Roots of Change is a storytelling platform dedicated to the Alumni community of The Funding Network Australia. Here we share their stories of ingenuity, courage, determination, spirit, growth and the impact these grassroots organisations have had, as a direct result of funds and support received from The Funding Network community.

Miracle Babies

Miracle Babies

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Supporting 45,000 premature and sick newborns born each year, their families and the hospitals caring for them.

Miracle Babies work to ensure that every family with a newborn requiring medical care has access to support, programs and resources regardless of geographical location and socio-economic status. 


2014 Pitch
Funds raised: $10,000

Miracle Babies pitched at one of TFN's events on the 18 November and raised funds to build our the NICU survival packs designed with the assistance of medical professionals and the families they support, helping to explain the unfamiliar territory surrounding babies at risk, calming the fear and helping new parents find and help each other.  

The impact...

The Miracle Babies Foundation understands what it’s like when a pregnancy doesn’t go to plan and their NICU survival pack has been designed with the assistance of medical professionals and the families they support – explaining the unfamiliar, calming the fear and helping new parents find and help each other.  

TFN funded 400 NICU Survival Packs for families admitted to King Edward Memorial Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and the recently opened NICU at Fiona Stanley Hospital.  Each NICU pack contains important contacts, references and resources for neonatal support, along with an invitation to join an online community of over 51,000 shared experiences - tangible resources that families will find useful from day one and carry with them when the time comes to bring baby home. The 400 NICU Survival Packs amounts to 13% of the program’s overall requirements and MBF continues to develop vital programs and resources for families experiencing the heartbreaking challenges of a critically fragile newborn.

Over the past 12 months, MBF has witness rising attendance at it’s in-hospital family support programs, Nurture Time, with sessions now available at King Edward and Princess Margaret Hospitals, along with the community based Nurture Groups in Perth, Joondalup and Willetton, and advocating for neonatal policy design and funding remains a high priority.  As a consumer-based, parents-led organisation seeking to grow its online presence and amplify its consumer voice, the opportunity to showcase MBF’s work to a new audiences has been a valuable ancillary benefit of the TFN collective giving experience. 

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Read their Impact Report


Learn more about Miracle Babies.

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