CURRENT NEWS ~
If you are a local (Buffalo, NY area only) seamstress (or want to learn how to sew gowns) and would like to volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Form .
We are currently accepting white, ivory or cream wedding gowns only on a limited basis. We are not accepting the following dress styles: bridesmaids dresses, special occasion dresses, Christening or flower girl dresses.
~Disclaimer~ We request a current picture, because some gowns just do not age well over time, even if they have been preserved. Some styles or materials we are unable to create gowns from.
If you are interested in donating a gown, please email us a current picture of your gown to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We have partnered with Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network (WNYPBN) for the continued distributions to local hospitals and families in our local area..
Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc.
Community Awareness Award – May 2019
“Since its inception in 2014, Angel Gowns of WNY (AGOWNY) has grown rapidly into a group of over 200 volunteers who transform donated wedding gowns into Angel Gowns for infants who do not survive. The members of the Board of Directors are honored to accept this award from the WNYPBN.
AGOWNY primarily serves New York State families, but we have also sent Angel Gowns across our nation as well as South Africa, Ireland, Canada and St. Croix. Those of us who have experienced infant loss have found healing as well as opportunities of personal growth through service to the families that we touch. We take the worst possible moment in the lives of our families and make it just a little bit better by providing a final garment for their infants.
Our Angel Gowns, Angel Suits and Angel Wraps provide some comfort for grieving parents who are dressing their infants for the first and last time. Every Angel Gown is made with love by our talented group of seamstresses. We are proud to network with many hospitals and other infant loss organizations as we assist bereaved families. The AGOWNY team works together every day to fulfill the mission of our organization.”
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal” ~ Steve Maraboli
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