We were lucky enough to get a ton of press this past year for our participation in The Oscars Gift Lounge through The Artisan Group. During this time, we met Jocelyn Maminta of WTNH News Channel 8. She came to our house to interview us for one of the press segments we were lucky enough to do for WTNH this year and we really connected with Jocelyn.
Jocelyn and her husband Gary started Caroline's Room.
Coming from their website.......
The mission of Caroline’s Room is to ease the trauma of families with children in neonatal intensive care. We do this through:
- Providing a safe haven where families meet in privacy with caregivers to plot strategies and deal with outcomes;
- Raising public awareness of the risks of babies born too soon and the needs of their families; and
- Collaborating with a range of partners to achieve our vision.
Caroline's Room is a great organization and now have locations across the country:
Current Caroline's Rooms
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas
University Medical Center at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Odessa Regional Hospital, Odessa, Texas
Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut
Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia
Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Vincent Women's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana
We think it is great to have a special room for families with children in the NICU for them to get the privacy they need to just sit and think or talk with the doctors.
Something that I also love about Jocelyn and Gary is that they actually have another company that also donates to Caroline's Room. They created Frangi Pangi... pantyhose designed for every woman, every color, every size. We all know I love donating- and the fact that they have this company and it donates to their fine organization makes me love FrangiPangi even more. Don't you love it when you see companies donating?