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Preemie Items - What is the "Best" Charity?


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#1 SusanaHa

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 10:24 PM

Hello,
I can make darling teeny tiny booties, what is the "best" preemie group to donate to, and are these really needed? thanks,
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:38 AM

I suggest you contact your nearest hospital that has a "preemie" ward. Some have very specific needs and desires, some will take whatever they can get. also what you consider preemie might not even be close. A two pound preemie is about the length of your hand, finger tip to wrist. A bootee might be a finger nail in length. I suggest your local hospital because there would be no mailing costs......use the money for more wool!!!!!!! 'my' hospital wants dark afghans to put over the incubators to keep out the light; I've not heard of any other hospital requesting these. Some even give out free patterns.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:34 PM

http://groups.yahoo....mie_protectors/
this group has a member here and she is trying to keep this group going. I have donated and she will take anything preemie in any size.
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 05:26 PM

Here are a few links to some organizations that have listings for hospitals in need of preemie items of all kinds. I hope this will help you.
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com
http://www.carewear.org/
http://www.newbornsinneed.org/
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 01:55 PM

http://thepreemieproject.com/
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