Habersham Co. - A local mom, Madison Allen, is asking for the community’s help in creating NICU Christmas baskets.
Allen has set up a GoFundMe page in hopes of getting donations.
The description for the account starts by saying, “Friends and family! As most of you know my son, Weston, and Amber’s daughter, Ava, were both NICU babies!”
Allen continues, writing “I know it’s kind of short notice, BUT this year for Christmas, we would like to give back. We know how hard it was for us to be away from our babies while they were in the NICU and it wasn’t even during the holidays!”
Her story is the reasoning behind her wanting to make these baskets.
Allen writes, “If you can relate or can find it in your heart to donate and help us accomplish this and hopefully lift some family’s spirits this holiday season, need items like these! If you know me personally, we can meet up to exchange, OR you can donate $$ and I will be going shopping on the 22nd and begin putting everything together!”
She is asking for monetary donations or donations including the following:
-sensitive skin wipes
-newborn/preemie onesies (solid colors preferred)
-gift cards for fuel or food. (Most families have to commute a lengthy distance to and from the hospital)
-any other baby supplies!
Allen says that “Preemie and newborn clothes CAN be hand-me-downs, as long as they are in like-new condition and clean.”
She ends by saying, “Please let me know if you can help. This will not be possible without donations, as we are two new moms taking on the world one hospital bill at a time! Thank you all for your generosity!”
So far Allen has reached over $200 of her $500 goal.