Mar 24, 2012, 7:19 AM
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A Lakeside Charity that helps local mothers and new-borns...
A Lakeside Charity that helps local mothers and new-borns
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Interested in donating or participating - contact Julie at:
"Nine years ago a group of us living at Lakeside began contributing to the
program. We make up packages consisting of a receiving blanket, two cloth
diapers, two disposable diapers, a sleeper, cap and socks for the newborn. For
mom we include two sanitary napkins, a pair of panties, and a pair of socks.
When the mom is admitted to the hospital a family member must take home all her
belongings and she is left with nothing more than a hospital gown. Rather
rustic medical care but we see improvements all the time.
Every three months we have a potluck luncheon at one of our members' homes and
we bring all the packages we've made with us.
You should see how anxious the mothers are to get their babies dressed. If the
delivery is free of problems, the baby is wrapped in a sheet and sent back to
mom's bed with her. Naturally, mom is thrilled to see the pretty pastel
clothing, blanket, and diapers. We deliver these packages locally at the Cruz Rojas, a clinic in 6 corners and Tepehua community center.
We also collect soaps and lotions from hotels for mom's that have lost their
babies so they get something also. So if you travel, save the small soaps and
We knit teddy bears for kids that get hurt or are burn or cancer patients. This
is the pattern for the teddy bears: http://www.squidoo.com/traumateddypattern
Many of us do not make packages but we have a woman (Katherine) who assembles the packages and we just get or make the supplies for her and give her all our goodies at the luncheons.
Julie also collects items for packages at her house in Mirasol.
Any and all help is appreciated. There is a great need here locally."
(This post was edited by simpsca on Mar 24, 2012, 7:28 AM)