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Mission Statement

The Preemie Project seeks to provide comfort and support to critically ill infants and their families in Newborn Intensive Care Units in Iowa. We achieve our mission through the support of a devoted group of local and national volunteers.


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The Preemie Project DOES NOT need donations of regular hats.  We have enough regular (non-holiday) hats, in all sizes, to last well over a year.  Please limit hat donations to hats for our special/holiday donations.  See our Calendar of Events for information on upcoming donations

We also need white hats for our infant bereavement program.  You can find pattern suggestions for hats for bereavement on our pattern page.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:11 am


The Preemie Project will no longer donate blankets to Iowa NICUs.  Please limit blanket donations to knit or crochet blankets for our infant bereavement program.

The colors requested for bereavement blankets by the hospitals we support are SOLIDWHITE, PALE PINK OR PALE BLUE. Please do not use multiple colors or variegated yarns in the blankets. We need blankets sized from 15 inch x 15 inch up to 36 inch x 36 inch.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:11 am

Urgent Need!

The Preemie Project has an urgent need for new Pack ‘n Plays. The Pack ‘n Plays are given to families that do not have a crib for their child and do not have the means to purchase one.

We have created “Baby Registries” to make it easy for you to donate items needed by NICU families that are facing financial crisis.  You can easily purchase pack ‘n plays from any of these registries and have them sent to us. You do not need to limit your choices to those on the registries.

Amazon registry

Target Registry

Walmart Registry

Please see our Urgent Needs List for an updated list of items that we are most in need of.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Oct 09, 2016 at 11:11 am

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