Isaiah 61:1-3 "...He sent me... to give them a crown of beauty for ashes..." Isaiah says that God has anointed him to bring healing to the broken hearted, to bring good news, to bring hope. At times there is a grief that is so gut wrenching, so breath taking that it takes God Himself to breathe hope back into our very hearts. in those times we search for ways to find purpose in the pain and it takes God to sweep those broken pieces back up and make something new, something beautiful. That is our goal with Salvatore's Stockings.
On September 24, 2017, Salvatore was born with CDH (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia) with a 35% survival rate. 1 out of 2500 children are born with CDH. On September 25th, 2017, just 29 hours later, Salvatore went to Heaven leaving a very broken hearted family searching for answers, even to this day. However, in the midst of this tragedy, God has begun to mend hearts and take "ashes" of hurt and pain and mold them into something beautiful. With the strength and hope that only God can give, Salvatore's family decided to make sure he is honored knowing that God has a purpose for Salvatore's life.
In 2020 - Salvatore's Stockings were born. A simple stocking stuffed with needed goodies and items at Christmas for a child, that carries a very special message from Heaven along with it to Mom & Dad. A message of hope and encouragement with a simple reminder that no one - no matter how broken - is alone. That they are loved.
If you are interested in helping to fill a "Salvatore Stocking" this Christmas, please see the list of needed items below for ages Infant - 17 years old or make a donation at www.breathe379.com or Venmo (Breathe-Hope).
**There is more coming for Salvatore's Stockings...keep an eye out for Salvatore's Stuffys.
Stocking Stuffers Needed
18” Traditional Red Stocking, Bath Bombs, Bath Toys, Baby Wash Cloths, Body Lotion, Bubbles, Card Games, Coloring Books, Crayons, Deodorant, Earbuds, Hand Games, Foot Scrubs, Gloves, Hairbrush/Comb Set, Hair Scrunchies, Hats/Beanies, Infant Bath Toys, Infant Sock/Hat/Mitten, Infant Wash Cloths, Jump Ropes, Legos, Lip Balm, Loufas, Matchbox Cars, Nail Files, Nail Polish, Playdough, Ponytail Holders, Pop Its, Puzzles, Rattles, Razors, Shaving Cream, Small Baby/Toddler Books, Small Stuffed Animals, Socks, Stickers/Tattoos, Stick On Nails, Teething Rings, Teething Book, Toothpaste