helping infants and preemie babies
Newborns In Need, Charleston SC Chapter
DUE TO COVID, we are unable to hold our regular meetings at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Until further notice, if you have items to donate, please contact Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat at email@example.com for any upcoming drive-by, drop off locations. The need is still great and we are grateful for your help and understanding.
Volunteers needed to help sew, knit, or crochet baby clothes and blankets for needy babies in our community. We also need help with delivery of these items to local agencies. We also need help with administrative duties such as fundraising, paper work, internet, newsletters, and volunteer recruiting. Monthly meetings are held the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to about noon. If you do not sew, knit or crochet, there are other ways to help: 1) hold a mock baby shower and collect new baby items (diapers size NB to 3) and clothing (onesies and sleepers in size NB to 12 months) to donate to Newborns in Need. 2) visit yard sales and flea markets and purchase only VERY gently used baby clothing in sizes for preemies or newborns up to 12 months, and donate to Newborns in Need. 3) donate your VERY gently used maternity clothing so that we may pass them along to those in need. 4) make a monetary donation by writing a check to "Newborns in Need" and mailing to Brenda Kanehl, 617 Beauregard Rd., Summerville, SC 29483. No amount is too small. Or donate a gift card to Walmart or JoAnn Fabric for purchase of yarn and fabric. A receipt will be provided upon request.
About Newborns In Need, Charleston SC Chapter
Carolina Bay, Saintsbury Cove Drive, Charleston, SC 29414, US
Our mission is to help as many needy babies and infants as possible in our community, by providing them with basic necessities after they are born. Due to the pandemic, we have been unable to hold our regular meetings at our usual location. If you have items to donate, please contact Brenda at 843-209-2981 or Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newborns in Need makes and donates baby gowns, blankets, and other essential baby items to hospitals and other agencies that provide for premature and newborn infants. Our Charleston chapter donates to MUSC Children's Care Clinic, Fetter Healthcare Network, Florence Crittenton, Lowcountry Crisis Pregnancy Center (Charleston & Orangeburg), Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Mt. Pleasant Roper Hospital, MUSC NICU, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC, Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center, Roper St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley, and Summerville Medical Center. Many of the babies we are helping come from below the poverty line and do not have adequate clothing or blankets. Each year thousands of babies are admitted for care in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in hospitals. Due to the extremely small sizes of these babies, there is a shortage of hospital gowns, t-shirts and sleepers tiny enough for them to wear. Many of these babies will go home in nothing more than a disposable diaper, those that have a home to go to. It's unfortunate, but sadly true, that some of these precious children will lose their struggle for life and need only one outfit and blanket to be snuggled in. Our volunteers also make bereavement items.