5/8/15

23 Kits - St. Mary's - Amsterdam, NY

It's been a bit since I sent out a box, but with the March of Dimes walk done I'm on to supplying hospitals again :) 

This donation has almost a photo taken of each kit...since some wonderful people out there sponsored each and every one! 

Each kit came stuffed with the following goodies:
Blanket, Outfit, Hat, Memorial Booklet, Pamphlet, Journal, Pen, Plushie, Bracelet, Soap or Tart, Tissues, Cert of Life and other poem cards. Bag to contain it all is not in the photo.

I also tried out a new way of packaging these kits and I LOVE it!
Each are neatly placed within a ziploc bag...with the blanket, outfit and hat on top so nurses can SEE what is in them. There is even a nice fabric bag in each of these for the parents to put the goodies in so they are not just using the ziploc. Then I wrote on the notes section on the bag the gestation sizes. I think this is my favorite method of packaging yet! I hope the hospitals do too.



Now on the individual kits! 

These were graciously sponsored in memory of Skye












Here are some beauties in memory of Janessa Cox








There is also one in memory of Brigit due to a hat kit being sold that her mommy sent me hats for :) 



Here they all are, packaged and ready to be boxed up!
Shipping these guys out is done in honor of a special set of quadruplets George, Paul, Eleanor, and Richard.

 

4/26/15

March for Babies 2015

We set up again at the 2015 March for Babies walk :) It started out being a super nice day weather wise and then it got COLD, but we made it :) 

I have a few different things this year :) 

One being I went with my hat making station. People were offered the chance to make a hat in memory of their lost one for me to use in future donations. Not to many did it, but it was the first year so I suspect it will become more popular as time goes on ;) 


The second part was a basket of babies :) Babies that represented three common preemies gestations (24 weeks, 28 weeks and 32 weeks). Weighted and the right length people were welcomed to hold them to get a true feel for what a preemie is OR to remind them of their own little preemie. 



Then we ofcourse had out butterfly garden there :) Which people really took to this year and I LOVED IT! 

I also went with goodies as always. I had bags set up for people to take filled with some small trinkets




Here's what the stand looked like all put together!


Our team this year wore infant loss bandannas :)
Here's my little model :)

Who also is showing off the infant loss stickers we had :)
Here's our team....off for the walk! (This photo is missing another 4 people from our team that was there...whoops). 


And I do promise I was there! See... here's me giving a peanut a squeeze!


And here's the butterfly garden all finished for this year...




Thank you to everyone who came by my stand to just say HI or to talk about a loss. Hope to see you again next year!

4/25/15

Donation from Mary!

Finally almost caught up on blog posts!

This is a special thank you to Mary for donating hats :) Sadly I know there is more she gave but I can't find the photo :\ Sorry Mary!