Ahwatukee Trio Providing Comfort to Grieving Parents with Special Gowns
A group of three Ahwatukee friends is helping comfort parents who’ve lost a baby — either stillborn or shortly after birth — by sewing beautiful bereavement gowns out of donated wedding dresses.
According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, the group of friends is officially known as Sew Sweet Angel Gowns, and includes Debbie Sinfield, Joanne Cooper and Yvonne Leake.
The initiative got started with Cooper told Sinfeld she had sewn bereavement gowns while living in Michigan and attending a National Christ Child Society chapter.
“When Joanne shared the idea with me, I thought it would be fabulous to do in Ahwatukee, so we recruited our friend Yvonne, who does a lot of sewing,” Sinfield, a retired RN and mother of two sons, told the newspaper.
For those who donate their wedding gowns to the cause, they can do it in memory of an infant if they choose. Either way, they’re told how their special dress was used.
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