Mission: ABIBF is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for a charitable purpose. ABIBF provides a resting place conveniently located on hospital grounds for families of premature or critically ill infants requiring treatment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in Placer and Sacramento Counties. NICU's in this region care for critically ill and premature babies from many surrounding counties. In addition ABIBF provides the NICU with items such as care packages containing handmade hats, booties, blankets, scent dolls, bereavement items and isolette covers (incubator).
Results: We have spent a lot of time fundraising this year to purchase an additional RV. Our RV currently is being utilized non stop and we are having to turn families away because of the lack of additional RVs.
Target demographics: NICUs in Placer and Sacramento County areas
Programs: The RV’s 4 Preemies is a program dedicated to providing families of premature or critically ill infants requiring treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a resting place conveniently located on hospital grounds.
• These RVs are provided to assist families in need with the following:
• To reduce the financial hardships stowed upon families by extensive travel to and from the hospital, Hotels/Motel cost.
• Provide families a place to rest and relax during their stressful, emotional and physically draining time.
• To allow families to be close to their premature or critically ill newborns 24 hours a day.
• Having these RV's on hospital grounds at a minimal to no cost to the families is one less thing for them to worry about, during their times of need.
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I found this organization purely by accident. I was at a point in my life where I felt a need to be involved in something bigger than myself. I have since become the sewing coordinator for the Alyboo and Izybee Foundation. We support families with children the the local NICUs here in the Sacramento area. this can come in the form of a gift bag with everything from hand sanitizer and tissues to a photo album to hold precious pictures of your child. We sew covers for the issoletes, make blankets and hats for the babies and even provide burial gowns for the families that lose a child.
The biggest thing we do is provide housing for families who have a child in the NICU but do not live in the area. By using a motor home, we can provide a place to make phone calls, cook a meal, sleep, or spend time with family members away from the stress of the hospital.
All this costs money, and that is where our thrift ship comes into play. Our shop, Aly and Izy's Closet, carries high quality second hand children's clothing and furniture, all of it donated. The shop is totally staffed by volunteers.
When I discovered this group, as I said, it was by accident. A member of my family had just gone through a NICU experience and it made me realize how much support is needed in the are. We have 5 Neonatal Intensive Care Units here in the Sacramento area, all of them needing our help.