One of the missions of The Schuyler Blanket Project is to bring awareness of child loss to the community at large. Losing a child, particularly during pregnancy or shortly after birth, is such a taboo subject. It’s not natural to outlive your child. Most people do not know what to say or do for a grieving parent. Sometimes those who have suffered a loss are afraid to “come out” because they are afraid of the hurtful things people will say in spite of their good intentions.
Fortunately, there are resources out there for bereaved parents and for their friends and families. One of those resources is Share. Share is a non-profit organization that provides resources to people suffering pregnancy or infant loss. Their mission is “to serve those whose lives have been touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.” Share is funded through private donations, fundraisers, foundations, and a few grants.
During the month of February, Three Irish Girls is holding a special fundraiser for Share. They have created a beautiful new colorway in honor of a friend whose baby boy died shortly after birth. The colorway is called Glimpse and for each purchase of this colorway made this month a portion of the sales price will be donated to Share. All of The Irish Girls’ yarns are dyed to order, so you can choose which weight and fiber content you prefer. Please help Share help angel moms and dads by making a purchase of this beautiful yarn. If you do not knit, crochet, or weave, Three Irish Girls will be happy to accommodate you.
Thank you so much for helping with this important cause. Every little bit helps more than you know.