Hi! My name is Sophia Minnite and my whole group plays on U12 premier. My group decided to give books to the families that have babies in the NICU (Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit) during the holidays. The NICU is a quiet, caring and loving environment for preemie babies, but having a baby in the NICU can be stressful, boring, and emotional. Most of the day, family members watch and pray for their babies and reading to your baby in the NICU can help with development, hearing your voice, and taking up time. So we provided books for the families to get them through the holidays, hoping they will be home with their babies as soon as possible.
My group and I wrapped and wrote quick notes inside of children picture books. Then, after a soccer game, we all drove out to Kaiser in Walnut Creek and delivered the wrapped books. The NICU nurses were so thoughtful and excited when we arrived and handed them the books. They said they would pass them out throughout the whole year and holiday season. This was a wonderful and very self-satisfying experience for everybody.