You Made Me Mom and Amy and Adam Balentine are pleased to raise funds for the eighth annual Gift of Time fundraiser. You Made Me Mom is a support group for the bereaved mother,  founded by Amy in 2015.  The Gift of Time fundraiser lasts seven days and twenty-two minutes – the same duration of Amy and Adam’s son Simon’s brief but mighty life – from May 14, 2022 at 9:55pm to May 21, 2022 at 10:17pm.  This year marks the 8th anniversary of Simon’s week of life. 

 

The goal of this year’s fundraiser is to raise funds to cover You Made Me Mom’s operational expenses as well as a notebook gift to give each mom in attendance at our meetings.  This notebook gives moms TIME to process their grief through note taking at gatherings and journaling at home.  TIME to spend thinking, praying and mourning their baby.

 

Your tax-free donation will be processed through our non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, You Made Me Mom.

 

What is You Made Me Mom?

You Made Me Mom is a support group for bereaved mothers who have lost babies during pregnancy or infancy.  We currently have seven chapters in the USA and Canada and one that meets online.  The support groups gather monthly to discuss our babies and to process our walk with grief.   

 

Costs:

The campaign goal is $3,000. 

Operational costs for You Made Me Mom is $2,000.

Notebook costs for You Made Me Mom attendees is $1,000.

 

Starting in 2015, this campaign funding has provided:

-Operational costs for You Made Me Mom

-12 bereavement cradles in Kansas City and beyond

-You Made Me Mom promo video, 501(c)(3) status, and website

-Hope to the bereaved mother, family and friends

-You Made Me Mom chapter expansion to: Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Canada and virtually

-Service to over 600 attendees at monthly meetings and thousands nationally and internationally through You Made Me Mom’s help-guide, Known, and website resources

-First biennial leadership retreat in 2022

 

To read more about our story, visit our family blog:

www.balentinememoirs.com

With love,

You Made Me Mom Leadership and The Balentines – Amy, Adam, Teddy, Simon, Thomas, Peter, Goldie, babies #6&7, and new baby coming in August 2022!