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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 2023 families created by our talented GGaV artists and writers. 


In 2022 Buzzy’s Bees received a grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council and hosted five art exhibits in the Portland area featuring reproductions from the Give Grief A Voice Project. Since that time, an additional grant from the Satterberg Foundation has made it possible to continue the tour to additional locations.

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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Sibling Loss

Two boys were buddies for a long time. In eighth grade another guy fit in and they are three musketeers navigating life in middle school. It is uncanny how easily they relate and completely understand and enjoy each other. Something that none of them had spoken of or known is that they have a unique

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Griever’s Library

When experiencing grief, or when someone in your life has been bereaved, it can be difficult to find books and resources on how to care for yourself and others.The texts may not cover the specific loss being experienced, or may be too overwhelming to take in, or may simply be too hard to find. We

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Child Loss

A Perspective on Grief – Dr Bonnie Chen

Through our mission of spreading awareness and understanding of grief, we have come to know many perspectives on life and loss. We have learned some of the ways loss is felt and life is celebrated, the ways the memories and presence of those gone from us are felt through the day-to-day. Much of what we

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