How You Can Help
"1 OUT OF 8 BABIES IN THE US ARE BORN PREMATURELY. 1 OUT OF 10 BABIES WORLDWIDE ARE BORN PREMATURELY"
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and have made our programs possible. By generously giving their time, energy and heart to our cause, more of the dollars donated to our foundation can be used to directly benefit the families we serve during their NICU stay and beyond. Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering for Holding Tiny Hands! I am thrilled that you are interested in becoming involved in our mission of providing services to families with newborns in intensive care. We depend on graduate families and other community members to provide hope and inspiration to our current NICU families. Ways that you can become involved are below:
We provide 24 meals each year to Blank Children’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center and are in need of hosts for each meal. Responsibilities include set-up/clean-up, receiving food from the caterer, and making families feel welcome.
We are also in need of someone to serve as the project coordinator who would be responsible for soliciting and coordinating hosts for the meals.
We are currently in need of volunteers for the following:
All communications opportunities can be done from the comfort of your home. If you are interested in any of our communications opportunities, please e-mail 1-2 paragraphs indicating which opportunity you are interested in and why you are suited to fulfill this need to email@example.com.
Tiny Hearts are given to mothers whose newborn infants have been admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This fabric heart is worn against the mother’s skin, inside clothing, so that the fabric absorbs the scent of the mother. The heart is then placed with the baby in the isolette to bring comfort to the baby from the familiar scent of Mom which calms the baby.
We have intermittent needs with data entry projects. These projects can be done from the comfort of your home.
Again, thank you for your interest in Holding Tiny Hands! We hope you find something that matches your interests. If you have a specific interest or talent that you think would be a good match with our mission, we are very interested in learning about it! Please contact Susan Selby with questions.
We need your help. Holding Tiny Hands is continuing to grow and quickly! Your generous donations are what allow us to provide our services helping support parents of preemies and critically ill infants during their long journey.
A donation of $20 enables us to provide the reference book Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies to a family to help guide them through their NICU journey and beyond.
A donation of $30 enables us to provide a light snack and refreshments at a Support Group or Playcare Group Meeting.
A donation of $50 enables us to provide one gift bag to a family containing the following items:
A donation of $100 enables us to provide 15 Kangaroo Quilts specially made with love to keep our babies warm while sharing special bonding time with Mom and Dad.
A donation of $500 enables us to provide one catered meal to families of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at one hospital.
A cash or check payable to Holding Tiny Hands Foundation donations can be sent to:
Holding Tiny Hands Foundation,
505- 5th Avenue, Suite 327
Des Moines, IA 50309
Call with questions or to arrange pickup of your donations:
Holding Tiny Hands
2513 White Oak Drive
Ames, IA 50014