The lady that helps runs Santa Shoebox here in CT sent me this email the other day:
"While going through the process of adopting a baby, our social worker told us about Kangaroo Parents (parents that take care of newborns until they are given over to the adoptive parents). They generally take care of the babies for 60 – 90 days, and the government only subsidizes them R11-00 a baby per day. Immediately we knew that we wanted to do something for them.
So we started our very own Foundation and our vision is to supply each Kangaroo Parent with the necessities to take care of the newborns
We will be working closely with Pro-Care, www.procare.co.za and we will update our website (which will launch as soon as we are registered) with babies in Kangaroo care. You will be able to purchase an Kangaroo Baby Bag from us on the website, either a pink denim one for a girl, or a blue denim one for a boy, which will also double up as a toy or a book bag for when they are older. Each pouch will contain; a bottle, diapers, wipes, baby toiletries, vests, an outfit and a comfort toy. You will also be able to make cash donations or product donations (if you are like me who cannot resist buying baby outfits, this will give you a good excuse to shop for babies and not feel guilty about it).
BUT you can call us on 082 5517469 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get involved in this project or how to go about donating funds."
I adopted through PROCARE, and my kanga mom did the most excellent job raising my LG for the first 2 months of her life, I jumped at the chance to give something back!!
Now I know most of us have old baby clothes that we dont necessarily wont to use again that is just taking up space in the cupboard. Well, I did (i also had stuff that I want to keep), but I told Alka that I dont have money to buy anything new, but I will donate my LG 0-3 and 3-6 month clothing, and dummies, toiletries, etc.
If you maybe have anything to donate, please email me or Alka and we can arrange a delivery.