Tears Foundation

Our Mission

The TEARS Foundation

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.

I have to say that because of you and what you do for people, there are a lot of parents out there that are able to sleep just a bit easier knowing that their loved ones have a beautiful place to sleep. I know, I'm one of them. Thank you so much.

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The TEARS Foundation was started in 2002 by its Founder, Sarah Slack. Sarah, experienced the stillbirth of her 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 office@thetearsfoundation.org.

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