Wednesday, September 30, 2009

89 out of 1,000 newborn babies die in Malawi

Did you know that Malawi is one of the least developed countries in the world? How about the fact that 89 in ever 1,000 babies born die? Or that the average life span is 44 years? Malawi is a small country that is slightly smaller than Virgina.

Hearing those facts, doesn't it just make you want to help them out?

Imagine, 89 babies out of 1,000 die, isn't that horrible? How can we help the mothers and babies?

A while back my friends and I started a organization called "Hats of Love" where we knit baby hats for newborn babies. I would love to move further and put together care sets for new mothers in Malawi, however, as teens in 4-H, we don't have the funds to be able to do this all on our own. That is were you can come in.

In each kit we will include:

-A hand knit baby hat
-A Receiving Blanket
-2 Washcloths
-S.C. Johnsons Baby Shampoo
-1 Onesie

The total cost per a kit will be $10 + the cost of shipping which brings it up to around $15

We would love to accept any donations of yarn, baby hats, baby blankets, new washcloths, new baby shampoo, new onesies, or money to pay for the supplies and postage.

If you are interested in donating, please send me an email at:

We are excited to help make babies lives in Malawi healthier! Thanks for helping out!

1 comment:

Bookworm said...

That is great. Way to go, guys!!! (: