What We Do

All circumstances differ, as do the emotions endured. Many go home while their baby remains hospitalized for days, weeks, and even months. The Cradling New Life Mission is to address the needs of families enduring the struggles of pre-term labor, premature birth, or other ill little ones in Iowa hospitals' Neonatal Intensive Care Units by raising awareness and establishing a unified footprint toward their needs.

News and Updates


      The third annual golf tournament was held Sunday June 11, 2017 at Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona.  The day wouldn’t have been complete without the Claxon’s Dart Golf Challenge, marshmallow drive, a chance to win a Harley Davidson, silent auction, prizes and trophies for the winners.  Thank you so much to […]

Since Cradling New Life was started by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 55, our board members thought it would be fun to have a fundraiser involving all of the Des Moines area unions at the Labor Day Picnic following the Labor Day Parade. We had union representatives from different locals across Des Moines […]

Amazon Smile

Have you ever purchased anything on Amazon?  Amazon has a great program that donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charity of your choice.  Same products, same prices and the same service you are used to.  You can support Cradling New Life by logging onto www.smile.amazon.com with your Amazon username […]

How we have been helping

Baby Mateo

Baby Mateo was quite the surprise for his parents as they were told in the past they were unlikely to have children. He surprised them again by coming 8 weeks early! Mateo is doing very well despite his early arrival. After one month in the NICU Mateo got to go home with mom and dad. […]

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Babies Aspen and Henlee

Aspen and Henlee may be our most unique twins because they were born 5 days apart! Aspen was born at 24 weeks gestation weighing 1lb 8oz and Henley came a whooping 5 days later weighing 1lb 5oz. Both girls had to be treated for infections and spent some time on ventilators. Other than that, they […]

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