Dakota Lee Foundation
Helping Families Through Perinatal Loss
Our Mission: giving support to families who have experienced 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
In the process of working on an informal, peer led support group. Look for updates soon.
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.
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