Paper mache boxes for memory boxes (4 inch square , and larger)
Foam paint brushes
Thread - new only. Old thread becomes brittle and cannot be used in sewing machines.
Hats, Booties and Blankets:
In accordance with the Safe Sleep Recommendations by the American Society of Pediatrics, The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital NICU and St. Lukes’s NICU, Cedar Rapids, IA will no longer accept blankets to pass out to families. Therefore, The Preemie Project is finding itself with a huge overstock of blankets. Until further notice, we DO NOT need donations of blankets of any kind.
We DO NOT need any 1-3lb hats or booties at this time.
3 – 5 lb and 6-8 lb BOY hats and booties (any pink or purple in the yarn makes a girl item according to the hospitals we support). We DO NOT need any girl items.
We DO NOT need any preemie sized clothing at this time.
We DO NOT need any holiday clothing at this time.
Size 0 – 3 month boy and girl sleepers with snaps.
Pampers diapers – sizes Newborn and 1.
Wipes in the tub, preferably unscented.
Maxi pads without wings.
Desitin diaper rash cream.
Formula: Neosure or Enfacare (lots of preemies go home on this) or Enfamil/Similac Infant (regular formula).
We are revitalizing our Bereavement Program and have a huge need for all items.
Blankets – sized 15 – 36 inches square. The smaller blankets should be white or gender neutral pastel colors for the very early losses. Other sizes are needed in white and pale pastel colors.
Knit and Crochet Dresses – White or pale pastel solid colors only. Should be long enough to completely cover the feet. Must be open all the way down the back. Must have at least a partial sleeve – the hospitals we support cannot use sleeveless dresses.