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April 2017

Purple Newborn Size Hats for Iowa Click for Babies

April 1, 2017
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

We are asking TPP volunteers to make 500 NEWBORN SIZED PURPLE HATS for the 2017 Iowa Click for Babies Campaign! The goal of the CLICK for Babies campaign is to increase awareness and educate others about the Period of PURPLE Crying that all infants go through, how to respond to prolonged crying, and the importance of never shaking your child – all in an effort to prevent the shaking and abuse of infants.‘ The Iowa Click for Babies has a goal of 3500…

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August 2017

Cy-Hawk Challenge

August 21, 2017
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

Join us in our tradition of donating Hawkeye and Cyclone themed hats and booties to Iowa NICUs. Items are donated during the week prior to the Iowa-Iowa State or Cy-Hawk football game.

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October 2017

Boo In the NICU

October 13, 2017
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

For many years, we’ve been creating “baby pumpkin patches” in Iowa NICUs for Halloween. In the past couple years we have expanded this to include costume hats, booties, cocoons and other NICU sized cute dress-up items.  In addition to pumpkin hats and booties, we will be asking volunteers to make Halloween-themed hats and booties and “costumes” for the babies! Ideas for “costumes” includes Disney themed, Animals, Witches and Ghosts, Frankenstein Hats, etc. This is one donation where our volunteers can be…

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March 2018

Easter/Spring Hats and Booties for Iowa NICUs Donation Deadline

March 16, 2018
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

This year we are so excited to include a Spring/Easter donation to our list of special donations..  We are planning to donate Easter and spring themed hats, booties and other costume items to Iowa Neonatal Intensive Care Units this spring.  Items can be knit, crochet or sewn.  Please visit our Crafting Guidelines and Measurements Guide for information on yarn, sizes, packaging, etc. We have pinned cute ideas on our Pinterest Page.  We are looking for flower hats, lambs, chicks, bunnies, Easter eggs and ducks. The…

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April 2019

NICU Bedding Donation Drive

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

Join us in our tradition of donating Iowa Hawkeye and ISU Cyclone themed hats, booties, and bedding to Iowa NICUs.  Items will be donated during the week prior to first Iowa Hawkeye home football 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…

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