Three wonderful new volunteers attended our August 2013 Preemie Prints sew & craft meeting last night. At our meetings volunteers, from skilled seamstresses to those of us who can cut patterns or stuff giraffes, come together in support of NICU families. Our meetings can be a wee bit crazy, since kids are always invited to come, but we think it's so much fun! After all many of our little ones who attend are NICU graduates, and they are the reasons we do what we do. So if you have a little one, please know they are welcome to come. This past meeting my girls who are only 3.5 stuffed their 1st giraffe. They too will be helping to give these beautiful handmade gifts to NICU and preemie families in the Brazos Valley and beyond very soon! We have our Houston chapter up and running again and new families attending our meetings will also receive a gift bundle. We're also donating to the new Scott & White Hospital in College Station that will open this month, so we are always in need of volunteers. Some have asked what donations we need to keep our sewing division fully stocked with materials, so here is a short list:
Flannel - baby print or pastel solids (anything you would swaddle a newborn baby in)
Cotton - fun prints, trendy prints, baby prints (we use cotton for our preemie outfits, cuddlers, and giraffes)
Fleece - baby print, bright & colorful (we use fleece for our NICU positioners)
Stuffing - we need stuffing to stuff the little giraffes with
Ribbon - 5/8" grosgrain - all colors needed (we use this for our giraffes)
Quilt Batting - for cuddlers
Yarn - preemie hats
Donations can be mailed or we will gladly pick up if possible! Just email Jen@preemieprints.org to arrange.
Hope to see you at a meeting!
|Fabric needed for cuddlers|
|Yarn needed for preemie hats|
|ribbon needed for giraffes|