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Buzzy's Bees

Supporting families through the unexpected loss of a child

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In the King Tide

View the original artwork and story excerpts from our 2019 through 2022 families created by our talented GGaV artists and writers. 


Buzzy’s Bees received a 2022 Regional Arts & Culture Council Grant and will be hosting five traveling art exhibits in the Portland area featuring reproductions from the Give Grief A Voice Project.


Give Grief a Voice Project

In speaking with families who have lost young children, we realized how important it is to listen to their story and to assure parents that their little one will be remembered always. Even at various stages of grieving the loss of a child, it can be very difficult to articulate the memories and things that made your child special. The emotional support of providing an outlet and a sense of permanence to the story of who their child was and the process of grieving is immense and powerful.

With these things in mind, we launched a special project in 2019, Give Grief a Voice. We engage professional writers and artists to capture stories of the child and present the family with a unique piece of art as a gift. 

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About Buzzy's

In the wake of unexpectedly losing our amazing boy in 2016, we have been blessed beyond words with both financial and emotional support. Even with prudent planning, there is no way we could have fully prepared for such a loss.

Our mission is simple: to help other parents in our position receive that same level of support. Each year we have been able to consistently award financial gifts to grieving families and provide emotional support to countless others.

– Nate, Amanda, Calvin & Brooklyn Drews

Financial Gifts

Each year Buzzy’s awards financial gifts to grieving families to assist with the variety of expenses that arise following the unexpected loss of a child.

Get Involved

We have large and small roles available in planning and executing our mission and various fundraising events.

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Buzzy's Team


We are pleased to introduce our newest advisor and team member Gina Kornfeind! Buzzy’s Bees was introduced to Gina Kornfeind in 2020 as we were planning the third year of the Give Grief a Voice project. At the time Gina was the support and bereavement coordinator for the Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program at

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2023 Art Reveal Event

The sun shone brightly on September 30th, 2023 as we held our 5th annual Give Grief a Voice Art Exhibition & Benefit at the Greatroom in Beaverton, where we unveiled the stunning art pieces made for 10 families this year in memory of their little ones.  Families were warmly greeted at the door and led

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Child Loss

Rethinking Stages of Grief

Grief has been with me for seven long years. It has taken a lot of unpacking and processing to sit where I do today. I recognized early in my grieving that it is about human connection. My experience and journey directed me to formal study, culminating in recognized credentials that will allow me to provide care, and compassion as

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