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#6. We are always happy to accept your diaper collections through our headquarters for national and international distribution! They will be sent out in future packages to hospitals in need. They will be delivered with your personalized distribution cards just the same as if you had delivered them to your local hospital. The only difference is that they end up in facilities on our waiting list!
#7. We will also happily accept your diaper cut outs, flannel fabric, or monetary contributions through our headquarters for the families that we serve!
#8. If you are a seamstress sewing for another organization and would like to include diapers with your donations to them, please have the leader of the organization contact us for registration within our project. We are highly organized to avoid duplication of efforts and we log and track ALL Teeny Tears diapers donated worldwide, regardless of whether they are donated directly to hospitals or through our friends at other organizations. Please remember, Teeny Tears is a project, not a pattern! We enjoy very warm and rewarding, collaborative relationships with many dozens of other bereavement organizations around the world.
I am sewing for another organization and would like to include your diapers!
That's great! We work with many dozens of other bereavement organizations to help provide diapers for angel families across the world! We are able to personalize our distribution cards with their information and logos. We still count and track ALL DIAPERS as we coordinate with the many amazing bereavement organizations that are participating with our project. We will also highlight their contributions on our blog to bring awareness to the wonderful work they do for their communities. It is so wonderful to work in cooperation with so many good people in the bereavement community! Many hands make light work! Please also see #8 listed just above.
Where do I get the patterns?
Please email email@example.com for your FREE Teeny Tears patterns, instructions, and project welcome packet!
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After you have sewn a collection of diapers and are ready to donate, please request your personalized distribution cards by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include the following information:
Please allow up to a week to receive these free, printable cards via email!
If you are sewing internally for a bereavement support organization, please include their logo if you would like it to appear on the distribution cards.
Anything else I should know about the diapers?
#1 -- we donate our diapers in matching pairs! This way, one diaper can remain with the baby for burial or cremation and the matching diaper can go home with the family in a memory box.
#2 -- be sure to use a full quarter inch inseam when sewing diapers. To be properly sized, you must use that full quarter inch! Please see our sewing instructions for anticipated measurements of finished diapers.
Do I need to pre-wash my fabric?
That is up to you! Our diapers are intended for one time use and therefore, shrinkage should not be an issue. Some of our volunteers wash their flannel and many do not. The Headquarters Team does not typically pre-wash their fabric. With the less expensive flannels, they will often get "pilly" or faded and worn-looking after only one washing.