's legacy.
Big Hearts for Tiny Feet
BHFTF provide parents with wraps and beanies to spend their last moments with them and create memories. Each wrap is made from high quality fleece and the edges have a pretty crochet border and ribbon. Each beanie is crocheted and match the wrap. A matching stuffed heart is added which can be put in the wrap with the baby, and be kept as a keepsake afterwards.