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.
Sadly nappies / diapers are rarely donated as these must be cloth/reusable fabric ones NOT disposables, so we’re especially grateful for nappies/diapers sent, whether new or recycled.
They most need:
- flat nappies or prefolds (I assume fitteds would be OK too - size nb/small)
- waterproof nappy covers (nb or small)
- knitted cardies/jerseys (nb or 0-3 months)
- stretch'n'grows (nb or 0-3 months)
- singlets (nb or 0-3 months)
- booties or socks
- baby blankets
- baby towels
Apparently some is going to new mothers in the hospital, and some is going to orphanages that care for babies whose mothers can't look after them.
Used stuff is fine. I'm happy to collect stuff and organise postage - or if someone in each main centre would like to collect and do that it may save postage within NZ.
If anyone would like to contribute towards postage to SA, that would be lovely too