Our 4th annual, “Hawkeye Donation” was delivered to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) NICU and PICU on Friday. Like previous years, we delivered this donation the Friday before the first home football game in support of the Iowa Hawkeyes. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Iowa City, the UIHC is across the street from the football stadium. A few of the labor and delivery suites actually overlook it! Many families are huge Hawkeye fans and they really appreciate this special donation.
The nurses were SO excited for our donation this year. They were “hoping” that we would be making another donation this year but were unsure. So they had started to hide yellow blankets for their babies days in advance. The nursing assistant who accepted the donation was so excited that every baby would have a Hawkeye blanket for the weekend!
This year we donated blankets sewn collectively by TPP volunteers. In August, our Community Sewing Weekend volunteers made blankets out of Hawkeye print fleece and flannel.