Knit, sew, or crochet handmade items for our Angel Memory Boxes
We ask that volunteers to make items in matching sets of two. We donate two gown sets (gown with matching hats and booties) and two matching blankets for every baby. We do this so that the baby can wear one before burial (parents keep as a memento) and another for the baby to be buried in if parents make that choice.
At this time, we do not accept donations of single baby hats, blankets or gown sets.
We typically make one large hospital donation each year in April, and also accept Holiday themed baby hats to donate in December with our Christmas NICU stockings. We accept donations of the handmade items at any time.
See patterns and sizing information here.
We are always in need of the following handmade (sewn, knit, or crocheted) items:
- Baby gown sets with matching hats & booties
- Angel Wraps
- Baby Blankets
We package the donations together in a set of two, labeled by size (see sizing information) to help the nurses find them easier when needed and keep matching sets together. When packaging your donation to send, we ask your help with the following:
- Label by size
- Group them in sets of two in clear bags (we’ve found Hefty Jumbo bags work really well)
- Try to lay the gowns flat so they don’t get wrinkled and they can be seen without taking out of the bag
If you want to be added to our volunteer email list for handmade items, email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PO Box 145
McFarland, WI 53558