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July Volunteer Spotlight: Tammy James

Share is delighted to honor Tammy James in our July Volunteer Spotlight!  Tammy first walked into the National Share office 16 years ago after the loss of her son, Jonathan Robert. In the years that have followed, Tammy has held Share in her heart and been an extraordinary advocate for Share and our mission. This spring, Tammy was inspired to return to the National Office with a donation of tenderly crafted care packages to be given to other moms who had experienced the loss of their baby. Tammy’s care packages include a poem she has written, handmade angel earrings, a hand treatment, and a set of Color Street nail polish strips advocating for pregnancy and infant loss awareness.

As a Color Street stylist, Tammy has been able to advocate for pregnancy loss awareness within her company, too. Recently, Color Street asked their stylists to nominate a non-profit organization that had been influential in their life, and Tammy without hesitation named Share. Color Street has since chosen to highlight Share in a video at their national conference, furthering awareness for the pregnancy and infant loss community. Tammy also created a video describing her personal story of the support she received through Share, which played at the conference as well. With Tammy's support, thousands of fellow Color Street stylists and their communities now know about Share and the support Share provides for those who have lost a baby.  Tammy’s full heart and willingness to give back to the organization that supported her 16 years ago has had an impact both within her local community and far beyond what Share could even imagine. We are so grateful for her advocacy, her sharing of her story, and her impact on the future of care for parents experiencing the loss of their baby. Thank you, Tammy!

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How to Help

If you are wondering how to help, please know that every little bit counts! Whether you give, volunteer, create your own fundraiser, attend an event, or donate supplies, your generosity means the world to us and to our families we support.

Volunteer

Become a Companion

Attend a one-day training seminar designed to educate and prepare a parent volunteer to offer peer support to a family experiencing the loss of their baby. 

Event Volunteer

Event volunteers help with set up, registration, cleaning up, selling raffle tickets etc. Contact Sarah Purcell spurcell@nationalshare.org

 

Join our Junior Board

Are you local to the St. Louis area? We are looking for a volunteer Chairperson to develop and maintain an active involved Junior Board. We are also seeking young professionals who are interested in raising funds and meeting new people while supporting Share's mission. Contact Sarah Purcell spurcell@nationalshare.org

Writer for Sharing Magazine

Sharing Magazine is published by Share as a resource to bereaved families and the Share community. We strive to produce and share beneficial content to those who have suffered the tragic loss of a baby, as well as the caregivers to these families. Your story may be the perfect addition to our magazine! Contact Patti Budnik, companion@nationalshare.org

Create Mementos

Make mementos for bereaved families with our Cricut. Contact Sarah Purcell spurcell@nationalshare.org

 

Keeper of the Angel

Sign-up to help keep the area around the Angel of Hope in St. Charles, MO beautiful and clean for families that visit. Contact Rose Carlson, rcarlson@nationalshare.org.

 

Social Media Ambassador

The mission of the Social Media Ambassador program is to increase awareness about Share and baby loss through personal advocacy. If you are interested email Jenn Stachula, jstachula@nationalshare.org.

Host Your Own Fundraiser

One of the most powerful ways you can help us advance our mission is by creating a fundraising campaign or hosting a DIY fundraiser. Whether it's having a bake sale, coordinating an athletic event or hosting a memorial event for your baby, you can use your strengths and imagination to help support bereaved families.

Beyond Volunteering

"No act of kindness however small is ever wasted"

- Aesop

Matching Gifts

Want to maximize the impact your gifts have? Ask your employer to match your donations. Many companies match dollar for dollar, turning a $100 gift into $200 in just a few simple steps.

 

Donate

Every gift helps. Share is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, that is funded through the generosity of individuals.

 

Give to the Endowment

 

Share's board-designated Endowment Fund gives us the opportunity to save dollars in a professionally managed fund that can generate investment income year after year, but also remains fully accessible with a vote of Share's Board of Directors. Contact Sarah Purcell, spurcell@nationalshare.org