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The TEARS Foundation (Michigan)

Posted By: Laurie Carpenter (June 12, 2018)
The TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a baby, by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services. We also provide emotional support through support groups, peer companions, and trained community representatives. There are currently 22 chapters of TEARS in the United States, as well as in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Belize, Uganda and Kenya.

I am blessed to have never suffered the loss of a child. The strength and perseverance of these families who have lost a precious baby inspires me to want to help others. Over 90% of every dollar we raise here in Michigan goes toward helping families; not one of our volunteers are paid. We believe that every baby's life deserves to be honored and memorialized in accordance with the grieving parents' wishes. Thank you for your consideration.