The Preemie Project Bereavement Division recognizes that the loss of a child is a profoundly sad experience. We seek to provide solace to families who are grieving a loss by providing bereavement remembrance items.
Refer to our pattern page for ideas
NEEDED:Experienced and creative sewers who would like to turn donated wedding dresses into Christening/Baptism/Bereavement outfits. If interested in sewing gowns for The Preemie Project, please email our . Due to an over abundance of gowns received, we DO NOT need donations of wedding gowns at this time.
When sizing a gown or sleeper, please refer to our Measurements Guide. Measure the chest first, because the chest measurement places the gown in the correct size range (ie. 1-3lb, 3-5lb, etc). Once you have the correct size range, check that the sleeve length and garment length are also within that size range. A bit longer is always better than too short.
White, pale pink and pale blue blankets are needed for bereavement packages and occasionally for NICU baptisms/christenings. Solid color yarn only please! Sizes needed are 15 inch x 15 inch up to 38 inch x 38 inches. Light weight yarn (DK weight or lighter) is preferred. See our List of Suggested Yarns
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Women's Health Center requests knit and crochet blankets to be given as miscarriage mementos. These should be square, no smaller than 8in x 8in and no larger than 10in x 10in. Use light weight yarn (DK weight or lighter) and gender neutral colors (white, cream, pale yellow, pale green).
Less than 1lb and 1-3lb should be made with smaller beads and gender neutral colors (white, pale yellow, pale green). 3-5lb, 6-8lb and 9-11lb may be white, or soft pastel shades. More boy colors are always needed. Do not use bright or dark colors.updated 4/3/2016
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August 15, 2016
Cy-Hawk Challenge Donation Deadline
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