We Need Your Help!
FiLumena Birth and Bereavement is a non-profit. Our mission is to assist, support, and inform mothers and families who experience miscarriage, later-term miscarriage, or stillbirth, and to educate and inform health care professionals, pregnancy help providers, and clergy so they may better serve families who experience the loss of a preborn child. FiLumena Birth and Bereavement also seeks to serve, support and educate mothers who may be struggling with limited income or considered part of an "at risk" population by offering community birth doula services at no cost.
As a non-profit we have a great need for resources, equipment, and materials. We humbly ask for your support so that we may serve the women and families who come to us and so that we may continue working with medical providers and parishes so they may better serve bereaved families.
If you would like to make a donation to FiLumena Birth and Bereavement, you may do so by clicking here.
How YOU Can Make a Difference:
$550 covers the total cost of supporting a low income or at-risk Mother through her pregnancy, labor, delivery and immediately post-partum.
(This includes an initial meeting, 2 pre-natal meetings, additional meetings if the mother would like mentoring, 24/7 on-call availability 2 weeks prior the mother’s EDD until delivery, in-person support during labor and delivery and the immediate post partum, a post-partum meeting, and post partum follow up “checks” done on the phone, or in person if the mother wants to continue being mentored).
A donation of this amount allows you to “sponsor” a mother. Your name or the name of a loved one or little one will be displayed on a Special “Sponsorship Wall of Honor” on our Website.
$350 covers the cost of supporting a bereaved mother through her loss and post-partum.
(This includes the miscarriage kit, burial vessel, a bear or comfort pillow, sympathy card, on-call 24/7 availability for the weeks surrounding the loss, in-person support and phone/email support, in-person support during the service or remembrance, and grief support)
A donation of this amount allows you to “sponsor” a bereaved mother. Your name or the name of a loved one or little one will be displayed on a Special “Sponsorship Wall of Honor” on our Website.
$100-$800 covers the cost of Bereavement Consulting for Pregnancy Help Professionals and Providers
The cost varies depending on the materials needed and the time spent traveling.
$300 covers the cost of Educational Training, Workshops and Materials.
$200 helps towards Administrative Costs (Maintaining the 501c 3 status, client records, bookkeeping etc)
Supplies and Materials:
Waterproof Handheld Doppler (Medical Grade): $569.00
RECEIVED! THANK YOU to the Mantei family for your generosity!
1 Miscarriage Kit with burial aid: $29.99
1 Weighted Teddy Bear or Grief Pillow: $38.00
1 Sympathy Basket (includes items such as bath salt, scented hand cream, soothing scent roll-on, scented candle, beaded gel eye-pack, and a booklet on grieving the loss of a child): $57.95
250 Pamphlets about how to Heal from Loss: $120
350 Pamphlets about how to heal from Loss: $350
500 count Promotional materials (flyers): $175
Fetal Model Set: $205
Full term baby model: $85
Dream BIG With Us:
Sponsor one Mother a Month for a Year:
To sponsor one Bereaved Mother a month for a year: $4200
To Sponsor one Mentorship Mother a month for a year: $6600
(A yearly Sponsorship can be made in honor of a loved one or little one. Your name or the name of the one you are honoring will be displayed on the top of the Sponsorship Wall of Honor and given to the mother being sponsored with a card honoring her baby.)
How You Can Help:
We are looking for volunteers who are willing to give of their time and talent to assist us with social media, spreading the word, fundraising, legal advice, and materials.
We encourage creativity!
Do you crochet or knit? We'd love you to send some tiny baby hats!
Are you gifted at graphic design? We would love some things to share online!
Do you have a passion for event planning? We would love to host a fundraising event!
Contact US and let us know how you would like to help!