Memory Boxes

The Preemie Project donates memory boxes to Iowa hospital infant bereavement programs that request them. The boxes provide a place for families to save special items in memory of their child.

To request boxes for your Iowa hospital, please email info@thepreemieproject.org


The Preemie Project makes two sizes of memory box:

Large Memory Box: Made from photo boxes that are 7.5 x 4 x 11 rectangular

Small Memory Box: Made from white boxes that are 3.75″ x 3.75″ x 3.4″ square


We welcome donations of supplies to be used for making memory boxes:

White photo boxes

Paint brushes and foam brushes

Mod Podge Liquid finish

Flannel material, child and pastel colors, and prints. Small and subdued prints are best

Felt in all colors, squares or yardage

Braided trims, 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide

Reviewed/Updated: 01/13/20

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