Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is a small charity doing a BIG job. For more than 10 years, we have supported the families of premature and sick babies and the demand for our services is increasing with prematurity rates on the rise. In Australia, more than 48,000 babies are admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) or Special Care Nurseries (SCN) every year. Did you know, premature birth is Australia’s number one cause of deaths in newborns? With the end of the financial year fast approaching we hope you will consider a donation to support these families
Sarah knows all too well the challenges of having a premature baby; she’s had 3.
Unlike many babies born this early, Bentlee was fortunate enough not to require oxygen support or any other procedures, his tiny body had responded well to the steroid injections Mum had before he was born. Bentlee’s difficulties really began when he went home. Not only did he suffer from bad reflux, he was diagnosed with a condition, most commonly known as “failure to thrive”. This meant his body was unable to absorb any nutrients. Sarah credits Life’s Little Treasures Foundation for supporting her through one of her toughest times.
“Life’s Little Treasures Foundation was a fantastic help. I spent a lot of time asking other mums about Bentlee’s feeding problems and eventual diagnosis. This was an invaluable support that helped me through one of the hardest years of my life.
A premature baby is incredibly strong and their determination is amazing but the parents of these premature babies need help and support too, to help them find their way through either NICU or SCN and to continue on as the baby grows.”
“Without Life’s Little Treasures Foundation I don’t know where I would be.”
Sarah’s story is one of many and not all outcomes are as positive as Bentlee’s. We are committed to ensuring that all families enduring the difficult and life-changing experience of having a premature or sick baby have easy access to information and community support to help make a difference to them and their child.
Our services are absolutely critical for these families in their time of need. Life’s Little Treasures Foundation receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generous support of people like yourself to make our work possible.
We hope that with the end of the financial year fast approaching, you will consider a donation to support families like Sarah’s with premature and sick babies. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
We are a small charity and your generous donation will make a BIG Impact. With the end of the financial year approaching, we would love for you to join us in assisting these families and consider supporting the following services:
- $10 will supply a family with “A Guiding Hand to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & Special Care Nursery” folder
- $20 will give 10 families access to our smartphone apps Access to NICU words & Premature Baby Journal
- $50 will enable us to make a delivery of children’s books to a hospital for the Books and Bubs program
- $100 allows us to host one “Treasure Time” support group
- $250 provides a family with food, fuel and accommodation vouchers
- $500 pays for the running of our 24-hour parent support line for two months
- $2000 produces a free parenting webinar specific to families of premature babies.
Co-Founder/ Chief Executive Officer
Life’s Little Treasures Foundation
ABN: 94 232 874 269