We are a team of former NICU moms who are making beautiful gift bags to take to parents with infants in the newborn intensive care unit this Christmas.
We are striving to raise $2,000 to fund care packages for women on hospitalized bedrest and parents at the bedside of their little ones in the NICU.
These "kits of love" will be filled with items that will bring hope and encouragement to exhausted, brave parents who are spending their time in the hospital this Christmas. With your help, we will remind them that they have not been forgotten.
Even the smallest donation will make a big difference to an exhausted mother who has spent two months in the NICU worrying about her baby who was born at just 23 weeks or a lonely mother who has been on hospitalized bedrest for four weeks fighting each day to keep her baby growing.
Whether you donate your time, money, or talents, we would be thrilled to have your help! Your donation will put a smile on their face during the most challenging time of their life.
HOW IT STARTED:
EIGHT YEARS AGO, longtime friends and former NICU moms, Jess & Erin, were up late one night talking when suddenly they had an idea. The very next morning, "Kits of Love" was born, and within a few short weeks, over $3,000 had been raised, several media outlets had covered their story, dozens of local businesses had offered their services, and over 120 gift bags had been assembled for deserving NICU families.
Jess and Erin had the privilege of entering the sacred halls of the University of Utah Hospital, St. Mark's Hospital, and Primary Children’s Medical Center to deliver kits filled with warm socks, lotion, hand-written cards, baby swings, tiny diapers, magazines, gift cards, and best of all, messages of hope and encouragement. That day, Jess and Erin embraced a few of the parents who were spending their holidays in the hospital as they had also done not long before. As gifts and tears were shared between parents who've been there and parents who were there, the sentiment that resounded loudest was, "you are not alone." (To see some of the best moments from that day, scroll up and watch the video!)
The first time they embarked on this project, they started out with humble goals and anxious hearts but within just a few hours they were floored by the generosity of all of you who so kindly reached out to stand beside them. And thanks to you, they were able to spread love so much further than they ever could have imagined.
Kits of Love is now a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) so each donation is tax deductible.
Over the last several years the campaign has grown and over 1,000 kits of love have been delivered to deserving families!
We are so proud to have the following women on our team:
Follow us on Instagram @KitsofLove to hear our stories and to see the kits come together!
With Love & Gratitude,
The Kits of Love Team
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