Supporting families through the unexpected loss of a child
What's Happening at Buzzy's
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.
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.
Latest From The Blog
On September 30 the art was revealed to our families who shared their stories of loss with our Give Grief a Voice team in 2023. At the event several parents shared their grief journey. Tiffany Pan courageously read aloud her poem, “Bereaved Mom.” With her permission we share it with our Buzzy’s hive here. “I
Those of you who have been keeping an eye on Buzzy’s Bees this past year are probably aware of our gallery tour around Oregon displaying reproductions of the priceless pieces made for the Give Grief a Voice project. Through the course of our tour, we have been able to spread our mission of revolutionizing grief
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