Urgent Needs

The following is a list of items and supplies we urgently need. This list is current and was last updated/reviewed on 04/22/2017.

Please email us with any questions you have.

Hats, Booties and Blankets:

NEWBORN SIZE RED HATS for our 2017 donation to The American Heart Association.  See our calendar of events for more information. We are hoping to receive 500+.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE Hats and Booties for our  2017 4th of July donation to Iowa NICUs. See our calendar of events for more information.

Developmental Hearts:

The Preemie Project is in need of hearts that have minky fabric on one side and flannel or cotton on the other side. These heart should be the full 7.5 inches wide. Print pattern at 100%.  We have the biggest need for boy patterns and colors but all colors are needed. We have prepared a simple pattern for the heart that can be found HERE.

Family Support:

Snap front Sleepers and Onsies: Sizes – Newborn and Size 0 – 3 month

Pampers diapers: Sizes- Newborn and Size 1

Formula: Neosure, Enfacare, Enfamil and Similac Advance

Pack n Plays: New only. We have an urgent need for at least 10 pak n plays.

Note: We do not need any clothing besides sleepers and onsies

Bereavement Items

Knit or crochet blankets for our infant bereavement packages:

Colors needed: WHITE, PALE PINK AND PALE BLUE (solid color only). We need at least 1/2 of the blankets to be WHITE.

Sizes Needed: All sizes are acceptable from 15x15inch up to 36x 36 inch.  The most needed sizes at this time are the 25×25 inch and 36×36 inch

Knit sleepers:

Colors needed: pale pink or pale blue.

Sizes Needed: 2-3lb, 3-5lb and 6-8lb. 

Pattern: Sleep Sack Pattern by Marcia Williams

Knit or Crochet Buntings:

Colors needed: Boy colors needed in smaller size; For larger size: all colors in pale pastels are needed

Sizes Needed: Biggest need is for the smaller size in boy colors and the larger size in all colors.

Patterns:  knit bunting pattern ; crochet bunting pattern

Booties for beareavement packages:

Colors needed: At least 1/2 of the booties should be plain white; Less amounts needed in light pink, pale blue;  

Sizes Needed: The most needed size at this time are 2-3lb, 3-5lb, 6-8lb. 

Hats for our infant bereavement packages:

Colors needed: Solid White, light pink, pale blue;  At least 1/2 of the hats should be plain white

Sizes Needed: All sizes from 1 lb up to 11lb.  More of the smaller sizes are always needed

Patterns:  See our pattern page for suggestions

Hats for very early loss:

Colors needed:  white, pale green, pale yellow, pale pink, pale blue. Pastel varigated yarn works nicely for these hats. NO DARK OR BRIGHT COLORS PLEASE!

Size needed: as small as 6 inches around for very early loss. That size hat would fit over a large egg. These hats must be very stretchy and easy to put on the tiny baby.

Pattern Suggestion:  Bev’s Micro-Preemie Baby Ribs Beanie.