Help Build the Banner of Love
Build the Banner of Love, Inc. only uses our donors’ personal information for the purpose for which it was submitted, and does not share this information with any outside sources. Our organization only retains names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, and the information collected is only used internally in a confidential, password-protected database. If you wish your donation to be anonymous, please notify us at the time of your donation, otherwise the families will be notified of your remembrance donation.
Where is your gift going?
You may a make a donation in memory of a loved one or make a donation toward the continued construction of the “Banner of Love”. Build the Banner of Love, Inc. is a Federal 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. You may choose for your donation to be allocated to funds to help a family who has lost a loved one to addiction by providing floral arrangements for memorial/funeral pieces as shown below.
All floral arrangements are made by a myself and provided to the families at NO COST. This act of love started by bringing the mother pure white roses to the wake or memorial service of her child lost to addiction. We have since expanded our love and have taken mothers, who have also lost children to accidental overdoses, to present the mother who stands in the place where they once stood; trying to be brave, hoping that no one asks the cause, having the mothers place the flowers personally into the arms of the newly grieving mother.
Does it take the pain away? Nothing will ever erase that pain; it does however offer a minuscular ray of hope that they will someday have the ability to even “breathe” as described by many families we encounter. It is not only comforting for the mother who is receiving, but in some way curative to the mother giving the flowers. Love has the power to embrace, accept, and leave a lasting memory etched in the memory of a family that has now been added a group they never desired to be a part of.