Frew’s donated 15 wedding dresses to be made into beautiful handmade burial outfits. One wedding dress can be made into about 20 baby bereavement outfits.
Newborns in Need is a non-profit charity that donates essential baby care items to hospitals, homeless shelters, family crisis centers, and county health units. Many of the babies, Newborns in Need helps are born to families living in poverty. Also many are born too soon and extra small clothing is very difficult to find. Newborns in Need was founded in 1992 in Houston, Missouri by Carol Green. Carol discovered the need when she read in a sewing magazine that some newborns that died would be buried in paper sacks with medical waste, simply because no one had the money or resources to provide burial clothing. She researched this problem and found that this was happening at many hospitals. Newborns in Need then grew nation wide.
Frew’s Bridal Donated to the Newborns in Need/Arch Chapter in Ellisville, MO. “Our Company wanted to give this holiday season,” said Shani Belshaw, Frew’s Bridal social media manager. “I did some research and found Newborns in Need. I had never heard of the organization, but it’s a really great cause. We have an abundance of wedding dresses, so it is the perfect non-profit for Frew’s to get involved with.”
“We meet the third Saturday of each month”, said Ruth Hoover, leader of the Newborns in Need/Arch Chapter. “We sew between the meetings and we bring what we have made to the meeting and then they are distributed to 15 plus facilities in the St. Louis area.”
The Newborns in Need/Arch Chapter is in need of more storage space for their clothing and more seamstresses. If you are interested in volunteering or donating funds to this organization, call (636) 227-7450.