Thursday, March 7, 2013

The First 29 days of Project NICU

29 days ago Project NICU was created with a single vision to provide blankets to babies in Tulsa NICUs. I had no idea that I would get so much support! I figured I'd get a few likes from close family and friends but we are now nearing 90 LIKES! We have collected $235 in cash donations (aside from my own personal cash "donations") and several yards of fabric. Jordan and Tia helped with Saturday Sew Day! In 29 days we have over 40 blankets complete. We've had people volunteer to donate blankets and hats, write cards, deliver blankets, etc. I'm seriously overwhelmed by the generosity, encouragement and support from all, especially my sweet husband! He's never really asked about how much I've spent on my little project (he's probably afraid to ask), hasn't complained that I spend all my free time sewing blankets and have fabric stored all over the house! He believes in this project as much as I do.

I'm also really excited about the possibility of expanding our efforts to include Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) patients. I was contacted by one of our supporters that had a baby in PICU and passed away at 3 months old. She would like to honor her daughter by working with project NICU to give support to families facing the overwhelming challenge of having a child in intensive care. I look forward to working with her!

We can now accept donations via Paypal at the following link:

We are also working to create a fundraising event, BUNCO for Blankets in April to help raise funds for Project NICU so that we can continue to provide love and support through our small gifts of handmade items, cards, care packages and what ever else we can come up with the encourage these families!

Another way I have decided to help raise money is to sell my blankets on Ebay. I just posted two today. Here's the link if you are interested in purchasing. and Hopefully, I will be able to make more blankets to sell soon, but we've got a lot more blankest to make for NICU babies and that's my focus right now!

Not sure if there's anything else I need to share, but if so I'm sure it'll come to me just as I crawl into bed tonight!

Again, thanks to all of you that have liked our page on facebook; donated time, money or fabric; or took the time to read this blog! I cannot do this project alone and I am so grateful for each of you! ~Amie~