We welcome your participation in helping our cause. To become a Tiny Miracles volunteer, please download and review our volunteer packet, or go here to join our mailing list and indicate that you are interested in becoming a TTMF volunteer.
Thank you for all the phone calls, emails and visits we received in the hospital. While we never thought we’d have a preemie, we feel fortunate to have met an organization like Tiny Miracles.
— Karen, mother of a 28-week daughter
Community Volunteer Opportunities
The Tiny Miracles Foundation welcomes volunteer assistance from community organizations — in fact we rely on it! Community groups and other volunteers may participate in TTMF-organized projects or may organize their own with our assistance. Many projects are even ideal for involving kids in community service. We have enjoyed working with scout troops, high school civic clubs, mother’s groups, nursery school groups and other community organizations. Below is a list of many exciting and important projects we have slated for the upcoming year, in which your help could benefit literally hundreds of local premature babies and their families. If you are interested in participating in, organizing or learning more about these projects, please contact Michelle De Rocco by filling out this form or by calling 203-202-9714. Thank you for your assistance!
Preemie Family Holiday Gifts
The December holiday season is right around the corner....
Many preemies are hospitalized through the winter holidays as well as other holidays during the year. Volunteers may create holiday gift items for preemies, their parents and their siblings, that TTMF volunteers can deliver on New Years, Valentine's Day, Mother's/Father's Day and the winter holidays. Such gifts including decorated frames, gift bags, knitted or crocheted baby hats and booties, and donated baby items — whatever your members' hobbies, talents or interests, we can often accommodate a related gift! These gifts are deeply appreciated by both TTMF and the families of these very small and fragile babies who are suffering during the holidays.
If we can receive donated gifts by Tuesday, December 9th, it would be wonderful!!! If you are interested in knitting or donating gifts for these families, please contact Michelle De Rocco as soon as possible by using this form. We have found that these tokens of love bring comfort to the parents who are in the NICU's during the holidays.
Blankets for Preemies "Blank-a-thons"
TTMF and many generous community volunteers collaborate to make over 800 fleece isolette cover blankets to distribute each year to shield fragile premature babies’ developing nervous systems from excess light and noise in the NICU and help regulate their sleep patterns. We provide the pre-cut fleece, and volunteers of all ages provide the hands-on no-sew blanket-making at various “Blank-A-Thons” throughout the year. These precious blankets are beautiful and practical keepsakes for preemie families during their times of crisis.
Calling All Student Volunteers!
We were excited to meet you at the Darien High School Volunteer Fair! The Tiny Miracles Foundation can always use extra hands to help support families of premature babies in Fairfield County. If you want to help us, we have plenty of opportunities for volunteering within our organization. If and when, you would like to devote some volunteer hours to TTMF, just give us a call at 203-202-9714 and our volunteer coordinator Michelle De Rocco can help you get started! All volunteer hours will be documented by a letter from our office!!
Children's Corner Activity Bags
Volunteers can create small gift bags of activities and supplies to help entertain and occupy visiting siblings who use our Family Resources Room during long family NICU visits.
Event Publicity & Assistance
We can always use extra hands with our annual fundraising events: stuffing invitations, hanging posters, distributing flyers, stuffing goody bags, and staffing events. We usually sponsor a spring Gala, a fall event and additional smaller special events throughout the year.
General Education & Support
Of course, we invite all individuals, organizations and their members to spread the word about The Tiny Miracles Foundation and how we help families with premature babies. We also welcome you to promote and attend our small and large fundraisers and other events!
Preemie Diaper and Clothing Drives
Since over 40% of the families we help are low-income or severely disadvantaged, they benefit tremendously from donated preemie diapers and clothing. A great way for community volunteers and civic groups to help local families with premature babies is to organize Preemie Diaper and Clothing Drives.
Tiny Treasures Welcome and Homecare Supply Packing