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Amidst the big sky of public health issues, we are here to shine a little light on the many challenges that families of preterm babies face before, during, and after a preterm birth, prenatal or perinatal loss and to offer a glimmer of light that provides hope, emotional support, information and resources to all who have been affected by these experiences.
In short, we are here to help you find your way!
Summary of Accomplishments
This has been a year of incredible volunteer involvement and support! Thus far, 72 volunteers from seven states have helped us provide 222 handmade fleece NICU isolette coverlets/blankets, 35 handmade quilts for mother’s who experienced stillbirths or perinatal loss and 350 palm sized stuffed fleece stars for mothers to keep close to their hearts and then place next to their fragile babies in the hospital to comfort them. In addition, several high school volunteers conducted drives and assembled 50 sibling activity bags for the NICU waiting room and several other volunteers collected 280 brand new children’s books for Father’s Day gifts and to keep on a cart in the NICU to encourage Dads to read to their babies when visiting the NICU. This promotes bonding and literacy! We are beyond grateful to all those who made this happen!
The Tiny Star Foundation was officially started as a charitable organization on Valentine’s Day 2020, born out of love and a compelling desire to help others along their way. Ours is a story of hope, dedicated to the babies that exist only in our hearts and one tiny boy who grew and grew in the Land Called NICU.
There are glimmers of light on the horizon. Look for the announcement of new programs and possibilities in the months ahead.
Information seems nowhere, and everywhere; it can be daunting. We’re here with non-medical tools, tips, books and contacts. This is for anyone wanting to support someone else or take care of themselves. We’ll prove you are not alone!
We know you are out there! Calling all the movers and shakers and better-world-makers, we need you. Grab a hand, we can change lives in big and tiny ways individually, in groups and right here in our community.
This year's beneficiary is St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
They are located at 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503, and their phone number is (973) 754-2500
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