Happy World Prematurity Month! We at the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation are so proud to be welcoming new supporters and donors. We recently became a charity and your help means that we can expand our peer support offerings across the country. We have a fantastic online support group, have created a peer mentor training program, and are helping 10 NICUs develop and maintain parent groups, but we would like to do so much more!
If you are one of the first fifty donors to contribute to this campaign, we have a special gift to send you as a thank you. For a minimum donation of $20.00 we will send you a copy of our newest book, Early Beginnings: Stories of Preterm Birth. This beautiful book weaves together family stories from across Canada with useful information for NICU families and clinicians. If you would like us to send you this book, make sure to include your mailing address in the comments field when you make your donation. Any questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our peer support program is our passion, but it is certainly not the only thing we are working on. We have developed a guide for new NICU parents that we hope to have translated into many languages, to help NICUs support families whose primary language is not French or English. We are busy expanding our educational offerings online and in print, we are working on creating videos and podcasts for NICU families, and we would love to develop a post-discharge phone support system ... but we need your help to do it!
Any donation is appreciated. A $50.00 donation is enough to support one week of a parent group at a hospital. A $100.00 donation helps a hospital hold a special event for their NICU families. A $1000.00 donation helps us create a new educational video. A $2000.00 donation helps us translate our booklet into another language.
Thank you for your support! Working together, we can help make brighter futures for NICU babies, families and clinicians! (And don't forget to wear purple on November 17th to honour preemies, their families, and those who care for them.)