South Shore Charity That Makes Burial Gowns For Babies Gets Large Donation

Pat Marsters (left) and Dawne Goncalves (right)

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — South Shore charity Danielle's Angel Gowns — which makes burial gowns for babies lost too soon — has received a large donation from a local shop.

Pat Marsters started the charity five years ago as a way to help parents grieve their newly lost children. "Danielle was my firstborn daughter, and she died from a heart condition at 7 days old," she said.

The charity takes donated wedding gowns and formal wear, and transforms them into 'angel gowns' — the last thing a parent will see their baby in.

Marsters said that they have more than 65 seamstresses from New Hampshire to Florida.

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Lulu's Prom Closet, a dress shop in Bridgewater, recently donated 500 dresses to Danielle's Angel Gowns.

Volunteer Dawne Goncalves is storing most of the gowns at a room in her Pembroke home.

"We’re probably well over almost $20,000 just from that one donation," Goncalves said. That means they will be able to help countless families.

WBZ NewsRadio's Madison Rogers (@madisonwbz) reports

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