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LittleBigSouls programmes and services are entirely funded through voluntary donations. LittleBigSouls relies solely on voluntary funding, sponsorships and donations from individuals, corporations and international organizations.

  • Corporations can sponsor a specific program or adopt as their Corporate Charity.
  • Schools and voluntary organisations can incorporate us into their activities and help spread awareness and fundraise.
  • Individuals and corporations can make “In Honour of” and “In Memory of” donations.
  • Individuals and corporations can make specific program donations such as our “Sponsor a Preemie” and “Helping Babies Breathe” programs.
  • You will receive a quarterly newsletter where we share news on all our activities, current and future, updates on our programs, stories on our precious LittleBigSouls and calendars of events.

 

Friends of LittleBigSouls

Our friends are vital for the mission as individuals are the faces of, the Mothers, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Sisters, Brothers and Fathers of pre-term babies. Your kind support is appreciated and for your contribution:

  • Your name will be listed on our website under: Friends of LittleBigSouls, you will receive our newsletter and the opportunity to follow our mission and participate in all LittleBigSouls Events.
  • You will have the option of discounted seating at all functions and events.
  • Your name on our website and Event Fliers
  • You will receive a quarterly newsletter with all the news, current and future.
  • The knowledge that you are making a real difference in the tiniest babies’ lives.

Without the support and intervention of you, industry leaders, professionals and corporate, it will be almost impossible to continue this very important mission. On a daily basis, babies die unnecessarily leaving families heartbroken and we need to do all we can to prevent this from continuing at such a high rate in our region.

 

Our Targets

LittleBigSouls Ghana has set a fundraising target for 2018 to purchase 10 NICU incubators, 10 phototherapy units, 10 neonatal monitors, support our parental support program and to expand our modern 10-bed Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Suite at the Tema General Hospital.

Having a premature baby can be one of the toughest challenges a family can face.

We at LittleBigSouls believe that nobody should have to take this journey alone and through our programmes and activities, we stand as the voice for our precious preemies and support families to give our preemies a fighting chance at survival through NICU and beyond.

We cannot do this alone and are reliant on the generous support of all our donors, individuals and corporations alike, to make a difference for babies and their families.

Without these vital partnerships, LittleBigSouls would be unable to touch lives in a way that will significantly reduce death and disability of preterm babies born in our region.

We truly appreciate your support and can assure you that your donation will go towards the LittleBigSouls programmes and directly affect preemies and their families positively.

Help us Care.

Make a donation today.

Every Breath Counts!

The smallest of donations could help save a life.

Make a donation and save tiny little lives today!

USD 8,000

will buy an incubator to provide essential and critical lifesaving intervention for babies born too soon.   Incubators are vital life-saving equipment for babies who are unstable or micro preemies. Every baby who needs it should have an incubator to themselves in this the most crucial time of their survival.

USD 3,000

will buy a phototherapy unit essential in treating jaundice in new-borns which can be fatal in preemies. All of our beneficiary hospitals and medical facilities are in dire need of incubators and phototherapy units.

USD 500

will fund essential consumables like plasters, neonate needles etc

USD 500

will buy smaller pieces of NICU equipment like pulse oximeters, etc.

GHC 1,000

will fund essential training and new skills acquisition annually for a neonatal nurse annually to ensure best global practice in the care of premature babies.

GHC 1,000

will support (medication, feeds nappies, toiletries, clothing) an orphaned, abandoned or needy preemie in NICU for a month.

 

GHC 150

will provide specialist premature baby formula to feed a preemie unable to have breast milk for a month.

GHC 130

will provide a box of preemie diapers.

GHC 50

provides a parental care pack of essentials to mothers of preemie babies in NICU on a weekly basis at all beneficiary institutions. These number over 200 each week. The care packs include basic everyday essentials including nappies, wipes and refreshments to make their stay close to their babies comfortable.

GHC 25

provides a family with a free set of information booklets at the neo-natal unit on the care of the premature baby, the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU), pregnancy advice, developmental milestones for premature babies and care of the baby at home.

GHC 25

will allow us to provide telephone support for a family through our helpline through the difficult weeks.

Other Ways To Support

Funds

Funds are a great way to make ongoing collective donations over time.  Friend and families can make donations into this fund from the date of inception.

Set up a standing order donation

This is a great way to support our cause on a consistent basis.

Set up a fund in celebration

When a baby thrives after a difficult start it’s a cause for great celebration. Family and friends often feel they’d like to express their joy and give something back in return. That’s why we created LittleBigSouls Thanksgiving Fund.

Set up a fund in memory

Little Angel Funds are a wonderful way to remember someone special in a positive and lasting way. It can be comforting to know that money raised in your loved one’s memory will help improve the life chances of babies born premature or sick.

Fundraising on behalf of LittleBigSouls

We always encourage awareness on behalf of LittleBigSouls. We provide the framework to fundraise ethically.  This can include workplace activities, club fundraisers, school events etc.

Our Appeals

LittleBigSouls Annual Christmas EVERY BREATH COUNTS Appeal

More than 1,000 babies were born too soon, too small and too sick in Ghana in December. Will you make a donation this Christmas to help premature and sick babies, and to make sure their families receive the support they desperately need?

Every baby is a miracle. Please donate to help the most vulnerable babies this Christmas. Your donation can help as follows:

  • Fund hours of a LittleBigSouls Volunteer time to sit with our preemies and give respite to mothers and families.
  • Provide a Christmas parental care pack for a family of a preemie in NICU at this time.
  • Allow an overwhelmed parent to attend a counselling session with a qualified LittleBigSouls  counsellor
  • Provide families with a complete set of free information booklets at the neonatal unit

Suite Appeal: Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)

LittleBigSouls has adopted the Tema General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as one of its beneficiary NICU’s for 2013 to 2017.  This decision was made by the Board to focus on three institutions where we could build a centre of excellence which would provide a level of care that could be replicated. Tema General Hospital fitted the bill for the first ever Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Centre with plans for two more by end 2018. KMC involves preemies being carried, usually by the mother, with as much skin-to-skin contact between the baby’s front and the mother’s chest. Research and practice has shown many positive benefits. Once a baby is stable in NICU it can be applied. Kangaroo care, is named for the similarity to how certain marsupials carry their young. It is especially good for the care for preterm infants in areas where incubators are either unavailable or unreliable. Mother’s in many or all of our NICU facilities in Ghana do not have a place to sit or sleep whilst baby is in the NICU. This facility serves as a KMC center, a mother’s room and a lactation clinic.

Where the Money Goes

Thanks to your generous support, we have made some significant achievements in recent years supporting hospitals and families across Africa. Our objective in reducing the mortality and disability rates for premature babies born in Africa is an ongoing mission and requires your continued support. We have given some examples of how your donations will be applied to our work to help babies born prematurely or sick and their families.

We rely on the generous support of our donors to continue to fund our vital work. Please make a donation today to help babies born early or sick and their families.

Your donation can be made in GHC or USD to the following account nos.:

 

 

Account name: LITTLEBIGSOULS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Account number: GHS 6010709619

Account number: USD 6040706686

Bank name: ZENITH BANK (GHANA) LTD

Bank address: Premier Towers, Accra, GHANA.

Branch name: Spintex Road, Accra

Swift code: ZEBLGHAC

Mobile Money

MTN Mobile Money: 0545808866