“It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”
It has been said that it is better to give than to receive. At In Lieu of Flowers, we believe very strongly in the importance of giving. In a world filled with sadness and grief, we have the opportunity and privilege to give back and support those in need. In Lieu of Flowers has implemented its own “giving program” as well as provide support for local and national charities.
May you open your heart, give with compassion and be filled with peace.
This program was implemented by In Lieu of Flowers in mid-June 2011, which allows us to donate a memory lamp to the families of Iowa soldiers who have been killed in action. Please contact us for more information.
Amanda the Panda
In Lieu of Flowers supports Amanda the Panda Family Grief Counseling. Please visit their website to learn about this non-profit organization: www.amandathepanda.org
Kuddly Kiddos is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 with a mission to help keep children warm in the Des Moines metropolitan area. Each Fall, Kuddly Kiddos adopts a facility to provide warm clothing to be dispersed to children in need.
The NEGU Foundation
NEGU which stands for Never Ever Give Up, was the message and motto of Jessica Joy Rees. a courageous 12 year old who lost her fight with two inoperable brain tumors on January 5, 2012. During her 10 month fight, Jessica inspired tens of thousands of people to NEGU in life no matter what!
Peach's Neet Feet
Peach's Neet Feet (PNF) is a grassroots custom shoe donation project. Canvas shoes are hand painted and donated to children battling various forms of childhood cancer and other long term/life threatening illnesses and also lifelong disabilities. Each shoe is customized to compliment the deserving child's life, interests, and courageous fight! Most of the art used is original and they are open to all ideas and themes.
Card Care Connection
Card Care Connection is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing sympathetic messages and motivational cards to those who face cancer. Our goal is to provide an uplifting message of hope to brighten their day. Through this program, volunteer card makers from all over the United States create handmade paper crafting cards. We collect and distribute these handmade cards free of charge to identified individuals who may benefit from support.
Battle 4 a Cure
Our mission at Battle4aCure (B4AC) is to enrich the lives of children with cancer by raising funds for scientific research and clinical trials to discover advanced treatments for childhood cancers and to potentially find a cure. We are dedicated to encouraging citizens to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer until a cure is found. We not only want to provide money to restore the financial burden, we want to give back Hope to the children and families affected by childhood cancer- the No. 1 disease killer of children.
Max’s Love Project
Max’s Love Project shares love by providing uplifting, supportive and therapeutic resources to SuperKids fighting cancer. We provide therapeutic gifts, such as Cloud B's Twilight Turtle, and various complementary resources to SuperKids from across the United States.
"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
¯ Martin Luther King Jr