Bless-a-Baby

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 wrapped in newspaper!  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 September 2020 they had distributed over 21 700 bags in all shapes, sizes and colours.   That means 21 700 families have been impacted by the work they do.  Deliveries go to the following local hospitals: Karl Bremer, Kraaifontein, Tygerberg, Wesfleur, Paarl, Mowbray, Delft, Eerste River, Bishop Lavis, Elsies River and Durbanville clinic.  They also go 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:

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 – although not during COVID-19).  Your commitment would be just 2.5 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 Linda on 066 051 5581  to find out what items we put into the bags
  • Sow financially into this ministry – R600 for a Bag of Love, R300 for a Bag of Hope and R150 for a Dignity Bag.
  • 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, jerseys, beanies & booties go into the nappy bags that Bless-a-Baby packs and distributes.
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