NPO assists new parents

2017-06-28 06:02
; Giving Gifts to Newborn Babies recently handed over three baby hampers to Yoliswa Faku, who gave birth to triplets at the Uitenhage Provincial Hospital. From left, are Faku with Duwayne Putter and Desiré Goodwin from Giving Gifts to Newborn Babies.        Photo:SUPPLIED

; Giving Gifts to Newborn Babies recently handed over three baby hampers to Yoliswa Faku, who gave birth to triplets at the Uitenhage Provincial Hospital. From left, are Faku with Duwayne Putter and Desiré Goodwin from Giving Gifts to Newborn Babies. Photo:SUPPLIED

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THE Giving Gifts to Newborn Babies, an organisation committed to ease the daunt of financially struggling mothers to newborn babies, has initiated a programme aimed at donating baby hampers to impoverished communities of Nelson Mandela Bay.

The hampers, which include baby products, are donated to maternity wards at state hospitals.

“We equally divide 200 gift packs to seven different units monthly. The hampers are made up of basic items such as clothes, nappies and toiletries,” Desiré Goodwin, founder of Giving Gifts to Newborn Babies, explained.

One of the recent beneficiaries was Yoliswa Faku, a security guard at the Uitenhage Hospital, who unexpectedly gave birth to triplets.

According to Duwayne Putter, communications manager of Giving Gifts to Newborn Babies, Faku thought she was having twins, but was pleasantly surprised by the birth of three little girls.

“She was prepared for two babies, not three, so we decided to take three beautiful hampers for her and her triplets to assist,” Putter said.

Goodwin explained that the project operates exclusively on donations, most of which come from their 24 000 Facebook followers.

“Lack of funding is one of our biggest challenges. We often struggle to raise enough money for fuel which is critical for the distribution of these hampers to the hospitals,” Goodwin said.

“We are pleading to the public to support us with our fundraising activities and any form of donation is welcome.”

The group also helps other non-profit organisations (NPOs) such as the Come Learn Educational and Youth Development Centre in Walmer Township.

For more info call Duwayne Putter on 079 080 9411.

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