Get Involved

The Friends of Tiny Hearts is a group of passionate families, friends and NICU staff that are dedicated to supporting and improving the outstanding care available at UCMC’s NICU by:

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As one of the first and most experienced Level III NICUs in the area, UCMC combines the highest standards of care, best practices and science-driven options to care for our pint-sized patients.

Supporting Families

We’re committed to supporting families during their NICU journeys, and providing them with the resources they need.

Giving Back

We’re dedicated to raising the much-needed funds that will help support and advance the innovative care available in UCMC’s NICU.

As a Friend, your support:

  • Helps babies thrive and empowers their parents
  • Develops programs and resources to help parents bond with their babies
  • Supports efforts to provide the most innovative care and research to advance neonatal medicine

Please consider giving online today, and becoming a Friend of Tiny Hearts. Thank you in advance for your support!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Looking to Do More?

If you’re interested in doing more, in addition to becoming a Friend of Tiny Hearts, here are a few ways you can support babies, parents and staff in the NICU. Have another idea? Let us know!

  • Volunteer. We’re always looking for extra hands to support our programs and events.
  • Donate in-kind items. Books, preemie and newborn clothing, baby equipment, such as swings, bouncy seats and mobiles, and blankets are just a few of the items that are always welcome. These items are used to help make our babies feel at home, and sometimes go home with babies in need.

Looking for a fun way to give back?

  • Host a “baby” shower, and ask friends and family to purchase baby clothes, blankets or equipment to donate to UCMC’s NICU.
  • Create a school challenge. Have classes or grades compete against one another to see how many items they can bring in for a NICU drive. We’re proud to partner with many schools in our community.
  • Make, or donate, a meal that can be provided during our Parent Information Night. Once a month, NICU staff and graduate parents meet with families of babies currently in the NICU to answer questions and provide support. And every month, we provide a meal for the parents in attendance.

If you have questions about any of the above, please call us at (513) 585-TINY or email

Corporate Sponsorship

We welcome support from local organizations and companies interested in giving back to the community. Please contact Tricia Mullins at (513) 584-8540 to learn more about corporate giving opportunities to support our NICU.