Pediatric/Neonatal ICU's in need
premature baby

So many hospitals are in need of homemade warm items for their new and premature or ill babies. If you know of such a hospital, please obtain their permission first and find out specific details on who to mail items to, and what is needed.

FREE Premature baby patterns

To add your pediatric charity, organization, ward or NICU please
email BEV with the following information:
* Organization name, contact person's email address, mailing address, website, Facebook page, what handmade items are needed, sizes, special information like only use 100% wool, NO wool, only certain colors etc.

If you wish to find places to donate your tiny baby hats, burial gowns and such, this is the page to look. I try to keep these listings as up to date as I can.  Please email or write to the people listed for current status and needs.



Bev's FREE PATTERNS you can use to help these places! 

♥ Updated NOTE March 2016 ♥  

1) I have removed any listings that were posted prior to 2014.  If yours is missing and you still want donations please email me your information including a contact persons name and email.  

2) Remember many places listed below do not have the financial means, or the personel to respond back to let you know that packages are received and appreciated.  Please make sure there is a 'tracking number' on your packages if you want to know that items were received.  And as a former preemie mom, I can tell you that your little handmade items like hats etc, ARE not only appreciated, but they bring great hope to parents who are suffering!

preemie and newborn sized hats,
burial pouches and gowns

CARE WEAR - more hospitals to donate your handmade items 

USA States in Alphabetical order
Foreign countries


(Listed April 2014)
UCSD Medical Center (labor and delivery)

200 west Arbor Dr. San Diego CA 92103
We are in great need of hats and booties for premature hospice infants.
Premature sizes 23-27 weeks gestation. 
blues, pinks, unisex colors. thank you



Updated May 2015
Mended Little Hearts

Contact person name and email
Mailing address 5153 4th St Zephyrhills FL 33542
Specific request items needed. We would love any items for babies and children. Knitted socks, blankets, hats, toys. Anything a baby or child could use while in hospital for heart surgery.
FACEBOOK PAGE is:  Mended Little Hearts



(Added March 2014) Contact: Mandy Lanier- child life specialist


Mailing address: 

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
417 Third Avenue

Mandy Lanier-2c

Albany, GA 31706

Items needed: burial gowns- all sizes

Hospital name: Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital










added April 2015
Shriners Children's Hopsital
Attn: Theresa
2025 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Always in need of afghan blankets, tied blankets, hats, mittens (for winter), and slippers.


contacted May 2015
The Lullaby Connection
769 Middlegate, Henderson NV 89011
Helping newborns (and others) in Clark Country, Nevada.  Lullaby Connection is a 501 c3 group of loving people who want to make sure that the 100s of newborns born in Vegas each year, have a basic layette, blanket etc to go home with.  Leader Darla Hayden also makes sure that the little ones who do not survive, have a burial gown, to help comfort their grieving parents.  If you can help, please make either preemie or newborn sized outfits, especially hats and blankets, and send them to address above.


New Jersey


New York State

Bellas Babies  (Added Jan 2014)
All the info you need is on the website. I collect baby and preemie items for Southside Hospital in Bayshore NY on Long Island. I take them deliveries 4 times a year. They can use blankets, hats, sweaters, burial gowns and booties. People can email me for info at

Bella's Babies
c/o Kelly Kearney
48 Cedar Dr.
Farmingdale NY 1173

My phone # is 516-643-8311.

Contact - Linda Loeb   (added May 2015)
Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South Building 4,
Room 7N5
Bronx, NY 10461 (718)918-4203 We are in need of newborn caps in all sizes. We are also in need of bereavement gowns and pouches in all sizes.

added May 2015
Tiffanie Herne (Kaitlins Angels)

324 Orchard Street
Vestal, NY 13850

My e-mail:
Items needed: everything for 18 weeks preemie -all the way to newborn. Hats, booties, blankets, outfits, teddy bears, etc. Items don't have to come as matching sets I will mix and match to make complete boxes. Items can be knit crochet, sewn or bought, all are welcomed :) I donate to 3 hospitals currently and am looking to add two more so the demand is growing.

I primarily run on Facebook for Kaitlin's Angels:
But I also am working on a blog for it as well:

New Mexico



Updated May 2015
Online Angels need your help with the following: any color, any design 6-inch crochet/knit squares, items for preemies, laprobes, wheelchair caddies, afghans,  slippers for adults, health & beauty items, children's books, toys, stuffed toys, stationary, pens, pencils, crosses, angels, bookmarks, aluminum soda tabs, canceled stamps, used card fronts, yarn, shoes, and clothes for the shelters.

Please send any donations to me at:
Mary Reinhart
36 Pine Drive
Pottsville, PA 17901


(added March 2016)  
Centennial Medical Center
Neonatal ICU c/o Jodie Heimbach (NICU Manager)
2300 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203

We need bereavement gowns ranging from micro preemie to newborn sizes.    
From the memory boxes to the gowns we would be SO appreciative and thankful. We have around 60-70 deaths a year and are unable as a staff to sew fast enough to keep up with all of the needs for our families. Even any  donations would make a huge difference.


Aubreys Angels
TEXAS-San Antonio
Contact person: Lynn Zuniga
Aubrey’s Angels is a non profit, charitable ministry, in San Antonio built of love, to help meet the very special needs of precious sick babies and parents who are in need of a smile.We want each family to know, without a doubt, that there are people who love their tiny angels, are praying for them, and want to help by crocheting, sewing, knitting, and quilting hats, booties, afghans, mitts, angel layettes (burial layettes), memory boxes, diaper shirts, etc. working from home. We also make afghans, lap blankets, and chemo caps for chemo and dialysis patients in San Antonio. You dont have to live close to participate!
We also make parent bags for moms and dads who spend an enormous amount of time in the hospital waiting room.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~Luciano de CrescenzoAubreys Angels:

Blue Bonnet Babies
Lyn McNeely

PO Box 34883
San Antonio Texas 78265
group is : Bluebonnet Babies of San Antonio (charity group)
web addy:
on site has info of who we deliver to at this time, but we're always being asked by others to help out.
We need preemie and newborn size items, blankets, sheets, caps, booties, going home outfits, toys, and diaper
bag items. We do bears, dolls and toys for the police dept, and then we do cage blankies, dog beds, and toys for the animal shelters.


contacted  May 2015
Uintah Basin Medical Center
Volunteer Coordinator
Roosevelt, UT 84066

Needs: Baby blankets.

They have a person who does burial gowns for stillborns, so their basic need is blankets (approx 32" square to 36" square). She said that they are in constant need of blankets for babies who come earlier than expected, or come from families who simply have nothing in which to wrap the baby. 



Washington DC
 ( Added April 2015) Courtney Arsenault 
Certified Child Life Specialist 
HSC Pediatric Center
1731 Bunker Hill Rd NE
Washington DC 20017
("We have three units one of which is an infant floor with many babies coming to us from the NICU. Our biggest need is for hats, we use hats for when children go to clinic apts, discharge to home, as gifts for families having a hard time, and when a child passes away. ")  
Hats, baby blankets, booties, no color preference.


West Virginia




Feb 2012 (Updated Aug 2014)
'Project Sweet Peas' is a national 501c3 non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families with infants in intensive care and to those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.

We are always in need of donations such as blankets, booties, hats, burial gowns, sleep sacks and isolette covers.
Anyone interested in donation can visit our division page to find a project close to them:
Kate Crawford


added July 2013: "Our charity is called Angel Knitters. we are a 2 woman strong team based in the UK. We have people donate to us everyday but it just isn't enough. We supply 10 Neonatal units and special baby care units in the Uk with hats,cardigans, waistcoats and blankets as well as bereavement items such as moseys baskets, burial gowns and angel wraps. we are always in need of the items listed we just ask that NO BUTTONS OR TIES are used and that the size of items are to be no bigger in size than for a baby of 6lbs"

Charlii Hornby and Tina Burton
Angel Knitters
19 mead view
West Yorkshire




Back to Bev's Country Cottage and BABY patterns

This is a family safe search!

Thank you for supporting our sponsors:

* COPYRIGHT: All content is copyrighted to original creators as stated on their patterns. You may provide a direct LINK to the patterns on my pages, but you may NOT post actual full patterns anywhere in any media form. Any items made from patterns to Beverly Qualheim may be sold, but please make one for charity too.

Thank you for supporting our sponsors:

Afghans / Armed forces / Babies/Preemies / Barbie Doll clothes / Children / Cross Stitch / Hospital / Household / Humanitarian Aid / Plastic Canvas / Seniors / Winter