A Blanket Drive for NICU Babies and Their Families
Make a difference for the children and families at Grand River Kids by generously donating new or like-new baby blankets to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NICU is looking for
- Flannel baby blankets (30" x 40" or 40" x 40" in size)
- Fitted sheets for bassinet mattresses measuring 26" x 12" x 1.5" (smaller than a fitted crib sheet)
Flannel baby blankets will be used to swaddle babies or as flat sheets for over the mattresses in the babies’ isolettes, and fun colours and patterns are encouraged! Having coloured linen helps to normalize families’ experiences in the NICU. It helps them to focus on their baby rather than the medical equipment, and it also benefits families’ mental and emotional well-being during their NICU stays.
To donate blankets or fitted sheets for the NICU, please drop off donations at Gifted Waterloo in Belmont Village (740 Belmont Ave W) or book at time to drop off your donations at the Foundation's office at the hospital (40 Green Street).