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Bears of Hope
What is it? Bears of Hope provides support and care for families who experience the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal or infant death. Sadly, in Australia, 2000 babies are stillborn each year and one in four women will experience a miscarriage.
Where your money goes: Some of the main services that Bears of Hope offers to parents and families who have lost a baby include online support groups; facilitating face-toface support groups; offering hospital and home visits by Bears of Hope members and counsellors as well as providing phone and email support. The charity also offers a service that puts families in contact with other families who have experienced a similar loss.
How to donate: You can donate, make a one-off donation or arrange an ongoing contribution online at bearsofhope.org.au or call 1300 11 BEAR (2327) for details. You can also donate a “Bear of Hope” to a newly bereaved family.