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This CD Baby button is where you will find our theme song, God's Child, written by Joe Rathburn, especially for Garden of Innocence. Joe has sung at Garden of Innocence/San Diego many times and each time his presence is felt by everyone there. He brings out the essence of the garden and why we are all here to care for these children.
Download is 99 cents and it supports Garden of Innocence. We hope you enjoy God's Child!
Author Elissa Al-Chokhachy invited Garden of Innocence National Founder Elissa Davey to write a story in Our Children Live On: Miraculous Moments for the Bereaved about one of the babies in Garden of Innocence/San Diego. Please support both Elissa’s and purchase this book to read “Michaela’s Story”. Proof that your loved ones are always with you and know what you are doing. They will watch over you. We have learned this first hand at Garden of Innocence.
Beautiful New Garden of Innocence in San Joaquin Valley. Located in Mt. View Cemetery 1411 Belmont Fresno, CA. We would like to thank Mountain View Cemetery and especially Elaine Tosh for her immediate "YES" when we asked her if she would help us build this new garden. As soon as we got county approval, Elaine started her wonderful grounds crew in action to make this a perfect resting place for the children. Thank you Elaine. If you would like to make a donation to GOI/San Joaquin Valley, please go to their tab on the right under other gardens and hit the donate button.
NEW GARDEN PREPARATIONS
We have been asked by the County Coroner of Placer County, CA to come build a garden in their area. They are thinking that because their need is so low that we could combine Sacramento County and Placer together. We have volunteers in the Roseville area who all live in a retirement community and have expressed the desire to care for this new garden. As seniors, they told us that they have time on their hands and would never want to see this happen to one of their grandchildren. So with that said, we are moving forward to lay the ground work for a new garden in the Roseville area.
ROCHESTER NEW YORK: Netreia has been working on establishing a new garden in Monroe County, Rodchester area for about 2 years now and has finally found a cemetery that wants to help us. February 22nd she is heading back to Rodchester for a meeting with the powers that be for final approval. We have volunteers in the area ready to run with it, so are very excited about this new garden. Contact Dr. Netreia Carroll 858-380-4238 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
DALLAS, TEXAS: We spoke to the coroners office in Dallas last week and they are submitting our program to their supervisors and hopefully we will be able to meet with them soon. We have volunteers in the McKenney area, thank you Sandra Welsh for that assistance, and she is searching for cemetery information for us so that we can get some help there as well. So that is in the very beginning stages, so if anyone lives in the Dallas area and wants to help, please let us know by writing us at email@example.com.
To make a donation for either of these new gardens just hit the donate button on this site.
FIRST MEMORIAL SERVICE IN FRESNO, CA
Yesterday, this is where the children rested
Garden of Innocence/Fresno
First Memorial Service
MAKAYLA, NICO, JOSHUA JULIAN, EVAN, HANNAH, JOHN,
IRIS, ANALISA, EMILY, NICOLE, THELMA RITA, LANIE,
PEARL, TREVOR, JEROME, BENJAMIN, JAMIE, MALCOLM,
LARRY, MARGARET, RICHARD AND GRACE
Saturday October 27, 2012
Ten in the Morning.
Mt. View Cemetery
The public is welcome to attend and participate.
Send donations to:
Fresno, CA 93775
Today, This is where the abandoned children are resting. No longer abandoned and loved by many!
THANK YOU THANK YOU
TO THE LEROE FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
FOR THEIR DONATION TO
GARDEN OF INNOCENCE THIS WEEK.
WE SO APPRECIATE YOUR KIND HEARTS IN
CHOOSING GARDEN OF INNOCENCE AS THIS
THANK YOU LEROE FAMILY
Children in the chain of love
Little Ann Marie beautiful casket
Children making caskets for children-Amazing!
Sprinkling rose petals over the casket and leaving a toy
Garden of Innocence National
Who are we? We are people that care - a lot! We are going to make sure no child leaves this earth without someone who cared! We are going to build a Garden of Innocence in every state so this will not happen. We are going to strive to bring communites together to help us care for these children and know that they are doing the right and good thing. What we need is your help one state at a time! We are a non-profit, non-denominational and completely run by community volunteers.
April 12th 2013
Elissa will be traveling to San Francisco to support the new baby going into the Garden on Friday April 12th at 1 PM. On Saturday, she will be traveling to Sacramento to meet with Lisa West of East Lawn Memorial park to visit Sierra Hills Memorial Park to look at a space that East Lawn is thinking of providing to Garden of Innocence/Sacramento County & Placer County.
On Saturday she will also be traveling to Placer County to meet with the volunteers that want to help run this garden, make blankets and help with wood working.
On Monday and Tuesday, she will be meeting with Sheriff Coroner Yatt, to see if they will allow us to help with the indigent burials of children. We are very excited about this new garden.
Elissa traveled to Fresno to have a meeting with the coordinators of Garden of Innocence/San Joaquin Valley to discuss fund raising ideas. We had a very pleasant visit and toured the new garden. They added a tree that they will be decorating for holidays to get people involved in the garden. What a great idea. Everyone that helps run this garden are wonderful caring people and we are so grateful that they found us. Thank you Roy, Donna and Elaine, you are amazing!
Netreia, traveled to a very large meeting in Rochester, New York to speak with everyone involved in that new garden. She had a sucessful meeting and we are in hope that this Garden of Innocene/Rochester, NY will be up and running by summer.
October 4th, Elissa will be flying to Baltimore, Maryland, as we will have a booth at the National Medical Examiners Convention. We are hopeful that we will be able to get our information out to many MEs across America and save the Garden money in travel costs to meet each one individually. Wish us luck!
September 25th: We did it! We got Fresno County Board of of Supervisors to approve a Garden of Innocence here in Fresno county.
We will need a lot help here for this first service as there will be 18 babies.
If anyone here in the Fresno area wanted to volunteer, please call Elissa at 888-535-4772 or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 4th, Netreia and Elissa will be meeting with Bishop McKinney who has promised to get our information directly into President Obama's hands. We have been searching for a government grant and there is none that are available for us, so we are hopeful with a little help from Washington, we can find some help and also let President Obama know the plight of these children.
September 17th, Elissa has been invited to speak at the California Coroners Symposium in Orange and they also donated a booth for us. We are hopeful this wil get the word out about us to many of California's Counties and save us travel money in trying to go there and meet each one.
September 24th, Elissa will be returning to Fresno for a press conference and a meeting with the County Board of Directors & County Council for the final decision to have a Garden of Innocence in Fresno County.
Elissa will be flying to Fresno, CA on August 28 to meet with Elaine at Mt. View Cemetery along with Kelly Wiefel, Deputy Coroner of Fresno to see the land that Mt. View Cemetery would like to donate to the new Garden in Fresno. We are almost there. There are still a few issues that need to be ironed out with the Board of Supervisors and we are hopeful that this will be completed soon.
There are 16 babies waiting for us there.
August 11th we welcomed Baby George to Garden of Innocence/San Diego.
July 28th, we welcomed babies MarcieAnn, Travis and David to Garden of Innocence/San Diego.
June 15 at 1:00 PM
Memorial Service for two babies in
Garden of Innocence/Bay Area
San Francisco Columbarium
1 Lorraine Court San Francisco
If you are in the area, please plan on attending. It's such a beautiful place. This garden is in very much need of donations so please consider donating to this wonderful garden.
Had a wonderful talk with Debbie Jackson of Sterling, Alaska. She wants to help us establish new Garden of Innocences in Alaska. Even though Debbie is confined to her chair, she is pretty mighty with the computer on her lap, so I know she will work hard to make this happen. Thank you Debbie!
In April we traveled to the west side of the state of New York and started laying the ground work for Garden of Innocence to come to New York. Thanks to Neteria Carroll, we were well received by the commissioners she spoke to and we are hoping that we will hear some good news soon about opening new gardens in New York.
March 13th we will be traveling to Maricopa County, Arizona to meet the coroner's office to see if they will allow us to help them with their indigent program for children. Babs France who has been a volunteer for Garden of Innocence/San Diego is going to be the director of our new Garden of Innocence/Valley of the Sun in Phoenix, Arizona. Please keep us in your prayers that we can make this happen.
Hoping to return to Las Vegas this month as well. Today we talked to the Coroner of Clark county and he felt it was the time to come back and talk again. We are so looking forward to this.
We traveled along Hwy 99 in California in February to meet with coroners in all the counties from Bakersfield to San Joaquin.
We had a wonderful time meeting coroners and telling them about the Garden and seeing if they will allow us to work with them in their indigent program.
Our goal is to have Garden of Innocence throughout California and then head to parts unknown.
Babs France has offered to lay the ground work in Phoenix, Arizona so we are looking forward to heading there in March.
In May we are heading to the east coast to meet the coroners in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey. We have volunteers wanting a Garden of Innocence in their area.
Please consider visiting our donation page so that we can be assured that this Garden will continue to grow so that no child leaves this earth without someone who cared.
If you know someone in the following counties that might be interested in helping us in their area, please ask them to contact us.
Kern, Fresno, King, Tulare, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Orange Counties
Knights of Columbus make it their mission to show up to every service. Look how many came today for Ann Maries service. The 100th baby in Garden of Innocence San Diego
If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping us start a garden in your state, please contact us, we need all the help we can get. Just have them email us at email@example.com or call us toll free at 760-805-9058. We are working in Seattle, Las Vegas, Bakersfield and Long Island New York, right now.
San Francisco Chronicle prints great article about Garden of Innocence/Bay Area
San Francisco Chronicle printed a great article on Saturday July 16th, about our newest Garden of Innocence/Bay Area in San Francisco. If you would like to see this article please log onto www.sfgate.com and search for garden of innocence. Please hit the tab on the left to view all the news on this new garden and to meet Mike Gunn our newest director for Garden of Innocence/Bay Area For more infor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elissa with Mike Gunn the new Director of Garden of Innocence/Bay Area. He will be handling all nine counties surrounding the Bay area.
We had a great visit to San Francisco. Spent five days in the city and visited all the coroners and Public Administrators around the bay area. We will be caring for the abandoned and unidentified children in the following counties: San Francisco County Sonoma County Alameda County Marin County Santa Clara County Napa County Solano County San Mateo County We have an amazing volunteer in San Francisco, who will be the coordinator for all the counties, Sr. Dep. Mike Gunn with the San Francisco Sheriff's Department. Also my dear friend from high school days, Ken Grant will be the point of contact for Solano County. We need volunteers from each county so if you are interested, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com Thank you to Mary Nardell for traveling with me and helping me keep to the right road. Driving in San Francisco can be a challenge, so am very thankful Mary was my navigator. Found a great spot to stay: The Handerly in Union Square gave us a discount and provided a very nice rest. Think about the Handerly next time you go to San Francisco as it is close to everything and easy access to freeway, Bart and cablecar.
********************************** Our sincere thanks to Stewart Enterprises who are the ones that have donated space for us at area cemeteries. We are so grateful for their kind heart in giving these children a beautiful place to rest. If you are looking for a final resting place for a loved one, please contact Stewart Enterprises for a location near you. They can be reached at www.stewartenterprises.com
SAN FRANCISCO, FRESNO, PHOENIX, LAS VEGAS AND SEATTLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR GARDEN OF INNOCENCE/SAN FRANCISCO OR GARDEN OF INNOCENCE/SEATTLE, PLEASE CLICK THE TAB ON THE LEFT FOR SAN FRANCISCO OR SEATTLE AND EMAIL US.
WHAT IS GARDEN OF INNOCENCE NATIONAL
We are a non profit public benefit corporation with one purpose - To provide dignified burials for abandoned and unidentified children.
We have perfected our craft in our first garden in San Diego and want to teach others how to care for the babies in their area that should not have died alone.
We are going out across the USA to help people in other communities start a Garden of Innocence in their area. We teach the processes involved and bring a community together to make this small life that was lost - leave a legacy.
We aren't going to the communities to take over, but to teach. We help people get started and then let them care for the children themselves.
State by State, we will be meeting people that have the same heart as we do and truly want to see that no child leaves this earth alone. We don't want to see another child go into Potters Field or be scattered at sea with no on caring. We Care! If you feel you are one of the many people that want to see that all the children are loved and cared for, then let us know. We'd love to meet you and help you start Garden of Innocence in your area. This is a mission that will touch the hearts of your community and bring closure to issues in peoples lives. We give a child a name instead of a morgue number or "Doe". This is a dignity that every human being deserves is to have a name of their very own. Just a first name is all they need to set them apart from all the others. If you build it, they will come. Who will come? People will hear about what you have done and will want to pay their respects to a little child that no one else wanted. To make a difference in their community. To hopefully someday put us out of business. Wouldn't that be nice!
P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, California 92008 888-535-4772 Toll Free 156 Walker Way Vista, CA 92083 (Office) firstname.lastname@example.org
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You can also speak to Dr. Netreia Carroll at 619-519-9090 or email her at email@example.com
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