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With the rising cost of funeral and memorial supplies, the average cost of a grave marker or headstone averages between $2,000 and $5,000. This is an expense that is impossible for low-income and middle class families to bear. The importance of having a memorial marker for a parent/family is critical to the bereavement process. With the loss of a newborn/child, parents are left with “empty arm syndrome”.
“Butterfly caskets” mission is aimed at providing quality caskets for our beautiful butterfly angels. In these troubling times, families are experiencing enough heartbreak and pain without having to have to worry about overwhelming costs of funeral services and expensive caskets.
The Perpetual Plantings Program is designed to give everlasting memory to a designated butterfly baby. Christian’s Purpose will plant a tree for every child and family that is serviced through our funeral and financial relief programs.
We understand that while families are experiencing tremendous heartbreak or loss due to the diagnosis of newborn health issues or the untimely loss of their beautiful newborn baby, financial problems should be the last things on their minds.
Christian Thomas James Cobb’s purpose on earth may never be truly known or its extent truly appreciated, but his memory will forever be immortalized through Christian’s Purpose. If you were lucky enough to meet or spend time in the NICU with Christian, you would feel the same thing everyone did who experienced his presence, a special and unique aura surrounding his entire existence.
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Christian’s Purpose is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Virginia. Our mission is to provide hope in times of despair. Our focus is on families dealing with the loss of newborn babies and children due to life threatening illness, defects and tragic accidents. We provide funeral assistance as well as other financial assistance programs providing caskets, grave markers and supplies for low income families and extreme cases of financial stress. Our many programs ensure the proper and respectful care these angels deserve as well as assistance for parents and families dealing with the accompanying grief. Apply Now Financial Application
Our goal is to alleviate the financial burden of lost income and unforeseen expenses in these desperate and overwhelming times. While most organizations wait till after birth to deal with these burdens, our goal is to remove the sense of desperation and resolve any issues that may arise due to these tragic situations. Families can then focus on the most critical and immediate need “spending time with those they love”.
Through our multiple outreach missions, our goal is to provide families with all the resources needed while dealing with one of the most painful tragedies any loving parent will ever experience. We truly believe these moments should be met with a compassionate and understanding helping hand. Meanwhile families should only have to focus on the immediate matter “their loved one”. Our hope is that through our multiple outreach projects, our mission will truly be fulfilled. Our projects include but are not limited to:
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I did’t expect to meet baby Christian that morning; after all, I’d only met his mother in passing at church the weekend before. Little could I understand how much he would touch my heart. As I spent that hour by his bedside getting to know his mother, trying to be supportive of a sister in Christ whom I had only just met, my heart was filled with love for Christian and his family. His presence was so peaceful for a boy in so much pain and discomfort. He seemed to respond to voices with his eyes and make faces and movements just as any other newborn, but God did not intend for Christian to be just like any other newborn.
As you learn more about his story, you’ll realize that Christian’s purpose reaches far beyond even all of those who were blessed to meet him, his legacy lives on and will multiply in ways unseen- just as God designed. A more peaceful spirit you may never find as precious Christian in my mind.- Sara Adair , Palmyra Va