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Monday, March 27, 2017

Changes

If you have followed my blog you know that I knit preemie items for Newborns in Need. I usually make up a lot of things before making a donation. I had a lot saved up.....
50 booties, 55 hats, 13 blankets, 7 gowns, 3 washcloths, 8 sweaters, 6 burial wraps and 3 onesie's to be exact. So I gathered them all up last week and took them to the lady that takes them on to Mesa where the group meets.


This week I received my newsletter from Newborns in Need and they are no longer going to be affiliated with that group but are making up their own and will no longer be accepting preemie items. Isn't that great timing. Well, I will just have to trust they will make use of what I have given and have since been wondering if I should continue this and strangely enough at the same time I have become interested in crocheted for the babies too. I checked different web sites and there are places that wants the items but most that are making requests are in other states and they would have to be mailed. The cost of mailing is just not practical so what to do. I researched what local hospitals had a NICU and found one that had a contact I could email. They have responded and sent a donation form so maybe its going to be okay after all and go to where they really are needed.
Update:
They only want crocheted hats so guess I will make some up for them.

6 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

Your donations will be put to good use by the group.

I'm glad you've found another outlet for your adorable crocheted items. Happy crafting.

Michelle said...

I do hope you are able to get this worked out.

betty said...

Not sure if they still do it, but the private adoption agency we adopted our son from 28 years ago, when he was brought to us at 6 days old, he was wearing a crocheted outfit with booties wrapped in a crocheted outfit. I'm sure someone similar to the work you do made it for them. Still have them years later. Beautiful work.

betyt

Granny Annie said...

I wonder why they are making these lovely donations so difficult to give.

Debbie said...

oooh monica i do hope things work out, and you find a place that will take them!!! you are such a kind soul to do this!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Check with a local church and see what they are doing with overseas Mission Programs...I bet they would love the donations:)