Isabella’s Giraffe Club is a non-profit organization committed to providing emotional and edcational support for parents with infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.Â We sponsor events and projects to maintain and improve the quality of care and caring provided to parents and families.Â We strive to facilitate and enhance communication and mutual understanding of roles and relationships between families and healthcare workers.
We offer bereavement programs and support groups for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one.
What We’ve Accomplished
Isabella’s Giraffe Club through special events and performances has helped to raise over $500,000 to UCSD Medical Center; Infant Special Care Center.Â A portion of these funds have been used to purchase a state-of-the-art General Electric Giraffe Incubator.
Isabella’s Giraffe Club fills a need for the Tiniest Victims of Hurricane Katrina. Â In October 2005, Isabella’s Giraffe Club sent 40 Preemie Packs filled with preemie necessities including a home made Giraffe Blanket by Katy Philyaw to Baton Rouge for the babies that were transferred from Louisiana.
We helped to implement the UCSD Medical Center Infant Special Care Center, Concierge Program for parents who have babies in the NICU.
We host a monthly dinner for the parents who have babies in the NICU on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Â The nurses at UCSD offer the “best” babysitting in town.
IGC provides bereavement support to families in San Diego County and beyond.