Dakota Lee Foundation
Helping Families Through Perinatal Loss
Our Mission: giving support to families who have suffered a perinatal loss by providing resources, making bereavement care packages for hospitals and clinics, sponsoring community events such as the Annual Remembrance Walk in October for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, and assisting with funeral costs when funds are available.
Who We Are
Jen and Bryan Dombroski started the 501(c)(3) non-profit in honor of their daughter, Dakota, who suffered severe complications from a placental abruption during delivery. She was born February 13, 2016, and passed away peacefully in her mother's arms, three days later after life support was removed. They also have two sons, Zarek and Bennett.
Photo by Teresa Robertson
This is an informal, peer led support group by Jen Dombroski, founder of Dakota Lee Foundation, and Dena Bridgford, who is also a loss mom. Meet the last Friday of every month at Salt Lake District Park. This support group is for anyone who has suffered a pregnancy or infant loss of any kind. Please join us to support each other on our loss journeys. Please bring a chair or blanket.
Join our Facebook Group: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group--Oahu.
BEREAVEMENT CARE PACKAGES & LOVIE HEARTS
Donations to Dakota Lee Foundation help to make Bereavement Care Packages to families who have endured a pregnancy or infant loss, and Lovie Hearts to families with babies in the NICU.
As of September 1, 2021, we have donated 100 care packages to hospitals, clinics, and on an individual basis. We have also donated over 350 Lovie Hearts. Thank you to everyone who donated money and supplies!
This year, we were able to help pay for a headstone and an urn.
Your support is vital to our work at Dakota Lee Foundation. There are many ways you can contribute towards our activities, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved by exploring the opportunities below.
Wondering how to give back and be a part of a transformative program that helps so many people? It’s always the right time to Fundraise and become an invaluable part of our success. We fundraise through Facebook for Giving Tuesday in November, and for Dakota's birthday in February. Make Dakota Lee Foundation your non-profit through AmazonSmile. Also, we would love to hear your ideas for new ways to raise money!
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with your time and commitment going towards making Dakota Lee Foundation an even better Non-Profit Organization.
Spread the Word
It is absolutely true that giving back and being a part of Dakota Lee Foundation's work will not only improve the lives of so many but bring you a sense of unparalleled satisfaction. Making our world a better place starts with small steps that evolve into profound transformation.
Make a Donation
We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to become actively involved. If you are looking for a fulfilling means in which to be a part of our efforts, then it’s time to Make a Donation and join Dakota Lee Foundation's efforts. Press the Donate Button on the top right or scan the QR code to give through PayPal, or scan the QR code to give through Venmo.
Online Bereavement Support/Groups
Local Bereavement Support/Groups/Non-profits
pahikicaskets.com (provide keiki caskets and urns for $1)
bfhawaii.org (donate milk)
The Miscarriage Map: What to Expect When You Are No Longer Expecting by Dr. Sunita Osborn
You Are Not Alone: Love Letters from Loss Mom to Loss Mom by Emily R. Long
From Father to Father: Letters from Loss Dad to Loss Dad by Emily R. Long
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L. Davis
Forever In My Heart: A Grief Journal by Tanya Carroll Richardson
Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss As a Couple by Nathalie Himmelrich
Something Happened by Cathy Blanford
Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child by Kathe Wunnenberg
At a Loss: Finding Your Way After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death by Donna Rothert, PhD
- Sun, Oct 16Honolulu