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I just finished reading a post in which a friend's babies were stillborn. Do you guys know that there is a national group called Newborns in Need that makes outfits for burials of babies? They also accept donations of hats, booties, sweater, blankets etc. They always need stuff in preemie sizes since most times preemies are unexpected and there are no store bought items that fit them. They have a website and lots of local chapters. I volunteer sew and knit and go to the monthly "packing" meetings. Our chapter packed 11 large bags at the last meeting. I have made burial outfits esp ones needed for boys. My son is a nurse in the local NICU and he sees these babies on a regular basis. It's sure worth checking out. Just google Newborns in Need and you will see local chapters. Yes, even in this day and age there ARE people who leave the hospital with nothing for the baby! Thanks for listening to my heart. JudyB
 

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Thank you for bringing this charity to our attention.

In a perfect world, all children would be healthy, happy, loved and well cared for. But unfortunately, this just isn't so.

Whether we knit, crochet or sew for a charity by ourselves or with others; we can make a difference for those in need.

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Hi Judy

I knit and crochet for NIN in Saltillo, Mississippi - I am from Florida but have a great relationship with the lady in Saltillo so that's where I donate to. Very rewarding feeling.

Thanks for letting everyone know the needs of so many

Linda (Sebstian-Fla)
 

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So sad....I wish I could knit well enough to help. Maybe someday I can...practice, practice.
 

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I became involved with NIN about 10 years ago, by collecting new and gently used items that are distributed to Moms who have NOTHING for their newborns due to financial needs. What a fulfilling experience to know that you are helping these mothers and giving these babies a fighting chance! Would love to start knitting hats, but am still trying to navigate my way through the patterns. Nice to know that I can come here with my questions, Thanks , Everyone!

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P.S... They need everything and anything! Being it is "Spring Cleaning" time, if anyone knows of any families who are no longer using their baby items, ask them to PLEASE DONATE! They are also desperate for diapers , Desatin and formula!!
 

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I knit for Tiny Stitches, a non-profit organization that covers about 10 counties in NE Georgia/Atlanta. Most of our goods are for preemies, and unfortunately, yes, we do white blankets, etc., for the burials. Sad, but something that needs to be done. It is such a worthwhile organization and what's even better are our meeting days (the third Sat. of every month) where we get together and turn in our goods, and also cut and knit and crochet for several hours together at a local church.
 

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My first baby girl was stillborn nearly 28 years ago and reading your message JudyB made me realise that I have no idea what she was buried in! It all happened so quickly and of course back then it wasn't talked about - I had never even heard of a stillbirth!
 

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I just finished reading a post in which a friend's babies were stillborn. Do you guys know that there is a national group called Newborns in Need that makes outfits for burials of babies? They also accept donations of hats, booties, sweater, blankets etc. They always need stuff in preemie sizes since most times preemies are unexpected and there are no store bought items that fit them. They have a website and lots of local chapters. I volunteer sew and knit and go to the monthly "packing" meetings. Our chapter packed 11 large bags at the last meeting. I have made burial outfits esp ones needed for boys. My son is a nurse in the local NICU and he sees these babies on a regular basis. It's sure worth checking out. Just google Newborns in Need and you will see local chapters. Yes, even in this day and age there ARE people who leave the hospital with nothing for the baby! Thanks for listening to my heart. JudyB
I just found the Newborns in Need chapter in Dallas, TX and have requested information about joining. What a wonderful group. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Thank you for that info. My daughter was in the NICU 9 years ago. She was two months premature, but did very well and was home within a few weeks. Prior to that I had lost a boy (Conner) and it really hurt. I will check out the site. Thank you
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In 2004, I lost my daughter shortly after birth. She was five weeks early and we were not prepared. The hospital provided us with a beautiful purple crocheted dress that she was buried in. This is such a wonderful service to provide to these hurting families. I never had a chance to thank the person who made her dress, but I thank all of you who have spent your time making these items. It's appreciated so much more than you know.
 

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My grandaughter spent her 6 week life in the NICU with a serious heart defect. Her mom still has the booties she wore. I call them grandma booties. As the grandmother I was too unsettled at the time to knit for her and someone else took grandma's place in the bootie knitting department. I know these items are precious to those who receive them. I just signed up yesterday for Debbie Macomber's Knit 1 Bless 2 and designated my contributions for Newborns in Need!
 

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Good Morning Everyone! The responses to my posting about the Newborns in Need groups has been sooooo uplifting for me to read!! I am thrilled that some of you are choosing to check out the organization or something like it to do a little part in making a big change for someone. And remember, you don't have to know how to knit "fancy" to help. Most of the hats are just either plain knit or knit and purl. And you can use up such small scraps of yarn. I have tears in my eyes as I write this bec I am going through a very hard personal situation right now and am so encouraged by the thought that I might have inspired someone in a good way. This forum is a blessing! Thanks to all!! JudyB
 

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Thank you for your generosity. Our niece had a stillborn daughter born just before Christmas 2010, and it was very sad-her second child, she had to shop for an outfit and hat. That is a time when you just do not want to shop--wish I had had something to give her. There are so many worthy charities and so little time to knit, crochet and sew! God bless you all.
 

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There are knitting charities like this all over the country. I found my Colorado connections by accident and was amazed to learn how great the need is for thousands of precious babies that leave hospitals in only a diaper and hospital blanket. Hospitals, shelters, and community resource centers greatly appreciate handmade items and often coordinate through a local group of avid crafters. I also had never thought of babies returning to heaven without the dignity of a soft, warm garment to wrap them. Parents who go through this are comforted to know someone cared enough to provide that for their little angel. If you love to knit tiny items and want to find a group who collects and distributes them, google knitting baby charities (or something similar) for the state in which you live. They are out there--just hoping to find someone like you.

It's SO gratifying to create what you love and know it will be worn, treasured and appreciated by the child and family who receives it.
 

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Hi Judy B, yOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATIONAL PERSON THAT REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART. I WOULD LIKE TO KNIT FOR HE BABIES AND I LIVE IN SUN CITY AZ. I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE ANY GROUPS AROUND HERE BUT I SURE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. I'M STILL WORKING BUT I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE SO I WOULD DO AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO HELP. WHAT A GREAT GAL YOU ARE
 
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