Small Shop Community Gives Back for NICU Awareness Month
Another year further away from our NICU journey and Addie is now a little human, with a personality as big as her heart. Without the team at the Sinai NICU, we don't know where we (or she) would be. For the second year, TEAM ADDIE is walking in the Race for Our Kids to raise money for the NICU that took such good care of her.
This year we wanted to expand our fundraising efforts by encouraging the small business community to help us make a difference in the lives of these families. I reached out to many small businesses and asked if they would be interested in supporting Adeline's NICU and joining our little #nicuawareness community. I was so blown away by results; very few shops passed on the opportunity to give back.
One of the greatest gifts you can receive as a parent of a critically ill infant is hope. My goal is that you will make a commitment to help inspire hope this September for NICU Awareness Month by supporting these businesses who are giving back, donate directly, or share your (or even our) story. The proceeds that will be donated to Sinai will benefit patient emergency financial assistance, water coolers for mothers with babies in the NICU, patient transportation, "face lifts" for the NICU pink and blue rooms, meal vouchers for parents when their children are in the hospital for lengthy stays, and so much more.
I've got be honest, I know of no better way to show your commitment to inspiring hope for parents of preemies than shopping! It's for the babies!