Who We are. Our mission
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.
The Preemie Project was founded in the spring of 2005 by Coralville, Iowa native, Laura (Aker) Pabich. After making contact with the staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), now Stead Family Children’s Hospital NICU (SFCH NICU), Laura summoned individuals on blogs, online message boards, and email lists to join her.... Learn More
2020-21 NICU Bedding Donation Drive
TPP held it’s last drive for colorful bedding for Iowa NICUs. Thank You! TPP volunteers went above and beyond as usual. The NICUs will appreciate all your work.
Flat Sheets: Goal: 600
Fitted Sheets: Goal 400
For 16 years, The Preemie Project has had the privileged of donating hats, booties and blankets to Iowa NICUs. We brightened up the NICUs with donations of cute holiday hats and costumes and colorful bedding for the tiny cribs. After 16 years, we are shifting the focus of our mission. The Preemie Project will no longer be accepting donations of handmade items. We will be focusing primarily on purchasing and donating items for our Family Support Program. We hope we … read more
Starting February 1, 2021, The Preemie Project will no longer be accepting donations of handmade items. We will still have enough bedding and holiday items to last through most of 2021. We will be shifting our focus to primarily NICU Family Support. That will be in the way of going home supplies for families experiencing difficulties due to unexpected NICU stay. We provide pack and plays, sheets, blanket sleepers, diapers, wipes, formula, footed sleepers, and other items as requested by … read more