The Sleeping Angels Foundation is an Iowa volunteer based non-profit organization that will assist families in the State of Iowa who have or will suffer due to loss of a child. (This includes neonatal, perinatal and infant loss.) The Sleeping Angels Foundation director and officers will determine to whom the donation will be donated to.

The Sleeping Angels Foundation will work in conjunction with the Iowa Infant Hospice organizations like, but not limited to, the Mercy Medical Center Infant Hospice and Blank Children’s Shine Program, to get in touch with Iowa families who are affected with losing a newborn infant.

Our founder and his wife lost their daughter, Maggie Nicole Droste, who was born with Trisomy 18. Maggie lived for 3 hours before passing away.

Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards syndrome, is a condition which is caused by an error in cell division, known as meiotic disjunction. Trisomy 18 occurs in about 1 out of every 2500 pregnancies in the United States, about 1 in 6000 live births. The numbers of total births increase significantly when stillbirths are factored in that occur in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.

Our objective is to make varying monetary donations to families, depending on the individual family’s needs. I.e. headstone, funeral costs, vacation to get away, child care for other children affected, grief counseling, etc. Since no one’s situation is the same, the director and officers of the Sleeping Angels Foundation will evaluate on a case by case basis and determine what would help the family the most.

The Sleeping Angels Foundation will hold events created by our officers throughout the year to raise funds. Our next annual Sleeping Angels Fun Run will be April 30th, 2016. We are fully engaged in the planning and seeking items or monetary donations for our auction held after our motorcycle/car fun run.

I hope you will consider donating to this very worthwhile cause. It’s the generosity of people and businesses like you that make this event a success. If you need any more information, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sleeping Angels Foundation Appreciates Your Support