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This was a ONE TIME project... if you wish to help babies we are now accepting items for
 UMC Hospital in Vegas

Bolivian Babies NEWBORN KITS - 2014

--A HUGE thanks to every single person who gave of their time and talents to help us get this immense life-saving project done.
I wish I could have sent a pretty thank you card to every person who shared their talents and helped us.  


We completed 229 kits total!


"Crafting Angels" of Logandale NV, and all over the world, will be helping moms and babies in Bolivia again this year.  We have a goal of 200 completed kits!

I recently received a letter, below from the nurse who accompanies some volunteer doctors from St. George, UT, each May to go help teach infant resuscitation, how to care for newborns and such down in Bolivia.   If you knit, sew or crochet you can help!  In fact, even if you aren't crafty, YOU can help!  We need many non-handmade items, store bought items, as well as gently used items.  Anyhow, here is part of the letter:

"The kits are taken to Montero, Bolivia by two emergency room physicians I work with in St. George.  They have a small non-profit humanitarian organization called World Village.  The physicians and nurses in Montero use the newborn kits as "prizes" or "rewards" for expectant mothers who complete 13 pre-natal visits before delivering their babies.  Pregnant women will come into the clinics from way out in the fields and rural areas in order to earn their kit.  In so doing, the physicians are able to identify high-risk pregnancies.  Because the moms have developed a relationship with the clinic, they are more comfortable delivering at the clinic, and ultimately, they are able to impact infant mortality rates.......all by offering a little newborn kit!!  Its really quite remarkable!  I would be so very grateful if you and your group of lovely Crafting Angels wanted to take on the project.  The doctors go every year, usually the last week in May.  They would take as many as you make."  Bridget

WE DID IT! updated March 13, 2014
♥♥♥  We have everything we need!  Thank you all so much!  We have enough items to complete about 240 kits!  I will let you know how we do putting them together. :)

2 Gallon ziplocks:  241/220  newborn-3 mth hats: Boys 112, Girls 116, Unisex 68   totals = 296/200 newborn booties/socks: Boys: 93 Girls:118  Unisex: 84 ~ 295 pr/200 
flat cloth diapers: 870 /800

diaper pins: 1142/800  gentle soap: 493/400 bars !!! THANKS!!!
onesies/gowns:  125 girls /103 boys, 22 unisex ~ 250/200
receiving blankets: 295/200  cotton-washcloths: 505/400 

Bev, Jackson,
Joye, DawnM, Samantha, April, Julia, TC, Christina, Una, Teresita, Dianne, Karri, Barb and Jessica, Judy, Tamie, Pat S, Wendy, Yvonne, Ruth, Alicia, Elaine, Suzy, CindyM, Michele, Jean,  Sister Boren, ChrisH, LauraJ, BethN, Margaret, Suzanne, LisaW, DarcyN, MichelleS, MaurineB, KeriC, RuthG, Chasity and Christ's Community Church, Christiana, TN;  Peggy, Carolyn and daughter, ChristineS, LisaB,  S.Eaton,  AnnM, DianneL., DLRagan, PricillaW, DebbieT, Marguerite.

Items needed for the kits:

We made our goal for the items in GREEN!
200 - 2 gallon ziplock type bags ~ 1 for each kit.

Each kit contains:
4 single thickness FLAT cloth diapers 

4 diaper safety pins

1 pair newborn booties or baby socks  

1 newborn hat
MORE PATTERNS under here!

2 bars of soap 3.5 - 5 ounces each (Ivory or other hypoallergenic brand)

2 cotton washcloths - approximately 6" - 7" square.  Knitted or crocheted with baby cotton would be great!

1 receiving blanket sewed

1 layette gown or Onesie (no footed sleepers) 

Some more patterns to use:  BOOTIES,  

If you have questions please use the form on this page to contact BEV:

Please include either where you read about this, OR your email address so I can let you know when things arrive.
Updated....  DEADLINE to receive items: March 12, 2014, to:
Bev Qualheim (Bolivian Babies Project)
PO Box 427
Logandale NV 89021-0427  USA


* COPYRIGHT: All content is copyrighted to original creators as stated on their patterns. You may provide a direct LINK to the patterns on my pages, but you may NOT post actual full patterns anywhere in any media form. Any items made from patterns to Beverly Qualheim may be sold, but please make one for charity too.