Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness - of Washington County, MD

Angel Gowns

PAILA of WCMD is currently looking for seamstresses for help make our Angel Gowns.

If you would like to help make Angel Gowns, please send an email to

As of July 2018,
more than 200 wedding dresses have been donated!

Thank you to those who have donated their dresses:

Amy Taylor-Heimberg
Cyndi Beamer in honor of Cooper Gooding
Julie Clopper in honor of Lucy Clopper
Kritina Kennelly in honor of Lucy Clopper
Diana Robrecht
Reniva Reiser
Marie Jones
Robin Taber
Shirley Logue
Anna May Hoppes
Kim Hoppes
Donna Weimer
Cheryl Cross in honor of Rebecca Lynne Cross
Annie Mary Beard
Mary Rebekah Derr
Susan Schaffer Wade
Ann Schaffer Elder
Laura Fitzgerald
Lori Schmid
Kay Sirbaugh
Brenda Fleming
Coreen Leonard
Evelyn Potter
The Trite Family
Content Alamong
Rob and Renee Embly in honor of Catherine Elizabeth Embly
Sherry and John Linderman
Lindsay Pompa
Teresa Hoffman
Louis E. Brawner
Kelly Froebe
Elaine Frick in memory of Delia Doreen Jerrell
Heidi Boyd
Kelly Blecher
Cindy and Jimmy Mangold
Mary Lou Plum
Stephanie Poe
Gina Hudock
Heather Wagner
Emily Turner
Katrina Gonzalez
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,
call 301-223-8887

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:
Brianne Tesla Bearese at

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