Help Us Make Safe-Sleep Bassinets for Newborn Babies!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

The births of babies born prematurely, in health crisis, or into poverty, are at an all time high . Some families do not have enough money to buy formula, diapers or other necessary items for their newborns. Too many times, families cannot provide an adequate crib or bassinet for their newborn, who goes home to sleep in a box or drawer, or is placed in bed with another child or with an adult. These scenarios are dangerous for newborns and sometimes result in unnecessary infant deaths. The Florida Big Bend Chapter of Newborns In Need, Inc., addresses this problem by providing safe-sleep bassinets called "Moses baskets," which include bedding, clothing and other baby items, to needy families in Leon County, Gadsden County, and other surrounding counties.

We need your help in making Moses baskets for needy newborn infants. You can sew, knit, or crochet baby items, including clothes, bedding, Tummy Time quilts, and toys. You can help collect and sort donations of materials needed to make the Moses baskets, as well as clothes, diapers, and other baby items. You can assist in finding grants and other funding to continue the Moses Basket Project at the Gadsden Correctional Facility, where we teach inmates to make Moses baskets and the baby items. You can assist in teaching women inmates to sew the baby items on Wednesday and alternate Saturdays.

Skills

  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Sewing
  • Quilting

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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