Family Support

05/15/2020 Because of the restrictions on visitors in the hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Social Workers cannot accept any donation items for their families. If you would like to support the families during this very stressful time, financial donations are very much appreciated

05/15/2020 We currently cannot accept items from the list below


Often preterm infants spend weeks to months in the hospital.  This can place most families under financial stress. The purpose of The Preemie Project Family Support Program is to help ease the financial burden associated with having a critically ill infant in the NICU.  Some support, like gas cards, is provided during the NICU stay.  But, most support is given in the form of baby care items at the time of discharge.

We are in need of donations of the following items for our family support program:

Pak N Plays – new only

Sheets for Pak and Plays – or they can be sewn using our NICU Crib Sheet Pattern

Formula: Neosure / Enfacare (for preemies) or Enfamil /  Similac Infant (regular formula)

Bottles and Nipples Avent 9oz or Dr. Brown 8 oz are preferred (new only)

Footed Sleepers (snap front is preferred):  Size Newborn, 0-3M and 3M (Greatest need is for 0-3M)

Blanket Sleepers: Purchased Halo Swaddle Sleep Sacks (size Newborn or small) or sewn from our Sleep sack pattern (6-8lb and 9-11lb size only needed)

Diapers: Newborn and Size 1. Pampers brand is preferred.

Baby Wipes: non-scented, tubs preferred over refills

Note:  We cannot accept any clothing items besides what is listed above..

Note: We can only donate NEW items to UICH NICU.

Reviewed/Edited: 06/07/2020