(Cape Town) – Cape Town based non-profit start-up Hatch has made its first donation of newborn ‘starter-packs’ to new mothers at the Gugulethu Midwife Obstetric Unit (MOU).
Hatch aims to provide basic newborn essentials to new mothers from underprivileged areas. Each Hatch bag contains a baby blanket, baby grow, vests, leggings, warm top, hat, socks, nappies, cotton wool, wipes, soap, aqueous cream, a toy – and sanitary pads for mom.
Founded by Christy Smith and Jacqui Barhouch, Hatch has already received donations from all over the world, with people getting in touch from Germany, Australia, Singapore, China and the UK to support the cause.
These fundraising efforts, along with donations received from individuals and schools of new baby clothes, toys, nappies and toiletries, they were able to put together the first batch of Hatch bags which were delivered to the Gugulethu MOU in May.
Already several schools and companies have pledged to run collection drives for Hatch so the next delivery of bags is not far off. Jacqui and Christy are hoping to grow Hatch to be able reach many more new mothers in Gugulethu and beyond.
For more information on how to get involved visit www.hatch.org.za