Charlotte's Purpose: Cuddle Cot

$3,040 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 8 months
We eagerly prepared for Charlotte’s arrival for nine exciting months, but had to plan our goodbye in minutes.  Those minutes were clouded with the trauma of a lifeless delivery, the exhaustion of a 27 hour labor, and the shock of being told that we would never bring home our long-awaited baby girl.  Our family would have given everything we had to keep her with us for just a moment longer. We would like to give the small comfort of time to other families facing stillbirth so that their goodbyes aren’t as abrupt as ours had to be.


The CuddleCot™ is a cooling device that fits discreetly into a bassinet.  It allows families to spend extra time with their baby after death. The CuddleCot™ gives them time to create keepsakes, make important decisions,  and do something that is meaningful without feeling rushed. Families may choose to invite others to meet the little one, a ritual that helps surround themselves with the support that they will need as they grieve their child.  


Stillbirth effects 1% of all pregnancies.  Each year about 24,000 babies are stillborn in the United States.  That is 24,000 families with mothers, fathers, siblings, uncles, aunts, and grandparents desperate for a little more time to say goodbye.

 
How much is a minute with your child worth to you?


Please help us share Charlotte’s Purpose and give that minute back to grieving families.  Funds collected will go toward purchasing a CuddleCot™ for Holy Cross Hospital and a memorial plaque to be mounted on the CuddleCot™.   Additional funds will be used to purchase an additional CuddleCot™ for another local hospital and/or further the mission of Charlotte’s Purpose through providing resources, infant burial gowns, and support for families or stillborn babies.


To find out more about Charlotte’s Purpose, please visit www.charlottespurpose.com .   
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Thank you Nana Brenda and Ellie for donating to our Cuddle Cot fund. We are only $115 away from clicking "submit" on our Cuddle Cot order. Let' s see if it can happen by the end of the day!

No luck finding the perfect Mother's Day gift for a mom you love? Donate in her name and I will send you a certificate from Charlotte's Purpose (I can even send a digital copy so you have it for Mother's Day)!

P.S. Our exciting announcement is on standby for the moment we hit our goal. Can't wait to share it with you!
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Two lovely moms, Pam and Monica, brought us EVEN CLOSER to our goal with donations this afternoon!

Would you like to donate in honor of your amazing mama just in time for Mother's Day? Would you like to give a few dollars in the name of an amazing mom that you have the privilege of being friends with? If you give in honor of a mom (or anyone else!) and would like a certificate from Charlotte's Purpose sent to them, email me. I'll put it in the mail right away!

We're only $265 away from ordering this amazing piece of equipment AND, as promised, a pretty exciting announcement...

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We are SO very close! Thanks to kind contributions by Michelle, Phyllis, Rachel and Charlene, we are only $395 away!

Who wants to help us finish strong?
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Thank you so much Maureen and Mary for donating to our Cuddle Cot fundraiser! We are only $700 away from ordering this amazing piece of equipment for Holy Cross Hospital and giving the gift of time to families who have lost a baby.

I have some REALLY exciting news to share as soon as our campaign is finished. Can't wait!

If you haven't donated yet and have been meaning to, now's the time! Your donation will help us in this final stretch of our journey. Every single amount is appreciated, so don't be bashful about donating $5, $10, or more.

We're so close! Who will help us finish this race?!
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