Donations to this fund will be used towards our Nurturing NICU Program, which supports current members whose newborn infant(s) have been admitted to the NICU.Parents of multiples are significantly more likely to experience preterm delivery. According to the data collected by the CDC, in 2016, approximately 61% of multiple births were delivered preterm, compared to 8% of singleton births. This can often create financial and emotional stress on new parents, an experience which many of our members are intimately familiar. Our Nurturing NICU program provides mentoring and guidance from other members who have gone through this journey themselves, along with "survival kits" filled with supplies to help them get through this period. Donations to this fund will be used and distributed at the Board's discretion based on current member needs.