Published: 22 April 2016
There comes a time when one realizes that doing something charitable is very rewarding. Many mothers in state hospitals often have nothing to clothe their new born babies in when leaving the maternity ward. Jenny heard of a non-profit organisation providing mothers of new born babies with a gift bag of basics.
This inspired her to find out more about Hug a Baby in Bredasdorp, a charitable service provider to four State hospitals namely, Bredasdorp, Swellendam, Montague and Caledon. She contacted them, in September 2015 and her sister assisted with the knitting and crocheting. Soon more ladies in Pearly Beach and even a “swallow” from Germany, Renate Boettcher who lives in Pearly Beach 5 months a year started knitting. Not only do these ladies reduce their wool stash, but they make a huge difference in some baby’s start to life. The group meets on Sunday afternoons. The Hug a Baby charitable service provider donates a bag containing the basics to every mother of a new baby. Proper record is kept of each donated item, to avoid “self-enrichment” or the sale of any item.
The Hug a Baby charity is supported by volunteers in the Overberg area and further afield. Donations of any baby wool would be welcome. Contact Beatriz Bollmann at 028-381-9657.