As of July 2023, well over 20,000 Angel Gowns have been sent to all 50 States, as well as Singapore, England, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, Australia, US Virgin Islands, Military Bases around the World, Native American Reservations, and Doctors Without Borders! These Angel Gowns went to Hospitals, Funeral Homes, Perinatal Bereavement Organizations and to Individual Families.
This would not be possible without the Help and Support of our amazing volunteers! Angel Gowns of WNY is a 100% Volunteer based organization. Our volunteers give of their time, talents and even finances to create these beautiful gowns.
We will be hosting 2 more donation days this year (2023). Saturday, August 26th & Saturday, December 2nd. If you would like to donate your gown, please send a current picture to firstname.lastname@example.org If we are able to use your gown, we will send you the details of your next steps!
Your financial support keeps Angel Gowns going! We do not receive any government funding. It is all donors, individual Facebook fundraisers, GIVE716 Day(Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabers Foundations), Giving Tuesday and gifts of Funds, Sewing materials and packaging supplies!
Our June Donation Drop Off was a success! We received 64 gowns. Thank you to Buffalo Hospice & Palliative Care/ Wilson Support Building for allowing us the use of their parking lot/entrance way for this donation! Still want to donate? Send us a current picture of your gown to email@example.com We pre-approve all gowns for donation. We do not want to accept a gown that we are not able to use! We are accepting white, ivory or cream wedding gowns ONLY. No Christening gowns, heavily beaded gowns, knit fabrics, or stained and discolored gowns. Keep updated on our next donation day by following our Facebook page!
We took in 57 Gowns at our March Donation Day! We will be having another donation day in June! Email us to get on our waiting list!
We are eagerly awaiting out 1st Donation day of the Year in March! Our waiting list is full! Please follow our Facebook page for up to date information!
We had a wonderful Donation Day at Como Park in Lancaster, NY Thank you to Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network for sharing their reserved space with us once their event was completed!
We are announcing the addition to our Board of Directors, Lou Ann Bajdas! She will be our Vice President of Administration! Welcome Lou Ann!
Over the past 2 years, our volunteers and AGOWNY have been recognized by NYS Senator Tim Kennedy, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Congressman Brian Higgins, for the amazing volunteer work(Sewing Angel gowns, but also thousands of masks and surgical caps during Covid) they they have done, not only for the Western New York Area, but the United States as a whole and many other countries around the world!
We are not currently accepting gown donations. Our waiting list is filled. We anticipate opening for donations in June 2023. Please check our Facebook page for up to date information. http://facebook.com/angelgownsofwny
Angel Gowns of WNY volunteer local gathering. Thank you to Bank On Buffalo for Catering this “Thank You Gathering” Shea’s Seneca was a beautiful location!
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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