Little Angel Gowns
Little Angel Gowns is a charitable organization that transforms donated wedding gowns into beautiful infant burial attire. Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered the loss of a baby or perhaps even endured this pain themselves.
Founded in Indianapolis four years ago by Marie Murphy, a career NICU nurse, who observed firsthand a very sad need – appropriate burial garments for infants who do not survive. The devastating loss of their baby was compounded with the realization that no suitable garments were available for their precious child’s final journey.
Following research and consultations, simple designs were adapted to address the specific challenges and requirements of medical and burial professionals. By transforming donated wedding gowns, beautiful yet practical burial gowns and infant pockets for the tiniest babies, were created to fill the need. Through a network of dedicated volunteer seamstresses across the United States ‘Dream gowns…become Angel Gowns.’
These beautiful garments are provided as a gift to the grieving family. There is never a charge! Our hope is the recipient family experiences a measure of relief and comfort in knowing their loss has been acknowledged in a most personal way.
Our Little Angel Gowns are suitable for infants from one pound to approximately 13 pounds. For infants, too small for a gown, we offer a specially designed pocket that best accommodates their size. We offer gowns for girls, unisex, and small boys; a modified tuxedo design is available for boys three pounds to 13 pounds. Also available are matching or compatible outfits for multiple births. Each gift is individually packaged and includes a matching cap and keepsake heart memento for the parents.
We are pleased and proud that we are making a difference. To date we have provided over 8,000 angel gowns to over 250 hospitals and funeral centers in 35 states. In addition, we provide burial gowns to individuals who contact us. Overnight shipments are not unusual.
Little Angel Gowns has experienced a wonderful response of many talented seamstresses.
Little Angel Gowns continues to meet the needs of so many grieving parents.
Little Angel Gowns is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Indiana.
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax adviser.