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No Sew Preemie Blankets

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TINY STAR FOUNDATION

Create no sew polar fleece blankets for hospital incubators to assist premature babies in the hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units. We are looking for 24 volunteers to make 2-6 blankets each to be distributed on Mother’s Day to mommy and baby along with some self care items. The blankets are useful for many purposes, they help block out the noise and bright lights of the NICU, add color and shapes to the baby’s "scenery" and help uplift mommy’s spirit. The blankets will become treasured keepsakes for baby after discharge home and will be used as stroller or security blankets in the years ahead. Be a part of
creating a glimmer of light in the challenging days of residency in the NICU. Feel free to send a message of hope along with your blankets for mommy and baby. Kindly send us your contact information so we can properly thank you. If you wish to be reimbursed for shipping please include a note and a copy of your shipping invoice in the box before you close it up for shipping. Kindly reach out to use for details about the size, fabric and cutting instructions to create a fringe edge as per hospital requirements. Thank you for considering this opportunity!

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About TINY STAR FOUNDATION

Location:

5 DRAKE CT, BOONTON TWP, NJ 07005, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Women

WHEN

Mon Apr 05, 2021 - Mon May 03, 2021
09:00 AM - 08:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Children Medical Services
  • Group Facilitation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Create no sew incubator covers/blankets for the preemies in groups with social distancing in an assembly line fashion, as a corporate team building activity or create them at home with family or as individuals.
  • Size must conform to hospital regulation so please reach out for no sew instructions and note that these must be made with polar fleece material in an infant or toddler appropriate pattern. If you wish to be reimbursed for shipping please advise

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