Monday, October 15, 2007

Starting Out

Mont-aux-Sources in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg Mountains:
Having joined AC4C (All Crafts 4 Charity) on Yahoo groups, and seen what a wonderful group of kindhearted people could do when they work for a common goal, I asked the group to consider taking on the Baby Pack Project in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This blog is a way to get the information out to a larger group of people, and supply ideas and suggestions for things to make and send.

From the website:

The Baby Pack Project is a small charitable project aimed at providing under-privileged mothers of newborn babies on the lower south coast of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, with a pack of the most basic items needed for a new born baby. The Baby Pack Project came about in 2005 when local lady Gill Richardson, saw newborn babies leave Ntabeni clinic in Kwa Zulu Natal wrapped in newspaper because the mothers had nothing else to wrap them in. The Baby Pack Project has grown out of that small seed of compassion sown by Gill back in 2005.

Each pack contains:

a flat cloth nappy (diaper) and pin
a waterproof (vinyl baby pants)
a jumper (sweater or cardigan)
a baby gro (sleeper)
a bib
a vest
booties or socks
a blanket
a little knitted toy

Please consider helping this cause, and send items to:

Baby Pack Project
c/o Val Bailey,
Box 654,
Shelly Beach, 4265,
South Africa

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