Service of Remembrance 2021

Helping After Neonatal Death invites you to join in ceremony with other HAND families to remember the beloved children still in our hearts. We will have music, poetry readings, and a social hour for sharing with others who have also experienced the loss of a baby. Family and friends are welcome to participate in this memorial celebration.

The health and safety of the HAND community is our highest priority. Out of an abundance of caution, this year’s event will be held virtually over Zoom (zoom.us). Meeting details will be provided a week prior to the event.

Please RSVP by September 3, 2021 to allow for shipping program and keepsakes prior to the event. Responses received after this date are welcome, but may not be included in the printed program.

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All ages welcome

We acknowledge that after the loss of a child it can be painful to see other children. Please remember that children present at the service have suffered the loss of a brother or sister or may be subsequent births. Parents who have children in attendance are sensitive to the fact that there are newly-bereaved families present. We all attend the service for the same reason: to honor the babies we so dearly miss.

About HAND

Helping After Neonatal Death (HAND) is a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, founded in 1983 to help parents, their families and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during, or after birth. There are no fees for our services. HAND relies entirely on donations to support its programs.

How to donate

Make a tax-deductible donation online, or write a check payable to HAND and mail to HAND Service of Remembrance, P.O. Box 341, Los Gatos, CA 95031. For memorial donations, please note the baby’s and parents’ names and “2021 SOR” in the description or comments.

To have a name or any other submitted materials included in the printed program, all items must be received by September 3, 2021.

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