Let's build a better world together

We provide education and social services to a community of families with premature babies

We’ve assisted more than 4,000 families at 7 hospitals

Become a volunteer

Every person within our organization gives their time and resources. Volunteers make a difference for families and truly make our organization a success.

Donate to support
BabyBuns for Life wants to identify and assist with the needs of families in the NICU community. We provide this service to hospitals at no cost. 100% of the funds received and donated to the organization are given back to the NICU community.
Become a partner
Do you want to play a key role in helping families who are having to be in the hospital while their child is under medical care? Monetary gifts, in-kind donations or volunteering, our partners have been vital to helping us comfort and care for our families and their children.

This is what we love to do!

Our mission is to educate, inspire and provide support to the families of premature babies. Every parent of children born prematurely will see their kids grow into health, happy boys and girls!


Recent charity campaigns

Raised Funds 87%

4,000 families and counting

When Kaleb decided to come a full four months early, putting his mother’s life at risk, the world sent prayers and offered words of encouragements. Our goal is to give back to the world that supported us when we needed it the most.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Raised Funds 85%

Markel Corp Donation Matching

Markel Corporation has afforded our organization to help families in ways we didn’t think were possible.


Fundraising for the people and causes you care about

When a baby is born prematurely and has to stay in the Neonatal ICU, whether it’s for a few days or a few months, it can be an agonizing experience and a financial strain on the family. The Graves’ family knows and understands the heartache and turmoil associated with an extended NICU stay. They visited their son daily for 356 days.

Babybuns for Life Network wants families to know they are not alone. Bb4L offers personalized support during their NICU stay. You can impact the life of a NICU familyTODAY, there’s no amount too small. Your donation is needed and appreciated. 100% of the donations received are used to help families in need.

BabyBuns for Life Network is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).

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Sunday, September 17, 2023 2pm – 5pm
BabyBuns FUN RUN  
Location: Midlothian Mines Park
13301 N Woolridge Rd, Midlothian, VA 23114

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Our optimistic volunteer

Dana N. Griffin-Graves
Received her early education in the Petersburg and Chesterfield County Public School system graduating from Matoaca High School. Dana continued her education at Virginia State University, majoring in Accounting with a minor in Music. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from Walden University. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Management and Leadership.
Arkell Graves (Vice President)

Graduated from Petersburg High School and attended college at Virginia State University majoring in Criminal Justice.  Arkell Serve as one of the departmental leads at the Bureau of Prisons and has been employed with them for more than 20 years. He is an Army Veteran. He volunteers in several capacities in the community including an Assistant Football Coach for high school. He is a member of the 12th Masonic District.

Dr. Rebecca Branch-Griffin

A graduate of Petersburg Public Schools, obtained her Associate degree in Nursing from JTCC, Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Chapman College School of Nursing, Master of Science degree in Health

Dr. Satterwhite
A family nurse practitioner who completed her undergraduate and master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her doctorate degree from Old Dominion University. She is currently working on a post masters certification in psych mental health nursing at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Satterwhite has been in

Post Office Box 2843
Petersburg, VA 23804

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What our happy donors say !!

Thank you so much for being a BLESSING to the Wray Family! We are forever grateful for what you do ❤️

“Thank you for blessing my precious grandson during this holiday season.” Kristen M.

I donate regularly to BabyBuns for Life because I love seeing the work they are doing in the community by providing blessing bags, car seats and food to families. how active they are in the community, even while dealing with their own trials with their special needs son, they find time to give back. Stephanie C.

“Thank you BabyBuns for Life for remembering the fathers that spent their Father’s Day in the NICU. Our nurses even received special surprises in gift bags filled with treats and coffee pods”. – Bon Secours Richmond Health System

“Thank you for the surprise next to my son’s incubator.” Erin R

Your foundation is such a blessing and gives hope to many who are struggling!! Thank you for all you do!! – Tammy H.

I’m so excited to be spending the afternoon volunteering with BabyBuns For Life Network as we support NICU babies, NICU mothers, and their care teams at various Richmond, Virginia hospitals with hot meals, holiday gifts, and LOVE.
Tracy P.

Our baby is in the NICU here and it was such a sweet surprise to find a goodie bag from BabyBuns today!!
Emily Mann