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April 2019

NICU Bedding Donation Drive

April 1, 2019 - June 1, 2019
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

The mission of The Preemie Project NICU Bedding Program is to create a comfortable, colorful environment for families with donations of soft colorful sheets.  Initially, infants in the NICU are very critically ill.  Most of the caregiving activities are performed by nursing staff.  Often, the only caregiving act parents can perform for their child is to choose the sheets for their infant’s bed. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Sew and donate flat sheets, fitted sheets and fleece pads to help our…

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June 2019

“Red, White and Blue in the NICU” Donation Drive

June 18, 2019
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

We need help for our “4th of July” themed donation!  Items can be knit, crochet or sewn.  Help the babies celebrate the 4th of July in style!  We do ask that all hats have all 3 colors in the hats.  You could have 2 colors in the body of the hat and the 3rd color in a pom-pom or flower. Please visit our Crafting Guidelines and Measurements Guide for information on yarn, sizes, packaging, etc. DONATION GOALS: The more donations we receive, the more…

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August 2019

2019 Cy-Hawk Challenge

August 10, 2019
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

Join us in our tradition of donating Hawkeye and Cyclone themed hats, booties, and bedding to Iowa NICUs.  Items will be donated during the week prior to first Iowa Hawkeye home game of 2019. This donation is a particular favorite of our volunteers, nursing staff and of course the families! The nurses look forward to this donation so they can deck out the warmer beds, isolettes, cribs, and babies out in Hawkeye and Cyclone gear for the NICU families! Simply…

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October 2019

“Boo in the NICU” Halloween Donation

October 11, 2019

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays in Iowa NICUs. This is when TPP volunteers pull out all of their creativity and create colorful costumes for Iowa NICU babies. Halloween in the NICU used to mean Pumpkin hats and booties.  Pumpkin hats and booties are still wonderful!!  In the past couple of years, we have expanded this to include costume hats, booties, cocoons, diaper cover, costume bibs, and other NICU sized cute dress-up items.  Ideas for “costumes” includes Disney…

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November 2019

Thanksgiving in the NICU

November 11, 2019

We would LOVE to be able to give special hats and booties to Iowa NICUs for Thanksgiving this year.  We are thinking about Pumpkins and Turkeys and Pilgrims. What have we missed? PATTERNS AND GUIDELINES Here are some suggested patterns: Seamless Hat Preemie and Newborn Pumpkin Hat by CareWear Patterns Pumpkin Hat and Bootie set – knit Newborn Pumpkin Hat – crochet Pumpkin Bootie – crochet Turkey Hat– crochet (no need to make the earflaps) Turkey Hat – Knit Turkey Hat – Knit Pilgrim Hat –…

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December 2019

Christmas/Winter Holiday Donation

December 9, 2019
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

We need your help to bring Holiday Cheer to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Iowa.  Participating is simple.  Pick your favorite winter or Christmas holiday hat and/or bootie pattern. Items may be knit, crochet or sewn. The Preemie Project donates festive hats and booties to help brighten up the holidays for the families.  We are hoping for Santa hats, Christmas tree hats, Grinch Hats, Elf, Gingerbread men and more.  These special holiday donations have become very important events for the…

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