Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL WALK QUESTIONS
The Virtual Walk includes an online presentation with readings, music, and speakers to honor your baby. During the presentation, each baby is honored by having his or her name read aloud. Following the presentation, we encourage all participants to journey with their friends and family for a one mile reflective walk in their own community. Together, we will create the same sense of community and support found at our in person walks.
We understand the mixed feelings participating in an event like this can create. Please know you are not alone. The NILMDTS Remembrance Walk event has been very healing and aided in the grieving process for many families.
You will be receiving emails from us leading up to the event date to help guide you along the way! Be sure to make sure that our emails are not going to spam/junk by adding the following emails to your contact list <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! The Virtual Walk will include an online presentation that will be available at 9:00 a.m., Mountain Time on the date of the event. A link will be sent via email to all attendees the afternoon before the event and again on the morning of the event. Be sure to make sure that our emails are marked as a “Safe Sender” and added to your contacts (email@example.com). The presentation will include a message from a speaker, music, and most importantly the reading of all the precious baby’s names.
You can fundraise for a butterfly grow kit through your tribute page created when you register. If you have any questions about the fundraising level or date to fundraise by, please email us here.
We encourage all attendees to find a special way to honor their baby following the online presentation. Here are just a few ideas:
❤️Organize a local walk with friends and family
❤️Post a video to the event FB page to come together virtually with other loss families
❤️Find a peaceful place to release your butterflies
❤️Visit your baby(ies) gravesite
All attendees will have access to the Virtual Walk online presentation even after the Virtual Walk date. Instructions will be included in your email. You can watch the presentation and honor your baby on another date that works for you and your family!
Unfortunately, we are not currently opening registration for the Virtual Walk to International Participants. The cost for shipping the items outside of the U.S. in the past has been higher than the cost of the registration items being mailed. If we get an overwhelming response to have an International option again in the future, we will be sure to make an announcement through our social platforms and email newsletters!
When registration opens for a walk event, we have a NILMDTS Scholarship Program available for anyone who is unable to financially afford the registration fee. Please be advised that we have a limited number of scholarships available per walk location, only one Adult Registration allowed per household, and the scholarships are only available for a limited amount of time.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the form here to be considered for this scholarship and we will get back with you within a couple weeks.
FUNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIP
Thank you so much for your support and for reaching out in this regard. When a donation is made on our website or through a fundraising platform and it does not indicate that it is for team fundraising, it does not automatically get applied as a donation towards the walk. It is received in as a general donation. If you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where the donation was received, then our headquarters office can pull the fundraising total and manually added to Race Roster.
Please click on the location of the event and then click on the “Remembrance Teams” button. You will see a link on there for the personalized gifts link which has all of the fundraising dates: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/
Fees associated with registering for the event are applied towards the cost of the event. Additional funding collected from registration, fundraising pages, and t-shirt sales supports all Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep photography services. You can see how all of our donations are utilized by watching the video on our website here: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/donation/financial-statements/
You may donate to that particular walk by clicking on the location of the event and then click on the “Register” button. There is a “Donate” button on the main event page: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/
You can also donate directly on our website here: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/donate/
Yes, we have several options for businesses to get involved as a sponsor and receive recognition. Please click on the location of the event and then click on the “Become a Sponsor” button: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/
When you create a team for your baby, make sure you contact your place of employment and see if they have matching gifts available. Ask them to match the amount you raise in your baby’s name. Obtain the necessary paperwork that NILMDTS may need to fill out and send it to NILMDTS and email it here.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us here.