Did you know that over 450,000 babies are born premature in the United States every year? And 15,000,000 worldwide. Because of their early arrivals preemies are more susceptible to a myriad health issues including apnea, PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosis ) and RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome ). But technology and science continue to evolve. In fact, a preemie born today has a much greater chance at survival compared to only 10 years ago.  Keep checking back for more factoids.

LBF Donations Page

We rely on the generous donations from people just like you to help us continue our mission of supporting parents of premature babies. Every year 450,000 babies are born premature in the United States alone.  We need your help to reach these amazing families.  Please support us today - Every donation will be used towards the support of families with premature babies.

We are also collecting items for our NICU Survival Kits: New Books, Gum/Mints, Granola/Snack bars, waterless toothbrushes (Colgate Wisp) or travel size toothpaste and toothbrushes, personal care items.  If you or your group is interested in collecting these items, please contact us at

There are several ways to donate to The Little Bear Foundation:

By PayPal by clicking the donate button above.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to The Little Bear Foundation. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop.

By Mail:
The Little Bear Foundation, Inc
1020 Park Drive #396
Flossmoor, IL  60422

Or, by simply sharing your story whether you experienced the NICU directly or vicariously through family or friends. Visit the Get Involved page to learn more.

We would like to thank the following individuals and corporations for their support of The Little Bear Foundation:

Lisa Moore & Family                                                                            Seventh Generation                                                                         

Logan Cogswell & Family                                                                    Kind Bars

Jennifer Mitchell & Family                                                                    Ferrara Candy Company

Sophia Mendoza                                                                                   Dr. Brown's Bottles

Bonnie Benas                                                                                       Jackie Rotundi

Amy Piunti & Family                                                                              Josh Hladio