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Angel Mammas – Gift Boxes for Bereaved Mothers

Overview

Hello amazing change-makers!

I’m Elizabeth Clements, a new author and mum to 4 amazing humans! I am so excited to be here and have this opportunity to share my vision and dream for this project. It has been in my heart for a long time but has only now begun its journey into a tangible reality. I am inspired by the potential and possibility for good in those around me and I just know that with the help of others I can make this project incredible!

After giving birth to my beautiful son Jayden who was stillborn; a sleeping angel, I was in one of the darkest places I will ever know. I had to find a way out of this despairing pit and I wasn’t sure I could. I struggled to voice my needs, but eventually, I realized and decided healing had to come in my own time and in a safe space surrounded by those who would allow this process to develop.

After many years of healing and finding my way through the murky waters of grief and pregnancies after loss, I knew I wanted to help others along this challenging journey. I have shared Jayden’s story in a co-authored book and through this process have realized that a huge part of the healing we receive comes from sharing our stories and giving others a voice they may feel they have lost.

I remember at one point sitting with empty arms, thinking no one knew that I was a mum. If they couldn’t see my baby it was as if he never existed. There are flowers given and cards full of sympathies, which were all genuine and I felt cared for and I knew people were sad for my loss, but there was something missing. It was that I needed to be cared for. I needed someone to look after me in the aftermath of a loss, you are having to organize funeral services, flowers, be strong for people, and somehow your own wellbeing falls behind. A new mum still in the postpartum stages, with milk coming in, body changes, hormones all over the place and no baby to give all your beautiful mothering skills and love to.

This is where the Angel Mammas Gift Boxes come in. Of course, they can’t change the situation, but what they will do is wrap a mum in love, and care, showing her she is known, her baby is known, and she is held in that space.

I want every hospital to have these boxes available to them to give to any mum who needs this extra care. I want family members and friends to be able to go to the website and have a selection of beautifully curated gifts to give to someone they love whether they know what to say or not.

I have collaborated with beautiful businesses, keeping my values of sustainability, fair trade and ethical practices at heart. So these gifts are full of incredible, handmade, and organic items, as well as tote bags with a cause (a social cause in breaking the socio-cultural barriers preventing the marginalized access to education and employment opportunities). It is my passion to help empower women all over the world, so if I come across an opportunity to join these two together I will!

Thank you so much for being here. I look forward to your support and sharing more with you about this project! In the meantime, I would be honoured if you shared this with everyone you’re connected with!

I would also love to connect with you. You can find me here:

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Thank you!

xx Liz

For so long stillbirth, miscarriage and loss of a child have been taboo topics. No one wants to openly talk about it, and so mothers suffer alone and often in silence. Breaking the stigma starts with us holding mums in their grief and allowing them the time they need, to openly speak about their children and share their stories. As well as reminding her that she is still a mum even though her baby is not in her arms right now.

Angel Mamma Care packages are here to give a bit of comfort to a mother in this time when so many things will not help or change the situation, but with a bit of love and care, she will know we are thinking of her. Family members and friends will have a way to show they care and want to be there even if they don’t know exactly what to say. It allows the conversation to begin so that people are not so afraid or unsure of how to have a more open dialogue about the death of babies, this in turn supports women and families as they grieve.

This project is multi-faceted in that on my website there is a section for people to purchase a box that will be donated to a local hospital of their choosing so that midwives and staff have them on hand if a mother comes in needing this extra care during this tragic time. The other options are to select a variety of products available to purchase for yourself, a family member or a friend, to show them your love and concern for them and want to wrap them in comfort and care.

Rewards

Pay it forward- Thank you - $10.00

Backer Count: 21

Thank you for being a change maker, we appreciate your donation very much!

Thank you for helping - $20.00

Backer Count: 9
Today you have helped towards empowering and supporting women in a time of need. Your donation is greatly appreciated. We would love to send you a token of our appreciation.

Donate and receive a specially designed, ethically made and fairly traded tote bag - $50.00

Backer Count: 7
Thank you for your support! You are helping so many women in a huge way! These eco-friendly tote bags are 100% GOTS certified organic. In supporting the Angel Mammas, you will also be contributing towards the Humanism Global social cause in breaking the socio-cultural barriers preventing marginalised humans from having access to education and employment opportunities to gain financial independence. We have come together in a collaboration to produce these custom tote bags as I believe every woman deserves fair and equal opportunity to work and succeed. The purchase of each tote bag, made with love and care, translates to providing an equal opportunity for women to earn a sustainable income. The tote bags also include an Impact Card, similar to the format of a business card – which provides the story of the creators of the product and communicates the meaningful impact you have contributed towards. Material: 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton 210 GSM Tote Bag Size: 40 x 37 cm Please Note: Tote bags may vary in design depending of fabric used at the time of making. There are two styles that will be produced.

Acts of kindness- Donate and receive two specially designed, ethically made and fairly traded tote bags for you and a friend - $100.00

Backer Count: 3
Thank you for your support! You are helping so many women in a huge way! Not just Angel Mammas, but women in developing countries. These eco-friendly tote bags are 100% GOTS certified organic. In supporting the Angel Mammas, you will also be contributing towards the Humanism Global social cause in breaking the socio-cultural barriers preventing marginalised humans from having access to education and employment opportunities to gain financial independence. We have come together in a collaboration to produce these custom tote bags as I believe every woman deserves fair and equal opportunity to work and succeed. The purchase of each tote bag, made with love and care, translates to providing an equal opportunity for women to earn a sustainable income. The tote bags also include an Impact Card, similar to the format of a business card – which provides the story of the creators of the product and communicates the meaningful impact you have contributed towards today. Material: 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton 210 GSM Tote Bag Size: 40 x 37 cm Please Note: Tote bags may vary in design depending of fabric used at the time of making. There are two styles that will be produced.

That little bit more- Fund a book to be included in a gift box donated to a hospital and receive a tote bag - $150.00

Backer Count: 2
Thank you for your support! You are helping so many women in a huge way! We are so excited to send you a gorgeous tote bag and add the Achieving Parenthood Book to a gift box being donated to a hospital for a mum suffering the loss of a baby. These eco-friendly tote bags are 100% GOTS certified organic. In supporting the Angel Mammas, you will also be contributing towards the Humanism Global social cause in breaking the socio-cultural barriers preventing marginalised humans from having access to education and employment opportunities to gain financial independence. We have come together in a collaboration to produce these custom tote bags as I believe every woman deserves fair and equal opportunity to work and succeed. The purchase of each tote bag, made with love and care, translates to providing an equal opportunity for women to earn a sustainable income. The tote bags also include an Impact Card, similar to the format of a business card – which provides the story of the creators of the product and communicates the meaningful impact you have contributed towards. Material: 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton 210 GSM Tote Bag Size: 40 x 37 cm You will receive 1 of 2 designs ** To read more about the book Achieving Parenthood, please go to Books (elizabethclements.com.au)

Have a wider impact- Fund 3x gift boxes to be donated to local hospitals. - $560.00

Backer Count: 3
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a change maker outside of your circle. Your donation will make a difference to a mum suffering through the loss of a child, allowing her a moment to care for herself and her wellbeing. We will be thrilled to share our gratitude for your donation on our social media platforms and any e-newsletter communication that is sent to our followers. Upon pledging, and once the campaign has been completed I will be in contact with you, where you will then be able to nominate the hospitals of your choosing or a combination of hospitals and or a specific person. Please Note: The image above contains items that we currently have collaborated with companies to customize or include in our gift boxes. We are currently still in many conversations with other small businesses to include more items and vouchers for personalized gifts/cards in memory of their child that has died. We will update as items become available. All of the items selected have been carefully thought out and created, using scents that will be soothing, and uplifting as well as nourishing to mind and body, or used in a way to reflect and remember. They are all ethically produced.

For Businesses- Fund 6x gift boxes to be donated to local hospitals. - $1120.00

Backer Count: 0
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making being a change maker in your community a priority! Your donation will make a difference to a mum suffering through the loss of a child, allowing her a moment to care for herself and her wellbeing. We will be thrilled to share our gratitude for your donation on our social media platforms and any e-newsletter communication that is sent to our followers. To say thank you, we will have a dedicated space for your logo in our projects section on our website and include any photo media that is taken during the time of donation to the hospital. Upon pledging, and once the campaign has been completed I will be in contact with you, where you will then be able to nominate the hospitals of your choice for the gift boxes to go to. Please Note: The image above contains items that we currently have collaborated with companies to customize or include in our gift packs. We are currently still in many conversations with other small businesses to include more items and vouchers for personalized gifts/cards in memory of their child that has died. We will update as items become available. All of the items selected have been carefully thought out and created, using scents that will be soothing, and uplifting as well as nourishing to mind and body, or used in a way to reflect and remember. They are all ethically produced.

Stretch Goals

Funded sufficiently to get this project off the ground and making an immediate impact.- $10000.00

This significant additional funding would allow me to follow through with customizing a larger quantity of items for the gift boxes. It would mean I could immediately put together a greater number of boxes to be sent to hospitals around Australia, as well as have the website stocked for customers to purchase for their loved ones. It would also allow me to add more of the personalized items I feel would make a greater impact into these gift boxes.

Most importantly it opens up the opportunity for a dialogue and awareness to the silent struggle that is grieving the loss of a baby, and that with each day still 6 lives in Australia are lost to stillbirth. Breaking the silence starts with acknowledging that people are suffering deeply and asking how we can help, and what needs to change systemically is where change will begin to happen. Each step we take towards supporting women and families, increases awareness and offers an opportunity for positive and lasting change.

 

Thank you!

For further information or to get in touch, please visit www.elizabethclements.com.au

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  1. Elizabeth Clements says

    Thank you for the most recent donation, I was able to submit C/O Dean Behrens and all the gorgeous ladies at FM who ran a raffle to help me raise funds for this beautiful project! It got us to 40%!!!