Saturday, June 21, 2008

Illinois and Nebraska!

Alrighty, so here we go...

Items 1-5 = my first preemie hats. The back 2 are a little bigger and may be suitable for "regular" sized babies...but anyway, these will be headed to Robyn for her drive. These also represent my Nebraska charity!

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And then my Illinois charity -- 10 ferret toys. Now, the directions said to use plastic Easter Eggs. Well, I looked all over and couldn't find any even though there was a lot of Easter clearance stuff around (ain't that always how it goes???). I kept thinking that there had to be SOMETHING crafty people use that would be plastic-like, and sure enough, I found these:

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They are bead holders, and they have little lids at the top. They're even Easter-colored, kind of!! So, I filled up 10 of these little tubes with beans and then crocheted around them. I hope these are okay!

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Hopefully all of this will go out in the mail this week. So there we go! :)

Here is my updated state list then:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona: Ninjasezzy preemie drive
Arkansas
California: Twizittles local oncology ward drive
Colorado: Warm Hearts Warm Babies
Connecticut: Salvation Army w/Priscilla's Guild
Delaware
Florida
Georgia: www.emmazinggracefoundation.org
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois: Greater Chicago Ferret Association
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland:
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
Caroline Langrall,
Child Life Specialist
1708 W Rogers Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209

Massachusetts
Michigan: South Oakland Shelter
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska: Robyn's preemie hat drive
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey:http://www.hats4thehomeless.org/about.html
New Mexico
New York:Lincoln Medical Center Room 2D5, 234 E 149 St, Bronx, NY 10451 Attn: maria Edwards.
North Carolina: Newborns in Need
North Dakota
Ohio: Items made and donated for a local homeless women's shelter
Oklahoma: Crosh-aid
Oregon: Baby Love Blanket Drive
Pennsylvania: Bonnie's Ronald McDonald House (Danville, PA 17821)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota: Pretty Bird Woman House
Tennessee
Texas: Prayer shawls for Crazigriffen's mom's church
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming: Homeless Coalition

3 comments:

Addiopolis said...

Wow, Margie you're so busy and productive! That's awesome and your hats and toys are adorable. Way to go!

kate said...

Here is a Maryland addition for you:

Thanks for the inspiration!

Kate

Address:
Caroline Langrall,
Child Life Specialist
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
1708 W Rogers Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410-578-5301)

My name is Caroline and I work as a developmental specialist in a pediatric hospital in Baltimore (called Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital). We are a 70 bed facility with at least 40 beds consistently filled with infants under the age of 6 months. Because we share a city with Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland and several other 'big name' hospitals, I think we are often overlooked in terms of donations, but we are in need too! Specifically we are really running low on big preemie and newborn hats this winter really running low. We would love to be listed on your website as a 'hospital in need.'
Some of the things we could use are:
Hats: size 5lbs to 3 months
Sleep sacks: size 3-6 months
Sweaters: size newborn to 3 months
Blankets (receiving blanket size)

Margie the Ladybug said...

Thank you so much, Kate! I'll add it!