Once upon a time, there were two little fraternal twin girls born 16 weeks too early. Olivia & Abigail were given a 5% chance of survival. Abigail didn't make it. Olivia spent the first 5 months of her life in the NICU at CHOC Childrens. It was because of that NICU, the doctors, nurses, staff, and all the medical research that my daughter is now a thriving toddler–who is defying odds that were medically placed against her.
1 in 9 babies are born premature every single day and is the #1 cause of death in newborns. Abigail became apart of that statistic. Thankfully, Olivia did not.
We built this brand in honor of Olivia & Abigail, and our vision is to not only give back, but to raise awareness while doing so. A percentage of proceeds from your order goes towards prematurity awareness and medical research for CHOC & MARCH OF DIMES.
Because of you, we are able to give back and support a charity that is very close to our heart, and give every baby a fighting chance!
Giving back is an important part of who we are, and why we do what we do. As the business continues to grow, the more we plan to give. Here's how we give back:
Your Orders: 2020 was an incredible year in so many ways for LMD. One of the greatest things was being able to give back more than we have ever done before. We were able to write a rather substantial check at the end of the year with a percentage of proceeds from all of our sales for 2020, which is a blessing in itself. Thank you! We truly couldn't have done it without you!
NICU Family Care Packages: We started a new tradition which is our NICU Family Care Packages! I have been wanting to do this for quite some time and I am so excited that we were able to do it this year. When I remember the moments in the NICU, 5 years ago to date, I remember not being able to see today. Even though my faith was unwavering, the tragedies of losing a daughter and the unknown of my other, kept me from thinking past each day. The NICU—our home away from home for 5 months, with Olivia’s very first Christmas celebrated there. Oh how I remember those hard, excruciating days. An experience I wish no one should have to endure, yet it blessed us in so many ways. Theseare the very moments that shaped our lives, and the testimony that continues to be told through their story each and every day—with every single order. I had no idea that 5 years later, this is where we’d be. Olivia, miraculously healed and thriving. The business growing and spreading prematurity awareness more than I could have ever imagined. Most importantly, being able to give back to those who are where I once was. These NICU care packages are made with so much love, faith, and prayers that it will brighten their day. Even if only for a moment. If you heart is called to donate, we greatly appreciate your support! https://www.gofundme.com/manage/nicu-families-holiday-care-package/update/all
CHOCChildren's Toy Drive: When you have a child that either becomes ill, has special needs, etc. the hospital becomes your home away from home. It wasn't until we had weekly appointments that I realized our new normal, which was spent at CHOC Children's more times than not. Something that brought great comfort to me was that although it was indeed a hospital that was always nerve wrecking to sit and wait for both Olivia and I, the kid friendly environment they created made it just a little bit more manageable. Especially when we would visit the oncologist monthly and my heart would absolutely break for all those babies & children. For the past two years we have been able to donate toys to those very kids who still need their childhood, even during the sick times.
MORE THAN JUST A BRAND, IT'S A LIFESTYLE.
With comfort, function, and modern esthetic in mind, LITTLEMISSDESSA® was born. A stylish yet practical metaphysical baby + child brand that is unique for the fashion seeking, spiritually awakened mother. With clean lines, contemporary prints, and the purest intentions --LITTLEMISSDESSA®knotted baby gowns, zipper sleepers, swaddle blankets, crib sheets and much more are the ultimate lifestyle brand that will grow with your baby.
LITTLEMISSDESSA is much more than just a children's brand. It's a lifestyle. Our mission is to provide mothers with modern essentials that help them feel comfortable, beautiful, and aligned in not only in their lives but most importantly motherhood. We believe that self-care should be a top priority for all mothers, and our products are designed with this in mind. From apothecary items to clothing and accessories, LITTLEMISSDESSA has everything you need to journey through motherhood with ease.
We raise awareness towards prematurity awareness. By increasing awareness of preterm birth, its effects on preemie babies & NICU families, we hope to make a difference in the lives of all those affected.
One of the main ways we raise awareness is through our social media platforms. We share educational content, stories from families affected by prematurity, and have created products that were made specifically for preemie babies. We also donate a portion of proceeds from every purchase to organizations that are making a difference in the fight against prematurity.
So far, we have donated over $30,000 to NICU's and research initiatives such as CHOC CHILDRENS Orange County, & March of Dimes. We are so grateful to our customers who have helped us make such a difference and supporting our mission to raise awareness of preterm birth and help those affected. Every purchase made helps us give back for preemies & micro preemies in need.