What is The Dragonfly Project?
The Dragonfly Project is a registered 501( c )(3) non-profit that sends condolence cards carrying a message of hope to people who are grieving. Our organization consists of volunteers who look up names in obituaries and help put together and mail packets out to people who are grieving; usually 3 to 6 months after the death has occurred. Each packet contains a condolence card, a copy of the dragonfly story printed on the inside cover and a dragonfly keychain.
Each year, thousands of dragonfly packets are sent throughout the United States and other countries to individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Each dragonfly packet, which contains a condolence card, the dragonfly story and a dragonfly key chain, costs $4.00 to make. The Dragonfly Project is operated by volunteers and a board of directors. Donations are welcome. Your donations are tax deductible. You can donate online here.
A small act of kindness to help a grieving family, following the death of their son, led to the creation of The Dragonfly Project in 2002.
When an 11-year old friend died from a brain tumor, Anne Marquardt Brooker and her mother sent his family a story about dragonflies and their significance in the cycle of life and death. The story so moved the grieving family with its "message of hope" that it inspired Anne to create a nonprofit corporation that would reach out to others who were grieving the loss of a family member or friend.
HOW CAN I GET A PACKET?
To get a packet sent to you, please go to our website store and order a card. Then you can sign and send the card on to whomever you wish. The cards in our store have room for you to insert your own message.
HOW CAN I ARRANGE TO HAVE A PACKET SENT TO SOMEONE?
The Dragonfly Project does not send cards to people for you. Please order a card, have it shipped to you and then share with anyone.
Board of Directors
Member at Large
Janell Stanton Soderberg
Member at Large
Anne Marquardt Brooker