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Work Group Make-Up Scheduled

The make-up for our January ‘11 work group has been scheduled for February 19th and 20th.  See our calendar of events for details.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Feb 07, 2011 at 8:08 pm
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Work Group Weekend Postponed

The Work Group Weekend for January 29th and 30th has been postponed.  Thank you to all who signed up to volunteer.  Please stay tuned for information about a make-up date.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Jan 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm
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Measurements Update

Please note the following changes to our Measurement Guidelines. These guidelines are made in consultation with the staff at the UIHC NICU we support.

Revised Blanket Measurements

  * Standard NICU blanket: 30” to 42” square
  * X-Large: 42” to 50” square

Blankets smaller than these sizes are not used at UIHC NICU.
Blankets may be knit or Crochet.  The blanket should not have excessively large holes and should be made from the softest yarns.
Sewn blankets for use in the NICU should be made from Fleece or flannel.  Quilts or other blankets with seams through the blankets or ties, cannot be used in the NICU.  Quilts will be donated for going home supplies and should be of standard or x-large size.

The NICU at University Hospital does NOT use Sleep Sacks like the popular Preemie Ripple Sleep Sack.  Knit or crochet blankets are preferred for use with the fragile preemies.

Posted by Andrea Knepper on Dec 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm
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Time to Find Your Orange Yarn

Now that the Hawkeye donation has come and gone, our 6th annual pumpkin donation is fast approaching!  We were very short of items for the Hawkeye donation this year.  So we need your help to make this one a success!  Click here to find out how you can help!

Posted by Laura Pabich on Sep 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm
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Technical Difficulties

Currently, several files on our website are not showing up.  We are experiencing technical difficulties and will have this problem fixed as soon as possible.  In the meantime, do not worry about including donation tags with your items.  We will add them in prior to donating your items.  Thank you for your patience!

Posted by Laura Pabich on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:11 am
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