How we help
We gift baskets to families enduring stillbirth or neonatal death in the Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Hanover, Hershey, Schuylkill, Hazleton, Mt. Nittany, Lititz, Carlisle, Good Samaritan, Lewistown, Hampden, Danville, Scranton, Bloomsburg, Wilkes-Barre, Altoona, Frederick, and York Hospitals. Our baskets include, but are not limited to, a stuffed bear, CD, books about infant loss, a journal, soothing tea, mug, lotion, a hand-knit blanket, a remembrance angel, necklace, matching mom and baby bracelets from Jewelry Designs by Angels, dad bracelet, resource information, a baby book specific to infant loss, a hope butterfly, comfort heart, and more.
*A smaller version of our hospital basket is available for shipping throughout the United States.
In partnership with Jewelry Designs by Angels, we gift bags to families enduring ectopic pregnancies or miscarriages in the Chambersburg, Carlisle, Good Samaritan, Gettysburg, Hazleton, Hanover, Hershey, York, Mt. Nittany, Hampden, Schuylkill, Lewistown, Danville, Scranton, Bloomsburg, Wilkes-Barre, Altoona, Frederick, and Lititz Hospitals. Our miscarriage bags include a resource card, JDA bracelet, dad bracelet, baby bracelet, mini holding heart, note, bookmark, teeny tears diaper and hat, mini blanket, and pocket angel.
*Comfort bags are available to be shipped throughout the United States.
Sweet Grace Gowns
As part of our support services, we offer beautiful handmade burial outfits made from donated wedding gowns. For more information on how to donate a gown please email, [email protected].
Sweet Grace Gown Night is held every 4th Thursday at 77 Horst Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201 (main entrance to building is on Edgar Avenue) . This group is specifically for those interested in donating their time and talents to creating these beautiful gowns. No skill required but certainly welcomed.
If you are a family who has received a fatal diagnosis and would like to request to have a burial gown available upon delivery, please contact Sweet Grace Gowns via email [email protected] or phone, 717-414-7772.
Sweet Grace Ministries coordinates our own photography program. These volunteer photographers will provide professional photographs for those enduring loss in the hospital. This will allow better integration between photography and the resources provided to the families we serve in and outside the hospital. All of our services are free of charge.
Life Limiting Diagnosis Support
Sweet Grace Ministries seeks to support families who have received a life limiting diagnosis for their baby/babies. We offer connection to a photographer for maternity and hospital photos, resource basket, gown, and heartbeat animal prior to the birth of your baby. In addition, we aim to connect you with a couple that may have a similar story. These individuals may be able to walk more closely with you and intimately understand your journey. Please call or email to receive this information.
Counseling & Support Groups
Join us in tears, laughter, support, and dear friendship. These groups are for any parent who has experienced the loss of their child through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. This group includes nights of guest speakers, holiday groups, events specific for men and women, and more. Support persons are welcome to help families attend their first meeting.
Sweet Grace Ministries offers parents the option to have hand written cards mailed to them during the month of their baby’s birthday/due date, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Christmas. If you are a parent who has endured miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or infant death of any stage, and would like to receive cards please fill out the form provided and we will add you to our mailing list.
How you can help
We offer resources to families enduring ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, life limiting diagnosis, and infant death. We offer help and support in the form of baskets, comfort bags, photography, support groups, remembrance events, mentor couples, and more.