Nonprofit Needs Help Bringing Christmas to Parents of Premature Babies
A nonprofit is asking the community to help provide support for parents of children in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units at the UVA health system during the 2018 holiday season.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A nonprofit is asking the community to help provide support for parents of children in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units at the University of Virginia Health System during the 2018 holiday season.
Jesse and Chelsea Cobb founded Christian’s Purpose last October amidst the emotional and financial struggle of losing their son. The couple discovered there were very few resources for them during the hardship and established the organization, naming it after the son they tragically lost.
The original purpose of Christian’s Purpose was to help cover funeral expenses for parents, but during this upcoming 2018 holiday season the couple wants to do more to help parents.
"These parents are going through a lot, they're sacrificing a lot for kids, sacrificing their job a lot of them travel from across the mountain from really far distances, they have to pay for hotel costs it’s a real financial strain on the family," Jesse Cobb, co-founder of Christian's Purpose.
The goal is to give each set of parents in the NICU and PICU at the UVA Medical Center a gift bag containing journals for parents to track their child's progress, a disposable camera, a devotional, as well as gas and food cards.
Each bag costs around $25, and donors have the opportunity to write an inspirational message to the family receiving the bag.
If you'd like to donate money or items to help Christian’s Purpose, follow this link.