The TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a baby by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services.
We believe that every baby's life deserves to be honored and memorialized in accordance with the grieving parents' wishes and are committed to helping bereaved parents with this experience.
We also believe that every grieving parent deserves access to ongoing bereavement support. Therefore, we also offer parents comprehensive bereavement care in the form of grief support groups and peer companions.
You were all a HUGE help when I found out I could not have my daughter and you paid for her cremation. I really can't express how much it meant, but if I could see you all I would hug you. Without you, I don't know what I would've done.
The TEARS Foundation was started in 2002 by its Founder, Sarah Slack. Sarah and her husband, Sanford, experienced the stillbirth of their son, Jesse Curtis Slack on November 14, 2000. Through the loss of her son, Sarah decided to turn her tragedy into an opportunity to reach out to other families who have lost a baby and make a positive impact in her community.
Since its inception, The TEARS Foundation has served thousands of families in need with both financial and emotional support services. The vision for The TEARS Foundation is to meet a national need and provide its program across the U.S.
If you are interested in getting involved with The TEARS Foundation in your local community, please contact our office at 253-200-0944 or email us at email@example.com.
TEARS Foundation Recognition/Awards:
Award for Innovation in Service; Non-Profit Excellence Awards
Pay It Forward Award, 1st Place; by Principal Global Financial
Founder, Sarah Slack Recognition/Awards:
Woman Making a Difference in Washington: by Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Mariners
Hometown Hero: Kiro Radio, Ron & Don Show
Woman of Influence Nomination: Business Examiner
Top 5 Woman of the Year: Seattle's Evening Magazine, Best of Western Washington
Honorary Community Hero: Safeco Insurance
People Magazine "Heros Among Us" 2009 Finalist
Community Heroes: Good Morning America/Royal Carribean Cruise Lines
Brotherton Community Champion: Komo 4 News, Brotherton Cadillac