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In 2002, we heard about babies leaving a local hospital without necessities like nappies, clothing or basic toiletries – even to the point of a baby going home in a plastic shopping bag! So a group of ladies in our congregation rose to the challenge and began sewing beautiful nappy bags and quilts, filling them with the essentials. By mid-2018 they had distributed over 13 000 bags in all shapes, sizes and colours, both locally (Karl Bremer, Kraaifontein, Tygerberg, Wesfleur, Paarl, Mowbray and Durbanville clinic) as well as further afield to communities in need in places like Botswana, Kenya, Malawi and Swaziland. One baby and one mother at a time –  providing some form of rescue from an unfair and unjust start to life.

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For more information or to get involved in any way:

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You can get involved by:

  • Joining the team of volunteers who meet weekly to sew and/or pack baby bags (as well as visit the hospitals/clinics).  Your commitment would be just 2 hours per week on a day that suits you.  We meet every morning so choose the day that best suits you.
  • Donate suitable products that can be distributed in the baby bags.  Contact Glynne to find out what items we put into the bags
  • Sow financially into this ministry – each bag costs approximately R500
  • Join the ladies who meet every Friday morning to knit or crochet blankets for babies.Come enjoy great fellowship and sharing over a cup of tea or coffee. Their blankets go into the nappy bags that Bless-a-Baby packs and distributes.