Please log onto www.gardenofinnocence.org for more information about Garden of Innocence National and all the new gardens
INTRODUCING Four New Gardens: Fresno, Sacramento, Bakersfield, CA and Rochester, NY
Evergreen Cemetery in Merced, CA has volunteered to donate a space for Garden of Innocence/Merced
Whitehaven Memorial Park in Pittsford, NY has offer to consider donating a space for Garden of Innocence/Monroe County, NY
Introducing Victor Junior, the new director of Garden of Innocence/Sierra in Sacramento, CA
key players in GOI/Sierra in Sacramento are Coroner Greg Wyatt, Director Victor Junior and Lisa West, Marketing director of Eastlawn Cementery
Introducing Juanita Medina, the new director of Garden of Innocence/Kern in Bakersfield, CA
Key players in GOI/Kern are Juanita Medina, Director and Dave Hepburn, General Manager of Historic Union Cemetery. Thank you Dave for your trust!
Garden of Innocence/Fresno laid to rest 23 babies at their first service Oct 27, 2012
23 Vaults, 23 Names, 23 Urns, 23 Blankets and 23 Toys. Over 300 people from Fresno County attended the first service.
Garden of Innocence/Fresno
Elaine Tosh & her grounds Crew at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno
Meet Elaine Tosh, Manager of Belmont Cemetery and the guardian of the babies in Garden of Innocence/Fresno. Thank you Elaine for your trust and for caring so much about the garden
Preparing for Saturdays Service at Garden of Innocence/Fresno are Rebecca Melendez, Co-Founder of GOI/San Diego, Dr. Netreia Carroll, Co-Founder of GOI National, Elissa Davey, Founder GOI National, Mike Gunn, Director of GOI/Bay Area and his wife Jeannette Whelan; Roy Bell, Director of GOI/Fresno and owner of Bell Granite & Elaine Tosh, Founder of GOI/Fresno (& Baby China) Big day tomorrow.
We are so excited! October 1st, 2008 we launched our new Garden of Innocence in San Francisco. The Neptune Society of San Francisco donated a niche for us in their magnificen columbarium. The Columbarium was build in 1895 and is full of amazing history and wonderful families. We are currently working on obtaining volunteers to run the garden and have it all staffed by the time we get our first baby. If you know anyone that lives in the bay area and would like to volunteer, please log onto our website. www.gardenofinnocence.org for current positions to fill. You can also write us at email@example.com
Our Founders, Elissa Davey and Pastor Netreia Carroll
GARDEN OF INNOCENCE/NATIONAL
After many trials with our first garden, Garden of Innocence/San Diego, we feel we are well qualified to go out across the USA to teach others in their state how to start a Garden of Innocence in their area.
Our founder of Garden of Innocence, Elissa Davey has brought one of our directors from Garden of Innocence/San Diego, Pastor Neteria Carroll, into Garden of Innocence National to combine their knowledge and together help other interested people fulfill their desire to reach out to abandoned and unidentified children.
There is a lot to do to prepare for this task but the main question we ask those interested in starting a garden is, "Why do you feel you want to start a garden?" There is no money to be made here. No one at Garden of Innocence gets paid. Everything we do is volunteer. What we gain is how we feel inside once we have cared for this little child that no one else wanted. How it feels to know that we did what is right, to bury this child, to send him or her "home" with the love and dignity of family and friends in attendance.
That is what Garden of Innocence is all about. Bringing dignity to a child where there was none. If you would like more information about Garden of Innocence/National and how you can start one in your area, please log onto www.gardenofinnocence.org.
For a quick reply you can email us at GOInational@hotmail.com or write to us at P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, CA 92008. We will do our best to get to your questions as quickly as possible and help you through the entire process. We are a non-profit corportation and not affiliated with any religious organization.
Currently we are trying to start Gardens in Washington state, Las Vegas, Nevada, Houston, Texas, Montreal, Canada & San Francisco, Ca. There is also an independent Garden of Innocents in St. Louis, Missouri. If you are near any one of these areas please let us know as they all are going to need volunteers to help out.
Make A Donation to Garden of Innocence/National
Press the PayPal button to the right where you can donate with credit card or echeck or mail your donation to:
Garden of Innocence National P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, CA 92008
If you would like your donation to go to one of the gardens listed below, please state that in your message. Otherwise your donation will go to help all gardens across the USA and Canada
Phone: 888-535-4772 (toll free) Mail: Garden of Innocence National P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, CA 92008
Thank you for your kind heart and desire to see that no child is send home without the love and dignity of family.
Our goal is to help people in other states start a Garden of Innocence in their area. The following Gardens are in the process of getting up and running.
Garden of Innocence - San Diego CA
This is our first garden which was started in 1999. We are located in El Camino Memorial Park 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd San Diego off the 805 at Mira Mesa. We have enough room for 650 children. Please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free and leave a message at 866-760-1776 Donations can be mailed to P. O. Box 722 Carlsbad California 92008. Please state GOI San Diego in the memo section.
Garden of Innocence - San Francisco CA We launched the garden in October 2008 and are very excited to be located in the San Francisco Columbarium which is run by the Neptune Society. The Columbairum was built in 1895 and we are so grateful to be in the only cemetery located in San Francisco. We are seeking volunteers to run the garden in San Francisco, so if you are interested please let us know. You can contact us at 888-535-4772 toll free or email us at email@example.com. If you would like to send a donation, please send it to P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, CA 92008 and specify GOI/San Francisco in the memo section of your check. Please log onto our website www.gardenofinnocence.org for more information and what is happening in Garden of Innocence National
Garden of Innocence - Montreal Canada We have a wonderful lady working on the new International garden in Montreal. She is currently working to make a change in the province guidelines to allow us to take on the task of caring for the abandoned children there. If you are interested in helping with our endeavors in Canada, please contact Christina Baillas~Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Christina is also trying to introduce the Safe Arms Laws to Canada, in which, a person can return a baby to the hospital within 72 hours of birth if they can no longer care for the child with no criminal recourse. You can also email Christina at email@example.com
Garden of Innocence - Seattle, Washington After we have San Francisco up and running, Seattle will be our next stop. We have already spoken with the King County Coroners office and they are very interested in having us bring our program to their area. We also may have a cemetery that is willing to donate space for us. If you are intersted in donating to the future GOI/Seattle please sent it to P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, CA 92008 and specify "Seattle" on the memo line.
Garden of Innocence - Houston TX- (in planning stages)
Pastor Neteria Carroll is workings with the County to start a garden in the Houston area. We have been put on hold until the county workers settle into new positions within their departments. If you live in the Houston area and would like to be involved, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, CA 92008. We will keep you aware of out progress.
Garden of Innocents - St. Louis, MO This garden is up and running and has currently five infants resting in their garden. It is run by a wonderful team headed by Rebeca Navarro-McKelvey, President and CEO. You can donate directly by sending your donation to P.O. Box 69191 St. Louis, MO 639169 or contacting them at 636-447-2513
Garden of Innocence - Washington (In planning stages)
This garden is in the process of set up and if approved will be run by a wonderful lady, Kerry Hooks and her great friends. We will let you know when this one is up and running. If you would like to make a donation toward GOI/Washington, please send it to P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, CA 92008 If you are in the Washington area and want to volunteer to assist Kerry, please email us at GOInational@hotmail.com
Garden of Innocence - Michigan (In planning stages) This garden is in the planning stages with a wonderful lady named Trudy Hill. She is in the process of seeing if her city will donated a space in their local cemetery. She has requested all material to present before her city council and we are waiting for responses back. If you would like to make a donation toward GOI/Michigan, please send it to P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, CA 92008 If you are in the Michigan area and want to volunteer to assist Trudy, please email us at GOInational@hotmail.com If you think you would like to start a Garden of Innocence in your area, please write us and answer this one question...
You will understand the meaning of this question when I get your answer as it is the most important question I want to ask you. Send your inquiry and answer to the question above to Elissa Davey at GOInational@hotmail.com or mail them to P.O. Box 722 Carlsbad, Ca 92008
Thank you for your interest in Garden of Innocence National.
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