“With Brave Wings she flies”

Helping families who have been directly or indirectly affected by the loss of a child.

Getting Involved

What You Can Do

Ways To Help Grieving Families

Speak their loved one’s name.
Be present and available.
Listen to their stories.
Acknowledge their feelings.
Pray.
Just do it. Don’t ask what can I do?
Reach out via text, email or phone.
Stay connected: happy hour, lunch or events.

Making a Donation

Your generous contribution will help many families who have been directly or indirectly affected by the loss of a child. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go far with our mission. Owlet has agreed to match Butterflies and Birdies Foundation two-to-one. Every Owlet we purchase, Owlet will donate two back to us.

Volunteer

Become a member of our BBF family by volunteering your time and talents. We are always looking for volunteers.

Our Story

About Us

On September 2, 2016, Jordan Marie Stapp went down for a nap and woke up in the arms of Jesus. An autopsy later confirmed she died of SIDS at the age of 6 months. On January 11, 2017, just four short months later, her cousin, Ava Rae Arce passed away in the womb due to a true true knot in the umbilical cord. She passed away 3 days before she was supposed to be delivered, as a healthy baby girl.
What Drives Us

Our Mission

Help families who have been directly or indirectly affected by the loss of a child.

  • Honor our angel babies – Jordan Marie Stapp and Ava Rae Arce.
  • Donate Owlet Socks to parents in need to help give them a little peace of mind and comfort while their little one sleeps.
  • Donate CuddleCots to hospitals to give grieving parents more time to say goodbye.
  • Educate and raise awareness of Stillbirths and SIDS.

The Dream Sock

Butterflies and Birdies Foundation has partnered with OWLET to help provide families with a little peace of mind. The Dream Sock is designed to track sleep quality indicators such as wakings, heart rate, and movement.  Oxygen is tracked as one of the various sleep quality indicators and is now viewable in the Dream Sock app.  Parents can now view a 10-minute average of baby’s oxygen level on the home screen of the Owlet Dream app.   Both the Dream App and  base monitor will prompt you when your baby needs assistance.  (The OWLET Dream Sock is not a medical device and you are the caregiver responsible for the health and well-being of your baby.  It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition.)

The CuddleCot

Butterflies and Birdies Foundation donates CuddleCots to area hospitals.  The CuddleCot™ is a cooling pad placed inside a portable Moses basket. It is connected by a specially insulated hose and is quietly cooled using the CuddleCot cooling unit. The cooling system helps to preserve a stillborn so families have more time to say goodbye to their baby.

Infant Loss SIDS Organizations

The Butterflies and Birdies Foundation is an infant loss organization that works with families who have been directly or indirectly affected by the loss of a child due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or stillbirth. After suffering this tragedy personally, it was decided that an organization would be created to bring awareness surrounding infant loss. Sadly, more families suffer this tragedy than is often realized.

How Our Organization Supports Grieving Families

Unfortunately, not every death can be prevented. But, if we can save just one life, SIDS organizations know they’re making progress. In time, we hope that one life turns into two lives and so forth. This is why our goals are to bring awareness to infant loss, educate new parents on SIDS and support families who are grieving. Below are some of the ways we do this:

  • Donate CuddleCots. CuddleCots are cooling mattresses that help prevent deterioration. This allows parents and families to spend more time with their sleeping infants. They can dress the baby, take pictures, plan for the funeral and more.
  • Donate Owlets. To keep babies safer while sleeping, our foundation donates Owlet Socks to new parents. These socks fit right on baby’s foot and notify parents if baby needs assistance.
  • Host golf fundraisers. As with other infant loss organizations, the Butterflies and Birdies Foundation must raise money to continue our efforts. One of the ways we do this is by hosting charity golf tournaments.
  • Resources, education and support. Our SIDS organizations are here to help new parents and families that have lost an infant. You can always turn to us for suggestions on stillborn support groups and other resources.

Bringing Awareness to Infant Loss

The infant mortality rate in the U.S. has been declining for years, but there are still many babies that end up dying – over 22,000 every year. There are a number of reasons why babies die prematurely, though the focus for our organization is on SIDS and stillbirth. We share this not to scare you, but rather to bring awareness to the matter. We don’t want grieving parents to suffer alone.

Whether it’s a stillborn support group we recommend, a CuddleCot donated to a hospital for a grieving family to sue, or an Owlet Sock given to new parents to ease their minds, our foundation plans to be with families every step of the way. Please contact us whether you need support or would like to donate to our cause.

For more information about our infant loss organizations and how they’re making a difference for parents all over the country, please contact the Butterflies and Birdies Foundation today.

Learn

Safe Sleep

Alone – place your baby in a separate but close-by safe place. Room sharing can be okay, but bed sharing increases the risk of suffocation. Never use soft bedding, comforters, pillows, loose sheets, blankets, sheep skins, toys or bumper pads in the crib or portable safety-approved Pack ‘n Play.

Back – always place your baby on his back for every sleep, night time and nap time. (once your baby can roll from tummy to back and back to tummy, your baby can stay in the sleep position that he assumes.

Crib – place your baby to sleep in a safety-approved crib or pack ‘n play with a firm mattress and tight-fitting sheets. Consider wearable blankets like swaddles or sleep sacks to keep babies warm.

Disclaimer: The Owlet is never to be used to replace safe sleep.

Make a Donation

Your generous contribution will help many families who have been directly or indirectly affected by the loss of a child. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

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