will be doing these things ...
Fresno Children's Central Hospital NICU will be the main destination for the preemie clothing that all the members will be creating with their loving hearts and hands. The deliveries will be done by me, AlexSandy Thompson, owner and creator of Angels4Preemies, and Mona Hernandez, my best friend from childhood and a solid member of our group. She will be helping me in this loving task! When we fill a blanket box or two, donated by Gottschalk's Dept Store in Fresno, California ... will just take them on over ...
We as a group have decided that all members will be given the opportunity to deliver preemie items to their local NICU's as well, thus creating a Nationwide NICU donating group. A file has been set up for those who want to Present them in their area along with the information regarding that particular location and person.
Any suggestion you have will be heard. I welcome any of your help. Remember, you can sew, knit, crochet, buy ... whatever it is your heart wants to do! A succesful charity group for preemies is one that works together as a team ... not one but ALL, is the important factor! There are no prima donna's here, there is no criticism here ... just giving & loving folks! Simplicity is key ....
There are no quotas. There is no pressure to complete and send at any time. You keep your own schedule. I'll take care of things on this end. I'll be taking pictures and hope to get a write up in the Fresno Bee, our local paper to help further our desire to give to ALL the preemies and their families all over the good ole USA!
We invite all fiber artists to join in the mission of daintily clothing these wee ones whose parents are overwhelmed by their being so tiny and fragile!
You will be blessed forever for this tiny bit of love you are giving to the wee ones and their families! You will help put a big smile on everyone's face and everyone's hearts!
© "One little hat will warm a little head and two little booties will warm their little feet!"
Love & gentle hugs,
Click here to read the article about us that was in Creative Knitting Magazine July 2005!
WHAT WE NEED FOR THE PREEMIES:
Knitted, Crocheted, Sewn or Bought ... doesn't matter!
- Sleepers (preemie to newborn)
- Gowns (preemie to newborn)
- Pacifiers (many hospitals do not have pacifiers to give babies to calm them after surgery or while babies are stressed, this is an urgent and most important item)
- Quilts, baby afghans and blankets
- Receiving blankets
- Outfits - tops, bottoms, sets, clothing
- Burp cloths
- Burial layettes - burial gowns, bonnets, blankets and memorial items are needed
- Comfort toys
- Booties, socks
- Baby hats
- Money for postage, yarns, etc. (see Pay Pal Logo below)