Sustaining Circle of Love

Sustaining Circle of LoveHand to Hold’s Sustaining Circle of Love was established to recognize dedicated annual donors who are passionate about advancing the mission of Hand to Hold.  The goal of the Sustaining Circle is to raise $100,000 annually to underwrite Hand to Hold’s award winning Helping Hand peer mentor program and online education series as well as innovative new programs each year. In 2016, funding will support vital program development such as Hand to Hold’s new audio support series (podcast).

The  emotional, physical, financial and psychological impact of caring for a medically fragile child can blind-side families. Research shows that a traumatic birth experience and/or loss can leave new parents at risk for developing serious mental health diagnoses like depression or PTSD, which impacts their ability to bond with their baby, increasing the risk that the baby will not receive appropriate follow-up care and and can result in divorce and child abuse.  It is vital that parents receive support and education to help reduce the impact of a NICU stay on families and ensure better outcomes for babies.

Thanks to Our Sustaining Circle Members
Allie & Dave Alter
Jade Ausley
Paula Boon
Todd & Tori Boulion
Dr. David Breed
Amy Burton
Melissa & Brandon Cason
Tanya & Curtis Clay
Emily & Josh Galatzan
Megan & Michael Helmbrecht
Growing Places Therapy
Kelli & Mike Kelley
Ryan & Andi Kelly
Andra Liemandt
Karen Loehman
Lana Macrum-Craig
Becky Pemberton
Anita Perez Najar
Tara Potts
Kim Schocket
Deion & Jim Wilson

We invite you to join the Sustaining Circle of Love to ensure all NICU families have a Hand to Hold!

Donate to Hand to Hold

  • Love – $5,000 annual pledge for 3 years
  • Hope – $1,000 annual pledge for 3 years
  • Faith- $100/month pledge for 3 years


As our thanks to you, our Sustaining Circle of Love member receive:

  • Recognition at the Baby Shower Luncheon, Friday, November 4, 2016.
  • Exclusive invitation to an annual member event.
  • Name listed on Sustaining Circle of Love webpage.
  • Recognition in Hand to Hold’s e-newsletter.

To hear how Hand to Hold is making a meaningful difference in the lives of NICU and bereaved parents, watch this video.

If you have questions about joining the Sustaining Circle of Love, please contact Jessica Torres-Sosa at jessica [at] handtohold [dot] org.