Start small and grow to make a difference. During a family's journey of losing a baby or child, we support families through loss, grief, and healing with care and understanding.
On May 9th, 2016, we lost our Olie. Olie inspired us to send out our first three keepsakes to families of loss. Today, we offer 5 types of remembrance packages and monthly social media programming for our families. We have sent over one thousand keepsakes and packages since 2016 to our families.
How we support our Families
Whether near or far, we are always here to support our families.
Social media Programming
Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most about our services.
If we missed anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help
How do we order a keepsake for a family?
You can simply visit our Remembrance Packages page, fill out the form, pay the shipping and handling to our PayPal Giving Fund and we will send out the package or keepsake.
Can we order a keepsake for our family?
Absolutely. Some families order a package or keepsake for themselves. Others order for family or friends.
What are the different packages for?
We offer keepsakes for families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or child loss. For families who have experienced infertility, we offer a footprint infertility box. For birthdays and angelversaries, we offer birthday cards. If siblings are experiencing grief after loss, we offer sibling keepsake packages. Foster care packages are for families who have lost a baby and are actively looking into foster care. Rainbow sun catchers are for families who have lost a baby and are expecting their rainbow.
How many families have you served?
We have served over 1800 families through our events, social media programming, check ins, and packages.
How many families does miscarriage, stillbirth, and loss affect?
1 in 4 women will lose a baby. (www.verywellfamily.com)
Stillbirth results in the loss of a baby in 1 in 160 pregnancies (March of Dimes)
Almost 9.2 million children die before they reach their fifth birthday. (www.who.int)
Couples who had a miscarriage were 22% more likely to end marriages or break up. (www.cnn.com)
The loss of a child often can lead to depression, anxiety, stress, marital problems, risk of suicide, pain and guilt. (www.psychologytoday.com)
Many people pull away from a family in which a death of a child has occurred. (www.psychology.com)
How long does it take to receive a keepsake?
It typically takes two to three weeks to receive a package or remembrance keepsake.
What is the cost for the keepsake or package?
The keepsake is completely free, however, we do charge shipping and handling so that we may serve as many families as possible.
What do you do for families on social media?
Each month we do a social media program for our families. Each year has a theme to our projects. 2022’s theme is the Year of Connectedness. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
What do you do for families after you send them a keepsake or package?
We check in with families at least once a year. Families are always welcome to contact us for resources or just to talk and get extra support. We have checked in with our families over 2000 times during the past five years.
How long has Olie's Footprints been a non-profit?
Our non-profit was established in 2017. We are a 501C3.
Why did you start Olie's Footprints?
We lost our Olie in a miscarriage in 2016. It was very difficult for our family. We searched for something to do to find meaning for our son’s life and we quickly realized that serving other families who were experiencing loss was healing and gave meaning to our son’s life.
How do we donate to Olie's Footprints?
We are a 501C3 so any donations are tax deductible. You will receive a tax donation letter in January for tax purposes with a thank you letter.