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Lehigh Valley Hospital
NICU Parent support Group Newsletter

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Chinese Auction


If you want to support our program,

even if you only buy them yourself.  If everyone who received this newsletter purchased $5-10 in tickets, we could help every family and fund all our programs for the year.  THIS IS OUR ONLY FUNDRAISER. Please make a commitment to yourself to sell pre-sale tickets and mail them into Colleen Ornosky by May 11th (the sooner the better). Mail to:  Colleen Ornosky, 1729 Bayard St, Bethlehem, PA  18017

 On the homepage is a flyer you can post at work, etc., to advertise the Chinese Auction.  Please fill in your name and phone number on the sheet before posting.

Thank you for your support!  Good Luck!!

More Chinese Auction Info
   Even though the deadline to get your donations listed on the pre-sale sheet has passed, we are still accepting donations until May 13th.  Please contact Colleen 610-867-0704 or  with any donations that you may have.

Thank you to everyone who has already turned in their donations – great job!

Sign up to help at the auction or before
We need volunteers
to help with
  Thursday, May 15             set up in the evening
  Friday, May 16                   8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  Saturday, May 17               8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Can’t get out the house to help?

  Write up pre-sale tickets or tent cards right from your home

 Call Colleen, 610-867-0704 today to volunteer

Where does the money go from our fundraiser?

You may wonder where the money goes that we raise at our Chinese Auction each year.  This money is used to purchase items that the NICU, PNU and Mother Baby Units have asked for.  The money also pays for all of the parties and the picnic for the support group.  The support group also gives gifts to the parents of the babies in the NICU and the mothers who are on bed rest in the PNU for the holidays.  Last year we gave gifts for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Labor Day, Halloween, and Christmas.  We also have a program where each baby who leaves the NICU is given a follow-up phone call and a NICU graduate bib is mailed to them.  The money also has gone to pay for funerals when the parents are not able to.  The Wall of Fame, Staff Appreciation and Volunteer Recognition luncheons are also other ways that the money is used.  Then of course there are the administrative things such as postage for the newsletters, supplies for the Chinese Auction and other things as they arise during the year.  So when you are out there getting donations or selling pre-sale tickets, think of all the good things that we do as a group with the money that we raise.

Baby items available

Boys clothes sizes newborn to 6-9 months, Platex nursers and unopened inserts, sippie cups, 2 “Snugli” carriers, 2 infant car seat covers (1 boy, 1 girl), coats, and more.  Call Tammi Eickhoff  if you are interested and could use these items – 570-386-3105

Thank you to our Tuesday night support parents

who did bedside visits at the NICU and Perinatal Unit

                Jennifer Burkhardt
                Brenda Koder
                Maria Miller

Kerry Williams
         Allison Todd

 Thank you for the Donations

Thank you to Tracey Fritz and Cheryl Endy for the donation of clothes and socks to the NICU.  Thank you to anyone else who has dropped off clothing at the NICU that we do not know about personally.  The NICU really appreciates all the donations that they receive.  We got to keep those little babies warm!!