Friday, November 8, 2019

It's been busy lately!

The end of summer and beginning of fall has been a busy and blessed season for Sent from Heaven. In August we celebrated our THIRD birthday. I set up a table at a Women's Health Day in Visalia where 100s of women saw our table and talked to us. They even awarded us with the best decorated table, which was very sweet.
On the last Sunday of August we invited everyone in town to join us for coffee at Component Coffee Lab, and they had a better than average Sunday! They graciously donated 15% of the profits to us, totaling just over $500. I also hung out there for much of the day, allowing me to connect with tons of people, including a local midwife at the Visalia OBGYN office. We are beyond grateful for all that Component owners Jon, Greg, Mikayla, and Miguel have done for us! Go support them!

In September, the shirt Faith over Fear shirt orders came to us with a $55 donation! After totaling up all donations from August and September, we received around $1000! What a blessing for us! We were able to use that to restock the beautiful books and memorial jewelry we include in our care packages, as well as all the other smaller items. If you would ever like to donate specific items to us, you can shop our Amazon Wish List! All items from the list are sent directly to us so you don't have to go to the store or even get the items to us.

October was Child Loss Awareness Month in which we shared about on social media. We also attended the Legacy of Love Dinner and Memorial Candle Lighting. This event is nicely done, free, and family-friendly. It happens near Oct. 15th each year, so plan to come next year if you can! Legacy of Love is a local support group for moms and dads who lose a child during pregnancy or the first year of life. Also, on October 15th, we delivered our 100th care package! While we mourn the loss of so many children, we are grateful to be able to offer hope to all these families during a most difficult time.


  • January: We will launch a child loss support group in Hanford, CA that will meet monthly. If you know a place we can meet for free, please let us know!
  • Spring: annual Always in Our Hearts silent auction. I think this is going to be a little different than the past two years. More details to come. We would love to include weekend getaways and tickets to amusement parks in the auction this year. If you know how we can get these, please contact us.
  • Becoming a stand-alone non-profit: Currently we are a ministry of Sierra Baptist Church and this has been a great relationship but we don't want to take advantage of this either. To become a non-profit it costly and we need to establish a board of directors. This means we need a few people (4-5) who can commit to monthly meetings, volunteering as needed, and inputting ideas. CAN YOU DO THIS?? We would love to consider adding you to our circle of influence. 
  • For now, we won't be sending out special emails but posting all information on the website, Facebook, and Instagram. We don't have the time or right person currently to help with emails and social media. However, we will try to add everyone who receives emails to our website subscriber list so you can still keep up with us.
Thank you, as always, for your prayers and support! Keep spreading the word!

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