Welcome back to Hogwarts!
I'm so glad to be the SPEW director this time around.
The first thing we need to do is talk charities. I have a few in mind for the US, but I need to hear from the international participants as to what they'd like.
So, for the US, there are a few choices, and I'd love to hear what your thoughts are and which one we should choose...
1. Children's Hospital of Orange County-Santa Ana, CA
2. Albany Medical Center Children's Hospital-Albany, NY (this one is specifically requesting preemie hats and blankies...)
3. Jimmy fund and Caps for Kids-Boston, MA
so, if we could pick one of those...and I am very partial to one...but I'm leaving it open...
Post a response, and majority rules!
But just an aside here-
I want to let all of you know from personal experience-these items are the best things ever. You really feel loved and cared for when your child or you recieves one. My son recieved a blanket, hat and vest when he was in NICU, and it was the most welcome thing. It gave us a sense of normalcy in a very roller coaster ride.
So, know that any one of these charities that we pick is going to be thrilled, and patients are going to feel loved.