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Giving in her area- By Janice B.



Dec 2005 article -when HAIN had angel stations

The Pennsylvania Angel Station #43 might have been quiet on the boards

but....we are active in our community. This coming week will see Memory

Boxes being made with a new faux tin punch Angel stamp designed by Janice M.

Biscoe. Up to now, we have been very busy getting more burial outfits ready

for distribution and also our Annual Dicken's Day is tomorrow and there are

a lot of things to do in order to be ready for the Children's Bazaar that we

have at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. All the vendors in town dress up in

Victorian clothes and there are soup sales, crafts, entertainment and just a

really good time. All monies from the sale of homemade items (less 15%) will

be donated to the church for their use in the Summer Bible School. We are

donating all unsold articles to children who have been ravaged by the

hurricanes so that they can have a gift for their relatives. From neck

coolers, to tree ornaments, there is quite a big choice. This relates to

HAIN in that we will be knitting at our booth and have samples of baby

gowns, hats, booties and literature to hand out to one and all so that the

local community people and visitors will see that we are a very caring

community who will help the littlest ones; who cannot help themselves.

We had 2 "baby born asleep" deaths last week at local hospitals and I think

that our organization is now getting known in the community. The reason?

The paper, in the obit. column used the term "born sleeping" to describe the

baby. We want one and all to know that we believe in the dignity of death

and that the dignity should be offered to one and all, regardless of


In another vein, I heard from a friend who returned from Florida and had

spoken with a man who lost twins almost 20 years ago. She told them of our

HAIN organization and he was emotionally choked up that there were people

who truly cared. Go Florida!

In our Station #43, we might only have a few members listed but we have

almost 15 ladies and a gentleman who are knitting, crocheting and sewing.

As stated on the homepage of HAIN, volunteers sometimes have personal

experience with losing a baby or babies and that is what transpired here in

our group. We have a Shawl Ministry as you know but part of it has grown

into a wonderful HAIN organization and I am proud of one and all with their

sincere commitment to the cause.

We are planning on having a fund raiser but we are not too sure of the

direction yet. I will keep one and all up-to-date.

Personally, I would like to thank all the HAIN members for being such great

people with patterns, ideas, suggestions, comments, prayers and most of all,

Love of our Lord with whom all, and I mean ALL things are possible.

This is a strong group and I have come to rely on some for their great

ideas, their thoughtful prayers and thoughts and just a warm feeling of


Janice M. Biscoe

PA - Angel Station #43


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