Five-year-old girl raises $1,200 for Harrisburg Hospital’s NICU

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A little girl with a big heart raised money to help little babies at Harrisburg Hospital’s NICU.

Five-year-old Olivia Geissler’s small bookmarks are for a big cause.

“Olivia came home from school one day, from kindergarten, and she decided that she wanted to make and design bookmarks to sell. She wanted to give the money to the hospital,” said Jenna Geissler, Olivia’s mother.

Olivia designed different bookmarks, from basketballs to flamingos.

“I love it,” she said.

The hospital is loving the donation of five infant rockers.

“The donations help us to take care of the babies. We have some babies that can be very fussy due to many different reasons. It allows these babies to have the comfort of home being able to be rocked be soothed,” said Tina Willier, the NICU nurse manager.

Olivia raised $1,200 in just three weeks. She wants to sell more bookmarks to continue helping the hospital.

You can buy bookmarks by going to her Facebook page, “Olivia’s Bookmarks for Babies.”

“It’s pretty heartwarming actually just to know someone that little can have this big of an effect,” said Darren Geissler, Olivia’s dad.

From bookmarks to baby items, Olivia is hoping to raise more money in the future. She’s also fundraising for the Queen Bee Project, a non-profit organization that delivers care packages to parents who lose babies in the hospital.

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