Did you know that every month many babies are born in our local hospitals who go home without any covering, clothing or basic toiletries? Some simply go home tucked in their mother's clothing. One baby went home wrapped in a plastic shopping bag! This presented a clear need to help underprivileged mums in this position which gave rise to Bless-a-Baby in October 2002.
We are a group of devoted volunteers who meet to sew bags and fill them with the basics essentials a mum needs to care for her new born baby. Many of the mums are extremely poor and for some of them they see their new baby as just another mouth to feed rather than the proverbial joy a mum would otherwise feel. We give these bags and bless the mothers with a few free items to start her and her baby off on their journey in life together. With this bag we hope to bridge the gap from fear to joy and build the bond of love between both mother and child.