I have the PRIVILEDGE of being a part of this year’s 2014 NICU Charity Challenge. 12 HATS. 12 DAYS. ARE YOU READY?
Some babies need help when they are born. They may need extra care because they were born too early, and therefore still need time to be ready to enter the world. These tiniest of babies are often fighters, despite weighing no more than a couple of bananas! Even full-term babies may end up in the NICU, because they have troubles like breathing adequately, staying warm, or regulating their blood sugar.
Whatever the reason for the intervention, NICUs are a huge blessing to these little ones and their families. It’s also a very stressful time for everyone involved. Most mothers envision a day of snuggles and get-to-know-you time on their baby’s birthday, not seeing their baby attached to tubes, wires, monitors, and behind the glass of an isolette. It can be very lonely and very frightening.
Our annual challenge is to each make 12 hats for these sweet NICU patients.
My annual NICU charity challenge goes along with the 12 days of Christmas. Your official challenge is to make 12 preemie hats in 12 days that you will donate to your nearest NICU. The challenge starts today (November 20th) and officially runs through January 6th (the traditional end of the 12 days of Christmas). This gives all participants some extra time to finish up their 12 hats, since we all know the holidays can be crazy-busy.
The challenge is now above 3,300 participants and as of this moment, there are commitments for 39,636 newborn and preemie hats to be donated all over the world! Isn’t that amazing?!
To learn more and to join this amazing community go HERE!
You can also sign up below ~