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500 PURPLE HATS!!

The Preemie Project is very well stocked on regular (non-holiday) hats.  We are asking volunteers to pull out their PURPLE YARN!

TPP has set a goal of 500 NEWBORN SIZED PURPLE HATS for the 2016 Iowa Click for Babies Campaign!  We would be thrilled to be able to present a huge number of hats to this wonderful organization.  Will you help?

Please visit our EVENT PAGE for all the information on this donation.

Now get those needles clicking!!!

Posted by Laura Pabich on Jan 18, 2016 at 8:08 am
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UPDATE

Volunteers were wonderful at responding to our needs in 2015. We find ourselves overstocked on the following items

  • We DO NOT need donations of fabric hearts - Developmental Hearts.  We have received close to 14,000 in the last 6 months. If you have fabric hearts to donate, here is a list of Hospitals and Groups requesting Developmental Hearts.. If you are unable to download this list, please email us at and ask for this list.
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  • We DO NOT need donations of “Button Buddies”.  We have received enough to last 5 years.
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  • We have limited need for regular (non-holiday) hats and booties.  The biggest need is for the 6-8lb and 9-11lb size in pink and blue.  Please do not send more than 20 regular (non-holiday) hats in one donation.  If you have a group wanting to do a large donation, please contact us at and ask how you can help.
    Posted by Laura Pabich on Dec 26, 2015 at 6:06 am
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  • Updated Urgent Needs 12/26/15

    Crafters:  Below you will find a list of the items we are most in need of at this time.  Happy Crafting!

  • White knit and crochet blankets for our infant bereavement program - sized 15 inches square up to 36 inches square
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  • Tiny knit and crochet buntings for early loss - here are our favorite patterns   Knit Burial Bunting  or Crochet Burial Bunting . The bunting need to be lined with soft flannel in pale pastel colors or tiny prints. The bunting should be between 7.5 inches and 8.5 inches total length.
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  • Knit Sleep Sacks for our Infant Bereavement program.  Here is a favorite pattern Sleeper Sack by Debbie Cowherd  We especially 2-3lb size and 3-5lb size in pale pastel pink and blue.  Refer to our Measurement Guide Make sure the gown is long enough for the chest measurement.  Bernat Softee Baby is a yarn that works well for these gowns.
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  • We accept hats and booties for “Special Donations” anytime.  This year we will donate for 4th of July, Cyclone/Hawkeye Football game, Halloween, Christmas.  The more we receive, the more hospitals we can include in the donations
  • Posted by Laura Pabich on Dec 25, 2015 at 7:07 am
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    We have a NEW Address

    ATTENTION: Effective Immediately, The Preemie Project has a new mailing address. From here on, if you are mailing items, the address is

    The Preemie Project
    2607 Flagstone Court
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Volunteers that have been with us for the last 10 years will recognize this as our “old address”, otherwise known as TPP Headquarters. We are giving up our Post Office box because it has gotten too difficult to get donations picked up on a regular basis.

    We have not turned in our keys to the PO box yet and will not for several weeks. So, if you have sent a package there, we will get it picked up. Once we turn in a change of address all mail will be forwarded for 6 months. No worries if you accidentally send it to the wrong place. 

    Posted by Laura Pabich on Dec 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm
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    Prematurity Awareness Month Fundraiser

    November is National Prematurity Awareness Month.  In 2010, there were 4,473 preterm births in Iowa.  Unfortunately, preterm birth leaves thousands of Iowa families in crisis and needing support.  In honor of National Prematurity Awareness Month, we are campaigning to raise $4,473 to support families in Iowa NICUs. Funds will be raised between November 1st and November 17 and used to purchase supplies to support our programs at rock bottom prices on Black Friday (November 29th).  Click here for more information and to find out how you can donate today!

    Posted by Laura Pabich on Nov 07, 2013 at 11:11 am
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