If you are a mother, I know you probably can not imagine the pain that incurs if you loose a child unless you have actually lost one. Imaginisce came across an organization called Mother's of Angels that uses scrapbooking to help ease the grief of loosing a child. Here is a brief summary of what they do. This is taken from the Imaginisce blog. I wanted to help them spread the word since this is such a good cause and Imaginisce is so good to me. You rock!
They tell of a story of a mother, named Marcie, that lost her teenage son. Eventually she found her way back to scrapbooking and it helped her through the grieving process. She started a group called the Mother of Angels where scrapbooking supplies were dropped off (donated) at her local scrapbook store and these supplies were used to help grieving mothers.
Here at Imaginisce our Mission Statement says, "Helping people remember, focus on, and celebrate what matters most." We believe to our core that scrapbooking is not just about buying, collecting and storing a lot of scrapbook supplies. Scrapbooking is all about "remembering AND celebrating what matters most." The example of the Mothers of Angels group is in line with what Imaginisce hopes to be in this amazing industry and we praise these brave women for allowing us to be a part of there story. Thank you!
If you would like to know more about Mothers of Angels and more of the stories of these brave mothers, please visit their blog. They would be more then happy to help get a group started in your own area as well. And most importantly, if you find you have some unwanted scrapbook supplies sitting around that need a good home we would encourage you to consider shipping a box (or two) to Imaginisce's office. If you're in the St. George area, please drop off your donations to Pebbles...please click here to find drop off location details.
Marcie's story and the stories of all of the ladies in Marcie's Mothers of Angles group are ones of inspiration to me. I hope that they inspire you as well. On this Mothers Day I think of Marcie and what a beautiful example she has always been to me. I thank her for her willingness to share her story with our Imaginisce followers.
Please visit the Mothers of Angels blog for more information.
Please check out the Just Imagine blog for the whole story.
I think this would be a great cause to have at your local scrapbook store.