Abbey’s Hope urges increased pool and spa safety, indoors and out

EDINA, MINN. – March 20, 2013 – As spring temperatures approach and families continue to battle cabin fever at indoor pools, spas and waterparks, Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation would like to remind parents to do their part when it comes to water safety.

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Abbey’s Hope reminds families to practice ice safety during winter activities


EDINA, MINN. – Feb. 11, 2012 – As Minnesotans enjoy winter weather activities like ice skating, hockey, ice fishing and snowmobiling, Abbey’s Hope wants to remind families to practice ice safety while out on lakes or ponds.

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Abbey’s Hope reminds parents to be vigilant when visiting warmer climates

EDINA, MINN. – December 19, 2013 – As the season of beach and hotel vacations approaches, Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation would like to remind parents to be vigilant near pools, spas and open bodies of water.

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Abbey’s Hope announces partnership with Pool Safely campaign continuing through Summer 2013

EDINA, MINN.- November 27, 2012- Abbey's Hope today announces its partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Pool Safely campaign- the federal government's public education and information campaign to promote pool and spa safety- will continue through the 2013 swim season.

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Edina-based Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation participating in fourth annual Give to the Max Day on Nov. 15

EDINA, MINN- Nov. 8, 2012- Abbey's Hope Charitable Foundation is one of many nonprofit organizations throughout the state the will once again ask Minnesotans to display their record-breaking generosity by donating to their favorite charities and schools online at during the fourth annual "Give to the Max Day" on November 15th.

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Tubby Smith Foundation raises $2,650 for Abbey's Hope!

A huge thank you to the Tubby Smith Foundation! Last night, not only did the Gophers win big, but they raised $2650 for Abbey's Hope! For each free throw attempt during the game $50 was donated to Abbey's Hope. We are so appreciative of this generous donation and had a great time at last night's game! 

Abbey’s Hope announces details for 5th annual golf tournament

EDINA, MINN. – August 15, 2012 – Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation today announces details for its 5th annual golf tournament, Monday, Sept. 17 at Braemar Golf Course in Edina.

“We’re excited for this day of fun while raising awareness for a very serious cause,” said Katey Taylor, co-founder of Abbey’s Hope and mother to Abbey Taylor, who died of complications from injuries due to an improperly maintained pool drain. “The generosity and support of the community allows us to continue to fund programs that make pools and spas safer for our children.”

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The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.

More water safety tips