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It’s Time for April Showers!

Spring has sprung! SAVE THE MONTH! Holy Sews presents our 2018 April Showers! For the entire month of April, Holy Sews will promote, educate, share, thank, ask, appeal, engage, and inspire those who see any of Holy Sews’ posts, in hopes to spark a call to action for you to connect with us.

Prayerfully, we want to educate and effectively communicate the immense need to provide (for free) micro-preemie layettes to hospitals, perinatal bereavement programs, funeral homes, organizations, and individuals all over the United States who are in desperate need to clothe the tiniest of babies who do not survive after delivery.

Holy Sews is just one organization, if not the only organization in the entire nation/world, that has answered the call to help fill the unique and special niche of providing complete handmade layettes for babies born between 16-25 weeks gestation. We are growing at an exponential rate! For example, in January of this year, Holy Sews now provides layettes to almost 400 hospitals in all 50 states! We are humbled and honored to be able to fulfill this unique service. Our massive growth spurt has challenged us to identify areas of need and develop strategic plans to help Holy Sews continue to provide layettes to our current partners along with all the new partners we anticipate gaining!

Please keep watch for daily updates, testimonials, educational information, volunteer, and giving opportunities! Holy Sews hopes April Showers will provide you an opportunity to give back, and to give back specifically for families who are in the deepest stages of grief. We will share specific ideas in the next few days; yet, we encourage you to be creative and to share your “shower” on social media and then share your “shower” success stories! You will inspire others!

#AprilShowers18 #Heequipsthecalled #respectlifebyhonoringitindeath #buriallayettes #holysews 

Holy Sews, 2017 Wave of Light interview with KTHV-Channel 11.

Click to watch our Holy Sews Inc.’s founder, Regina Binz on THV Channel 11 promoting the 2017 Wave of Light Ceremony. The Wave of Light Ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol. All will gather for a ceremony to remember our own experiences with pregnancy and infant loss.

2017 Wave of Light interview on THV Channel 11 – Regina Binz, Founder of Holy Sews, Inc.

April Shower Gift Drive

April Shower Benefitting Holy Sews

It’s time for the Holy Sews April Shower to help restock our supplies.

We are in need of the following items:  (Also see our Amazon Wish list)

  • 1/4″ & 5/8″ Satin Ribbon
  • 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 5/8″ White Organza Ribbon
  • 3/8″ Ribbon Rose (Pastels)
  • Fleece (Pastels & Whites)
  • Flannel (Pastels & Whites)
  • White Tulle/Netting
  • Eyelet & Lace Trim
  • Box Pleat Trim
  • Fray Check
  • Rick Rack (Pastels & White)

Not sure what to buy, please consider purchasing gift cards to any of the following stores or donating directly to Holy Sews:

  • Hobby Lobby
  • Hancock Fabrics
  • Wal-Mart
  • The Stitching Post
  • Joann Fabrics
  • Amazon.com

How to donate your gift?

  • Gifts can be dropped off at Holy Souls Catholic Church at 1003 N Tyler St, Little Rock, AR 72205.
  • Gifts can also be mailed to Holy Sews at P.O. Box 251506, Little Rock, AR 72225

For questions contact holy sews at info@holysews.org

Support for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Capital

Below is a list of Advocates that supported the International Wave of Light Ceremony that occurred on Thursday October 15, 2015.  Thank you for your support.


 

Angel Mommies of Arkansas is a local group that sews Teeny Tears diapers. They fill orders as they are received for Arkansas.  To be involved with this group, contact Karen Merrell. (karenjmerrell@gmail.com)

Arkansas Children’s Hospital has a wonderful program open to the public called “Good Mourning.”  This program serves adults and children that are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Contact Reverend Brent Fairchild for more information.  (fairchildbw@archildrens.org)

Baptist Health Medical Center has been associated with the SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group for over 20 years.  The vision of SHARE is to set a standard of personalized bereavement care through support, hope, healing, resources, and education to parents and siblings.  SHARE is a national organization started in 1977 at the request of a grieving family.  At Baptist Health, we educate our nurses as well as supporting families.  We have monthly parent support group meetings.  Our annual memorial service will be held on November 1, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Gilbreath Conference Center at Baptist Hospital and is open to the public, including children.  Contact Nancy Meneley, RN or Haley Floyd, RN for more information.

Catholic Health Initiatives, St. Vincent Hospital   The Journey program will have its annual Candlelight Memorial Ceremony on Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., in the main auditorium.  This beautiful memorial service and reception are open to the public. Contact Queena Waggoner (qewaggoner@stvincenthealth.com)

Cornerstone Clinic for Women promotes women’s wellness with a staff of five doctors and three nurse practitioners.  They are concerned with all aspects of a woman’s health and well-being, whether expecting a first child or busy keeping up with grandchildren. Contact Lisa Grummer for more information.  www.cornerstoneclinicforwomen.com

Faith’s Melody provides hand-stamped pendants at no cost to bereaved parents in memory of their baby. Family and friends may custom order a necklace in support of their loved ones, which will help defray the cost of the pendants. Please like their page on Facebook, visit their website (www.faithsmelody.com) or email (faithsmelody@yahoo.com) for more information.

Holy Sews. Inc. provides hand-made burial layettes to grieving families at no charge. Monthly work days are a safe place to share your story and do something productive to work through your grief.  Volunteer opportunities are available that do not require sewing skills. Please join our Facebook page to keep up with work days and other items of interest.  Contact Regina Binz or Mary Sue Whitelaw for details. (www.holysews.org, regina@holysews.org )

Linda DeYmaz, author of Mommy, Please Don’t Cry will be available to visit and autograph books. Her beautiful book was written in memory of her daughter, Alexandra Grace DeYmaz, who was delivered stillborn on Easter morning of 1995.

March of Dimes Their mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Contact Kristin Powell for more information kpowell@marchofdimes.org

Mamie’s Poppy Plates provides treasured remembrance plates with your baby’s foot or hand prints.  Please see their website for more information regarding their annual fundraiser, “Race to Remember.”  Contact Sarah Adams for details. (www.mamiespoppyplates.com)

Molly Bears provides a weighted teddy bear in your baby’s weight. It is specifically made to fill empty arms of mothers all over the country.  Please see Jodie McGinley for more information (www.mollybears.org, www.facebook.com/mollybearsorg)

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a national organization that provides bereavement photography to grieving families at no charge. This beautiful service is in need of skilled volunteer photographers. If you are interested, contact Jill Meyer, Lizzy Yates, Jessie Findley or Kimberly Harper.  (nowilaymedowntosleep.org)

Progenity provides complex molecular and specialized testing services.  The cost is affordable in Arkansas for the first time at $25 per test. They partner with OBGYNs to offer patients high-quality tests with clear, actionable results that enable informed medical decisions. They offer non-invasive prenatal screening, and other women’s health tests, including Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Fragile X, which are the top 3 genetic diseases recommended for testing by ACOG and ACMG. For more information, contact Donna Didier (donna.didier@progenity.com)

Roller Funeral Homes offers free funeral services for children under one year of age. They will be holding candle lighting ceremonies in honor of your loved ones that have passed away at various location from November 29 through December 8.  Catered luncheons will be available.  Contact Tommy Green, Darah Moore, Steve Swartz, Kay Powell or Rodney Cissell to determine which ceremony best suits your needs. We are grateful to Roller Funeral Homes for sponsoring our searchlight.

UAMS Love Lives Program strives to offer high quality bereavement care. Their goal is for you to forever treasure the short time you have with your baby. If you’ve suffered the loss of a baby due to a genetic defect, UAMS has special services to offer. Please see Shannon Barringer, Chrissy Wright, or Dr. Sara Peeples

Wee Care Smocking Guild offers beautiful hand-made smocked gowns for stillborn babies in Little Rock.  Smocking requires a great deal of time and talent.  This group of ladies welcomes new volunteers, and they are willing to teach you their skill. If you or someone you know would like to be involved with this organization, please call The Stitchin’ Post – 501-227-0288.