Pierce's Project. Pierce's Project was designed to help support families of premature or sick infants during their NICU stay. Pierce's Project Mission: to offer love and support to other families facing situations similar to ours. On our darkest of days, we were so blessed and encouraged by the generosity of others, including complete strangers. And we were encouraged when we heard stories of other surviving micropreemies. In short, that is why we feel the need to give back.