The Annual RVA Parents of Preemies Holiday NICU Drive Makes a Difference for Local Moms

rva pop Holiday Drive 2015

Many local moms will spend the upcoming Holiday at the hospital caring for their babies in the NICU or on the antepartum floors of maternity wards trying to delay their babies’ premature births.

This can be a very stressful and isolating time. Whether their stays span weeks or months, the days are long and RVA Parents of Preemies wants to let these mamas know that they are not alone in their journey!


Please consider making a donation to spread cheer and show your support for our local Richmond NICU mamas this Holiday Season.

100% of proceeds will be used to assemble Self-Care Gift Bags for moms in the NICU, NICU Gift Baskets, and Hobby Carts for the Antepartum Units at local hospitals. 

Self-care Gift Bags for moms in the NICU: Chapstick, lotion, Medela wipes, bottle of water, gum/mints, healthful single-use food items, $5 gift certificate to Starbucks/Subway, and similar items.

Gift Baskets for NICU moms and nurses: These baskets will remain in the NICU and include items like: a hand print kit, lactation cookies, and phone/laptop chargers.

Hobby Carts for Moms in the Antepartum Unit: filled with activities that can be enjoyed while sitting or lying down; new or used books and audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, activity or work puzzles, art supplies.

How to Donate!

Donate Monetary Gifts Online anytime:

Donate Goods in Person November 17 through December 18th: Donation Centers are located at Franklin Goose  and Hip to Be Round in Carytown.

Questions? Email:

Last year, thanks to YOUR generous community donations, RVA Parents of Preemies provided comfort items and support to families at the NICUs at St. Mary’s Hospital, Henrico Doctor’s Hospital (Forest Campus), and VCU Medical Center, as well as the Antepartum Unit at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital.

This Holiday season we are teaming up with our local RVA community (that’s YOU!) and the BB&T’s Lighthouse Project to expand our giving to reach all Level III NICUs and Antepartum Units in the Greater Richmond Region.

RVA Parents of Preemies is a Richmond-based support group that provides community, advice, support, and friendship to local parents and family members of infants born prematurely. 

Learn more about RVA Parents of Preemies at their website.