HIRSCH’S Hillcrest staff and Sweet Dough recently made their way to Baby Hope House in Pinetown to spoil the children with sweet treats, including chocolate chip, coconut and vanilla biscuits. Sweet Dough in Oxford Village also provided toys, purity and donuts to the care givers. “It was an amazing experience to spend time with the children and give them something special for the festive season,” said Hirsch’s Public Relations Officer, Taryn Taylor. Baby Hope House spokesperson Lynn Pieterse said Hope House was co-founded by Sonia Swinton and Lynne Pieterse in 2007. “We are a non-profit Christian home, caring for up to 12 abandoned babies, from newborns to toddlers. Our organisation became a registered NPO and PBO in 2014. “We started as part of the Pinetown Presbyterian Church’s New Hope Ministry with the intention of giving mothers, who cannot care for their babies, other options rather than to abort or abandon them. We continue as one of the ministries of this church. “Babies, who have been given up for adoption, are placed in our care, waiting to be united with their forever families. As part of our outreach programme, Hope House also assists mothers, who, due to their circumstances, are unable to care for their babies at the time, by giving them the opportunity to get back on their feet. In the event that the mother’s circumstances become stable again, the child is returned to her care.” “To enable us to continue this service to our community, we require support, donations and or sponsorships to ensure that the children at Hope House will receive the shelter, food, medical care and love that they need so desperately.” There are currently 10 children being cared for at the home. In the past nine years a total of 58 children have been welcomed to Hope House. Of these two children were adopted locally, 25 were adopted internationally and 19 were returned to their families. For more information on how to donate to Baby Hope House, contact Sonia Swinton on 072 774 8549 or visit the Baby Hope House website www.babyhopehouse.org.za .