Finally a little bit of snow and some cold weather here in Minnesota, if it wasn’t for all the Holiday lights, you might not know it’s December already! The Minnesota Wild continue to cruise along, right in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference. The Wild’s great goaltending and an improved offensive punch have them with a plus 15 goal differential, the top mark in the West!
Innovative Office Solutions is the proud sponsor of the Charity of the Month program in partnership with the Minnesota Wild. The program brings exposure to a different Minnesota charity each month throughout the NHL season. The Minnesota Wild Charity of the month for December, 2016 is Ella’s Halo!Each year, 10-15 percent of babies born in the U.S. are treated in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The reasons for critical care include premature birth, respiratory distress, infections and birth defects. Babies often spend weeks or months in the hospital, while parents and families stand a difficult, heart-wrenching vigil. Life in the NICU can be confusing, frustrating, and at times, unbearable. And that’s what Ella’s Halo is all about.
Ella’s Halo | Little Bits of Comfort at a Critical Time
Ella’s Halo is a non-profit organization with a mission and vision that was developed to help improve the quality of extended stays in Twin Cities Neonatal Intensive Care Units. It was created in memory of Ella Jo Krumwiede, who was born prematurely and lived in the NICU at the University of Minnesota’s Children’s Hospital for 83 days before she passed away. Her parents, Ryan and Taryn Krumwiede, saw a need to make the hospital unit more like a home during their stay with their daughter.
The mission for Ella’s Halo is carried out by providing a variety of items to NICUs, babies, and their families to help impart a better sense of home while in the hospital. The mission is accomplished through fundraising efforts, community events and educating the public about life in the NICU.
December brings on the holiday season and in the spirit of giving, Innovative Office Solutions couldn’t be more proud to sponsor Ella’s Halo in partnership with the Minnesota Wild as the December charity of the month! To learn more about how your organization could benefit, check out our Community Programs page.