Thank you for your interest in helping FSNCC! Below you'll find a list of several ways you might be able to contribute through your time and resources:
CONTRIBUTE TO ELIZABETH'S CLOSET: After a stressful stay in the NICU, every family deserves to bring their baby home with all the supplies and equipment needed to care for them with confidence. Here at FSNCC, we are proud to offer Elizabeth's Closet to meet these needs. Elizabeth's Closet is a warehouse of baby care items for qualifying families who are leaving the NICU (storage space is generously provided by Two Men and a Truck). We are always in need of new or gently used furniture, blankets, clothing, bath items, diapers, and more. To receive an updated wish list of items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECOME A PARENT MENTOR: When a baby is born prematurely, nothing quite compares with the knowing, empathetic support that can come from another parent who has 'been there'. Research has shown that families tend to cope better with the special needs of a preemie when they are offered the support of another parent who has experienced a similar situation. It is with this understanding, that we offer our Parent Mentoring program. Our volunteer Parent Mentors experience a one-of-a-kind training program. Participants enjoy dinner together while reflecting on their own family's experiences, then covering an array of topics including confidentiality; effective telephone support; responding to difficult questions; and much more. After training, participants are periodically matched with parents whose situations are similar to their own. FSNCC monitors the first few contacts between the families, offering ongoing support and information every step of the way. Often, relationships between 'matched' families develop into long-lasting friendships. Parent mentors are always free to accept or decline a match as their lives and schedules permit. If you feel you could help other families by becoming a Parent Mentor, please contact us.
PROVIDE A MEAL FOR A NICU SOCIAL: A home-cooked meal can be a great comfort while parents experience long days and nights in the NICU. If you are interested in providing a meal for one of our NICU socials, please email email@example.com.
AMAZON WISHLIST: Please click here to view our Amazon wishlist which directly benefits all of our programs.
AMAZON SMILE: Looking for an easy way to support our organization? Do your online shopping through Amazon Smile. It requires no added cost to you, but we will receive a portion of your purchase. Simply visit this link to select our organization as your Charity of choice! Thank you for your support!
GOODSEARCH: Have you made GoodSearch your home page? When you do, you'll be helping us every time you conduct an internet search. To support us with an individual search, click here, and enter 'Family Support Network of Central Carolina' in the "Who Do You GoodSearch For" window. To make GoodSearch your home page and support us with every search, click here and follow the simple instructions.
DONATE A USED CAR OR TRUCK: Click here to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation of a vehicle you no longer need.
PURCHASE A PREEMIE HAT KNITTING PATTERN: FSNCC Board Member, Greg Cohoon has designed a pattern for knitted preemie hats. This pattern, Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat, is now avaialble for sale (with all proceeds being donated to FNCC). Greg became a knitter after his daughter received some preemie hats during her stay at the NICU. Since then, Greg has had a special fondness for preemie hats and the joy they bring to families in NICU. To purchase your pattern, please visit this link.
UNITED WAY: We receive donations through the general campaigns of both High Point and Greensboro and are also listed in the Guilford County United Way Campaign Booklet for City adn County Employees. Our designation code for the City/County Employees Campaign in 6090.
NC STATE EMPLOYEE COMBINED CAMPAIGN: We are now part of the NC-SECC. If you are a state employee or know people who are, please consider designating Family Support Network of Central Carolina as the recipient of your donation. Our SECC code is 3546.