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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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January 2020

TPP January Sewing Workgroup

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

Please join us for a relaxing day of sewing “For the babies”!. We will need both sewers and non-sewers. What: The Preemie Project NICU Bedding Workday WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020 Setup.           9:00 Workgroup  9:30 – 3:30 pm: Cleanup.      3:30-4:00 pm WHERE: Coralville Public Library 1401 5th Street Coralville, IA NOTE: We are going to be working on a very special project for the Pediatric GI Clinic at University of Iowa Stead Family…

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February 2020

TPP February Sewing Workgroup

February 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please join us for a relaxing day of sewing “For the babies”!. We will need both sewers and non-sewers. What: The Preemie Project NICU Bedding Workday WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2020 Setup.           9:00 Workgroup  9:30 – 3:30 pm: Cleanup.      3:30-4:00 pm WHERE: Solon Public Library 320 W Main St Solon, Iowa 52333 NOTE: It is time to sewing bedding for Iowa NICUs!! Will you help? We will be sewing a new size of…

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June 2020

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

June 16, 2020
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 2020

2020 Cy-Hawk Challenge

August 17, 2020
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 2020 which is September 12 against Iowa State!!  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…

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October 2020

“Boo in the NICU” Halloween Donation

October 13, 2020

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 2020

Thanksgiving in the NICU

November 7, 2020

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 2020

Christmas/Winter Holiday Donation

December 7, 2020
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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January 2021

Red Heart Hats For Valentine’s Day 2021

January 15
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

The Preemie Project would like to donate red hats to Iowa NICUs for Valentine’s Day 2021. We need your help. Patterns with heart themes are great for this donation A red hat with a heart button or crochet heart would be very nice A solid red hat is very acceptable for Valentine’s day. Please make sure your hat can easily be stretched over the tiny heads. Please be sure booties and hat are in the same size range Acrylic yarn…

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February 2021

NICU Bedding Donation Drive

February 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 the 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 and fitted sheets to help our NICU families…

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