The Baby Box Project, based in Hoedspruit, is designed to provide support for new mothers at Tintswalo Hospital, which has the highest birth rate in rural MpumalangaProvince.
Many of the newborn babies are in need of basic clothing items and their mothers are in need of sanitary and toiletry products that many of them simply cannot afford. Pregnant women in rural villages rely heavily on Tintswalo for the safe birth of their babies.
Deodorant, *Sanitary Napkins, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and *Vaseline
Specifically for Children:
*Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, *Baby Soap, *Cloth Diapers and Clips, *Disposable Nappies, *Hats(for Premature Babies), and *Newborn Clothes (Very Useful)
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.