Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is an organization which does infant bereavement photography and helps families capture memories with their beloved infants after they have passed. I am proud to state that I'm a volunteer photographer for such a wonderful organization.

With the Month of October being recognized as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, The Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation holds its Annual Fund Drive for six weeks starting in mid-September and ending on October 31.

President Ronald Reagan enacted Proclamation 5890 in October of 1988 to recognize that each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the United States alone end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of a newborn child. Reagan stated, "A national observance offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn or newborn babies. It also enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members... " To read the full Proclamation signed by Reagan, click here.


If you are in a place to make even a small contribution to NILMDTS, please know that doing so will continue to allow the organization to provide improved resources, training, communication, and other tools necessary in support of our amazing contingent of professional photographers who provide the gift of free remembrance portraiture to families in need.

Our next project we are working on is an online, interactive webinar version of our Formal NILMDTS Training taught by Co-Founder Sandy Puc' allowing anyone in any country with access to a computer to complete the course online. Donations help make programs like this a reality!

Your Donations Support the Organization in Many Ways -

  • By supporting the continued education of our volunteer photographers
  • By allowing us to further our outreach to hospitals and hospices across the world
  • By offsetting the costs associated with outreach efforts including Formal NILMDTS Traingin Seminars
  • By supporting the Family Forum which creates a productive and supportive haven for healing
  • By supporting the Photographers' Forum which provides a helpful environment for our member photographers to express their feelings and receive advice on the various issues that they face in this noble work
  • By supporting the day to day operations of our Headquarters Offices
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