IN THE UNITED STATES
We do not have to look outside our borders to find babies in desperate need of our help. Just imagine what it would be like to be out of money, have a newborn baby and have very little support. Other than a cotton top, a few diapers and a thin flannel receiving blanket, you have nothing to keep your baby warm. Imagine holding a four pound premature baby in your arms and wondering where to find extra small clothing to fit his fragile body. Imagine as you sit holding this tiny new life, a nurse or social worker walks up with a Newborn’s Immediate Need Essentials Kit. Tucked inside are blankets, sleepers, diapers, hats, booties, baby wash and shampoo.
When sadness is all around as your precious child is now gone, Newborns in Need provides a special outfit and memory item for the family gathered together to say good-bye. As this is the only outfit the baby might ever wear, this clothing is delivered to the hospital or home with great honor and love. Newborns in Need volunteers provide miscarriage wraps and full-term burial gowns to dress the baby in an effort to help the family who is burdened with grief.
Chapters serve their own communities by contacting local agencies, hospitals and shelters and provide items wherever needed. Volunteers meet monthly to cut, sew, knit, crochet, pack and organize these care items throughout their geographic area. Made up of hand-made and store bought items, these donations are delivered each month to waiting recipients.