Date / Duration: 14 October 2017

Our Baby Project is an annual, purely South African project. All items are either brand new, barely or lightly used.

G.R.I.P (Items delivered 03 February 2018)
The topic of rape generally has a stigma of shame and silence attached to it. Many women under these circumstances find it difficult to provide for their babies, thus Colours of Hope assisted the Greater Rape Intervention Project in Nelspruit by donating baby clothes of various ages, toys, books and blankets and other items. The items were collected by Ms Sakina Mohamed and Sister Vivian from G.R.I.P, Nelspruit.

BAOBAB BABY (Items delivered 12 February 2018)
Colours of Hope sees the need in assisting underprivileged mums at the Shandukani Centre for Maternal Health in Hillbrow. Here, hundreds of baby clothing items, blankets, and a baby scale was donated via Sister Sandy Paulo, a birth doula at the centre on 12/03/2018.
Birth Doula Sandy then made up packs and distributed to the needy mums.

DOOR OF HOPE (Items delivered 23 February 2018)
Situated in a quiet suburb of Johannesburg, this home for abandoned babies sees to the needs of 41 babies and toddlers. We were welcomed by Manager, Celesetine Kyangana who was grateful for the donation. Stock controller, Claude Bonikay highlighted that every baby at the home was either found in the rubbish bin or on a street corner. “Your donation makes a big difference to the lives of these babies”, Celestine added. Boxes of baby clothes, play gyms, baby mobiles and blankets was donated by Colours of Hope on 23 February 2018.

HOSPITALS (Items delivered in April and May 2018)
See below.

Clothing Items
PREM- BAOBAB BABY
x 60 clothing items

0 to 3 MONTHS – BAOAB and DOOR OF HOPE
x 214 clothing items

3 to 6 MONTHS – BAOBAB BABY
and DOOR OF HOPE
x 190 clothing items

6 to 12 MONTHS – BAOBAB BABY and DOOR OF HOPE
x 118 clothing items

12 to 18 MONTHS – DOOR OF HOPE
x 61 clothing items

18 to 24 MONTHS – DOOR OF HOPE
x 13 clothing items

Baby Equipment & Accessories
DOOR OF HOPE – Glenvista, Johannesburg, Gauteng
2 x Cot bumpers
2 x non slip bath mats
5 x baby mobiles
4 x baby pillows
1 x baby mattress
10 x blankets
2 x shawls
1 x foam puzzle piece carpet

BAOBAB BABY – East Rand and West Rand, Hillbrow, Gauteng
10 x blankets
1 x Baby scale
1 x Cot bumper

GRIP (GREATER RAPE INTERVENTION PROGRAMME)- Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
2 x boxes toys and books
2 x baby mobiles
1 x box of kiddies knapsacks
2 x non slip bath mats
10 x blankets
2 x baby shawls
1 x baby net
3 x changing mats

ALLISON STILEMAN (VOLUNTEER OF LITTLE FAVOURED ONES) – Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng
1 x Pram
2 x Car seats
4 x Play gyms
2 x Camp Cots
1 x box plush toys
2 x large quilts
21 x baby rompers
24 x pouch food pkts
12 x goats milk formula tins

Bags / Hampers (Delivered in March and April 2018)

O.R TAMBO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL- East Rand, Gauteng
•30 x bags were delivered on 03 March 2018 to O.R TAMBO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL distributed by the Benoni Ladies Forum. Each hamper bag consisted of the following items:
baby cream, Vaseline tub, baby powder, baby bum cream, baby wipes, baby vest, romper, baby blanket.

CHARLOTTE MAXEKE HOSPITAL- Johannesburg, Gauteng
The following items delivered on 26 March 2018. Baby packs were prepared for CHARLOTTE MAXEKE HOSPITAL, distributed by The Grace Factory.
• 669 x baby rompers
•15 x baby rattles
•15 x disposable bibs (6 in a pack)
•1 x baby monitor
•1 x baby food warmer
•1 x toilet training seat

RAHEEMA MOOSA HOSPITAL- Johannesburg, Gauteng
•47 x baby bags were delivered on 17 April 2018 to RAHEEMA MOOSA HOSPITAL, distributed by Colours of Hope. Each hamper bag consisted of the following items:
10 nappies, baby cream, baby cologne, baby powder, baby bum cream, baby wipes, baby vest, romper, maternity pads, baby blanket.

MOUNTAIN VIEW BABY HOME, ENNERDALE- Johannesburg, Gauteng
The following items were delivered on 27 April 2018:
•10 x bibs
•8 x vests
•15 x Tops
•15 x Pants
•20 x Rompers
•14 x Beanies
•4 x tights
•1 x Bottle sterilising unit
•1 x Baby bath seat

ZAHARA’S CRECHE – Siyahlala Informal Settlement, Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal
The following items were delivered on 03 June 2018:
4 x boys tracksuits (0 to 3 months)
2 x girls sweater and pants (18 to 24 months)
10 pairs of shoes (2 years old)
33 x sweaters/t-shirts (2 to 3 years)
9 x pants (2 to 3 years)
2 x track suits (2 to 3 years)
5 x pairs socks (2 to 3 years)
2 x Baby wipes
2 x Petroleum Jelly
2 x Baby soap