Pink Recycling Helps Local Charity 7/17/13
CBS 7 News
July 17, 2013
They're popping up all over Midland and Odessa and they're pretty hard to miss.
Big pink recycling bins, but they don't want your paper or plastic, they want your clothes.
A company called "American Recyclers" collects used clothing. If it's in good condition, it is re-sold. Well worn, stained, and torn clothes are recycled.
Forty percent of the profits from the boxes go to a local non-profit charity.
Angel Baby Creations, or ABC Ministry, receives a monthly check from American Recyclers and with that money ABC Ministry provides comfort and grief support to families experiencing the loss of a baby. This includes perinatal loss, miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss.
ABC sends recorders to hospitals and doctor’s offices so that a babies’ heartbeat can be recorded. In the case of an “endangered” pregnancy, the recorder is placed in a decorated, monogrammed “Angel Bear” and given to the mom and the family of the baby.
"In a way, the baby lives on," says Diane Eggemeyer, co-founder of ABC, whose parents lost 5 children.
Angel Bears are not the only coping mechanism they provide. In partnership with the Pediatric Perinatal Palliative Program they offer support groups and a grief support Facebook group. ABC also makes memory boxes, “angel wraps”, and blankets for families to remember their child by.
For more information, you can visit the ABC Ministry- Angel Baby Creations Facebook page or email them at email@example.com. For more information on the PPNPP, visit ppnpp.org.