“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

- Ian Maclaren

Our mission

We're here to help you get through it all


The Jack & Abby Neonatal Foundation was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It is a dedicated organization of volunteers formed in 2009 to provide support for families with a baby(ies) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or for those at risk for preterm labor.

We support families by:

  • Increasing awareness and educating about the symptoms and risks of preterm labor; and
  • Providing financial assistance to families in need with babies in the NICU.

Some items the Foundation uses donated funds towards directly helping families with a baby(ies) in the NICU:

  • Preemie car seats
  • Pack n’ Plays
  • Gas gift cards
  • Food gift cards
  • Hotel stays/local housing options
  • Breast pump rentals

Some ways the Foundation uses donated funds towards helping the local NICU community:

  • Sponsored 1 of the 16 bedrooms in the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House for families who live far away and have a baby in the Bon Secours St. Mary’s NICU.
  • Sponsoring Remembrance Services and flowers for families who have lost babies
  • Providing Holiday Dinners to NICU staff and families who have babies in the NICU over the holidays
  • Providing a NICU unit with a refrigeration system for donor breast milk
  • Sponsoring a Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Medical Conference
  • Provide NICU nurses with dinner during Week of the Nurse
  • Updating furniture in the family room outside of a former PCN