Touched By An Angel
Touched By An Angel welcomes volunteer seamstresses to join our organization to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind Angel Gowns and Angel Pockets for families who experience the loss of an infant. Wedding dresses, patterns, and notions are provided to interested seamstresses. Please inquire via the "Contact Us" page of our website to volunteer.
Our volunteer seamstresses create beautiful Angel Gowns and Angel Pockets from repurposed wedding dresses that have been donated by generous people in our local community. Each Angel Gown or Angel Pocket is unique and made with love.
Angel Gowns are available in different sizes to fit babies that weigh less than one pound and up to approximately 10 pounds. Angel Pockets are designed to accommodate very tiny or fragile babies, typically for those angels who are born after an early pregnancy loss.
Touched By An Angel accepts donations of white, cream, or ivory wedding dresses that are free of major discoloration, staining, or defects. Pastel colored (light pink, baby blue, yellow, etc.) bridesmaid or formal gowns can also be used for accents. A keepsake swatch of fabric will be returned to the owner of the wedding gown, which can be used as a wrap for a daughter's bridal bouquet.
Touched By An Angel is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible under section 501(c)3 of the IRS tax code. A tax deductible receipt will be included with the keepsake swatch. Please be sure to include your name and address PINNED to the donated gown at the time of your donation. Or, click on the link to download the dress donation form and pin to your dress.
If you are interested in donating a wedding dress, please visit the "Contact Us" page of our website to make arrangements for drop off. Touched By An Angel is not responsible for shipping costs if wedding dresses are sent via mail. Check out our Facebook page for updates on Dress Donation Events.
Touched By An Angel relies on monetary donations to support the creation, packaging, and distribution of Angel Gowns and Angel Pockets. Your tax-deductible donation can be made securely via PayPal. Or, donations in the form of checks made out to Touched By An Angel can be sent via mail. Please be sure to include your address or e-mail so a tax-deductible receipt may be returned to you.
Pregnancy and child birth are typically joyous occasions. However, for some parents, joy is replaced with sorrow when the pregnancy ends in stillbirth, prematurity, or infant loss.
Touched By An Angel was created in 2014 by Dr. Debbie Hermes, Neonatologist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, to support and complement the existing bereavement programs of Birth Centers and Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the Fox Valley area of Northeast Wisconsin. We provide grieving families with a beautiful Angel Gown free-of-charge for final pictures and/or funeral services.