2023 NICU Blanket Drive
Benefitting Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital & Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital
Friday, Sept. 22 – Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023
Collecting NEW and gently USED receiving blankets
Donate new via Amazon or drop off at any location below.
Drop Box Locations:
6841 Larrisa Court, Charlotte, 28226
South Charlotte Blakeney/Waverly
11414 Wheat Ridge Road, Charlotte, 28277
3440 Toringdon Way, Suite 100 *open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
108 Sequoia St., Mooresville, 28117
882 Stratford Run Drive, Fort Mill, 29708
5014 Weber Court, Fort Mill, 29715
8923 Scottsboro Dr., Huntersville, 28078
10409 Ambercrest Court, Huntersville, 28078
2413 Brightmoor Ridge Drive, Matthews, 28105
3016 Somerset Drive, Charlotte 28209
3116 Ingelow Lane, Charlotte, 28226
1545 Pinecrest Ave, Charlotte 28205
3015 Windflower Lane, Charlotte 28210
Rock Hill (SC)
1645 Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill, 29730
5468 Topping Place, Charlotte, 28209
7016 Jardiniere Court, Charlotte, 28266
3254 Pendleton Ave, Charlotte, 28210
2002 Brook Valley Run, Monroe, 28110
FAQ – Common Questions:
Why do the NICUs need donated blankets each year?
The NICUs use special high-powered laundry machines. These machines are rough on blankets and the NICUs go thru them quickly. The NICUs do provide standard blankets, but colorful donated blankets provide cheer and normalcy to families.
What type of blankets can I donate?
We are collecting NEW and gently used (no stains, not faded) cotton, knit and muslin receiving or swaddling blankets or burp clothes for the NICU. We are not collecting crocheted blankets or larger bedding/comforters as part of this drive.
Do you prefer patterns or colors?
The Amazon wish list includes both patterned and plain colored blankets. A mixture of both is preferred by the nurse when making the bed spaces cozy and bright.
How do I drop off gently used or new blankets?
Volunteers will have a box or bin on their front porch during the blanket drive collection.
Where does the Amazon wish list go?
The Amazon wish list is delivered to Bee Mighty volunteers. In early October all blankets are split between local NICUs and dropped off.
I’d like to Host a Bin/Get my organization, church, school, neighborhood involved
We would love that! You are welcome to sponsor your own bin! Once complete, drop at any of our approved drop locations. Feel free to reach out with more questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our goal is to complete all blanket collections by early October to coordinate one drop off to each NICU.
Who started this blanket drive?
Laura and Matt Dubbeld’s son, Cayden was born at 25 weeks, spending 113 days in the NICU before coming home. During his journey, nurses would surround him with colorful blankets. This simple act gave them hope and inspired them to give back thru an annual blanket drive, hosted each September in honor of Cayden’s birthday and NICU Awareness month. Bee Mighty began to partner on this drive in 2022, allowing even more families to give back.
How many blankets have you collected?
Over the past 3 years, we have collected nearly 8,000 blankets for the local NICUs with this annual drive. Our goal is to collect 4,000 blankets this year.