After a wedding gown is donated, one of 700 volunteer seamstresses across the United States will spend hours refashioning it.
"It isn’t a quick and easy process," Grubbs said. "We have developed very strict guidelines to ensure that we provide the best garment to every family and hospital we serve. So the making of our garments is tedious, exacting, and not fast."
The gowns are always provided at no cost to the families, and NICU Helping Hands relies on donations to cover packaging and mailing costs. (If you're interested in donating, you can find more information here.)