Sometimes, empty arms after a pregnancy loss can use something to hold.
That’s why the Perinatal Infant Bereavement Programs at Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center are seeking donations of teddy bears to help families cope. In addition to emotional and spiritual support, grieving parents are given keepsakes for their baby and a teddy bear, so the mom doesn’t leave the hospital with empty arms.
Donated teddy bears should be brand new with tags, stand approximately 18 inches tall, be soft and cuddly, and should not music boxes or make sounds. Donations are being accepted Sunday, Aug. 5 to Aug. 19.
Drop boxes will be set-up in the main lobbies of both facilities (1955 W. Frye Road, Chandler and 3555 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert).