May & June Adopt a Spot Spotlight 05/01/2017Please read more here on the areas we are spotlighting to give to for May and June!! Neonatal and Memory Box areas of need posted together.
Here is our challenge For the months of May and June our challenge will be to work on items that are pink and blue (to honor mother's for Mother's Day and Father's for Father's Day) No certain items needed for this challenge, you can make hats, blankets, wraps, whatever items are your favorite.
Please read more details and posts here:
A Raffle Drawing 05/01/2017Read here for more detail:
New --->Children's Division Challenge 05/01/2017Here is the New challenge for the Childrens Division http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forums/topic/11023-comfort-sibling-support-bag-drive/
By MaryGlynn in H.A.I.N. Volunteers..their story
My name is Leslie Hayden. I am 29 years old and I live in Christopher, IL. I have a 3.5 year old daughter and two fur babies, Shiloh and Lucy.
My hobbies include homeschooling my daughter, crafts, reading, and knitting. My daughter was a nicu baby when she was born and during her time there she received a pink fleece blanket. It wasn't much but as a first time mom with a sick child it meant the world. I joined Hain because I wanted to give back in honor of my daughter. I wanted to give something to those mom's and dad's who may be going through the same thing my daughter and I did when she was born. It may not be a lot to give a hat or mittens etc but I believe it does provide some form of comfort.
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Heavenly Angels in Need was started in April of 2003 by Brian & Mary Glynn. Their grief and personal experiences with premature infants led them to reach out to others. There were very few public charities out there for support at that time. Heavenly Angels in Need started out small. Heavenly Angels in Need soon discovered the needs were greater than they could have imagined. The donation requests were coming in from all over the nation, they knew they needed to go public. So they took the leap of faith and started Heavenly Angels in Need, a charity that has reached thousands of lives since its founding.
Brian & Mary shared the story of their infant losses with the world, and also their story of their premature sons. Mary also shared about childhood abuse she suffered and witnessed her mother and siblings suffer. Each Division of H.A.I.N. was created because of the experiences the Founders experienced themselves.They knew it is vital to reach out to others to help bring healing, give love, show compassion, empathy and the message that they are not alone.
(H.A.I.N. is saddened to announce that Co-Founder of Heavenly Angels in Need Brian Glynn passed away suddenly August 22, 2015, HAIN carries on in is memory.)
Please read more of H.A.I.N.s history: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forums/forum/215-history-of-hain/
Our mission is to serve all babies and children in need. Due to prematurity, infant loss, child abuse and other calls for helps. Our mission is to bring comfort to families by providing clothing, and memorial keepsakes. (i.e. Burial Garments, Memory Boxes and Supports). Please read more below on what we offer.
We are an ALL volunteer 501 c3 charity organization
The Neonatal Division : This division focuses on premature and sick babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU),Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), or newborn birthing departments. When the need arises we also focus on infant loss.
We provide, hats, booties, blankets, and clothing. For infant loss we provide burial garments and other keepsake items.
(see also our Memory Box Division)
(Volunteer opportunities and donation requests, how to please read more below)
Memory Box Division
Memory Box Division: This division focuses on families whom have a had recent loss and want something special to put their babies keepsakes in.
Each of these boxes are handcrafted by volunteers, so can range from various sizes, colors and each one unique.
If you suffered a recent loss and was not provided any type of keepsake or memory box, we can accept individual requests.
We accept hospital requests so hospital staff can provide grieving patients a beautiful memory box to put families keepsakes in.
(Volunteer opportunities and donation requests, how to please read more )
Share your Story of your infant loss with us..
Here is where:
This is a private password protected forum.
Our belief is
"H.A.I.N. believes that of all gestation's, race, financial backgrounds religious backgrounds should not be prejudiced against, because infant death isn't prejudice."
We have a blog and galleries as well that have resources, and stories of loss.
Children's Division: This division focuses on children in need or have been through trauma.
. We provide school supplies for needy children.
. We provide Comfort/Sibling support bags.
. We provide Clothing and more to crisis pregnancy centers.
Comfort bags are a bag we offer to fire departments, police stations and emergency rooms to give directly to children whom have been through trauma. They are simple to make/purchase items and give to local outlets. These bags will reach children we may not be able to be in contact with but these departments are.
Sibling support bags are the same kind of bag as mentioned above but they are for the siblings who have lost a baby sister or brother and are also in grief. These bags we hope though simple can bring comfort to them.
We provide clothing, bottles, blankets, and other needed items to crisis pregnancy centers who provide items to young moms.They offer these items so mom can have important and essential items to care for their baby.
We give to individual needs, if they are available.
For DONATION REQUESTS:
If you are a hospital, service department or individual who is in need of these items, please request a donation here: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forum/218-email-your-donation-request/
- Join our message board, by signing up today. We have many resources to free patterns, plus private patterns (knit, crochet, sewing and more) that have been donated exclusively for H.A.I.N. to use for charitable purposes, plus H.A.I.N.s founder has tons of knit patterns free to public she designed to use for charity. (click on the downloads tab for her patterns). Registering will mean you have access to sensitive donation requests, resources and build friendships along the way.
- You can not register and just volunteer, we have plenty of printable labels and information to have to share with your offline friends. We can still offer receipts (read our FAQ blog posts on this).
- You can start a H.A.I.N. group! Here is more detailed information if this interest you: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forums/forum/257-starting-your-own-hain-group/ starting an HAIN Group you get to name your own group, have your own blog right here on our site, your own gallery and a forum will be started right here just for you to use for you and your offline or online members!
If you Knit, Crochet, Sew, Craft we could use your help. Please join us today!
You can also find us on many social media sites: ( Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Ravelry and google+)
Links below gives more information on that:
Media Information, Labels and more: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/files/category/4-public-downloads-area/
Video's of our beginnings: (address/email information is no longer accurate in these video's)
(You can make video full screen to watch if you prefer.)
There are endless ways to help babies and children in need. We need help doing so! Please consider joining in this important mission!
There are times in our lives we do not feel real appreciated. We all have those times. Part of life.
Tonight my daughter wanted to take not only myself out, but her brothers to dinner. She took us out to the fanciest place in town. She smiled so big. There were tears of joy, laughter and all around love. As I looked around the table it was hard to describe the joy we all still shared in one anothers company. My heart truly warmed up watching my kids enjoy one anothers company. No cell phones allowed until after we ate. Then the snapchat (an app that destorts faces) and the laughter was all around.
It was great to see and feel. I know there dad would be smiling if he was or is able to see them and I. We needed this time together.
I am thankful for these moments. Sometimes we need to let what is going on in our lives not stop us from living. Its okay to laugh during those moments.
I am grateful that God let me have these moments, these wonderful kids.
We miss Brian more than anything. We also know that no matter how much we miss him it will never bring him back. Doesnt mean we stop missing him, it just means until we see him again than we have to live until our time is here to meet him.
I do pray that you look around and see your kids and husband and say thank you. One never knows their time. We assume we will continue to live until we are 100, let me tell you, one never knows. So appreciate what you do have. I know there are times its hard to love when times are unlovable. Make the choice to love every day.
Thank you for taking the time to read my babbling.
My name is Leslie Hayden. I am 29 years old and I live in Christopher, IL. I have a 3.5 year old daughter and two fur babies, Shiloh and Lucy.My hobbies include homeschooling my daughter, crafts, reading, and knitting. My daughter was a nicu baby when she was born and during her time there she received a pink fleece blanket. It wasn't much but as a first time mom with a sick child it meant the world.I joined Hain because I wanted to give back in honor of my daughter. I wanted to give something to those mom's and dad's who may be going through the same thing my daughter and I did when she was born. It may not be a lot to give a hat or mittens etc but I believe it does provide some form of comfort.
Mom had been busily stitching gown sets and sewing blankets for months. One day she called to say that all of the shirt boxes she used to store the completed sets in were full. It was time for a packing day.
The sets were lined up on the table waiting to be put into bags. Next, the pins indicating the size needed to be removed.
The labels on the bags were filled in with the gestation week size plus if a hat or bonnet were included, then a business card for HAIN and each gown set went into the bag.
Next the sets were sorted by size and put into piles. The same was done for the blankets.
Consulting the needs sheet, gown sets and or blankets were pulled accordingly and put into boxes for mailing. A letter to the recipient with the box’s contents was typed up and included. Taped shut and addressed, off to the post office the boxes went. Some recipients would send an email indicating the box arrived safely, while others would take the time to handwrite a note of appreciation and thanks. Even if no response comes, it still makes us feel good knowing that all those hours spent on packing day provided another family with a handmade item and hopefully a small amount of comfort in their time of need.
You are welcome to join us in our challenges and adopt a spot focus areas.
Plus the annual challenges!!
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There is just something about digging through your yarn and planning out things to make for babies. Crocheting baby blankets is probably my favorite thing to make, but baby hats come second. They are so quick to work up, and so many possibilities! Below is a picture of some hats that I have been working on for our Spring Fling. I currently have 25 boy hats finished. I am anxious to get some girl hats finished up before the challenge ends. I have spent many late nights working on these little guys. It's always a case of "one more row and then I need to get to bed", before you know it, 1 AM rolls around. Ooops! I think almost any crafter can relate to that.
I stepped outside of the box on some of these baby hats, and hopefully the hospitals will be ok with that. They aren't your traditional blue baby hats, but I still think they are cute. I have seen so many different color combos used so I wanted to try some out. Sometimes different is good, and a great way to use up some of those partially used skeins. When I get some girl hats finished up I'll share some of those too.
Heavenly Angels in Need
41300 Upper Calapooia Dr.
Sweet Home, OR 97386