September 7, 2011

Blankets for Babies

BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE!
Imagine your first child has just been born. You're excited, exhausted and ready to head home. The nurse brings your sweet child in wrapped in NEWSPAPER and ready to sweep you out the door. WHAT?!? Oh, did I mention that you simply can't afford a blanket to bring your baby home and the hospital is too poor to help you out?

This is how many babies go home here in Mexico. The general hospital here in Mexico City sees 20-30 new babies EACH day! The hospitals and the new families are very poor. There is a ministry here that helps these new families by making baby blankets. I have helped make them a few times now and it was a fun time but I also felt my heart grow for the babies that would be receiving the blankets that I helped to make.
This is a very easy way to make a very big difference. I can accept donations of baby blankets or financial gifts to help these families. Please contact me if you can help in any way. Financial donations will go toward purchasing fabric to make blankets.
Click here to find out about a fundraiser, just another way you can help!

7 comments:

L&M Creations said...

What sizes do you need? Also, since it's Mexico, do you need a thinner blanket akin to a receiving blanket?

Emily @CreativeDisaster said...

baby size, not too big. we use fleece to make the baby blankets. it actually gets pretty cool at night here so any fabric is good. thanks!

Holly said...

What about knitted blankets?

Amelia said...

What about crochet?

Amelia said...

Not sure if that worked...testing...

Emily @CreativeDisaster said...

Any blankets would be great! If crochet or knit, then a tight pattern would probably be better. Not the ones with big holes in it, ya know what I mean? THANKS!

Amelia said...

I know what you mean. I'll let you know how I do.

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