Our PRECIOUS HEARTS program provides financial assistance for families of stillborn and infant loss under the age of 1. Through this program TOO PRECIOUS is able to assist with expenses related to:
* Funeral/Burial * Cremation
HOW IT WORKS
After receiving a Request for Assistance (RFA) form, TOO PRECIOUS volunteers confirm information and eligibility. o TOO PRECIOUS volunteers follow up with the service providers and families/requestors to confirm current account balances and explain TOO PRECIOUS’ mission and programs. o If baby was stillborn, volunteers determine TOO PRECIOUS’ contribution based on pre-established protocol. o TOO PRECIOUS cannot reimburse families for expenses already paid. If the RFA is complete and meets eligibility requirements, volunteers continue to process the application and coordinate disbursement of funds.
TOO PRECIOUS’ contribution is always the final payment on the account, and families must coordinate their payments with the service provider (i.e. funeral home).
When the account balance matches the amount TOO PRECIOUS has pledged, the provider must submit an invoice to TOO PRECIOUS showing payments and an updated balance. We will then submit final payment directly to the service provider.
TOO PRECIOUS is staffed entirely by volunteers and we do our best to process requests in a timely manner. However, sometimes it takes longer than we anticipate. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to help you.
To qualify for consideration for the PRECIOUS HEARTS Program, the following must be true: ¨ You live in the United States. ¨ Your baby was stillborn or under 1 year of age (i.e. born at/after 20 weeks’ gestation, with no signs of life (heartbeat, respirations, etc.)).
HOW TO REQUEST TOO PRECIOUS’S HELP
1. to complete this form and attach copies of itemized invoices you need help paying.
2. Send form and attachments to TOO PRECIOUS via USPS, fax or email.
A TOO PRECIOUS representative will contact you within a week. You may also call TOO PRECIOUS directly at (716)427-4314.
PO Box 332
Cheektowaga, NY 14225