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DILLONS COMMUNITY REWARDS
Shop with Dillons Community Rewards and help bereaved families every time you shop! This takes only 2 minutes of your time to sign up and it is of no expense to you. A one-time commitment of two minutes can result in continual blessing of families just by doing your normal grocery shopping!
A customer must have 3 things to register and begin supporting BRIDGETS CRADLES FOUNDATION:
• A Plus card, which is available at any store by asking an associate
• A valid email address, which can be obtained from any free online service and can be anonymous
• A personalized account at our website, which again can be anonymous
TO ENROLL IN THE COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
1. Visit www.dillons.com/communityrewards
2. Sign in OR Create an account (see below on creating an online account)
3. Click on "Enroll Now"
4. Enter the 5-digit NPO: 75352
5. Select Bridget's Cradles and click on "Enroll"
TO CREATE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT:
1. Visit www.dillons.com/communityrewards
2. Click on "Register" at the top of the page
3. Enter your email address, password, zip code (select preferred store)
4. Click on "Create Account" at the bottom of the page
5. You will receive an email confirmation to your inbox, to activate your account click on the link in the body of the email and enter your sign in information to confirm
For assistance setting up an online account or with general questions, please feel free to contact Dillons at 800-576-4377 option 3.
Bridget's Cradles is a 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Kansas.
We provide hospitals with knitted and crocheted cradles to hold babies who were born into Heaven during the second trimester of pregnancy. We also lead a local support ministry and provide hope-filled resources online.
Our organization was founded after the birth of Matt and Ashley Opliger's daughter, Bridget Faith. She was stillborn at 24 weeks and 5 days on October 22, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Due to complications in Ashley's pregnancy and a poor prognosis given to them by doctors, Bridget's grandma, Teresa, knit a special cradle for her the week before she was born. On the day Bridget was born, Matt and Ashley and their families held her in the cradle, loving on her and making cherished memories with her.
You can read more about our story, our cradles, and our team on these respective links.
We are always in need of volunteers and support. We donate our cradles to hospitals in all 50 states for free. If you're looking to request a donation for your hospital, click here.
You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
We provide comfort, hope, and healing to families grieving the loss of a baby in Heaven.
We desire to provide comfort and hope to every family who experiences the heartbreaking loss of a baby. We desire for grieving families to know the hope we have to see our babies again in Heaven through faith in Jesus Christ.
Bridget's Cradles envisions a world in which:
Our Christian Faith: We believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in the hope of Heaven.
Sanctity of Life: We value human life and believe that our cradles hold God's most precious creation.
Integrity: We lead with honesty and strong moral character.
Compassion: We serve with love and empathy.
Generosity: We are responsible financial stewards and generous with our resources.
Community: We believe we are better together than on our own, in both serving and in healing.
Appreciation: We value and cherish our volunteers and donors.
babies born into Heaven are provided with a loving and dignified way to be held by their parents and families on earth
nurses and hospital staff are supported and have resources to care for bereaved families with love and compassion
bereaved families are comforted and supported in their grieving
bereaved mothers are connected in community to walk together and support each other in their healing journey
bereaved families do not grieve their babies without hope because of their faith in Jesus and the hope they have to spend eternity with them in Heaven
What We Do
DONATE CRADLES TO HOSPITALS
Bridget's Cradles provides hand-made knit and crocheted cradles to hospitals in all 50 states to offer to families whose babies were born into Heaven in the second trimester of pregnancy. Memory keepsakes are provided to families who have lost a baby in the first or third trimester.
Our cradles are made by our nationwide team of knitting and crocheting volunteers and finished by our sewing volunteers at our headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. Bridget's Cradles inspects cradles for quality and tags them before they are shipped directly to hospitals. Our cradles are always provided to hospitals and families for free.
Bridget's Cradles supports families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss by providing resources for healing, and by sharing Christ-centered and hope-filled encouragement on its website and social media pages.
Bridget's Cradles raises awareness about pregnancy loss in the hope that babies in Heaven would be acknowledged and bereaved families would be supported in their grief.
Bridget's Cradles hosts various monthly gatherings of bereaved mothers at its headquarters, including the following special evenings:
A quarterly craft night with the mission of creating memorial items to remember and honor our babies in Heaven alongside other bereaved moms.
A monthly hope gathering with the mission of finding Christ-centered support, making friendships, and serving others through the ministry of Bridget's Cradles.
wave of light
Bridget's Cradles hosts an annual candlelight vigil event called Wave of Light for bereaved families on October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, in Wichita, Kansas.