CRAFTING GUIDELINES

These guidelines were developed to meet the needs of the hospitals we support

OUR EVENTS

The Preemie Project is powered by the involvement of devoted volunteers, people just like you.

HOW TO DONATE

Mail or Drop off your handmade items

Who We are. Our mission

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The Preemie Project seeks to provide comfort and support to critically ill infants and their families in Newborn Intensive Care Units in Iowa.

We achieve our mission through the support of a devoted group of local and national volunteers... Learn More

NICU Bedding Drive

Thank you to everyone that donated to our bedding drive. You help us with our mission to create a home-like environment in Iowa NICUs!

Flat Sheets Goal: 300
# received - 516
100%
Fitted Sheets: Goal 175
#received-222
100%
Fleece Pads: Goal 300
#received-431
100%
updated 4/1/2017

Latest News

Thank you to everyone that so generously made and donated to our annual NICU bedding drive. TPP elves are busy making donations of cute colorful bedding to Iowa NICUs.  Donations are planned for University of Iowa Children’s Hospital NICU, St. Lukes and Mercy in Cedar Rapids, Blank Children’s and Mercy in Des Moines, Trinity in Bettendorf, Genesis in Davenport, Unity Point Allen in Waterloo. We collect bedding all year; so if you still have fabric in your stash or find … read more

There is an article on the internet going viral right now. “People are crocheting octopuses to help premature babies”. The Preemie Project does NOT need donations of these crocheted octopuses for several reasons: Because of recommendations for “Safe-Sleep” practices, The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital NICU and other Iowa NICUs will not accept any stuffed animals or blankets to be given to families for use in the NICU and take home. The other reason to not allow stuffed animals with the … read more

Welcome to our new website! We have worked hard to condense the information and present it in an easy to understand format. We welcome any comments or questions. Email Us:  info@thepreemieproject.org Message us on Facebook

In a continuing attempt to make sure that we are donating what is needed and will be used, there will be a couple changes in 2017 We will NOT be donating regular hats to Iowa NICUs. We will only donate our Holiday/Special Event hats or hats for bereavement purposes. Many individuals now take knit and crochet hats directly to the NICUs; the need for TPP to donate regular hats has been too sporadic. This results in huge overflows at TPP headquarters … read more

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 REMEMBER: DO NOT SEND FABRIC HEARTS TO THE PREEMIE PROJECT!  SEND THEM TO ONE OF THE HOSPITALS OR GROUPS ON THIS LIST. If you are a … read more