The P.A.T. Ministry
Providing A Treasure
What is the P.A.T. Ministry?
The P.A.T. Ministry provides to families who experience the loss of a baby (stillbirth, or early infant death) a beautiful, white treasure box filled with a burial gown, a bonnet, an envelope for the baby's hair, a copy of “Morning Will Come,” and a blanket all wrapped in acid free tissue paper. They are dispersed through hospitals and sometimes churches that request one.
Who gets the boxes?
Primarily hospitals but can also be requested by a Pastor or personal requests for friends.
How can you help?
We have continuing needs for the following items:
Available at Wal-Mart or Hancock’s Fabric store
5 yards Spring Mills Only White Batiste fabric
10 cards white buttons, 1/4-inch size only
(la petite brand at Hancock’s Fabric; LeBouton brand at Wal-Mart)
5 packages white Soft and Easy Hem Tape by Wrights
5 spools white thread—prefer Coats extra fine or Mettler Metrosene
5 yards flannel fabric—white, light pastels (pink or blue), or tiny pastel print suitable for babies
5 yards white decorative lace trim, no wider than 1/2-inch
Available at Michael’s Craft store, WalMart or Garden Ridge
5 spools of 1/8-inch satin ribbon—white, pale pink or pale blue
$10-$15 gift cards at Office Depot for printing P.A.T. gown patterns so that we can provide patterns so women can sew.
Books of postage stamps for mailing patterns and thank you notes to women who sew.
Gift cards at Wal-Mart or Hancock’s so that we can purchase things we are out of or would like to have.
We need women to sew the gowns, bonnets, and blankets.
Your gift will help provide God’s comfort to a grieving family