Other ways to support us:
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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.
knitting & Crocheting volunteers
Thank you for your interest in comforting grieving families as a Bridget's Cradles Knitting or Crocheting Volunteer. Our volunteers play a vital role in our mission of providing the comfort of a cradle to grieving families in hospitals nationwide. If you are an experienced knitter or crocheter in the United States and have a heart for serving bereaved families, we'd be honored to welcome you to our volunteer team!
We kindly ask that you carefully review our volunteer policies and process below
before submitting your application.
Why volunteer for
Make a direct impact.
Each cradle you knit or crochet will directly provide comfort to a bereaved family at the time of their loss by allowing them to hold and bond with their baby in a special way during the short time they have with them. To read more about our cradles and their purposes, please visit here.
Volunteer from the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule, when it’s most convenient for you. Just knit or crochet your cradles as you are able, fill up a box, and ship them to us when you’re ready. We will distribute them to our hospital recipients where there is greatest need.
Meet new friends.
Make special connections with other volunteers across the country serving our mission through our volunteer Facebook group. Volunteering for Bridget’s Cradles is a rewarding experience and we are here to support and encourage each other as we serve bereaved families together.
Receive communication from our team.
You will receive an email from our team regarding each donation you send to Bridget’s Cradles. Additionally, you will receive our Volunteer E-Newsletter throughout the year updating you on our current impact, the latest news within our organization, and our current needs and goals.
We appreciate you!
It’s important to us that you feel valued and included in the mission of our organization. We strive to show our appreciation to each volunteer on our team through various communications and outreach activities throughout the year including fun volunteer challenges and special giveaways.
We only accept applications from interested volunteers who live within the United States. At this time, we are unable to accept international volunteer applications.
We do not provide our official cradle patterns to individuals, groups, or other organizations for personal use. Our patterns and instructional documents are intended exclusively for active Bridget's Cradles volunteers only.
If you are a part of a knitting or crocheting group and your group would like to volunteer for Bridget's Cradles, please see below for our Volunteer Group Sign-Up Instructions.
We have specific quality standards for cradles we accept and donate to hospitals. We cannot accept cradles exposed to cigarette smoke or cradles that have pet hair on them. Our goal is to provide cradles of the highest quality to families.
Volunteers are required to use specific yarn colors and yarn types for making cradles. We are only able to accept donated cradles made from yarns from our approved list of yarns that are most preferred by our recipient hospitals, families, and memorial photographers.
There is no requirement on the number of cradles you donate or the frequency of your donations.
Each cradle you donate will provide comfort to a grieving family. The work of your hands will be forever cherished.
To get started, submit your volunteer application using the button below.
Please allow 1-3 business days for a Bridget's Cradles team member to review your application.
You will then receive an email with our Volunteer Policies & Guidelines form.
Carefully review and sign our volunteer guidelines and policies form.
It only takes two minutes to sign electronically!
We will then send you our official Bridget's Cradles knitting/crocheting patterns and instructions.
You're now ready to begin making cradles to donate to Bridget's Cradles!
Mail your completed cradles to Bridget's Cradles in Kansas for inspection, completion, and distribution to our recipient hospitals nationwide. Specific mailing instructions will be provided to you.
After we have received and processed each donation of cradles you send, you will receive a personal email containing praises and specific help and feedback, if needed.
As a valued member of our team, we'll regularly keep you up-to-date on how your time and talents are making a difference in the lives of bereaved families and the hospital staff who care for them. You will also have various opportunities to connect and find community with our nationwide team of volunteers.
If you are a part of a knitting or crocheting group in your community or church and would like to make Bridget's Cradles, we would love to welcome your group to our team!
If you are the group leader, please submit your group's information using the form below. We will then be in touch with you via email to sign up your group! If you have any questions about our volunteer group process, please email us at volunteer[at]bridgetscradles.com. Thank you!
A list of frequently asked questions by potential volunteers. If you have a question for us that is not answered below, feel free to email us at volunteer[at]bridgetscradles.com or use our Contact form. Thank you!