CAL Foundation

Mini Fundraisers

Since forming, The CAL Foundation has hosted 8 mini-fundraisers through some incredibly generous, amazing companies. The money raised from these fundraisers goes toward planning our big, ticketed events where we hope to raise enough money to fund a year's worth of supporting families.   Throughout the next few months, we have opportunities created and we would love to have you join us!           - Thursday, March 28th, 2019: BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse on Brookpark Rd. in North Olmsted. All day, 20% of all food & soft drink purchases will be donated back to CALF! Must show flyer...

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Thank you so much for visiting The CAL Foundation. We are so humbled that you are here.

Starting this has been one of the most exciting, scariest, emotional things we've ever done. Stillbirth isn't something that's discussed often -- it's uncomfortable and tragic and unfair. Nothing that we do will ever erase the pain of losing Caleb, and we know that nothing we can do for others will make losing their precious babies any easier either. But we do feel like we can do something.

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Summer 2018

This summer has been an absolute whirlwind. In so many wonderful ways we have seen the power of what this foundation has started and we are so grateful for all of the support that we’ve been shown.   We’ve raised money through unbelievably generous donations made by our families and friends, but also complete strangers! That, to me, is one thing I wasn’t anticipating so soon after our launch. Some found us on Facebook, some through word-of-mouth, and some by the {incredible} piece News Channel 5 did on us. We worked with Chipotle in June and hosted a dining event...

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Perspective Over Perfection

Caleb was an unexpected gift. He snuck into our life as quietly and peacefully as he left it. My husband and I had been talking about trying for another baby, wanting to time it out perfectly.
Balancing life, work schedules, our then-2 year old, and the timing for the new baby’s arrival. Without regard to our perfect plan, *poof* there he was, two pink lines on a pregnancy test.
I had a normal pregnancy. This was something I could control – rules to follow, a timeline, and check list of things to go through. I could control this 40 weeks, it was the after that scared me; when the world can get its hands on your perfect little person and control goes out the window.

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