I know I have covered a lot of infant loss organizations lately, but as I have mentioned before they will always come first. You can shop any day, but helping a grieving family means so much more!!
The best part about all of the organizations that I have covered lately, is that they are coming from you. I have asked for my readers to share any great infant loss (or any charity that affects children), so that I can feature them. My email has been over flowing with great organizations. Keep it up:) I am amazed by how many amazing people have started organizations to give to this community. It is a horrible community to be a part of , but made up of some of the greatest people in the world.
Today I am sharing another wonderful organization called Robby's Rabbits. Robby's Rabbits was started in August of of 2011, by Robby's parents. Robby was born in August of 2009, and sadly grew his wings after 4 days. They started Robby's Rabbits on his 2nd Angelversary, and a year later they have sent out over 300 rabbits.
The idea of Robby's Rabbits, is to get a stuffed rabbit in the arms of every grieving family. Families that have lost a child, can request a rabbit here. Make sure that you include the age of your child, because they try to match the size of your rabbit to your child. Each rabbit comes with a tag with this beautiful passage written on it,
" 'Real isn't how you are made', said the Skin Horse, 'It's a thing that happens to you. When someone loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real'. " The Velveteen Rabbit
|The rabbit we received|
The rabbits are free for these families, and this organization runs strictly on donations. Not only do they collect rabbits, but they also collect other stuffed animals to donate to near by hospitals. They have already touched so many with their rabbits. As a fellow infant loss parent, I can't even describe how much receiving something like this means to us. To have a little a piece of our child to hold on to, is the greatest gift that you can receive.
If you have lost a child, or know someone that has please visit Robby's Rabbits today. Like I mentioned before they run on donations, so please consider giving to them today. I can't tell you want a difference your donation will make. When you open your mail and see something like this, it gives you a bit of hope. It reminds you that your child existed and has not been forgotten...