Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Emma and Connor's Snuggle Buddies

Over the past year and a half we have had an incredible outpouring of support for Emma and Connor's Bags of Love. We have been able to help 100's of Foster children with bags, toys and other donations. T.J. and I have even been able to meet a few of the kids and see the appreciation and love they felt from receiving them.

To start the New Year off right, I have another project I need help with. This year we are going to not only continue collecting bags and personal care items for kids in foster care, but we are starting Emma and Connor's Snuggle Buddies. This year my mission is to collect baby blankets, new with the tags on them. These blankets will be taken to Cincinnati Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. When we were foster parents to Aidric, we spent a few days in the NICU with him in Columbus. Everything he had came from donations. When we brought him home he had blankets and toys that were sent with him. We were never able to bring Emma or Connor home. If they had lived they may have spent time in the NICU as well, either way I know a soft blanket is a comfort to all children. This is just another way we can help to do good in their names. Emma and Connor's Snuggle Buddies is something that we can do to bring a little comfort and love to each family in this situation. This is a brand new project and I look forward to helping it to become the success that Emma and Connor's Bags of Love has been!! I need a little help from Emma and Connor's Friends to help us along our way though. The next time you are out shopping and you see baby blanket on sale, pick it up and send it over. We will get them all together and drop them off at Children's. I have also received a newborn wish list I will add to the bottom. We will also be collecting these items to send with our blankets. Thank you so much for your support!

Wish List for Infant Population – Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

teething rings
rattles, plastic and vinyl only
Board books
baby theme stickers
12 x1 2 scrap book paper
12 x 12 scrap book albums
4 x 6 picture frames
4 x 6 unfinished wooden frames (these are at Michaels for $1.00)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas to help us on our way!

Sarah Caito


  1. This is great! If I see anything on sale I'll be sure to pick it up!