This year we have sent out 79 keepsakes to families who have lost a baby or child.
We celebrated and honored the lives of our families angels with our 2nd annual Light the Lake.
We made caterpillars and butterflies with children and passed out information about Olie’s Footprints and our events.
We had the privilege and honor to speak to the women of Alpha Omicron Pi at Bowling Green State University. We spoke about our losses and our families and what we are currently working on with Olie’s Footprints. We also made keepsake items and worked with Campus Cursive to create notes for our families.
Our rummage sale was one of our biggest fundraisers on behalf of our families. Thank you to all of our volunteers and to the Linnell family for being so gracious with their time and space.
In January, our families completed actsOFlove in memory of their angels.
In honor of Olie and to celebrate his birthday, we have sent out little bath squirters. We are tracking the animals around the Cleveland, OH area as they pass from one family to another. The idea behind this is to have Olie travel and see the world through another child’s eyes. We will post the pictures of the animals that we receive on this page and track them wherever they go.
Each family that participated for all 31 days received an angel memory charm.
Trauma and the effects
Mental self care and wellness
Physical self care and wellness
Supplements and Nutrition
We also sent out Valentines to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for the kids who spent their Valentine’s Day in the hospital.
Thank you to all of the volunteers at the “Because I said I would” Cleveland Chapter for creating these beautiful sibling keepsakes and footprints with our angel’s names on them for our Remembrance Clothesline. Thank you to our Olie’s Footprints families for entrusting us with your baby or child and knowing that we would take great care in remembering and honoring your angels.
Our second annual car wash to raise money to support our families. Thank you to all who came and got their cars washed and generously gave.
It was a beautiful day well spent celebrating and talking about our very loved and missed babies and children. After our walk, we made a remembrance candle to take home.