Supporting families through the unexpected loss of a child
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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.
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
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.
We have large and small roles available in planning and executing our mission and various fundraising events.
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What to Say, What Not to Say
If the time has not come yet for you, it likely will. You will be a family member or friend of someone whose child, or other loved one, has died. It is difficult to find words. We struggle with our own emotions and shock and grief, yet we know they are experiencing an unfathomable ache.
Community Fair with Safe Crossings and Seattle Children’s Hospital
On a chilly but bright February day, volunteers from Buzzy’s tabled at the first ever “Guilding Love and Grief” community fair hosted by the Safe Crossings Foundation and Seattle Children’s hospital. The day included many activities, from a youth panel attended by Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, to a game of cornhole, a firetruck tour, and