PITTER PATTER BABIES MATTER
bringing comfort and meaning to the life and loss of babies

 

Our Program

Heaven Sent, Corp. invites funeral homes to join us in providing a better funeral experience for families suffering natural pre-term and infantile loss prior to an infant's first birthday.

Participating Funeral Homes will provide burial or cremation services at no cost and/or low cost (i.e. wholesale cost) without realizing a profit from these tragic losses.

A suggested list of services and merchandise is listed below for burials and cremations, however, your funeral home may determine which services it will offer and at what price.

For each infant case falling within these parameters, Heaven Sent, Corp. will provide two blankets.

The first blanket is a 24" square.
This square is to swaddle the baby allowing the mother and other family members a chance to cuddle their lost infant before he/she is taken from the hospital.

The second blanket is a 12" square.
This blanket is made of coordinating fabric with an angel embroidered in the center. It is to be draped over the baby and just prior to burial or cremation, the funeral director is to give the square to the mother of the infant.  This blanket square will offer comfort to the mother by giving her a tangible connection to her baby.  It ensures that the mother does not leave the funeral home or the cemetery with empty arms  And, it offers proof that her baby existed, that it has value and that it will never be forgotten.

 

 

Benefits of Partnering with Us

  1. Instant goodwill within your community.
  2. Recognition and referrals from participating Hospitals.
  3. Recognition and referrals through Heaven Sent, Corp.
  4. Listing by state and city on Heaven Sent, Corp's website.
  5. Local and National Recognition through association with Heaven Sent, Corp.
  6. Recognition through Heaven Sent, Corp's promotions.
  7. National and local recognition through quilters associations.
  8. Unlimited quilt sets for your qualifying cases at no charge.
  9. Participating in making the world a better place.
  10. Helping surviving mothers have a better funeral and recovery experience.
  11. Helping surviving families experience a better grief recovery.
  12. Participating in changing the perception of pre-term loss from non-loss and infant baby losses from insignificant to a real and significant loss.

 


How To Partner with Us

  1. Agree to provide no cost or low cost burials or cremations to natural pre-term and infant losses prior to the first birthday.
  2. Submit your service plan for infant burial and cremations along with your charges to the family, if any.  (This information is for quality control and continuity; it will be held in confidence.)
  3. Submit a donation of $1.00 per adult case load, yearly.  This donation will help cover the costs of administration.
  4. Submit your infant service coordinator's contact information, along with funeral home's address and phone number.
  5. Agree to assist your Blanketear Coordinator in fund raising efforts through awareness and support.  She/he is responsible for fundraising a minimum of $500.00 yearly.
  6. Represent Heaven Sent, Corp. in a caring and dignified manner.
  7. Honor our mission and goals.
 

 
 

 

Suggested Minimal Burial

Minimal Services of Funeral Director
Each funeral home may determine their charges for this service.

1st Call within 30 mile radius
Each funeral home may determine their charges for this service.

Minimum Container
Each funeral home should only charge wholesale costs for this item.

Private immediate family viewing of child
Each funeral home may determine charges for this service. As infants are not generally embalmed, it may be prudent to set a time limit as well as other limits as deemed appropriate. This service is not intended for extended family and friends. It is a final opportunity for mother, father, siblings and possibly grandparents to have a final moment to say goodbye.

Transport to cemetery within 30 mile radius from funeral home
Each funeral home may determine their charges for this service.This service does not guarantee use of hearse. A utility vehicle may be used.

Open and Close of Grave
Each funeral home may determine their charges for this service. Please note: minimal open and close of grave does not include tent, chairs nor elevator (lowering device).

Graveside Committal
Each funeral home may determine their charges for this service. Please note that this committal is not a graveside service.

Application and filing of Death Certificate
The family will find it necessary to pay state fees for death certificates.

A baby burial only includes the minimal services required to bury a baby. Families desiring services other than minimal services will find it necessary to pay full pricing for all services and merchandise from their funeral home of choice.

Suggested Minimal Cremation

Minimal Services of Funeral Director
Funeral Home may determine appropriate fees for their minimal services of Funeral Director.

1st Call within 30 mile radius from funeral home
Funeral Home may determine the fee if any for 1st call.

Minimum Container
Funeral Home may determine cost for container based on wholesale value, shipping and handling fees.

Transport to crematory
Funeral Home may pass on their costs as charged by crematory for this service.

Cremation of Baby
Funeral Home may pass on their costs as charged by crematory for this service.

Return of Cremains to Funeral Home
Funeral Home may pass on their costs as charged by crematory for this service.

Delivery of Cremains to Family
Funeral Home may pass on their costs as charged by USPS for this service.

A baby cremation only includes the minimal services required to cremate a baby. Families desiring services other than minimal services will find it necessary to pay full pricing for all services and merchandise from their funeral home of choice.