A history worth remembering.
40% of babies born in South Africa are born into impoverished households. It’s hard to imagine how a mother might feel, not having what she needs for her new born baby, Many mothers in our country lack a support system and face desperate poverty.
A feeling of immense hopelessness often steals the joy that a new baby should bring. The Baby Box Project seeks to impart hope to these new moms, and to offer kindness and support in their moment of deepest vulnerability. Statistics show that a vulnerable mom is most likely to abandon her baby in the first 6 days after birth. During our visits to mothers in government hospitals, we personally hand over a hamper of baby essentials, affording them the dignity of taking their baby home in new clothes. For many moms that we visit, we see this as a turning point, and they take on motherhood with fresh courage and commitment. Our aim is to affirm the value of every little baby born, no matter the circumstances.
The Baby Box Project was started in 2014, working mainly at the Rahima Moosa mother and child hospital in Gauteng. We are going stronger than ever in 2020, and we now operate in 3 hospitals around Gauteng and support work among mothers in 2 further hospitals. We have partnered with Impact Baby Rescue, who have staff and a community center in Diepsloot, and are available should any mother need further counseling or support.
Our Success Stories
The year we started
Boxes we Donated
The growing amount of lives
What Does The Future Hold?
We would like to make more visits in the hospitals where we are already involved, hospitals that are already involved are:
Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital (Coronation hospital) . We visit this hospital twice a month.We also work at Leratong, Edenvale and Yusuf Dadoo hospitals. We visit these hospitals bi-monthly, alternating between each of these hospitals. We also support work at the Oliver Tambo Memorial Hospital and the Johannesburg General Prem ward (Charlotte Maxeke Hospital). We have a branch in Pretoria visiting The Steve Biko Hospital