Supporting families through the unexpected loss of a child
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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Amanda was recently interviewed on the Always Andy’s Mom podcast. She talked about Hudson, how she got the idea for the Give Grief A Voice Project, and much more. Listen to the episode below or on your favorite podcast app.
Buzzy’s Bees received a 2022 Regional Arts & Culture Council Grant to host five traveling art exhibits in the Portland area featuring reproductions from the Give Grief A Voice Project. The first exhibit is at Northeast Community Center in Hollywood during July and August. Stop by the lobby during business hours to view the exhibit.
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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.