Human Services

Lifes Little Miracles Corp

Boerne, TX

Mission

Life’s Little Miracles, Corp. seeks to support and provide comfort to parents and families of premature infants in the NICU, newborn infants in children's shelters, and school-age parents. Our mission is achieved through the support of a group of both national and local volunteers devoted to our cause.

Ruling Year

2017

CEO

Deanna Vicks

Main Address

117 Ayshire

Boerne, TX 78015 USA

Keywords

NICU, preemies, newborn, IUGR, intra-uterine growth restriction

EIN

82-1463016

 Number

4028986095

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

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There is little to no support otherwise for families sharing the shelter and NICU spaces. Most of time in the NICU, the babies wear nothing besides a tiny little diaper because it is difficult to find clothes to fit preemies. Their little bodies have a hard time keeping warm on their own, so without clothes to assist, they are kept in incubators to stay warm. Parents do not anticipate having a preemie; therefore, it is difficult to find onesies and hats in stores as they do not keep bulk amounts of these items that are harder to sell. In addition to this, many of the mothers of preemies deliver in emergency situations and are not capable of shopping for the tiny infants during the extended recovery time of a C-section. Shopping is also not a priority when most of the day is spent in the hospital in a state of worry, pain, and fear of losing the little miracle. This is where Life's Little Miracles comes in.

Our programs

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NICU Products and Support

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Life's Little Miracles, Corp. seeks to provide goods and services to Neonatal Intensive Care Units, children's shelters, and other non-profit organizations that serve this demographic. This includes donated items and information that supports the infants and their families during their stay in the hospital and beyond.

To achieve our purpose, this charity relies mainly on the generosity of volunteers, corporate sponsors, private donations, and grants.

This is a very young organization that is in the beginning stages of start-up from nothing. Individual donors have given what they can and we continue to seek donations. The organization has reached out to several corporations and retailers for product donations, many of which have promised and delivered bulk shipments. There are also several private foundation grant opportunities that are pending.

We will know that progress is being made once we receive enough funding to cover the full costs of operation. We do encourage the recipients, both medical personnel and parents of the infants alike, to contact us with feedback regarding the care packages. We want to know if there are any improvements to be made or if additional items are needed that have yet to be included in the boxes. We also wish to know if our program is beneficial so we plan to include short surveys on our website and in the care packages to come. Additionally, we plan to closely monitor our expenses versus revenue to make sure that we are meeting goals and not overspending on products so that the program may continue to impact the community for many years to come.

So far we have received many monetary donations and grants that will help to purchase any supplies that are lacking. Several retailers and corporations (medela, for example) have sent bulk donation shipments to continue our cause and meet our goals. We have also applied for several other grants that we qualify for and hope to have a positive response.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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