The Story of Forget-Me-Not Baskets
Frequently Asked Questions
How do families receive a basket?
Forget-Me-Not Baskets donates items to 25 hospitals and Obstetric offices.
Forget-Me-Not Baskets donates bereavement items in bulk, for the hospitals to have on hand.
The nurses and staff deliver the bags and baskets and go through the items with the patients.
Forget-Me-Not Baskets does not come in contact with the patients, unless they reach out to us.
If you would like to gift a basket to someone outside of our area served, you can purchase items through our Online Store.
Can I sponsor a basket in memory of a loved one?
Yes. We have multiple items that can be sponsored in memory of a loved one.
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Established in 2007 From
A Random Act Of Kindness
Founder Sara Ringle donated a basket of bereavement items to a local hospital. As a young mother herself, she selected items that she thought would be helpful to a mom who experienced a loss during pregnancy or childbirth. Sara donated the basket to Wooster Community Hospital and after the hospital gave away the basket, nurses contacted Sara to request another.
After a short discussion with friends, Sara assembled and donated two more baskets to the hospital. This cycle continued and she identified this need in her community. Since 2007, Forget-Me-Not Baskets® has assembled and donated thousands of baskets and shipped items nationwide.
Forget-Me-Not Baskets® provides grief support items for all family members experiencing a loss during any stage of their pregnancy. Basket items are specifically curated for grief support and offer tangible items of remembrance and comfort.
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“It brings me such comfort to help others in a time that they feel so helpless. We will never be able to change the outcome, but my hope is that we changed their experience, and that they felt loved.”
Sara RingleBoard Member
“As a grandparent it is meaningful to serve on our board to bring a new and different view to what we strive for as an organization. One goal of FMN is to touch in some small way, as many hearts as we can.”
Barb SteeleBoard Member
“As a hospital bereavement coordinator, Forget Me Not Baskets means to me both care for grieving families, and support for their caregivers. Our bereavement program would not be what it is without Forget Me Not.”
Toni MishlerBoard Member
“We were touched that others were thinking of us and I would like other parents to know that they are cared about, especially during difficult times. Our family members cherish the keepsakes and we have been able to participate in the various events throughout the year. We find joy in doing these things together.”