I became involved with Teeny Tears after finding out about the group from a friend.

Volunteers make appropriately-sized flannel diapers - and now buntings and hats! - for miscarried, stillborn, or NICU loss babies between 14-32 weeks (gestation).  These babies are very often too tiny for any commercially available clothing, and many hospitals have very few or no bereavement items to offer families.  This is where TT comes in: diapers are donated in matching sets of two, so the family doesn't need to choose between dressing their child and having a keepsake to take home.  Many people also make other items as well (gowns/tunics, blankets, and non-clothing items).  Volunteers are located all over the United States, as well as throughout Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, head over to their webpage and read their getting started link!

Here are other ideas for how you can help, all without spending anything:

1) Share their webpage on whatever social media sites you use.
2) Call your local radio stations and talk it up.
3) Call your local church, especially if it has a large youth group!
4) Recommend them to your local high school for students who may need service hours.
5) Recommend them to your local girl or boy scout troop, especially those with older members looking for Silver, Gold, or Eagle project ideas.
6) Recommend them to any other fraternal, sororal, or general service organization you can think of - local college groups, Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, Elks, Knights of Columbus, etc.  Even if they're not officially interested, they may be willing to spread the word to their members.


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