The Craft and Bake Sale was a big success! What a busy day we made $3200 in craft and baked goods plus $533 in cookbook sales. The Fundraising Committee wants to thank all the volunteers who donated craft items and baked goods. Without your support we would not have been able to have such a successful event.
I also wanted to share with you what it takes to make these events happen. It’s more than receiving all the donations and carrying them to UIHC. We have meetings to organize all aspects of the event from reserving the area, requesting tables and linen, publicity on the event, logging donations as they come in, meetings to price items, set up and break down of the event etc. We have tireless volunteers (Michelle Hogue, Linda and Laura Aker, Audrey Knox, Nancy Fisher) who are up before dawn and meet to set the area up. And local volunteers who stop by throughout the day to support the event.
It all comes together when moms and relatives from the NICU/PICU stop by to purchase something and express their appreciation and thanks to The Preemie Project for all we do. They talk about their preemies and what it means to them to receive the hats, booties and blankets. It is nice to know that TPP has made a small impact in the lives of these parents/relatives and our efforts have not gone unnoticed. Even the employees and staff of UIHC look orward to our sales and always ask when we’ll back!
I want you to know that we do make a difference in the lives of these families and the hospital community in general. Your help and contributions are immeasurable in our mission to comfort and assist these families.
Vice President/Fundraising Chair
The Preemie Project