Help Miracle for Mateo by Volunteering
Host a Create Event

If you would like to host a Create Event where your friends and family members gather to create necklaces - it's simple! Miracle for Mateo provides all of the supplies and materials you need, and all you do is provide light refreshments. Your guests become Miracle for Mateo volunteers who invest approximately 2 hours of their time into creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, using groupings of 9 beads, the number of months Baby Mateo lived both in the womb and on earth, or groupings of 19 beads, in memory of Megan Daddario and her journey of 19 years here on earth. The three elements that make these handmade necklaces uniquely Miracle Beads are: the special groupings of beads in memory of Mateo and Megan, at least one butterfly symbolizing hope and new beginnings, and a dangling charm near the closure which is often a butterfly. Volunteers also make Little Miracle Beads, created especially for little girls, which can be personalized with the child's name, butterflies, stars, hearts or another charm/theme. All Miracle Beads necklaces are available for a $25 donation.

At a Create Event, guests are encouraged to bring can tabs for our Tabs for Mateo Project and/or single serving non-perishable food items for our Bags of Hope Project. The can tabs are donated to the Philadelphia or Delaware Ronald McDonald Houses, and the non-perishable food items are used to assemble Bags of Hope that are donated to parents of hospitalized children along with a Miracle for Mateo brochure that tells them about applying for funding and support. Please contact Miracle for Mateo on Facebook or via miracleformateo@gmail.com to schedule a date for a Create Event. At this time, Miracle for Mateo can host events in the Tri-State area, including NJ, PA and DE, depending on your location.




Host a Miracle Beads Fundraiser

Hosting a Miracle Beads Fundraiser is similar to hosting a jewelry party, but it's special because all of the necklaces purchased are handmade by volunteers, are available for a donation of $25, and the funds raised at the event you host go directly to help families in need. A Miracle Beads Fundraiser begins with a brief presentation of how the idea for Miracle Beads began, what makes the necklaces more than just a piece of jewelry, the Miracle for Mateo Mission, and specifically how the funds raised at the event help families.

Each Miracle Beads Event Host is presented with a Miracle Beads necklace as a gift for hosting the event, inviting friends and family, providing light refreshments and encouraging each guest to bring either can tabs or single serving non-perishable food items for Miracle for Mateo to donate. The can tabs are donated to the Philadelphia or Delaware Ronald McDonald Houses, and the non-perishable food items are used to assemble Bags of Hope that are donated to parents of hospitalized children along with a Miracle for Mateo brochure that tells them about applying for funding and support. Please contact Miracle for Mateo on Facebook, via phone/text at (856) 275-9822 or via email at miracleformateo@gmail.com to schedule a date. Currently, Miracle for Mateo is hosting Miracle Beads Events in the Tri-State area, including NJ, PA and DE, depending on your location.

Miracle Beads

One-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces of jewelry made with LOVE by volunteers at one of many Create Events. Each Miracle Beads creation is constructed using special groupings of beads, in memory of Mateo and Megan’s journey here on earth, at least one butterfly and a dangling charm near the closure.

Each Miracle Bead creation honors Mateo and Megan and the courageous journey of all miracle babies.

All proceeds help provide support to children and families enduring a life threatening illness and lengthy hospitalization. Believe in the power of prayer, love, unity, strength, beauty, faith, bravery, hope and MIRACLES.