Sewing for a Cause :: Kangaroo Cuddlers for Riley Children’s Hospital NICU

We’re revisiting a project we did last year again to spread the good-giving. We know you’ll love this one. We’ve partnered with one of our lovely customers and friend who is involved in Kangaroo Cuddlers which is a program that encourages skin to skin contact of mother and baby. Read what the project coordinator has to say:

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Kangaroo Care is hard to accomplish when your little one is in constant care in the NICU. A team of doctors devised a great program that provides opportunity for moms to wear a little kangaroo inside their clothing and when they aren’t able to be with their baby, the little kangaroo stays with the child. It reminds the mothers that this skin to skin contact is very important in early childhood as well as provides comfort and security for the baby as the swatch contains the mother’s calming smell.

How sweet is this? You want to help us sew these dudes? Let’s talk deets.

Who: You, silly! Our wonderful sewy community.

What: The Riley NICU Kangaroo-a-thon! The initial goal is to collect 60 Kangaroo Cuddlers.

When: Please complete and deliver your finished cuddlers by Friday, May 6, 2016

Where: Drop them off or mail to Crimson Tate – 845 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204

How: Download this simple Kangaroo Cuddler  pattern and make as many ‘Roos as you please, and please don’t forget to closely follow the guidelines because a mom has to wear this under her clothes and a baby has to snuggle with it. Keep it as simple as possible!

Making it Even More Fun: Crimson Tate would like to extend an offering of thanks by giving you a coupon to use.  You’ll receive 1% coupon* off for every cuddler you make up to 30!  A 30% off coupon for your entire purchase awaits!! Use it on Liberty of London, a TJ Lane Thimble, Oliso Iron, an entire bolt of fabric!  It’s up to you how you use it.  We’ll gift you 30% off your entire purchase as a big ol’ thanks.  25 ‘roos will elicit a 25% off coupon.  Just like that.

Making it EVEN MORE MORE FUN: The person who donates the most Kangaroo Cuddlers will receive a $25 gift certificate* to the store.  Let’s say you make 50 cuddlers and that is the most any ONE person makes.  You’ll receive a $25 gift card and a 30% off coupon.  Giving never felt so good!!! So don’t stop at 30 – make as many as your heart can hold.  If you’re not local, you can always send us these lil’ dudes in the mail and we’ll send you a coupon code to use on our website.  You’ll also be eligible for the gift card!!!

*wining gift card and discount can be used on Crimson Tate’s entire inventory excluding classes, other gift cards, pre-orders, and 50% off clearance.

Hop to! What an awesome use of our skills that other people might not have, so think of what a difference this simple gesture can make. How many Kangaroos can we sew, gang?! Let’s find out!

Cuddlers need to be at Crimson Tate no later than Friday, May 6, 2016.  Please include your name, phone number, email, and address so that we may properly thank you and send you your coupon!!! If you’re rocking Instagram or Twitter, give us that, too!!!

If you’re on Instagram, please tag @crimsontate #kangaroocuddler #ctsewingforacause #crimsontate

5 thoughts on “Sewing for a Cause :: Kangaroo Cuddlers for Riley Children’s Hospital NICU

  1. Do you anticipate continuing this project? I had a Ripley baby and would love to help but can’t really do this for the deadline.

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