Incorporated in the State of Illinois, Rest in His Arms “RiHA” is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that was established in February, 2006. RiHA is an organization of dedicated volunteers who seek to provide love, support, dignity and respect to children who have left this world way too soon. The organization started by providing Christian funerals and burial for babies and young children who have been abandoned.
Since September, 2005 the group has helped to bury over 40 children. To further their reach, the volunteers began converting donated wedding dresses into burial gowns, pouches and sacks that have become a symbol of love and compassion for families whose babies do not make it home from the hospital. The angel gowns are provided to hospitals and funeral homes free of charge to be distributed to any family in need.