Jorgensen Construction, Inc. is teaming up with NICU Helping Hands to hold a dress drive in Alpine. The event will take place on Friday, May 30 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Alpine Market.
“Our company decided to join forces with NICU Helping Hands, it’s a not-for-profit [group] based out of Texas that takes donated wedding dresses or light colored gowns and then their seamstresses sew little outfits for babies who do not come home from the NICU,” said Audrey Jorgensen. “They also provide support for family members, during bereavement. Our company will collect dresses or monetary donations, we will package and ship directly to Helping Hands. They ship these outfits to any hospital in the U.S.”
In addition, the Helping Hands organization is also looking for tissue paper to wrap the tiny dresses in for shipping.
Anyone interested in sewing baby dresses for Helping Hands can download the pattern directly from the organization’s website, www.nicuhelpinghands.org/angelgowns.
“NICU Helping Hands, through their Angel Gown program, is working to ensure that every family in the United States that loses a baby has a beautiful gown in which to clothe them and to give a voice to families across the country who have suffered through this unthinkable loss,” said Jorgensen. “For me, personally, I find something symbolic in using a wedding gown for these outfits. What is more delicate, more significant then the love a wedding dress holds?”
More information about the Star Valley dress drive is available by contacting Audrey Jorgensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.