Green Bay – Share of Northeast Wisconsin, a pregnancy and infant loss support group, invites families to attend Light of Hope, a Christmas remembrance service, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
Light of Hope is for families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or early infant death. Families are invited to bring an ornament to hang on a special Christmas tree in their baby’s memory, which will remain in the HSHS St. Vincent Hospital chapel throughout the Christmas season. Special friends and relatives are also welcome to attend the service.
Light of Hope
Light of Hope will also be an opportunity to help families in need this Christmas season. Share of Northeast Wisconsin will be collecting disposable wipes, diaper rash ointment, gentle soap/shampoo, soft towels, washcloths and diapers at the service. Comfort items such as grief books, small blankets and outfits, keepsake jewelry and prayer shawls will also be collected for newly bereaved parents. Gifts may be placed under the Christmas tree at the service. A gift donation is optional and not required for attendance.
Those wishing to attend and who would like more information can call (920) 433-8634, or, email Theresa Shuck at Theresa.Shuck@hshs.org or Lana Reinke at Lana.Reinke@hshs.org.
About Share of Northeast Wisconsin
Part of the national support group, Share, Share of Northeast Wisconsin serves as a resource for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death or SIDS, regardless of where their loss took place. HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay serves as the host site for Share of Northeast Wisconsin and also provides Share of Northeast Wisconsin services to its sister hospitals, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. Share of Northeast Wisconsin also offers an online support community on their Facebook page.