Colours of Hope distributed 81 baby hampers at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on Thursday, 27 June 2019. Each hamper contained toiletries, clothing items, and included maternity pads for the mothers. Colours of Hope also handed out clothing packs, each one containing a baby vest and outfit, labeled with the age and gender of the baby, as well as the season.
We were met by the friendly Ms. Khululeko Petunia Sambo, Mr. William Lenyanyabedi (photographer), and Sister Sephodiwe, who accompanied us throughout the wards. They eagerly helped with the distribution and expressed their gratitude that Colours of Hope continues to donate annually to the moms and babies of their hospital.
The Colours of Hope Youth team also eagerly awaited their visit to the innocent and pure little souls that the hospital terms as ”abandoned babies”: babies who are left at the hospital after birth, awaiting adoption. There is an estimated 3 000 babies abandoned in South Africa each year. Colours of Hope continues to donate to as many as we can reach. Please spare an item of clothing for a little one.
We’d like to thank all our donors and volunteers for their valuable donations and efforts. Without you, this would not be possible.
For more information about the COH Baby Run or if you’d like to contribute to this project, view the project on our website, coloursofhope.org.za/baby-project-2017/