PAILA of WCMD is currently collecting donated wedding dresses to make Angel Gowns for babies who do not make it home from the hospital. The Angel Gowns will be donated to local hospitals.
As of March 2016,
more than 70 wedding dresses have been donated!
Thank you to those who have donated their dresses:
Cyndi Beamer in honor of Cooper Gooding
Julie Clopper in honor of Lucy Clopper
Kritina Kennelly in honor of Lucy Clopper
Anna May Hoppes
Cheryl Cross in honor of Rebecca Lynne Cross
Annie Mary Beard
Mary Rebekah Derr
Susan Schaffer Wade
Ann Schaffer Elder
The Trite Family
Rob and Renee Embly in honor of Catherine Elizabeth Embly
and to those who have donated anonymously
Donations have come from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia!
Thank you to our volunteers seamstresses for all of their hard work to make our Angel Gowns:
Carol Tesla, Anne Bearese, Judy Zube and Sarah Campbell
September 7, 2015- We donated our first Angel Wrap/Pocket
October 12, 2015 - We donated 12 Angel Gowns and 4 Angel Wraps/Pockets to Meritus Medical Center
October 19, 2015 - We donated another Angel Gown and keepsake box to a local family
Pictured from left to right: Christine Caldwell, RN; Carol Grove, RN-BC;
Brianne Tesla Bearese, LCPC, founder of PAIlA of WCMD; Evelyn Kloos, RN-C;
Lori Sprecher, RN-C; and Jamie Campbell, RN.
March 8, 2016 - We donated 17 Angel Hats to Meritus Medical Center for baby's born between 15 and 20 weeks gestation. Hats made by Carol Tesla and Anne Bearese.
March 17, 2016 - We donated several Angel Hats and three Angel Wraps/Pockets to Meritus Medical Center. Hats and wraps/pockets made by Carol Tesla.
To donate your wedding dress:
Wedding dresses can be dropped off at:
Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church
10813 Donelson Drive
Williamsport, MD 21795
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
and various times when the church is open
To see if the church is open to drop off your dress,
When you donate your dress, please consider including the following information:
* Your name
* Your address (to mail a thank you card and invitations to future events)
* The name(s) of a baby you would like to honor with your donation
If you would like to ship your dress, please contact Brianne Tesla Bearese for shipping information.
Read more about this program in The Herald-Mail:
For more information contact: