Covid-19 Requirements

We adhere to government health regulations when we meet to pack bags

Essential services permit

Social distancing

Wearing masks at all times

Regular hand washing

Sanitizing’s all work areas

LOCKDOWN Operating Times for the Workroom

Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am to 12:30

Sat 9:30 -11:30

Tue, Fri & Sun CLOSED

The Health and Safety of all volunteers are important to us as well as the needs of our community.

Upcoming Events!

Mandela Day 2020

Wed 15 July till Sat 18 July 2020

STAR BABY COMPETITION

Awesome news!
We’ve been nominated as the charity beneficiary for the Jul StarBaby competition.

Star Baby Competition

30% of all profit generated by the Jul StarBaby competition is being donated to us!

If you haven’t entered your own little star, support us by visiting

www.star-baby.co.za

and selecting a special baby girl or boy to vote for. There’s a R4000 voter’s prize up for grabs that could go to anyone who casts a vote!

#starbaby #competition #givingback #donate #charity #spreadthelove # BlessABaby #Givinghope

 

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 (El Shaddai Christian Church) rose to the challenge and we began sewing beautiful nappy bags and filling them with the essentials.
The total number of bags given out and families impacted as of  the end of April is 18 806, both locally (Eerste River, Bishop Lavis, Karl Bremer, Kraaifontein, Tygerberg, Wesfleur in Atlantis, Paarl and Mowbray Maternity hospitals, Durbanville clinic and Delft MOU) as well as further afield to communities in need in places like Botswana, Kenya, Malawi and even Russia. One baby and one mother at a time – providing some form of rescue from an unfair and unjust start to life.

What does the nappy bag contain?

Contents of a Bag of Love:
10 disposable nappies (newborn), 3 babygrows (0-3 months), vest (0-3 months), babygrow (3-6 months), receiving blanket, 2 face cloths,  100ml petroleum jelly, 100g baby soap, 100g soap for Mom, bib, cotton wool, soft toy, magazine, a knitted set – hat, pair of bootees, jersey & blanket, small bottle of surgical spirits and maternity pads.
The value of each bag is over R600. The uniqueness of our project is that it is all put together in a pretty bag.

Contents of our new Bag of Hope (an emergency bag with essential items for mom and baby):
For Baby:
0-3 months babygrow, vest, jersey set – jersey, beanie, booties, plus wrapping blanket, 100g baby soap, 100ml petroleum jelly, disposable nappies, earbuds, surgical spirits, face cloth.
For Mom:
Toothbrush and paste, deodorant, small shampoo, maternity pads

Value of Bag of Hope R300.

Join the Bless-a-Baby family in helping these vulnerable newborn babies. If each person does what they can, together it all adds up and makes an impact.  We can do more together than we can apart.

Easy ways you can get involved

* Moms of babies – when clearing out your cupboards of clothing that your baby has outgrown, please consider donating it to Bless-a-Baby. 0-3, 3-6 month, clean, second hand clothing, blankets, soft toys, unused toiletries. Also gather donations from your friends with babies.
* Anyone that can knit or crochet – please use your skill to make a difference in the lives of a baby. Stitch 0-3 month size jersey sets – jersey, beanie, booties. Or a blanket (approx. 75cm x 1m)
* Sponsor-a-bag:
A Bag of Love is R600
A Bag of Hope is R300
* Pack-a-bag. Ask us for a bag, buy the contents of the bag and pack it at home.
* Financial gifts are most welcome via a secure platform, Payfast:
http://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/blessababy
* Companies – product donations
* Become a permanent dropoff point for Bless-a-Baby in and around Cape Town.
* Join our group of volunteers that work in the mornings to pack bags and sort through donations in our room in Durbanville.
* Watch our Facebook page for our 6 most needed items:
0-3 months clothing is always on the list. We require 560 outfits plus 360 vests per month.
*During lockdown doing Bless-a-Baby at home in new and creating ways.

Most needed Items

0-3 Baby Outfits & 0-3 Month Vests
Disposable nappies
Receiving / Wrapping blankets
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Soap for Mom

Our new Bag-of-Hope launched October

The Bag of Hope which has essential items for both mom and baby. This bag combines and replaces our previous 2 mini-bags and is an emergency bag for both mommy and baby. Join us as we are expanding and restructuring our bags by donating these essential items for our...

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021 975 1983

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like to help a new mom.

#MakingADifference
#LoveInAction
#TogetherWeCanDoMoreThanApart
#BlessABaby

Operating hours for workroom:

Monday: 10:00 till 12:30
Tuesday:
CLOSED
Wednesday:
10:00 till 12:30
Thursday:
10:00 till 12:30
Friday:
CLOSED
Saturday:
09:30 till 11:30
Sunday: CLOSED

THANKS TO OUR AMAZING PARTNERS