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Girlfriends, Glamour & Giving: An Evening in Support of the Butterfly Endowment has been postponed to the spring of 2022 to allow for a safer gathering.

With your help we can raise the funds needed to support families over the next year with a Match Challenge during the month of May and June between our previous event sponsors and you, our Butterfly supporters.

Click here to make your donation and help us meet our MATCH CHALLENGE!

Thank you to the following sponsors who have made a donation to the Butterfly Endowment as part of our Match Challenge so far!

Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home
Judy and Frank Chesters Family
Dodge & Cox
EG Stoltzfus Construction
Friends of Angels
Geoffrey and Jeannette Eddowes
Dr. and Mrs. Sam Keller
Eric and Jerissa Warfel
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Dr. Serena Wu and Robert Ross


To Date: $6,050 GOAL: $8,000

Here are some examples of how your donation will help W&BH’s bereavement team and our Butterfly families:

  • “Gift of Time” perinatal palliative care books
  • “Something Happened” books for siblings 
  • Stuffed animals for memory boxes
  • A memory box given to parents
  • Small Butterfly boxes for a private burial
  • Molding clay to imprint hands or feet as a special keepsake
  • Assistance to families for funeral expenses

"In the midst of the difficult challenges of this last year, over 400 families at Women and Babies Hospital and Lancaster General Hospital emergency department suffered a pregnancy loss. Due to COVID visitor restrictions, families who experienced loss could not lean on their extended family and friends. The Butterfly funds allow us to be generous with printing pictures and putting the pictures on a CD for each family. The hands and feet molds and memory boxes are a tangible way for grieving parents to share their baby's memory with extended family and friends. These resources for grieving parents, especially for children, have been a lifeline for families.”

-Sharon Kauffman MSN, RN, CPLC
Perinatal Loss and Perinatal Palliative Care Coordinator

Thank you for your support!

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