Hand 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.
Tanya & Curtis Clay
Megan & Michael Helmbrecht
Kelli & Mike Kelley
Anita Perez Najar
We invite you to join the Sustaining Circle of Love to ensure all NICU families have a 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.