We are thrilled to witness the impact of the 2023 grant awarded to Remembering Cherubs. Through their tireless efforts, they have established the Remembering Cherubs Ongoing Support Program, a vital initiative providing immediate assistance to parents affected by pregnancy or infant loss.  As we approach Mother’s Day, we celebrate their ongoing commitment to supporting parents impacted by pregnancy or infant loss, embodying the spirit of compassion and service that defines our shared mission.

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DETROIT, MI – Remembering Cherubs, a Detroit-based nonprofit organization, has proudly announced new partnerships with the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Michigan Medicine, and various organizations to establish the Remembering Cherubs Ongoing Support Program. This initiative offers immediate support to parents impacted by pregnancy or infant loss.

Effective immediately, Remembering Cherubs will work alongside hospitals, funeral homes, and local organizations to ensure that any parent enduring such a loss is referred to their program. Each referred individual will receive an Ongoing Support Toolkit at absolutely no charge to provide assistance when parents need it most.

The Ongoing Support Program is made possible thanks to the kindness of individual donors and the generosity of grantors, including SEMPQIC, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Oakland County Health Department, and the Catholic Foundation of Michigan. Such contributions are necessary for Remembering Cherubs to provide these essential services at no cost to the affected parents.

In a heartfelt statement, Remembering Cherubs founder and Executive Director Monica Sholar Anderson expressed the profound personal connection behind the organization’s mission: “I started this organization out of my home office from the room that would have been my baby’s room, had I not had a loss. It’s incredible to partner with the top health organizations and other organizations in Michigan to support other parents after their loss.”

Statistics underscore the pressing need for such a program in Michigan, where over 23,000 pregnancies end in loss annually, and six out of every thousand babies born die before their first birthday. “I was a part of those statistics, and so are many others. Now, when an unfortunate loss happens, parents don’t have to leave the hospital with empty arms. Instead, they will leave with ongoing support in the days ahead. I wish I had that type of support after my multiple losses. I’m grateful that I get to provide this type of support to others,” Anderson added.

The official launch of the Remembering Cherubs Ongoing Support Program was celebrated with a “Packing Party” event on April 6th held at the Canton Public Library.  “Remembering Cherubs’ Pregnancy Loss Toolkit “packing party” was the culmination of 5 years of vision and hard work.  What better way to celebrate the fifth anniversary of our organization than with an expansion of our ability to support more parents who have experienced loss,” shared the Board secretary, Beth Pawuk.

“With the help of the Catholic Foundation Sanctity of Life grant, we are able to distribute 250 “toolkits” at a local hospital emergency room for parents experiencing pregnancy loss.”

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with remarkable ministries like Remembering Cherubs, who are making a tangible difference in communities by addressing critical needs. Your support of the Foundation’s Granting Endowments makes it possible to offer competitive impact grants annually to schools, parishes and ministries like this in our community. Help us to impact even more lives in 2024 by joining us today.

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