The TEARS Foundation is starting a new grant program. Normally, TEARS helps families with current funeral expenses for their baby who has died. The new Jesse Curtis Slack Memorial Grant will assist three families to purchase a grave marker for their baby.
Those families who lost their baby more than a year ago, and have never been able to purchase a grave marker are eligible for the grant.
The baby must be buried in Western Washington, and the death must have occurred one calendar year prior to the application request.
If you know someone who has lost a baby, and may benefit from this grant, contact Sarah Slack, President of the TEARS Foundation for more information. Applications are being accepted through October 5, 2006. Markers will be placed in November 2006.