Provide comfort items to 17 Carolina NICU patients. Send care packages to NICU families nationwide.
raised by 86 people
About Preemies of the Carolinas
The Preemies of the Carolinas was founded in September 2015 by Jennifer Opferman, to help children of both North and South Carolina, who will have any type of stay in a Children’s hospital. Their first donation of Inspirational Hearts and Preemie Hats was on October 7th, 2015 to Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC.
The local NICU’s are provided with Hearts, Hats, Bibs, Burp Cloths, Blankets, and other items for patients and parents. In addition, individual packets may be mailed out to parents nationwide who currently have a preemie or baby in the NICU.
Preemies of the Carolina's currently support the following 17 participating Hospitals.
|Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital||Charlotte, NC|
|Piedmont Medical Center||Rock Hill, SC|
|Greenville Health Children’s Hospital||Greenville, SC|
|Carolina’s Healthcare Pineville||Charlotte, NC|
|Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospitals||Concord, NC|
|Brenner Children’s Hospital||Winston Salem, NC|
|Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System||Spartanburg, SC|
|Mission Health Children’s Hospital||Asheville, NC|
|Novant Matthew’s Medical Center||Matthews, NC|
|Levine Children's Hospital||Charlotte, NC|
|Prisma Health Richland||Columbia, SC|
|Prisma Baptist||Columbia, SC|
|Prisma Lexington||Lexington, SC|
|Cape Fear Valley Health||Fayetteville, NC|
|McCleod Florence||Florence, SC|
Preemies of the Carolina's rely on many volunteers, who work hard to create (knit, crochet, or sew) and mail or personally deliver their donations. There is still plenty of work to be done once Preemies of the Carolina's receive the packages.
A small sampling of the process: sorting, perhaps washing, packaging, adding to storage, package for hospital delivery based on their requests or holiday, deliver to hospitals. In addition, we don't want to forget those NICU families nationwide that a request for a care package has been received. Those requests are packaged up and mailed out.
Donations from Volunteers
Packages dropped to Hospitals
Nurses Unpacking deliveries
This fundraiser supports
Preemies of the Carolinas Inc
Organized By Barb Alloway