October 21, 2012

30 Blankets in 30 Days

Beautiful homemade quilt covering Rachel's isolette.
After Rachel was born, I launched Rachel and Friends as a way to give back to the hospital and NICU team that saved my daughter's life and in thanks to those who gave cheer to us in the form of blankets, stuffed animals and clothing. It was a wonderful success. I took a break from it last year, but this year I hope to deliver the same cheer we received to families in the NICU as they sit by their baby's side over Christmas. I have decided to just focus on blankets this year. Blankets in the NICU are wonderful things. They cuddle sweet preemies in parents arms. They decorate the outside of an isolette keeping light and noise out so the baby inside can rest and grow. They swaddle preemies and make them feel safe and secure. I am challenging my readers, my friends and my family to each donate a blanket - new or handmade, large or small - over the month of November. I hope to reach the goal of 30 blankets by the end of the month - 30 blankets in 30 days. These blankets will then be donated to the NICU in Women's Hospital in Greensboro, NC where Rachel was born, saved and cared for. If you cannot donate, please spread the word and help us reach our goal to bring happiness to families in the NICU during what can be a very difficult time. Thank you so much for your support. I am truly excited to deliver these gifts this year!

You can send your donated blanket to:

Maggie Fluck
111 Lea Circle
Madison, AL 35758

Rachel on and swaddled in a homemade blanket - waiting for her surgery.

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