helping infants and preemie babies
Newborns In Need, Charleston SC Chapter
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
1752 Greenspoint Court, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466, US
Our mission is to help as many needy babies and infants as possible in our community.
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 Hospital Level I and II Nursery, MUSC NICU, Roper Hospital Downtown and Roper Hospital in West Ashley, Trident Hospital, A.I.D.S., Birthright, MUSC Children's Care Clinic, ECCO, Florence Crittenton, and Low Country Crisis Pregnancy 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.