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Gifts of Hope / Merchandise

Care Packages

 

Grief’s Journey, HEALing Embrace, and Ted E. Bear Hollow offer customizable care packages full of resources to bring hope and sooth a grieving heart. Items are hand-picked for the recipient individuals (at age/developmental level) and families and include books, journals, activities, and self-care items appropriate to the relationship and type of loss. 

Weighted Bears

 

Through HEALing Embrace, special stuffed bears can be purchased to memorialize a baby who has died and bring comfort to a grieving parent, family, or friend. Created with love and assembled by caring volunteers at the weight of the baby on their date of birth/death, these keepsake bears provide a surrogate that helps grieving individuals start their journey toward healing. This unique gift provides families with a physical connection to their newest member.

Library Kits / Bookbags

 

Grief’s Journey & Ted E. Bear Hollow offer resource bags for public and school libraries to lend to individuals, families, and professionals who want to access recommended literature and videos in the comfort of their homes or offices. Each kit is filled with grief-related books and DVDs for youth and their adult caregivers. Two versions are available for purchase: child and teen. Kits are available for public or school libraries to adopt ($170) or sponsor ($185) at any time. One can find English/Spanish-language bags at over 30 area libraries.

Participating Libraries

Anita Public Library
http://anitalibrary.org/

Atlantic Public Library
http://www.atlantic.lib.ia.us/

Bellevue Public Library
http://belvu.sirsi.net/

Blair Public Library
http://libraries.ne.gov/blair/

Carroll Public Library
http://www.carroll-library.org/

Clarinda Lied Public Library
https://www.clarindapubliclibrary.org/

Council Bluffs Public Library
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/

Crete Public Library
https://www.crete.ne.gov/

Denison Norelius Community Library
https://www.denison.lib.ia.us/

Elkhorn Public Library
https://omahalibrary.org/location/bess-johnson-elkhorn-branch-blog/

Glenwood Public Library
https://www.glenwood.lib.ia.us/

Gretna Public Library
http://www.gretnapubliclibrary.org/

Griswold Public Library
https://griswoldlibraryia.weebly.com/

Hamburg Public Library
https://sites.google.com/site/hamburgiowalibrary/

Harlan Community Library
https://www.harlan.lib.ia.us/

Keene Memorial Library
https://keen.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default

La Vista Public Library
http://cityoflavista.org/234/Library

Logan Public Library
https://loganpubliclibrary.weebly.com/

Omaha Public Libraries (Spanish kits also available)
https://omahalibrary.org/

Plattsmouth Public Library
https://www.plattsmouth.org/index.php/library-home

Red Oak Public Library
https://www.redoak.lib.ia.us/

Springfield Library
https://springfield.biblionix.com/atoz/catalog/

Sump Memorial Library
http://www.sumplibrary.org/

Villisca Public Library
https://www.villisca.lib.ia.us/

Walnut Public Library
https://www.walnut.lib.ia.us/

Weeping Water Public Library
https://www.weepingwaterlibrary.org/

 

Merchandise

 

Tees, Sweatshirts, Coffee Mugs, Travel Tumblers, Books and Seasonal Items

Order your limited-edition, commemorative 20th Anniversary Ted E. Bear Hollow travel mug, through this link:

https://thecollectiveforhope.givecloud.co/TEBHmug 

Here are some other wonderful grief gifts and remembrance items available through our (mostly local) friends.

Harp and Squirrel Designs: custom illustrations memorializing your human and/or furry loved ones 

Made With Grayce: terminal illness/hospice or postmortem fingerprinting, cremation jewelry & remembrance pieces 

 

 

 

“I wanted to thank you all at Grief’s Journey for the many support groups and initiatives to help our community process grief. I especially love the grief baskets and books and have shared with family members and friends this past year, allowing them to work through their pain and emotions through the resources in the basket and the books! The care that is put into the baskets and the books for use, are so helpful and promote healthy emotional steps in the painful parts of our lives—like death of those we love. Thank you for all your care for community resources and healthy grieving processes through your organization!”

Suzanne Combs-Brown