Children's Book Drive
TINY STAR FOUNDATION
We are looking for leaders to hold book drives in their area to collect donated brand new children’s books for 0-6 year olds to be distributed to New Jersey Neonatal Intensive Care Units for father’s to read to their premature babies residing in the hospital. The books may be signed by the donors with an inspiring message of hope. Books are needed in English and in Spanish. Shipping may be reimbursed upon request by our charity as long as the books are brand new. We need a total of 300 books so please let us know how many books you believe you can collect and then how many you actually receive before sending them. Reading books to preemies increases the father-child bond, helps comfort the baby with his voice and actually leads to early literacy! Book reading is a wonderful way to engage the fathers who tend to be a bit more reluctant than mothers who more frequently sing, talk and even touch the baby more. The books will be distributed to fathers and their babies at the hospital on Father’s Day! Hurry, our collection time is limited! The books will surely become the sentimental favorite for the babies after being discharge! Books may not be recirculated due to infection control guidelines and each book will go home with a baby.
About TINY STAR FOUNDATION
5 DRAKE CT, BOONTON TWP, NJ 07005, US
Our mission is to facilitate emotional, material and financial support for families of preterm babies before, during and after a hospital NICU stay and those who experienced a prenatal or perinatal loss or stillbirth. We also provide support for hospital NICU facilities to promote high quality care and improve services that address the entire families’ need for instrumental and emotional support.
The organization was born out of love by three women on Valentine’s Day 2020 as a result of our family member’s prenatal and perinatal losses and the birth of one tiny mighty micropreemie who is thriving after 100 days in the NICU. We wished we had more information, resources, preparation and support so we decided to dedicate our time to bringing all of that to others. Our goals are to break the taboos around talking about pregnancy loss and the challenges and trauma faced in the NICU; to advocate for systemic change that improves maternal and child health, makes related mental health and, material and financial support available, reduces the percentage of poor pregnancy outcomes for women of color and grows emotional support programs for fathers who too often suffer in silence. We want to get others involved in taking tangible action steps to support these families, together we can improve high quality hospital NICU facilities, sponsor drives for needed 0-3T clothing, baby supplies, books and equipment, and raise funds to expand follow up care and services for all family members.