His Middle Name is teaming up with the Preemie Project to support their newest endeavor, an Easter donation for babies still in the NICU. The Preemie Project offers support to families who have a child in the NICU, babies born with special health care needs or those who have experienced a loss due to those challenges. Started in 2005, The Preemie Project offers support in so many unique ways - from hand crafting booties and newborn caps for babies in the NICU, providing gift baskets of newborn care items to help make the home transition easier, to bereavement packages and support, this site covers it all! Because they are a non-profit organization, The Preemie Project achieves all of this through the support of a devoted group of local and national volunteers. That's where your help is needed!
The first ever holiday donation drive that The Preemie Project is hosting has been created with a very specific vision in mind: Easter! They are making and collecting hats, booties and blankets with a spring or Easter theme to help bring some cheer to the parents of preemies in the NICU. These items can be crocheted/handmade, store bought or gently used, but they should be clean and in great condition. If you're like me, you're probably imagining how wonderfully adorable these babies will look dressed as the cutest chicks and bunnies of the season! In the coming weeks I will be reaching out to family, friends and businesses to help spread the buzz about such a wonderful event, because the more donations received means the more NICUs can be supported. Won't you help spread the word?
If you are handy with a sewing machine or needle, please feel free to make something for this wonderful drive, but be sure to follow the crafting guidelines here and here. If you have little ones yourself, you may have blankets, hats that you used as photo props or newborn blankets, gowns and booties that your baby has outgrown or never used. Please consider donating these items. I personally plan on making a few items myself, as I have already donated all of my son's preemie clothing, baby blankets and baby items to our NICU in Philadelphia. If you are moved in any way to donate, you can mail all items to the following address: