Chapter & Group Participation
Thank you for your interest in the Tole Friends Memory Box Program.
We would love to have your group's participation.
If your group prefers to give their boxes to one or more hospitals in your own area, you can adopt one or more hospitals. It will be the responsibility of the chapter/guild to supply all the boxes that the adopted hospitals need.
We would be happy to help you find a hospital in your area to adopt; as we have many hospitals on our list, it is possible we have one in your area. If you find you cannot continue supplying boxes to a hospital you adopt, please contact us to let the person in charge of the program know, so the hospital can be reassigned.
One challenge we have with large groups is that they have only one meeting per year dedicated to the program. As a result, a hospital has to wait until after the meeting to get any boxes, and then they may get more boxes than they can store at one time. For this reason, it may be more practical to contact us with the amount of boxes ready to ship and we will give you addresses of several hospitals in your area. Unfortunately, most hospitals do not have the room to store and protect a large number of boxes at any one time.
We do NOT care about being given "credit" for the boxes. The only reason we exist is to make sure qualified hospitals are connected with individuals and groups that wish to create boxes for them.
We need to make sure the boxes go to bereavement counselors who will take responsibility to give the boxes to the families who have lost a newborn. We track the number of boxes going to each hospital monthly so no one hospital is overloaded with boxes while others have none.
If you have adopted a specific hospital, please report boxes via our online system ( the link will open in a new window) reporting not only the amount of boxes through our site but also those from chapters to adopted hospitals will help with donations which will be 100 % benefit the program and the non-profit assignation.
If your group has not adopted a hospital and, depending on the amount of boxes you have ready to send, you will be given the name and address of one or more hospitals in need of boxes. You will then mail your boxes to the hospitals for this one time.
The boxes are mailed or hand-delivered directly from you to the hospital. You do not even have to mention the program when you send or hand over the boxes. We only want to make sure your boxes get to someone who is qualified to use them and will see they get to the families that need them.
To participate, please contact us to discuss hospitals in your area and how your group might participate.
Thank you for reporting boxes for the program.
We will send you the address of a hospital that has requested boxes within the next few days.
If you do NOT receive an address where to send boxes within three (03) days after reporting boxes ready to ship, please contact Annie so that we can send you an address - sometimes feedback emails to us do not reach us.