Every dollar you raise helps us provide counselling (phone, face-to-face, online, email), support groups facilitated by psychologists (online, face-to-face), peer support groups, grief workshops timely keepsakes and resources, hospital in-services and support events for families who experience the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal or infant loss.
Each day in Australia, 6 babies are stillborn, 3 babies die after birth and before their 1st Birthday, a miscarriage occurs every 3.5 minutes. Approximately 100,000 families may need support each year.
Create your online fundraising page and rally your friends and family to help you reach your goal. Your efforts will help our mission and objectives and together we can build a stronger, more connected community.
*All cuddle cot only fundraising is to be done through our cuddle cot campaign.
Holding a Celebration?
About to celebrate a special day? Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, Christening or Farewell? Whatever the milestone you’re marking, spread the love by creating a Make a Difference fundraising page.
As you invite your loved ones to celebrate with you, you may prefer to skip the gifts and ask them to make a donation to your page. It’ll be a special way to honour the occasion and together share the feeling of knowing you’ve helped to make a difference to parents grieving the loss of their baby.
Our Baby Keepsake books hold birth details and special mementos such as photos, hair clippings, hand and footprints.
This crucial support ensures that parents with the opportunity to see and hold their precious baby can create a lifetime of memories with this treasured keepsake – facilitating them through their time of grief and providing tangible and immediate acknowledgement and support.
You may like to create a Make a Difference fundraising page and for every $30 you raise, a Baby Keepsake book will be donated in honour of a baby close to you.
Big journeys begin with small steps. Keen to set yourself your own physical challenge this year? Give greater purpose to your challenge and turn it into a fundraiser for Bears Of Hope.
You may like to organise your own event whether that be walking/steps or a marathon to run within your neighbourhood, a cycling/rowing/running event at your local gym, bike ride or even a swimming distance to achieve.
Decide on your personal challenge, make it as unique as possible if you wish, and then create your own online fundraising page.
Log your efforts!
1. Create your online fundraising page
2. Integrate the relevant fitness app (fitbit or strava) during the process
3. Sync, or manually add your results, to show your efforts on your page
Directing donations to Bears of Hope in lieu of flowers for a funeral or memorial service, in acknowledgment of a baby’s birthday, or another special date/anniversary is a special way to leave a legacy of love and bring hope to many other families.
With each donation made to your page, is the opportunity for the donor to leave a message of support.
Our thoughts are with you at your time of loss and beyond, as well as our deepest gratitude for your decision to support our cause in this way.
Receive a Bears Of Hope T-shirt
Taking part in a physical sport event? Raise over $150 and receive a free Bears Of Hope T-shirt or running singlet. Raise $300 and receive your shirt or singlet personalised in honour of a baby special to you.
Shirts are also available for purchase through our shop.