Thank you for all your support in the past. We are at a place where we need funds to continue for the next month. (April.) At this point we offer all our support and services free of charge, because we do not want to add possible financial stress to someone who needs support after the death of a child. If you are able to donate, please do so by clicking on the donate button at your left. (Or you can mail a check to SRF P.O. Box 382 Dayton, VA 22821.)
Our December newsletter is filled with upcoming events like the Bereaved Parents Memorial Tree Service, the Candlelight Ceremony and a Christmas Coffee. It also includes “thank you’s” to many individuals and families, and opportunities to come together as bereaved families to remember our children together. We are here for you through the holidays and beyond, because the path of grief after losing a child should never be walked alone.… Read the rest
Each year, The Sadie Rose Foundation participates in the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelight Ceremony for families who have experienced the death of a child. This event is always held the second Sunday in December. This event is open to families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Please pass this information on to anyone you know that might benefit from this ceremony.
Date: Dec 9th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Otterbein United Methodist Church 176 W Market Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (On the corner of West Market Street – Route 33 – and North High Street – Route 42.… Read the rest
We have a lot going on at The Sadie Rose Foundation the next few months. We invite you to join us for our annual Thanksgiving meal and other regularly scheduled events. Be sure to read all about all of them in the November Newsletter. … Read the rest
Sometimes I am left speechless at what people say. Other times, it is all I can do to restrain what I call “the spirit of slap” that consumes me when said instances occur. I wrote the following a few short months after our sweet Sadie Rose died…
Losing a child at whatever age in whatever circumstances is tragic for parents. As mourning families struggle to understand what just happened, well-meaning caring people say things in an effort to bring comfort.… Read the rest
Sadie’s stone has the Sadie Rose Foundation rose on the front and the name of the organization and our Scripture verse on the back. I love her stone, I love her place of rest, but it is so hard to spend time there. A cold hard tombstone cannot warm my mother’s heart or fill my empty arms. However, I am overcome with gratitude and love when I do visit, because someone regularly places flowers on her grave. It means so much to know that others are remembering our precious baby with us.… Read the rest
The Sadie Rose Foundation is hosting our 3rd Annual Remembrance Walk and Ceremony to correspond with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month (October) and National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day (October 15th).
DATE: Saturday, October 13th, 2012
TIME: 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Mountain View Park (Town Park) Grottoes, VA – See address and information about the park here.
Information: We invite you to bring your family and friends to participate in this event to honor the memory of you child/children gone too soon. We encourage you to decorate t-shirts and/or signs for your Angels.… Read the rest
The Bridgewater Ruritan Club has generously offered that in exchange for us providing volunteers for their food booth at the Rockingham County Fair August 13-18, 2012, the Sadie Rose Foundation will receive a donation from the Club’s proceeds that week!
Personally, I love the idea because all the planning and background work is done by the Ruritan’s and we just show up during the time slots on the sign-up sheet to help put drinks in the cooler, assemble sandwiches, take orders, etc.
It’s an easy fundraiser for us and a great way to support active community service organizations in our area.… Read the rest