Near and Dear
This is the place where the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives. The NILMDTS mission statement is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the gift of professional portraiture. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family's healing process by honoring their child's legacy.
Animal Abuse and Violence Ends Now Trough Greater Enforcement AAVENGE is dedicated to: •Providing information that will help citizens understand the seriousness of the dog fighting problem and recognize the signs of possible dog fighting activity in their neighborhoods. •Impressing upon our elected officials the critical important of enacting meaningful legislation that focuses on (and provides stiff penalties against) those who actively engage in the vicious sport, and not against the dogs who are the victims, not the perpetrators. •Assisting local law enforcement by identifying the criminals who prey on dogs for their own sick pleasure and self-gain.
Benefits Childrens Miracle Network In the summer of 2007, a committee of four staff from Valley Bank created Runway to Healing. Runway to Healing is a fundraiser benefiting the University of Iowa Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network. In 2009, children from the Quad Cities and surrounding communities accounted for 21,537 patient encounters at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. All of the money donated from Runway to Healing stays in Iowa City.