At Fort Worth Mothers of Multiples, we believe in giving back through our time, our talents and our resources. We have partnered with NICU Helping Hands and Gathering Hope by sharing our gift of knitting and crochet.
NICU Helping Hands provides education and support for families while their babies are in the NICU, during their transition from hospital to home, and in the event of an infant loss. One of the many ways NICU Helping Hands provides hope for families in the NICU is through their Beanies for Babies program. Each holiday, volunteers knit and crochet beanies for babies in the NICU. This offers the families a little bit of normalcy and fun during a very stressful time. Fort Worth Mothers of Multiples donated over 200 beanies to NICU Helping Hands during our 2019-2020 year. If you would like to learn more about NICU Helping Hands, visit their website at nicuhelpinghands.org.
Gathering Hope is a non-profit organization which passionately advocates for survivors of miscarriage and infant loss. Each year, Gathering Hope meets together to provide a place to grieve and celebrate the life of each baby, no matter how short. Every mom in attendance receives a small memento of a handmade heart. Fort Worth Mothers of Multiples was able to provide over 125 crocheted hearts for Gathering Hope’s next event, Gathering 2020. If you have experienced infant loss or a miscarriage and would like more resources or support please visit their website at gatheringhope.net.
If you would like to learn how to crochet or if you would like more information about how to participate in Fort Worth Mothers of Multiples crochet group, please reach out to Sue Norton. Sue is also hosting a virtual crochet "get-together" through Zoom tomorrow night (September 3rd at 8 PM). Please join us to make some beanies for NICU helping hands and/or chat with some of the other MoMs. To register please click the following link: https://www.fwmom.org/event-3943828
Jenna Bingener is a twin mom to 4 year old girls, Annabelle and Maggie. She is a flight attendant and training instructor. She also serves on the board as the President for FWMoM.