My name is Jen, and I am the owner of The Cooper Project! The Cooper Project was created after I lost my son Cooper, just a few short days before his due date in June 2016. I was devastated, but wearing my sons name or initials helped bring a small bit of comfort. I needed something to take my mind off of things, so I decided to make myself a "Cooper" necklace. Turns out crafting AND getting to hit metal with a hammer is quite therapeutic when dealing with grief. Making necklaces quickly became my passion, and The Cooper Project exists solely to provide a free necklace to moms who lose their babies. The Cooper Project runs entirely on donations. Because of this, I started The Cooper Project Etsy shop to fund materials and shipping costs of these free necklaces. So when you purchase from my Etsy shop, a percentage of those sales goes towards providing these free necklaces.
The Cooper Project also started a large awareness project for the month of October, which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It's called the Pink and Blue Awareness Project. Pink and blue bracelets are given out for free and worn the entire month of October. By wearing a bracelet, it helps raise awareness, and start meaningful conversations about the 1 in 4 women who have suffered a pregnancy loss or neonatal death. We strongly believe that awareness and education can help more moms bring home a healthy baby, and reduce the number of pregnancy losses. This is our main goal. This year, the goal is to give out at least 10,000 bracelets across the US.