Details for January Project:
Goal is 90 completed Baby Packs. They typically give out about thirty packs per month, so this would give them three months' worth.
Diapers (flat single layer, cotton or terrycloth, about 30x30), as many as possible
Diaper pins as many as possible
Baby sweater or cardigan 90 (45 girl, 45 boy)
Waterproof diaper cover 90
T-shirt or onesie 90
Receiving blanket (45x45, flannel) 90
Baby afghan 90
Knitted, sewn or crocheted animal 90
Bonnet or hat 90
African animals and birds (there are no tigers in Africa, except in the zoo!)
Lion, leopard, cheetah (goldy-yellow and brown, yellow with black spots)
Giraffe (light brown/beige with darker brown patches)
Crocodile (alligator works for this one)
Flag colours (solid colors to mix and match)
Sleepers with different color arms, legs, cuffs, etc would work great
Black and brown
Mudcloth black/white abstract
Kwanzaa symbols (Kwanzaa is a purely American holiday, but the symbols are good)
Beige and brown
Bright ethnic prints
Nautical (sailor suit, for example, or middy type sweater)
Cake (Arlene’s cupcake hat for example)
Rugby (football prints would work) South Africa won the Rugby World Cup in 2007!
Cricket (those of you in the UK or Australia know what this is)
Surfing (best surfing beaches in the world are in South Africa)
This should give you plenty of ideas!
The items will be shipped together via surface cargo, probably in late February or early March.
Local schoolteachers asked Val for help in providing underwear to little girls who came to school without any, being unable to afford even such basic items. Let’s have a special drive for these little girls.
90 pairs of panties (good coverage, not bikini type)
We will also be collecting underwear for boys, ages 4-16. Much debate on AC4C about boxers vs briefs. Any type will be gratefully received.
Goal 90 pairs
They will also find good homes for clothing for older babies and toddlers, gently used are fine.
Siyabonga (Zulu for Thank you) for helping the little Zulu babies