Fund Pregnancy After Loss Support's 501(c)3 Costs
Organized by: Pregnancy After Loss Support
EVENT DATE Oct 15, 2016
After the stillbirth of her first daughter, Nora, in 2012, Lindsey Henke gave birth to her subsequent baby, a healthy girl, in March of 2014. Frustrated by the lack of support available during her pregnancy after loss (PAL), Lindsey birthed another baby by launching Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) two months later. PALS supports Courageous Mamas during the emotional journey of a pregnancy that follows a loss through services including an online magazine, private online support groups, and resources for both PAL moms and the health care professionals treating her.
What PALS has Accomplished
PALS has supported thousands of courageous mamas in the last two years, helping them choose hope over fear while nurturing their grief during their pregnancies that follow a loss.
PALS accomplishes this goal by providing the only pregnancy after loss focused online magazine and peer-to-peer support service. PALS serves over 4,000 members in our online support groups and reaches over 13,000 subscribers to our online magazine.
Here at PALS we are honored to support so many pregnancy after loss mamas in such a short period of time. However, we have reached the point where we can no longer do it alone, without financial support from our community. That’s where you come in!
Why We Need You In Order for Us to Do More
We need your donations to help PALS become an Incorporated Non-Profit and 501(c)3. By taking this next step, we will be able to expand our services, which will allow us to continue to reach more courageous PAL mamas, as well as educate health care professionals about the unique experience of pregnancy after loss. So, fellow Courageous Mamas, we're specifically asking you to help us reach this goal. Of course, if you're not one of our Courageous Mamas but want to support our work, please feel free to donate as well.
How You Can Support Pregnancy After Loss Support
Any donation amount is welcomed and appreciated. To encourage you to donate big or small, we’ve outlined a few pregnancy-related suggested donation levels. Each person who donates to this campaign will be listed on our Courageous Mamas Founding Members page on our website. See the donation levels for other thank you gifts.
- $10 for 10 months
Give $1 for each month a courageous PAL mom walks through her pregnancy (because we all know pregnancy is really 10 months, not nine!) following a loss. In thanks, with a $9 donation you can add an “In celebration of [name*]” to our Courageous Mamas Founding Members page.
- $40 for 40 weeks
Give $1 for each week that a courageous PAL mom walks through her pregnancy following a loss. In thanks, with a $40 donation you can add an “In celebration of [name*]” and an "In memory of [name*]," as well as a photograph of your choice, featured on our Courageous Mama Founders page.
- $90 for 90 days in each trimester
Give $1 for each day of a trimester that a courageous PAL mom walks through her pregnancy following a loss. In thanks for your $90 donation, you my add a link to your personal blog or personal PAIL charity next to your name in addition to everything listed in the above categories, all featured on our Courageous Mama Founders page.
- $280 for 280 days
Give $1 for each day a courageous PAL mom walks through her pregnancy following a loss. In thanks for your $280 donation, and in addition to everything listed in the above categories, you will recieve a Courageous Mama tote bag. You may also choose between a feature story of the Courageous Mama of your choice in our PALS Online Magazine OR a 45-minute Facetime/Skype with our founder, Lindsey Henke.
Thank you so much for supporting Pregnancy After Loss Support so we can continue to support Courageous PAL Mamas around the world.
*For "In celebration of [name]" and "In memory of [name]", you may choose to honor a baby who died, a subsequent (rainbow) baby, a Courageous Mama, a Courageous Dad, a sibling, or another person of your choice.