This is the 17th Annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is an opportunity for local charities to receive volunteers to help with many things that may not get done due to limited manpower. Local businesses have their employees volunteer to help with anything from office work to landscaping.
Breath of Hope has signed up to receive volunteers on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 who will be assembling Infant Hand Print Kits which will go to the University of Virginia Children's Medical Center NICU. Families who have a baby at UVA's NICU will receive a hand print kit to keep as a treasured memory of their little one's first days on earth. UVA has approximately 450 infants admitted to their NICU each year we will be assembling 500. Of those kits, 50 will be used for Breath of Hope's Expectant Parent Care Package which has always included a hand print kit for these special babies.
Added to this - 17 others will learn of the congenital diaphragmatic hernia birth defect and may spread the word to many others too.