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


The Preemie Project is happy to announce that we will be providing support to Unity Point Health Trinity Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Bettendorf, Iowa! We were contacted by a NICU nurse from that hospital requesting any support we might be able to give.

We will make donations to this hospital 2 or 3 times per year.  Donations will include hats, booties, blankets, bereavement packages, memory boxes, developmental hearts and NICU bedding.

The hospital has about 1000 deliveries per year. Currently they have about 70 NICU admits per year and are expanding the number of beds in the unit.

Please visit our website programs page for information you need to craft for the babies.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Aug 04, 2016 at 10:10 am

Developmental Hearts


The Preemie Project is well stocked with Developmental Hearts.  Please DO NOT send any more fabric hearts to The Preemie Project.

But, we have compiled a list of HOSPITALS AND GROUPS REQUESTING DEVELOPMENTAL HEARTS. We are hoping TPP volunteers will rally and flood these wonderful hospitals with fabric hearts.

You can find a pattern for Developmental Hearts HERE


Posted by Laura Pabich on Jul 15, 2016 at 9:09 am

We have updated our Urgent needs list 5/31/16

  • Please see the Urgent Needs Page on our website for an updated list of the items we are in need of at this time.

  • 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.
  • Posted by Laura Pabich on May 31, 2016 at 10:10 am

    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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