The Angel Gown Initiative is a registered Non Profit Organisation
Reg# 203-283 NPO
Eric Elronde, founder and owner of couturiers, Erikr House, is charitably repurposing pre-loved wedding dresses and formal gowns into beautiful “Angel Gowns” for infants who do not survive their journey into this world.
At a time of utmost grief and sorrow, an Angel Gown is a small but deeply meaningful way to alleviate some of a family’s difficulties and great sadness. The Angel Gown Initiative assists bereaved families with an important practical issue: how to provide a passed child with the greatest dignity and grace.
All Angel Gowns are hand-made and are a free donation. Donations are made to hospitals where grieving families have been assisted.
Rohan was born on 3 Dec 2006 and was taken from us on 14 Feb 2007. After his death I had a miscarriage on 15 Aug 2007 and I thought that my world had ended. There are no words to describe how it feels knowing that a part of me will always be gone. I will never know what they would have looked like, what their likes and dislikes would have been or what they would have become as adults. There are two very large gaping holes in my heart. I do believe that if I had the opportunity to dress Rohan in one of these angel gowns it would have provided me with some form of peace, but there was no such initiative. And that is why I have donated my dress. It has helped me during my process and I feel honoured that another family will be able to dress their angel in a one of a kind gown before letting him or her go. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be part of your initiative and may you be blessed in everything that you do.
A few weeks ago we made our first donation to Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt. We met the very dynamic Hermien Everts there and she offered to help spread the word. Shortly after she contacted us excitedly to tell us she received the first wedding gown! As you can imagine we were quite excited with her! And […]
I first met Elmori while visiting one of our volunteer seamstresses, Brenda Espadas. While visiting Brenda she quickly called her neighbour, Elmori, to come over for a hello and a chat about TAGI. Brenda has a new puppy that is stealing hearts wherever she goes. I had to stand in line for Elmori’s attention as […]
Another donation of clothes from a name you have heard around here a few times before! Thank you Linet for donating these beautiful blouses. They are going to add a lovely dash of variety. Eric Elronde and the TAGI team.