Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A good cause

As I posted the other day, Jana at All About Baby Drew has plans to provide copies of the book "Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby," by Deborah L. Davis to Oklahoma University Medical Center, to give to every family that has to leave the hospital without their child. She has arranged a discount for bulk orders from the publisher.

As a way to make the effort tax deductible, the very kind people at the Jackson L. Graves Foundation have offered to set up a fund specifically for the donations that Jana is collecting. This arrangement will allow contributions to be tax deductible as a charitable donation and donors will be sent a receipt.

Please mail donations to:
Jackson Graves Foundation
PO Box 572
Fayetteville, AR 72702

Please note on the memo section of your check "Cradle Book" or include a note with that on it. If you have any questions, you can contact Jana, e-mail the Foundation at info@jacksongraves.org or call the Foundation at (479) 466-8339. After all donations have been received, the Foundation will order the books so that everything is correctly done for tax purposes.

This movement has a very special meaning to me, as this was the book I took the most comfort in after Alex was stillborn (it was not particularly helpful after losing Travis...but I consider that a special circumstance and won't hold it against the book or the author). I will be making a small donation in Alex's name.

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