During the month of September, CLS partnered with Infants Remembered in Silence (IRIS) for a virtual giveback mission. IRIS is a 501(c)(3) voluntary, nonprofit organization designed to provide support to parents, family, friends, and professionals after the devastating loss of a baby in early pregnancy, whether through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, and so on or death from premature birth, stillbirth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness, accidents, and all other types of infant and early childhood death. This assistance includes emotional support at the time of the death and the years that follow when grieving family, friends, and those affected need it most.
CLS members volunteered by mailing bundles of yarn in assorted pastel colors to IRIS that are used to knit/crochet beautiful blankets to be given to grieving parents. Such a heartfelt giveback mission; it was a wonderful way to send support and love to families affected by the loss of an infant.
Infants Remembered in Silence: https://www.irisremembers.com/