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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.
- Pat Barkley
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