ICU Baby is a non-profit organization that
provides support to families with babies in the NICU. We are a grassroots non-profit organization. We carry out our mission by using donations to personally take action. We don’t raise money and then hand over a check to a hospital. We control the funds and spend them on the specific project for which they were raised. Then our team personally visits the hospital to carry out our projects and fulfill our mission.
iPads for Soldiers
US troops serving in Afghanistan are risking their lives far away from their homes and loved ones. They have no TV or cell phone, and no way to carry heavy books or computers in their 110‑lb rucksacks.
Since December of 2010, when we launched our initial fund-raiser and collected over $50,000 in donations, we have donated over 400 iPads to troops and to our wounded soldiers repatriated stateside to recover in our Nation's Military Hospitals.
Citizen Scientist Project
As our world becomes more complicated, the need for data to first understand and then take action to protect it’s many natural resources becomes critical to ensure future habitability. The Citizen Scientist concept is gaining increased popularity as a means of obtaining these data. As defined by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
“Citizen Scientist typically refers to research collaborations between scientists and volunteers, particularly (but not exclusively) to expand opportunities for scientific data collection and to provide access to scientific information for community members.”
Sister City Initiative
The mission of the Sister City Initiative is to create a lasting partnership of support, enrichment, education, and growth between the Village of Key Biscayne and neighborhood of Liberty City. In 2013, building upon Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press’ decade long service to Liberty City, the Village of Key Biscayne, Miami Children’s Initiative, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Himan Brown Charitable Trust, and Chief Press Foundation partnered to create the Sister City Initiative. The objective is to join the Village of Key Biscayne and neighboring Liberty City to provide better outcomes for the children & families of Liberty City while providing opportunities for residents of each community to grow, learn, and care about each other. Key Biscayne resident Pat Molinari merged her experience and knowledge as a caterer with her interests in helping the larger community to create the Liberty City Food Co-op which provides more than 100 Liberty City residents with fresh and healthy produce twice a month via a pop up “farmers market” where residents are able to pick up their produce for the next two weeks.
Michael's Magic Camp
Through Michael's Magic Camp, roughly 90 inner-city youth participate each year in this educational, life-enhancing two-week adventure at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center. Through enriching hands-on activities, the camp teaches these campers how to protect, preserve, and respect South Florida’s fragile environment.