Big brothers and sisters of NICU patients face some big adjustments. Your gift will help older siblings thrive through a NICU experience.

A new little brother or sister causes big changes in a child’s life—even when everything goes exactly as expected. When her family’s baby is born premature or sick, she has to adapt to that stress and uncertainty, too.

March of Dimes is there to give NICU families specialized support, including the brothers and sisters of a hospital’s smallest patients. Our staff and volunteers are a vital source of education, comfort and reassurance, so that children can start to make sense of a hugely challenging time.

Your gift will power in-unit programs for families and training for caregivers—to help big brothers and sisters handle some very big changes.


Support a NICU Family Sibling

Having a baby in the NICU can be difficult—and the impact can be enormous on his brother or sister. Your gift will help siblings cope with a new set of challenges.

When you make your gift, we'll offer you a thank you:

  • Notecards

As a way of showing our gratitude for your generous support, we’ll offer you a special March of Dimes gift.

+ You can also send an eCard to celebrate your gift:


Create a personalized eCard to share—and inspire someone special with your compassionate contribution.


How it works

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    Choose a symbolic gift that helps moms and babies, and supports our vital work on their behalf.

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    Send an eCard to let someone special know about your gift. They’ll be moved—and maybe even inspired to help, too.

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    You help empower every mom and every family—and you help give every baby the best possible start.

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