You can help us to provide more boxes for grieving parents!!!

Three or four times a week the Memory Box Program receives requests from new hospitals wanting to be part of the program. It is sad that we have to turn these hospitals down because the artists in the program hardly have the funds to provide boxes to the hospitals already in the program.
The volunteers who paint the boxes for the program cover the expense of purchasing the boxes, the painting supplies to make them beautiful, and the expense of shipping them to the hospitals. This a considerable expense for the artists most of who are retired and on a fixed income.

With your donations we are able to reimburse our volunteers for the shipping of the boxes to the hospitals.This is the largest expense the artists have to pay. By reimbursing the shipping the artists are able to paint more boxes.
One hundred percent of the donations the program receives are applied to reimburse the artists for shipping the boxes. All other expenses (website, etc.) are covered by volunteers. All donations are tax deductible as the Tole Friends Memory Box Program has a “not for profit” designation from the IRS. You will receive a tax deduction letter for you records for the IRS.

If you would like to donate to the program, you may do this via PayPal

or by sending a check to:

Tole Friend's Memory Box Program
2049 W 1940 N
St. George UT 84770-4718

Thank you in advance for any help you can give the program.
The Memory Box Team




The Memory Box Artist Program, Inc. began in June of 1998 as an all volunteer effort to provide boxes for families of newborns that pass-away in a hospital. The Memory Box is given to the parents of the child so they do not leave the hospital without any acknowledgment of the child's life. The boxes are filled with mementos of the child, i.e. photograph, footprints, lock of hair, etc.

To date, the program has provided over 513,000 boxes for infant bereavement programs. The boxes are provided free of charge to the hospitals who participate in this program. Each box is painted or decorated by volunteers who purchase the boxes and other supplies with their own funds, and then mail them to the appropriate hospital without any expectation of compensation.

The purpose of the program is to affirm the life of their child for the family who has suffered the loss of a newborn. Crafters and artists create each box with great love and a sincere wish to reach out in support and understanding. We know each infant is special and loved very much, regardless of how long the child lived.

The Memory Box Artist Program received nonprofit designation from the IRS in July, 2003. In January 2009 the program was transferred to Tole Friends Association for administrative purposes. It will be known as Tole Friends Memory Box Program from this date.