Care packages for parents of premature newborns

Posted: Mar 17, 2012 12:57 PM CDT
By Jennifer Kliese

MCFARLAND (WKOW) — An area non-profit group is putting together care packages for families with premature newborns.

It’s called Mikayla’s Grace–started by a couple who lost their baby after just two days.

On Saturday, more than 30 people gathered at the Terrills’ home in McFarland to put together care packages they’ll deliver to St. Mary’s and Meriter hospitals in the next few weeks. The gifts will go to families who have lost a baby or those with a baby in the NICU.

“Items just for the parents for their healing journey, just for those who lose their babies as well and for those who have a baby in the NICU, it’s just items to help make that parents’ NICU stay a little less stressful,” says Melissa Terrill, founder of the organization.

Terrill says these families often don’t get enough help during what can be a tough time. Each care package costs $30-$40, and the organization relies solely on donations.

For more information on how you can donate to the project, visit the Mikayla’s Grace website.

The group is currently hosting a flower bulb fundraiser. Click here to purchase bulbs online for spring planting. 50% of profits go to Mikayla’s Grace.