Thursday, December 18, 2014

Welcome, Justice's Rose!

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We are pleased to welcome one of our newest divisions, Justice's Rose to the Project Sweet Peas team! Justice's Rose will be directed by Project Coordinator Megan Knebel and her husband Chad in honor of their daughter.
My husband and I started our local project Justice's Rose after our daughter was stillborn. As a young couple we had no idea how to handle this loss and had no guidance what so ever.  We were unaware of the many services available to families that had lost children. 

When we discovered Project Sweet Peas we knew their resources could help us touch many more families. Because of our loss we gained knowledge and feel it is our duty to share it with others.  A loss of any kind is difficult, but the loss of a child can be debilitating and if we can help anyone through this difficult time we feel a sense of honor that our loss can bring a certain amount of peace to others.
To learn more about Justice's Rose, please visit our website and follow them on Facebook

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Welcome, Zachary's Rainbows!

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We are pleased to welcome one of our newest divisions, Zachary's Rainbows! Zachary's Rainbows will be serving NICU families in the San Antonio, TX area.

Mica, Project Coordinator for Zachary's Rainbows, tells their story:

It all started with Clara’s son Zachary. He was born in 2012 with multiple special needs and spent 50 days in the NICU. This experience changed her and her husband’s lives and opened a door to a world that they didn't know was there. They received overwhelming support from family and friends, and they learned very quickly that not everybody was as fortunate and that there was a lot of healing in giving back.  Zachary lived two months and two days.  

After his passing, Clara felt that his mission had just started and it was up to her to keep it alive.  Thanks to Zachary, Clara was able to see families in need of care and comfort during the emotional times.   As the proud mama of 4: a 7 year old son and 3 angel babies, I felt a pull to help the cause any way I could.  We started our care project to provide baskets full of comfort and helpful items for these families. 

Clara recently joined the NICU Family Council for North Central Baptist Hospital (where all our donations go).  Our goal has been to stay in contact with them and continue learning about the needs of NICU families. We have the will and the team and the desire to do more; to grow bigger and steady each year.

I now have a beautiful set of twin baby girls and my drive is even stronger to help these families. We are so honored to be part of the Project Sweet Peas organization and to get a chance to be even a bigger impact on the families in need. This will be our fourth year providing baskets and I know it is going to be the best year yet!
To learn more about Zachary's Rainbows, please visit our website.
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