The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting hope and healing through awareness, support, and research for parents who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.
Grayson, Kentucky – November 6-7, 2015 – Local Non-Profit, The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. plans to host its third annual Online Auction November 6th and 7th. Proceeds from the auction will be used to further the foundation’s goals to minister to individuals and families facing perinatal loss while raising awareness of pregnancy/infant loss and infertility.
The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. was founded as a response to the brief life of Carys Rainn Kitchen, who was born (along with healthy twin brother, Paxton) in April of 2011 with a fatal neural tube defect. Through the experience of Carys’ terminal diagnosis at 16 weeks and the months that followed, Carys and Paxton’s parents recognized a need for additional resources, support, awareness, and research in the area of perinatal loss.
The foundation strives to promote hope and healing by providing support to bereaved parents through memory box items, memorial opportunities, information, professional trainings, and more.
Scottiann McLain, foundation supporter and maternal depression program supervisor at Pathways, Inc. states, “Pregnancy and infant losses touch so many people in our area. I’m thankful for the awareness The Carys Rainn Foundation has brought to the community on a topic that almost everyone tries to avoid.” Keri Kitchen, founder and executive director adds, “The auction is a fun way to raise funds while bringing awareness to pregnancy and infant loss or infertility.”
Also coming up soon is the Paramount Arts Center’s Festival of Trees and Trains, and The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. donates a memorial tree annually. Visitors to the festival are invited to add memories of their own loved ones (regardless of age) to the memorial tree display. The foundation directors and supporters acknowledge that the holidays can be very difficult for those who are grieving and want to encourage the sharing of fond memories. The Festival of Trees will be held November 20-29th.
To participate in the auction, visit the foundation’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/carysrainn. For more information about The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc., or to include loved ones in the memorial tree, please visit www.carysrainn.org or contact Keri Kitchen, Executive Director, at Keri@carysrainn.org