No Cost Comfort Box

The mental health impacts of pregnancy and infant loss are profound. Researchers have found that 29% of birthing people who experienced a pregnancy loss, had anxiety, depression and PTSD-like symptoms for an extended period of time after the loss.

The above statistics demonstrate not only the high number of losses that occur but also the long-term impacts that pregnancy and infant loss have. The topic is highly stigmatized and a deeply isolating experience. Receiving tangible items of support and comfort can make a huge difference to families navigating grief. 

With the generous support of Mayfair Diagnostics, we have 70 beautiful and intentionally created comfort boxes to gift AT NO COST to someone navigating the journey through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, SIDS or infertility. 

NOTE: The boxes are open to anyone in Alberta or Saskatchewan who has experienced a loss within the last 6 months.

What's in Every Box?

100 % of the businesses that contributed to the boxes are owned by female-identifying entrepreneurs and 95% of the items are curated by Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) owned businesses. It is our mission to amplify and support BIPOC business owners however we can.

Each comfort box contains…

  • Memorial Candle by Land of Daughters
  • Affirmation Heart by Little Indie
  • Tea by Sarjesa Tea
  • Mala Bracelet by Rekha Chugh
  • Whipped Shea Butter by T’oria Skin Care
  • Miscarriage Affirmation Cards by Natalie KalverKamp
  • Letters of Love: Four Self-Care Greeting Cards to Write to Your Angel Baby by Emi + Company
  • Journal by Loft Designs
  • Loss and Grief Intention Bottle and Nighty Night Bath Bomb by Mama J

Donate a Box for a Family

You can help make an impact on their grief journey by donating today

How your donation helps

$25 donation partial support to one family
$50 donation supports one family
$100 donation supports two families

*PILSC is a registered Canadian charity and all donations over $25 made will receive a charitable tax receipt.

How to Get a Comfort Box

To get a comfort box for yourself or a family member or friend, please fill out the form below 

This form is now closed until further notice

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Our comfort boxes would not be possible without the help of…

Comfort Boxes In the News

We are proud to be featured in GlobalNews.ca!

Calgary volunteers create ‘bereavement boxes’ for parents dealing with pregnancy and infant loss

Pregnancy and infant loss are traumatic experiences made worse when people don’t get the support they need. And a local charity is now helping to recognize the unique challenges faced by members of the BIPOC community who are suffering the same losses.

When Aditi Loveridge was expecting for the first time 10 years ago, she never thought pregnancy loss would happen to her. She said…

Read more at GlobalNews.ca

Book with Erin Winters

In order to book with Erin, please connect directly with our Program Assistant, Shelagh via email at shelagh@pilsc.org

NOTE: Refrain from providing detailed personal information when emailing Shelagh. Feel free to describe your challenges in brief, and leave out personal details that you only wish to share with Erin.

Shelagh

Shelagh (she/her) brings with her a solid background as an admin in a variety of areas from business, academia and now with a charitable organization with the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Center. She feels passionate about working in a role that benefits others in the community.

Shelagh was exposed to bereavement and deep grief at an early age and it left her with a profound sense of how fragile life is and how we need to find joy and light wherever we can. She feels privileged to be able to take this sense with her into her role with PILSC while putting her strong admin skills to good use.