Billy’s Buddy Build a Bear Drive
2016 was our first year that we donated Build a Bear outfits to a local NICU (Christiana Hospital NICU) for Halloween. We wanted to bring some laughter and happiness to the families who were spending their baby’s first Halloween in the NICU. We work directly with the March of Dimes Family Support Specialist who works out of the NICU there. She brought some of the overflow outfits to another local hospital, AI DuPont Hospital for Children.
By 2019, we were providing Halloween costumes for 6 local NICU’s from Allentown, PA to Baltimore, MD!
This is truly an event that would not be possible without the support we receive from the community. We are so grateful every year to be able to help lighten the mood for some families going through something that no parent ever should.
Family Events & Activities
We believe that creating memories as a family is so important regarding emotional, physical, and mental health for both a child with a chronic medical condition and their family.
During the coronavirus pandemic we are sending activities to children and their families so they can have some fun at home! Please reach out here if this is something that you are interested in for your family.
We also sponsor events such as concerts, visits to the aquarium or zoo, sporting events and more.
This made my WEEK! I was feeling so upset yesterday and this morning because I realized I completely forgot Halloween was so soon, no time to get a costume for my daughter’s first Halloween. When I came in and saw the costume sitting there for her, I just about cried with happiness and gratitude! Thank you so much!!
My daughter was actually discharged from the NICU this year on Halloween, which was a complete surprise! Having a costume for her 1st Halloween was the perfect gift plus it fit her personality to a tee. She is our little wonder woman! She was a trooper in the NICU. Thank you! This ‘little thing’ was a ‘big’ deal to us.
We are a 501c3 organization. All donations are tax deductible. We are so appreciative of all donations we receive!