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Bo William Hartwig Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to be a child loss safe haven to parents that are suffering with the death of their child by offering and providing them a wide variety of grieving options for their grief toolbox. We help in ways of hosting child loss support groups, financial assistance with final expenses for children 18 years old and younger, and we send grief care packages nationwide.

Results: 300+ parents have gotten help from financial expenses, child loss support groups, and through our care packages that go out nationwide.

Target demographics: Parents that are suffering with the death of their child

Direct beneficiaries per year: 305

Geographic areas served: Dodge County, Wisconsin

Programs: Child loss support groups located in Beaver dam Wisconsin. Many different books, articles etc. to help promote positive healing. For children 18 years old and younger, we provide financial support for final expenses.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse. Child loss is never something you imagine to touch your circle, let alone your own life. But it did mine in 2015, I lost my son Avery to Alobar Holoprosencephaly at 18 weeks gestation. I had no one to turn to for support. Losing my son has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had happen in my life and will continue to live with each and every day. But thanks to Bo’s I know I don’t have to do it on my own. They are there for all of the loss parents every single day, any hour of the day. They show support in so many different ways, from the group meetings, to events, to honoring our child’s angelversary & birth dates. Not only are they giving us grieving parents the much needed support, they are helping us keep our child’s memory alive. Which to a loss parent is our primary goal in continuing to love our child that passed. Thank you for seeing, hearing and loving us and our angels.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse has given me my hope back.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this organization so much!
Thankful




For what they’ve done

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing! It's a sad club to be part of, but Amanda and her helping "Angels" at Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse are amazing. Within the shortest of time, Amanda had reached out to us on behalf of our miracle man, Coen's passing. The care package they sent was uplifting for all of us left in shock and sadness. She's always checking in on us and seeing how we are handling our grief. She's truly loving proof of her own son life and his memory in the work that she does. She was put on this Earth to be a messenger to those affected by the loss of a child.

1 Chelsie L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When tragedy strikes a family in a small community, all of our hearts silently break for our neighbors. This couple has taken the memory of their son to help restore the hearts of other families in his honor. It’s truly beautiful to see a family work together to make sure their son lives on through the lives of others with Gods grace. Proud of them and this organization for all that it has done and will continue to do in memoir of their beloved Bo.

1 Julie L.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lost my son on January 8, 2019. Within probably an hour of that being made public I received a message from Amanda of Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse. She had expressed her deepest sympathies and also asked for my address so she could send me a care package. I received several messages from her over the next few weeks. I received the care package from her as well as several wonderful gifts in memory of Alec. I’m not sure where they find the strength to keep giving to families who suffer this kind of loss but it’s such a blessing.

1 Debra H.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went one time and was so welcome and we all talked about stuff and I was wanting to go every Monday but I know got it down after I went on a Monday and nobody in there . So I ask the people behind the counter where are the rest of the people then she looked and said not tonight next Monday.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is amazing! This family immediately reached out to us after our daughter passed away and provided so much comfort. They sent us a beautiful memorial plaque of our daughter. They also paid for my friend’s son’s headstone when he passed away. Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse offers support and love in the most beautiful way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I lost my son Bo's Clubhouse was there through everything. They are the most amazing accepting people ever. Amanda had been there me day and night for almost 2 years that I have been associated with the Clubhouse. I have truly met some lifelong friends in this wonderful foundation.

1 Veronica W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amanda and Wayne are absolutely amazing. There are not enough words to describe how grateful I am that they took what happened in their lives with their son Bo and made an organization for other parents who lost their kids. With Bo’s I’ve been able to find a family no one wants to be a part of, but so desperately needs. I didn’t feel so alone in my grief during a time when I had absolutely no one around me who was of any help. Bo’s helped breathe life back into me. Beyond that, it’s helped my oldest daughter with the loss of her brother, and my fiancé to understand what it is I deal with on a daily basis. Bo’s is a light to those of us living in the deepest darkest pit anyone could imagine. They remember my son with me, they speak his name, keeping Avery’s memory alive. From the bottom of my heart, I love Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’m thankful for this organization! And what we have been able to do for other people!

1 Barbie L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me greatly when I felt alone after the loss of my son, Oaklyn. The support didn’t stop- and hasn’t since his passing 8 months ago. Love this organization and will support it 10000%.

1 Traci K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lost my little girl Simone at 26 months old. She had been diagnosed with cancer at 10 months old and fought for 16 months but ultimately still lost her life. She didn’t die from cancer, it was the toxic effects of the treatment that killed her.
Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse And Amanda have even wonderful.
They provide a great place to share and such caring and loving support.
When I got pregnant again after losing my baby girl they sent the sweetest gifts and probably the most valued thing we got which was an Angelcare monitor to watch over our new baby.

This nonprofit and the Hartwigs are amazing and I’m so thankful for them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After losing a child I felt so disconnected from the world. Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse reminded me that I'm not alone. The Hartwigs have helped me so much and are always there to listen. Even if it's not at the meeting, Amanda always responds. She has been a constant rock for me and always reminds me that I'm not alone. Most of all, they show love for my Maxwell and help me keep his memory alive. I will always be greatful to the Hartwigs and the kindness and love they've shown me and my family. Thank you for being there for me when I felt so alone. And thank you for honoring my baby boy, Maxwell Thelonious Bennett.

3 Teresa B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I support Bo William Hartwig Foundation with my whole being !! The family Amanda & Wayne and family through their pain ... have reach out to others ! My family has had losses with my 6 grandchildren in heaven ! Three named Skyler, Maxwell and Noah the other three losses before able to know their gender. God has a plan but through the pain and hurt our families paths crossed. Now we are indeed a family together who struggles and shares the victories together ! I Love this family because they have helped my children through some ruff times ! I am glad brought us together YES we still hurt but the days are easy with the support of the Bo foundation ! I feel the children are helping us from a higher ground keeping us focused moment by moment ! I am uplifted as a business person and personal to always help and support this foundation ! They are angels among us and glad to be apart of their lives. My goal is to know there is something each of us can make a difference in this life !! We never will forget the loved ones that are treasured in our hearts !! Peace, serenity and love,
Teresa Bennett

3 Lauren H.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse has been a wonderful resource for us during the worst time of our lives. After losing our daughter we were very distraught and found comfort in knowing we aren't alone in our grief. We continue to utilize the resources that Bo's offers and it has helped us get through some very hard times. I don't know what we would do without everything that Bo's offers. As a single mother, I am not able to afford childcare while I attend our grief meetings. Bo's offers childcare so I am able to focus on my healing and our well-being. What a wonderful group with a great cause! We are forever grateful for this resource to us.

3 Rachael Brady J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization for grieving parents! This organization has helped me more than any other organization I’m apart of through the grief journey of losing my precious daughter at 68 days old. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse and Amanda!

3 Tanya S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our son Jaeden was taken unexpectedly Feb 2018, Bo’s reached out to let us know they were there if we needed anything, invited us to connect with others, sent us a special plaque and continue to check in on our family. We are grateful to have such a great organization in our area that celebrates our son and cares about us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse has been an amazing support in helping to deal with the death of my (step) daughter, Brianna. They’ve given me tools I’ve needed to cope and a room full of people, who are like family, and know EXACTLY how I feel. People you can reach out to when you simply need someone to cry with or vent to is an amazing tool to have in dealing with grief and I’m so happy I found this group (or maybe they found me)!

3 Derek M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

On June 14th, our worst nightmare's came true and we lost our precious Piper Rose. Bo's reached out shortly after. They have been nothing but supportive to our family. To be able to talk to others who unfortunately have gone through the same thing as us, has been a tremendous help. No matter what time of day, if a question needs to be asked or if no one else is around and I need to talk to someone, they have been there. If for some reason anyone has to go through the horror we did, please note, there are people and groups out there that can help, and this foundation in particular has been amazing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bo’s came at a time when so many grieving parents in our area needed support that was not available thanks for all that you have done and continue to do!!!

3 Aaron T W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve helped out numerous times with Bo’s heavenly clubhouse and every time I have it has been the greatest, I love the cause and think it’s impornant!

3 Melissa L.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We lost our angel on March 14, 2016. After a normal pregnancy and 10 hours of labor, a placenta abruption occured. There were no signs and nothing that could be done to save her. Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse has been a great support system for us. Reminding us that we are not alone in our journey of child loss.

3 Wayne Hartwig J.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Thankful to be a part of this awesome movement. To help others and to continuously share kindness. There is hope.

4 Heather Patrick R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

December 26th, 2017 we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Gemma Nova. We had the perfect pregnancy other than Gemma wanting to stay snuggly warm inside her momma. After being in the hospital for 15 hours of trying to evict Gemma, she finally showed up at 11:30pm. We were a happy family and looking to buy a house for the 3 of us, but on March 5th, 2018 Gemma had stopped breathing in her sleep. Her daddy had found her and tried to save her life with CPR but it was too late. Gemma was gone. It was a blur living one day to the next not having to care for a newborn anymore. We tried to go to a few grief meetings, but they just didn’t seem right for us. We had then found Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse. Talking with Amanda, she made us feel so comfortable. We didn’t have to be afraid to feel how we were feeling or even talk about. There was and still is never any pressure, and so much love and understanding. This little community is more like family and I couldn’t be more relieved to find someone to relate to that truly gets it. She continues to talk about Bo and all the children as well as checking in with the parents and sending little gifts to uplift our spirits. Thank you for being you Amanda.

Heather and Patrick

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our sweet Samantha was born sleeping at 32 weeks with an unknown reason. My husband and I heard about Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse though a good friend who also suffered a loss of thier sweet baby. We have found great people who have now become our family and supports us though our bereavement. I am truly thankful for being able to talk about Samantha and hear other familys story's of thier children gone to soon, and able to show the same love and generosity we've been shown.

2 Sarah H.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse has truly supported my husband and I so much in just the last few years we've known them. We lost two babies due to miscarriages in 2016, as well as our son Noah Nathaniel due to being stillborn at 34 weeks 6 days. Noah was diagnosed at a 20 week ultrasound with a condition we've never heard of before. The condition is called: Congenital Diphragmatic Hernia, which in a nutshell is when the diaphragm does not form completely in utero and the only way they can correct it is through surgery after birth. 50% of babies born with CDH do not make it as 50% do. Our baby boy Noah had very small lungs, and the CDH was just too much for his little heart that we lost him July 5th, 2017.
Currently we're expecting our rainbow baby Wyatt Nathaniel in just about a month, and he's looking healthy as ever. We wouldn't have gotten through these last few years without Amanda and Wayne and all that they do for these families. They have treated us more like family than friends in these circumstances. Thanks again for all you do! The actual photos I had of Noah wouldn't upload up here, but I'm more than willing to share photos of Noah to anyone that would like to see our precious baby boy. Below also is what CDH looks like as well as a description of what it is. Thanks again for all you do. Much Love!
-Sarah & Ricky Horton