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How To Remove Your Name From Baby Product Mailings

  After the death of your baby, receiving advertisements for baby products in the mail can bring many different emotions. Now you can have your name removed from product mailing or telephone lists by sending a request in writing to the following addresses:   Mail Preference Services c/o Direct Marking Association P.O. Box 9008 Farmingdale, NY  11735-9008   Phone Preference Services c/o Direct Marketing Association P.O. Box 9014 Farmingdale, NY  11735-9014   You can also visit www.dmaconsumer.org for more information.

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Forever In Our Hearts Family Sponsorships

This year, several families served by The Haven Network sponsored our Forever In Our Hearts Dinner and Auction Benefit through a family sponsorship in memory of their baby. The stained glass hearts were made by Mrs. Linda Lombardo of Cutting Edge Stained Glass Studio. Each person who was part of the family sponsorship was able to take one home as a keepsake not only of the event but of the sweet baby they were there to celebrate. This is the Bartel…

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Forever In Our Hearts Dinner and Auction Benefit 2018

Our annual Forever In Our Hearts Dinner and Auction Benefit was held this year on St. Patrick’s Day. Mr. Ralph Kreissler and the Swedish American Foundation were the Premier Sponsors of this event again this year. Both have been outstanding supporters not only of this annual event but of The Haven Network itself. We are deeply honored by their support.  Mr. Jon Krause, Board President and Mr. Mark Henderson were the auctioneers for the live auction.    Mrs. Sandra Knabe and…

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Thank you

  “Nursing is a work of heart”  This saying applies to every nurse we have ever worked with, at every hospital we have been at. Nurses put their heart into caring for each patient they are with, during the good times and the bad. They put their heart into supporting the work The Haven does, both in the hospital and out.  The nurses pictured above are some of the brilliant nurses we have had the honor of working with over…

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Hearts of Love

Each individual heart bears the name of one baby gone too soon in 2016. Hearts of Love. For our annual Forever In Our Hearts Dinner and Auction benefit last year, one of our sweet volunteers wrote the name of each baby cared for by The Haven on a little heart and glued it to a votive candle wrapped in beautiful ribbon. These were prominently displayed at the event to give the 200+ attendees a visual representation of all the little…

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72

72 As of today, 11/30/17, this is how many families The Haven Network has cared for this year in Rockford and the surrounding communities. 72. Seeing this number written….72….is a lot different than seeing each baby’s name individually written on cards. And you know what, some of those baby’s are twins. So the actual number of babies The Haven cared for so far this year is 76. 76 babies in Rockford and the surrounding communities that are gone too soon.…

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Dear Family and Friends:

Festive celebrations and traditions surrounding the upcoming holiday season can be all that more emotional and overwhelming to bereaved parents. The pain, grief, and sadness they are feeling over the death of their child can be amplified by the holidays, no matter how long or how recent their loss has been. Be understanding. Be gentle. Be the grace they need as they navigate the upcoming holidays. Be their safe place and their comfort. Let them be sad and be there…

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Grief and the Holidays

Grieving the death of your baby during the holidays can be challenging. The thought of being surrounded by happy friends and family celebrating the holidays, feeling sad amongst a group of people who just want you to be happy, wanting to stay home in your comfy clothes instead of dressing up, braving the cold and going elsewhere to celebrate, bracing yourself for when a well-intentioned person says the wrong thing….all that and more can just add to the challenge of…

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Holiday Candle Ritual

This ritual is designed to remember your sweet baby during the holidays, or really, any time of the year. You are welcome to personalize it and/or change it to suit you and your families wishes. To begin, place 5 candles in a circle and as you light each candle, read aloud these statements: As we light these five candles in your honor, we light one for our grief, one for our courage, one for our memories, one for our love,…

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Funeral/Memorial Service Planning: Hymns

Hymns A Time Will Come for Singing by Dan Schutte: https://youtu.be/fRYAIceIlXs Abide With Me: https://youtu.be/deJDkU6qiGE All I Ask of You: https://youtu.be/K9i9yAjt86Y Amazing Grace Asleep in Jesus Ashes Ave Maria Before the Sun Burned Bright Be Consoled, I Am Near Be Not Afraid Be Still My Soul Be Thou My Vision Be With Me Blest Be the Lord Blest We Are By Name I Have Called You Child of Wonder Children of the Heavenly Father Christ Be Our Light Come to…

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