West Virginian babies born too soon need your help!
When I found preemie knitting charity the Amelia Project and discovered it operates in West Virginia, I wondered if Knitting for Charity has ever featured West Virginia programs. I took a look and discovered that we’ve never focused strictly on West Virginia.
Today I’d like to change that and introduce you to the Amelia Project.
About the Amelia Project
The Amelia Project was started by a woman named Kim, whose daughter Amelia was born precariously early (just 26 weeks and 1 day). She spent the first 4 1/2 months of her life in the NICU. You can see just how tiny baby Amelia was in the photo to the left. Although today Amelia is a thriving toddler, the experience was one her mother will never forget.
After Amelia received a quilt donated to the NICU by a local church, Kim began crocheting blankets for other moms to use with their own NICU babies. Later, she decided to make it her mission to ensure that as many babies in the NICU as possible received special items, too.
And that’s how the Amelia Project was born!
How You Can Help
If you would like to help Kim in giving NICU babies a better start in life, you can dive right in! You can knit blankets, hats, scratch mitts, booties, and any other clothing you’d like to create.
You’ll find the Amelia Project hosted on a Ravelry page. Here you can find guidelines for items, suggested patterns, photos of other members’ creations, and more. These photos show a selection of several member creations, all recently delivered!
To get the shipping address, PM Kim on Ravelry (her Ravelry name is VTKimmyKim).
What a beautiful opportunity this is to help West Virginian babies born too soon to get a warm start to their lives. It’s a great way to offer support to their parents, too.