♥ December 5, 2006 A precious baby girl named Rachel was seven weeks away from her entry into this world when her family was in a tragic car wreck. Mother and child were flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta; however, a couple of hours later Rachel lost her life. The next day she was stillborn. From the lonely depths of grief the family went through in the next hours, days, and weeks - Rachel’s Gift, Inc. was born.
♥ April 2008 Rachel's Gift, Inc. is created and begins to collaborate with hospitals to provide specialized bereavement care for parents who lose a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.
♥ 2009 We partner with our first 2 hospitals, Henry Medical Center (now Piedmont Henry) and Newton Medical Center (now Piedmont Newton,) serving 14 families.
♥ 2010 We add 4 more hospitals, and our volunteers are dispatched out to serve more than 70 families.
♥ 2011 We launch a course for nursing professionals on how to better care for patients experiencing loss, serving 183 families. We also begin our annual Angel Dash!
♥ 2016 We move from donated workspace to our own office space in McDonough, GA! We expand our services into Virginia, serving over 550 families.
♥ 2017 We launch our college course for senior nursing students at University of North Georgia in the spring. We then expand into Ohio in the fall, serving over 700 families.
♥ 2018 We achieve national accreditation for our hospital course and work to expand our college/university program. We expand into Oklahoma over the summer. We serve nearly 1,000 families.
♥ 2019 We expand into Pennsylvania in February and partnered with more hospitals in Florida in the last quarter of the year. We are worked to provide our existing hospitals with a refresher course that can be administered during competencies. We served 1,200 families.
♥ 2020 We are growing and partnering with new hospitals, including the communities of Pensacola FL, Macon GA, and Vernal UT. We hope to have our college/university program in place by the end of the year!
Providing comfort during the greatest of losses. #UnitedByLoss
·Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; EIN # 26-2467902. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.