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Toby’s Fourth Birthday Celebration!

Toby’s Fourth Birthday Celebration!

On May 27th, Toby will turn four! In honor of our son, we are on a mission to raise $4,000 for The Little Fox - Toby's Foundation. [caption id="attachment_2346" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Tobias "Toby" Stern - born May 27, 2016[/caption] This campaign will run for four weeks and the proceeds will support the mission of The Little Fox, supporting families welcoming a new baby, educating on Safe Sleep Practices, and advocating for SIDS research. Over the past three years, the success...

Inaugural Gala – Rescheduled

Inaugural Gala – Rescheduled

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the rescheduling of Toby’s Foundation Inaugural Gala to Saturday, May 1, 2021. This decision did not come easily, without much discussion amongst our Board of Directors over the last two weeks, and through a lot of prayers. The mission of Toby’s Foundation is about supporting the health and well-being of infants and families. With COVID-19 spreading throughout the United States, we are choosing to follow the guidance from the CDC and...

Looking Back While Stepping Forward

Looking Back While Stepping Forward

Thank you to everyone who supported us, shared Toby’s story, donated to support a family, referred families (near and far) needing a monitor, encouraged us, and continue to believe in our mission to grow in 2020. 2019 was pretty amazing and we were continually reminded of Toby’s work from Heaven and presence in our lives daily. Although the heartache from his absence and the constant surge of grief is a piece of our lives that will never subside. No matter...

‘Proud to be from Pittsburgh’ Segment from WPXI Channel 11

‘Proud to be from Pittsburgh’ Segment from WPXI Channel 11

The Little Fox - Toby's Foundation was featured on WPXI's Channel 11 segment 'Proud to be from Pittsburgh' in November. To watch the full segment, click here: https://www.wpxi.com/news/proud-to-be-from-pittsburgh/proud-to-be-from-pittsburgh-the-little-fox-tobys-foundation/1016200514/

#GivingTuesday – Here is Our WHY.

#GivingTuesday – Here is Our WHY.

We had a whole vision for #GivingTuesday, but life happened and our little one ended up spending the past few days in the hospital. As I was thinking about this campaign last night, my heart kept coming back to our life the past few days. So I will share our story - our WHY. Zeke, Toby's brother, started showing signs of a cold while we were traveling for the holiday. Not sleeping, fever off and on, runny nose, all around not...

Finley the Fox – A Holiday Gift for Children

Finley the Fox – A Holiday Gift for Children

We are partnering with AVON to donate their 2019 Holiday Stuffed Animal to children in the hospital during this holiday season! Meet Finley the Fox! You can purchase Finley for $30. On average, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has 350 beds, a day, full. Our goal is to have 500 foxes purchased by the beginning of December so that we can deliver these gifts to those children. Your $30 purchase places Finley into one child's hand and a portion of the...

A Tree for Toby and All the Infants Who Have Died

A Tree for Toby and All the Infants Who Have Died

Today was a special day. Today, in the company of the nursing staff and members of the Labor & Delivery Department from Allegheny Health Networks Forbes Hospital, we planted a tree outside the entrance to the hospital, in memory of Toby and all the infants in our community who have died. On August 24, 2016, we stood inside the walls of the Emergency Department of Forbes Hospital feeling completely broken. Our perfect world as we knew it had been broken...

The Mission of The Little Fox – Toby’s Foundation: Working to End SIDS

The Mission of The Little Fox – Toby’s Foundation: Working to End SIDS

We had a vision for this brand video since we started the Foundation. Through Toby's impact over the past two years and partnering with Cristin Goss/GossBoss to create this piece, we could not have imagined how it would come together. Our mission is simple. Carry on Toby's legacy through education on Safe Sleep Practices and donations of Smart Sock monitors to families welcoming an infant so that one day every baby can be monitored and every parent can have peace...

Nursery of Hope

Nursery of Hope

Join the Nursery of Hope — a partnership between The Little Fox – Toby’s Foundation and Foundations across the nation — as we pay tribute to the precious little ones who have passed away prematurely of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUIDS). We invite parents, families, and friends to plant a “Legacy Tree” during the month of October to honor babies gone too soon. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), nearly 3,500 infants die each year for causes unknown....

Third Annual Random Acts of Kindness Campaign

Third Annual Random Acts of Kindness Campaign

In 2017 we started a Random Acts of Kindness Campaign from August 1 -24, honoring the final weeks that Toby was here with us on Earth. We are embarking on our third RAOK campaign and this year we are asking for you to help us pay it forward. We also are focusing our efforts on doing random acts of kindness within the Pittsburgh community, where our family lives, works, and plays. You can download the RAOK Cards below. These are...