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Community Bulletin Board

Do you have sewing notions or items you'd like to find a good home for?  Are you interested in trading fabrics or notions?  Here's the place to post your information.  We reserve the right to monitor, edit or remove any content that is inappropriate or not in good faith with the theme of the swap or the spirit in which it is intended.  If you have something you'd like to give away, sell or trade you are welcome to submit your proposal to  Upon approval we will post your advertisement for free on our site.

Helping Hands' Angel Gown Program

Helping Hands’ Angel Gown® Program began in 2013 because we recognized there was an overwhelming need for better support for families who lost a baby. Our Angel Gown® Program provides comfort for bereaved families through the gift of a beautiful custom made gown for final photos and for burial services.  We provide support resources and mentoring programs for bereaved families as well. There is no greater gift that can be given to a grieving family than affirming the importance of the life of their child by offering the simple gift of our Angel Gown® and supporting them emotionally and educationally afterwards.  Our program is made possible because of wonderful donors and volunteers who have often experienced the loss of their own children or of another loved one. Brides from around the world donate their precious wedding gowns to NICU Helping Hands.  The wedding gowns are then distributed to our team of over 700 seamstresses throughout the United States to convert into perfectly made garments that a family will use to wrap their precious baby in for their final journey.  Our garments are a gift of love from both a bride and a seamstress to honor not only a precious baby but their family as well.  It is a privilege for us to provide gowns free of charge to any hospital or family requesting our Angel Gown® garments.
Angel Gowns
Requests from hospitals that wish to stock our garments should be completed here:

Hospital Request for Gowns

Urgent requests from families should be made by filling out this form:

Family Request for Gowns

Stone Soup Batiks accepts wedding dress donations for Helping Hands' Angel Gown Program at the store.  Swing by anytime to donate your gently used and clean gown to help out with this noteworthy cause.