How To Help
Mended Little Hearts of Long Island (MLHLI) is a non-profit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.
There are several ways you can help:
MLHLI supports families by providing care bags that are given to families when their child is in the hospital. Many newborns are emergency transported to the hospital and families are unprepared for their stay away from home. Parents of these children typically have no advance notice that they will need to go to the hospital and they do not have anything other than the clothes they are wearing and the items in their pockets/purses. MLHLI tries to provide some items that will assist them by providing care bags when they are admitted.
Care bag drives are great activities for:
➢ Girl/boy scout troops
➢ Community groups
Donations of travel-size toiletries and other items suggested below are welcome:
➢ Stuffed animal, blankets and or pillow (must be new)
➢ Puzzle books
➢ Activity books and crayons (for siblings)
➢ Playing cards
➢ Journals, notebooks, notepads
➢ Folders with pockets
➢ Disposable cameras
➢ Body Wash
➢ Body Lotion
➢ Toothbrushes and toothpaste
➢ Travel brush and comb
➢ Hand sanitizer
➢ Travel size laundry detergent and dryer sheets
➢ Tylenol/pain relievers
➢ Shaving cream/lotion
➢ Water bottles (reusable)
➢ Individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, crackers, chips, pretzels, candy bars)
➢ Breath mints
➢ Chewing gum
These care bags help to ease the emotional and financial burden on these families at a time when they need it. There is comfort and healing for these families in just knowing someone cares. It is nice for them to have travel sized items and comfort items to help them settle during this difficult time.
If you would like to donate any of these items, please contact us at 804-419-7028. Your donation is tax deductible and it can help give families hope.
Sponsor a Care Bag
Help provide new heart families with a little hope and comfort while they are in the hospital. A $30 donation will help us continue to provide Care Bags to our heart families.
In addition to Care Bag items, we are in need of monetary donations to purchase the red tote bags, print family informational packets, provide educational items, and to raise awareness in the community.
If you would like to mail a check, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of or in honor of a specific Heart Hero, please include it in the notes section of PayPal or in the note section of your check and we will recognize it through our website.