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Halloween in the NICU

October 21, 2013
Iowa Neonatal Intensive Care Units

For many years, we’ve been creating “baby pumpkin patches” in Iowa NICUs for Halloween.  This year we want to continue this trend, but with a fun twist.  In addition to pumpkin hats and booties, we will be accepting all Halloween themed items (candy corn hats, etc) in addition to “costumes” for the babies!  Ideas for “costumes” includes Disney Themed Hats, Animal Hats, Witch and Ghost Hats, etc.  This is one donation where our volunteers can be as creative as they wish!


Halloween in the NICU Donation Contest
Did we mention that we’re also having a contest?  There will be two winners:

Winner #1: The volunteer who donates the most hats in the 3-5 lb, 6-8 lb and 9-11 lb sizes will win a $50 Etsy.com gift card.

Winner #2: This person will be chosen randomly.  Everyone who donates a set in the 3-5lb, 6-8lb and 9-12lb sizes will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Etsy.com gift card. 

Entry Requirements: Volunteers must submit their donation between September 1st 2013 and October 21, 2013 and include their name and a valid email address.

Patterns and Guidelines
Click here for patterns on our website (Scroll all the way down for holiday patterns).  Many of these are already sized properly for preterm and newborn infants.

We are also collecting ideas on our Pinterest Board.  Click here to view it now.

As always our Crafting Guidelines and Measurements Guide apply.

Donation Goals:
We are hoping to bring this donation to as many NICUs as possible.  The more items we receive, the more hospitals we can support!

Hat and Bootie Sets:
1-3lb   30 sets
3-5lb   90 sets
6-8lb   90 sets
9-11lb   30 sets

Mail By/Donation Deadline: Monday, October 7th, 2013
Items may be mailed or dropped off at a Donation Center

Mail Items to:
The Preemie Project
PO Box 1310
Iowa City, IA 52244

This donation will be made to the hospitals we support on or around October 21st, 2013.  Let’s make this Halloween particularly “Cute and Spooky”!

Posted by Laura Pabich

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