The Preemie Project is one year old this month. It was September 2005 that this group made it's first donation of hats, booties and blankets to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. We were small in number then and worked hard to make enough items for that first donation.
In a year's time this group has grown by leaps and bounds. It is now a corporation with a board of directors and a large number of volunteers, both local and national. It soon will be receiving a tax exempt status.
What started with a simple request on a knitting blog to join together and knit for the little babies has turned into something much bigger than any of us (except Laura) could have imagined back then. There are now two chapters operating. One in Iowa and one in Michigan.
I've been with The Preemie Project since it's early days and I can say that even though it has grown quickly, it has not lost it's ability to make each volunteer feel a part of something special. Every donation and volunteer is truly appreciated. Join us and use your talents to help others. You'll be glad you did.
Today I spent some time at the sewing machine making blankets for The Preemie Project's upcoming Halloween donation.
Twelve small blankets ready to be mailed as soon as I knit some more pumpkin hats and booties.