Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

24 09 2008

This past summer I volunteered to be a photographer for this wonderful organization, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. 

I am so incredibly blessed to have my two daughters. They are the two most amazing little girls that have ever graced this earth. I thank God every day, usually about a zillion times a day, for them. I cannot imagine my life without them.  

The field of photographers that I’ve associated myself with the past few years are absolutely incredible. They give generously while sharing their knowledge and time to eager-to-learn-more photographers. Technology and trends change constantly and there is always a photographer willing to share to help others grow.

But there is another way that I have found photographers to be extremely giving. That is through charity. The art of Photography is a gift. A gift that can be shared with many. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is amazing and I encourage you to continue reading.

With the Month of October being recognized as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, The Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation holds its Annual Fund Drive for six weeks starting in mid-September and ending in October.

President Ronald Reagan enacted Proclamation 5890 in October of 1988 to recognize that each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the United States alone end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of a newborn child. Reagan stated, “A national observance offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn or newborn babies. It also enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members… ” To read the full Proclamation signed by Reagan, CLICK HERE.

If you are in a place to make even a small contribution to NILMDTS, please know that doing so will continue to allow the organization to provide improved resources, training, communication, and other tools necessary in support of our amazing contingent of professional photographers who provide the gift of free remembrance portraiture to families in need.

Our next project we are working on is an online, interactive webinar version of our Formal NILMDTS Training taught by Co-Founder Sandy Puc’ allowing anyone in any country with access to a computer to complete the course online. Donations help make programs like this a reality!

Your Donations Support the Organization in Many Ways –

* By supporting the continued education of our volunteer photographers
* By allowing us to further our outreach to hospitals and hospices across the world
* By offsetting the costs associated with outreach efforts including Formal NILMDTS Traingin Seminars
* By supporting the Family Forum which creates a productive and supportive haven for healing
* By supporting the Photographers’ Forum which provides a helpful environment for our member photographers to express their feelings and receive advice on the various issues that they face in this noble work
* By supporting the day to day operations of our Headquarters Offices

Click here to donate to the NILMDTS Annual Fund Drive

Your donations help the organization in many ways.  Thank you.