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500 RED HAT for American Heart Association!

We are asking The Preemie Project Volunteers to make 500 solid red hats. 90% of the hats should be NEWBORN SIZE, 10% may be preemie size.  The hats will be donated to The Iowa American Heart Association Little Hats Big Hearts Campaign

Last year the Iowa American Heart Association collected 800 hats for their first donation.  The Preemie Project sent them 100 Red hats for this first year of their Little Hats Big Hearts Campaign.  They would love to be able to double the number of Iowa hospitals they include in this educational campaign.  We know TPP volunteers can help them out in a very big way!

WE are asking volunteers to help us collect 500 red hats for this wonderful cause!  Please visit the Events Page on our website to read all about the crafting requirements for this donation

Posted by Laura Pabich on Apr 08, 2016 at 1:01 pm
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Updated Urgent Needs 03/04/16

  • Because of the generosity of our volunteers, we are overstocked on regular hats and booties of all sizes.  If you like to make hats, **please limit your donations to hats for our special events**.  See our calendar of events for information on upcoming special events.
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  • We DO NOT need donations of fabric hearts - Developmental Hearts.  We have received close to 15,000 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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  • Please see the Urgent Needs Page on our website for an updated list of the items we are in need of at this time.

    Posted by Laura Pabich on Mar 04, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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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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    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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