I would really love to donate a couple babies to nursing homes this year but how would I go about it? I know some of the ladies on here have done this so I thought I would ask. I live in a smaller place and I have noticed that not many people know about reborns.
I would first consult with the activity director or manager at the facility you are thinking about donating to. Some nursing home choose not have them.
Okay thanks! There are a few around me. Hopefully one will.
I have one living in a facility with an Alzheimer’s wing. I just went in, introduced myself and told them what I wanted to do (I had everything in my car). They said they would like to have him and I brought him in. They immediately showed him off to the residents and he was claimed almost immediately by one lady. It was very fulfilling and maybe one day I can do it again. I hope you are able to donate. Best of luck!
Thank you!! I thought it would be a great idea for Christmas. I feel like just because we live in a small area and nobody really knows about reborns doesn’t mean that people should miss out on the benefits. If it works out I want to do it like every year if I can afford it. Plus cuddle babies would work great and they don’t cost as much to make.
Yes! Cuddle babies would be great, I think.
I have done this. My best friend of 34 years is the head of a local nursing home. I made two and gifted them to her. She always talks about how she is amazed at the difference it has made with some of her patients.
They were cuddle babies.
It is rewarding.
I always call the recreational therapist and set up a time to see her/ him .
The nursing home administrator would be the best person to talk to, but if they aren’t available, the recreation director, if on board, could be the go between. Everything normally has to be approved by an admin. When I donated, it was cleared by a doctor, director of nursing, and administrator before going to the activities director.
I donate to the nursing home near my house, we went to two nursing homes that weren’t a right fit before going to the one I regularly donate to. I spoke with the director of the home and he was thrilled to have the donation and was surprised I wouldn’t accept money. I even get to go back and visit with the women who have the babies I donated!
That’s great!! I might call around tommorow.
I went in and spoke with the director of the local home I donate to. They were thrilled to have the babies as some of the residents have no family to visit so far they have 5 human babies of mine and one clown for a loving older man who had to have a baby penny-wise! It’s a very rewarding feeling to see the love they have for the babies and the joy it brings them