I am proud to announce, September 30th, 2022, is officially #NICUawarenessday in the beautiful City of Daphne, Alabama - "The Jubilee City"!! A huge thank you goes out to Mayor Robin LeJeune, Executive Assistant Kit Robinson, and Assistant City Clerk Jessica Linne for their assistance with this proclamation!
On behalf of all NICU families and www.nicuawareness.org, we are so grateful for the kindness you have shown us as we execute our mission bringing awareness to the challenges NICU families face.
Our mission is to provide resources for families of the most critical NICU warriors, offering financial assistance, mental health & bereavement support, and care packages.
Our vision is to create an environment that is a safe space for families of the most critical infants offering solace in the midst of emotional turmoil and uncertainty.
The Skylar Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by a former NICU and bereaved mother, Est. 2021, created to honor our heavenly daughter, Skylar. Skylar and our family spent much of the 18 months of her life in the NICU. Through our experience and healing we were able to identify the needs not answered for many NICU families. Our mission is to provide resources for families of the most critical NICU warriors, offering financial assistance, mental health/bereavement support, and care packages. Our aim is to assist families who have to walk a path, unfortunately very familiar to our family. There are so many emotions that arise and many challenges faced each day, especially if your baby is critical or has a poor prognosis. Guilt, depression, anxiety, and PTSD are only a few of the mental scars that end up leaving their imprint on the soul. This is where the Skylar Project steps in, we are a grassroots organization with those we serve spending countless days in the NICU. Every dollar raised goes directly into the hands of NICU families in our local area. The Skylar Project provides both financial and literal support to NICU warrior moms, as well as serves as a liaison connecting families to other existing resources. The trauma of a NICU stay can be overcome with time and support. It is our hope that through sharing our story and experiences and with the provision of appropriate resources that The Skylar Project can offer to others the help we so desperately needed during our darkest chapter.
We host many giving events throughout the year, including but not limited to: Annual NICU Lending Library Book Drives, Annual Bereaved Mother's Day Butterfly Releases, NICU Awareness Month Events, and many more!
Care packages are given for many purposes, from Kangaroo Care Month supplies, to Christmas giveaways. We gift care bags to improve the stressful conditions of a NICU stay.
Funds are what allow us to make a tangible impact. Fundraisers, grants, and private donations all allow us to successfully execute our mission.
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