Child Casket Fund
At New Melleray Abbey, the monks view the crafting of child caskets as a corporal work of mercy, and a way to bring some small measure of comfort to families who bear the tragedy of burying a child.
The Child Casket Fund is an opportunity for benefactors to help alleviate stress during a trying time, by eliminating the financial burden to families who are in need of a child’s casket. Donations to the fund are accepted to help defray the costs of materials and labor.
The donation of child caskets to families is an important ministry of the monks of New Melleray Abbey. The monks feel this is a small way to touch the lives of people in the outside world, while remaining true to their vocation.
How to Make a Donation
If you would like to assist a family in need of a child casket, you may do so by making a tax-deductible donation. The Child Casket Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Making a Donation Online
You can donate to the Child Casket Fund using DONATE button on this page.
Making a Donation by Mail
To donate by mail, please address your check to New Melleray Abbey – Child Casket Fund and mail to:
New Melleray Abbey
6632 Melleray Circle
Peosta, IA 52068
If you have any further questions, we at Trappist Caskets invite you to talk with us by calling 888-433-6934.
Thank you for your generosity.