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4TH ANNUAL GIVE GRIEF A VOICE ART EXHIBITION & BENEFIT

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Join us at The Historic Alberta House in Northeast Portland for an evening of love, art, and camaraderie as we unveil our fourth set of art pieces created for families grieving the loss of a child.

2022-2023 GIVE GRIEF A VOICE TRAVELING EXHIBITS

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.

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

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Fundraising

BEE QUILT STORY OF GENEROSITY

One does not speak with Patty Torres for very long before her admiration and love for her family enter the conversation.  It is easy to understand why: Her father emigrated from Mexico to the United States as a seventeen-year-old and began a lifetime of farming and work in various states. He returned and brought his

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Events

Sixth Annual Golf Event Recap

The intermittent rain didn’t dampen our spirits as we gathered to golf in memory of precious children gone too soon on June 4.  Sah-Hah-Lee is a beautiful setting, rain or shine!  Both the Par 3 course and the Mini golf tournaments were nearly sold out, and some golfers accomplished a full 18-hole plus a full

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Events

Art Salon

Buzzy’s Bees tried something new this spring.  We held a ‘this-is-not-a-fundraiser’ event for donors, supporters, and industry professionals in Seattle. A little bit outside of our comfort zone (no fundraising goal!), the idea was simply to invite people to experience the Give Grief a Voice project in 3-D.  Held on a Thursday evening at a

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Give Grief A Voice Art

4TH ANNUAL GIVE GRIEF A VOICE ART EXHIBITION & BENEFIT

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Join us at The Historic Alberta House in Northeast Portland for an evening of love, art, and camaraderie as we unveil our fourth set of art pieces created for families grieving the loss of a child.