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"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
|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|
Items needed for the kits:♥ 200 - 2 gallon ziplock type bags ~ 1 for each kit.
We made our goal for the items in GREEN!
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)