"Today a young friend of mine posted the most adorable picture of her Elementary school aged daughter, a little friend, and herself out on a girls night. Top down on the convertible and out "on the town". SO CUTE! I thought of how many moms and dads would be standing by a bassinet at a hospital talking about days ahead when they'd be out on dad/ daughter dinners or mom/son T-ball games. The Preemie Project is an organization out to make sure that every preemie possible has a great start in life! Knitters, crocheters, and anyone with a knack with a round loom can help! Its pretty easy too :)
The Preemie Project is a fabulous project started on and by Mamashealth.com http://www.mamashealth.com/preciouspreemie/aboutus.asp. Some of you are probably familiar with mamashealth.com. Its a website designed to help with CLEAR easy to understand health information and its goal is to put the power in the hands of people. Which is why it makes total sense for this website to sponsor a charity like Precious Preemies. "Each month, we send hand-knitted and crochet hats to hospitals with NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) in the United States. The donation of hats is our way of sharing hope and love to make their lives and their families' lives better. Knit or crochet with us and help us give hope to a premature baby and their family."
mamashealth.com doesn't just stop at giving hats to preemie babies. Because its a site full of health information mamashealth.com gives help to those parents who have a preemie baby for which to care. http://www.mamashealth.com/preemie/preemie.asp There are informative videos, stories from other preemie moms and dads. Lots of inspiration and support. I've told you my own story about my grandmother, she was a fighter as are most preemies. I never cease to be amazed at their strength, their parents love, the doctors and nurses to provide their care everyone working in concert to give those infants in their care the best chance at being healthy and happy. However, the Preemie Project believes that WE as the community around these little bundles of tenacity can and should play a role in helping their fight.
How can you help? Well as the quote above states they need hand knit, crocheted or loomed hats to help the babies stay warm.
When donating yarn please use this link to help you decide on what yarns would be best for donation. http://www.mamashealth.com/preciouspreemie/help.asp
As you can see from the links above The Preemie Project does have a presence on the web so don't be shy! Sign up for the mailing list, join them on facebook or Pinterest. See what they are up to and what the goals are for the future. Also check out their page on Giving Artfully. (You know that's my new fav. charity site) http://www.givingartfully.com/campaigns/precious-precious-project/ Now Giving Artfully is in the process of updating (as is Weebly thus some of the "funky" typeface you see on the page) Why not join them in helping our tiniest members grow and thrive?
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