When you welcome a new child into your family, you realize the value of modern medical care. You know that you will be treated by well-trained, knowledgeable health professionals in a warm, caring environment that is fully equipped to handle the birth, even if challenges arise. This is simply not the case around the world.
Hope 2 Others is a non-profit faith-based organization; whose mission is to improve the quality of life in developing countries. Hope 2 Others collects new and gently-used baby blankets, clothes, and other items, and distributes them to hospitals, clinics, medical centers, and midwives that deliver babies in developing countries. Ours is a simple solution that supports disadvantaged babies while reusing thousands of onesies, swaddling blankets, and babywear.
Hope 2 Others believes every newborn girl and boy deserves a chance at life. Infant death from hypothermia during the first 10 days of life is a serious concern in developing countries. There are so many ways you can help. You can donate: clothes, time, or money.
Give clothes and other supplies:
Your donations make a big difference to babies by keeping them warm at night when the temperatures drop. Donated items should be new OR gently used and clean, and size newborn or 0-6 month. Items may be handmade or store-bought. 100% of the donated items are given directly to newborns-in-need. Any of the following items can be donated:
- Knit newborn hats
- Newborn onesie/undershirts
- Cloth Diapers (not disposable)
- Bar of gentle baby soap
- Newborn/Infant teething toy
- 5 gallon Ziploc bag
- Adult toothbrushes
- Adult flip flops
- Umbilical cord ties (sterile)
- Breast pumps & supplies (clean)
- Baby carriers — front & back (i.e. BabyBjorn, Ergobaby)
- Baby wraps/slings (i.e. Balboa, Moby)
Please consider donating supplies to be used in Hats 4 Hope Newborn Care Kits for distribution at hospitals, clinics, medical centers, and midwives that deliver babies. Please contact Karen Klemp, Founder, to arrange for pick-up/drop-off of supplies.
Give money: We could not provide warmth and comfort to disadvantaged babies without financial support from people like you. With your help, we can make a significant difference in helping to save the lives of babies in developing countries. Donations can be made online at our website. You can designate money to a specific program, or support our overall vision.
Give time: Hope 2 Others relies on the help of volunteers to operate; your time and contributions are invaluable to us. If you are interested helping, please contact Karen Klemp, Founder, telling us about yourself and how you would like to contribute.
Volunteers are also needed a couple times a year to help put together newborn kits. “It takes just two minutes for a wet, newborn baby to lose a dangerous two degrees in body temperature. Most of this vital heat is lost through soft spots on a baby’s head.” To help babies survive, Hope 2 Others created Hats 4 Hope. The kits include a knit hat, blanket, booties, two onesies/undershirts, two cloth diapers, a sleeper, a baby of baby soap, and a newborn teething toy. These kits can make a huge difference in the life of a child in developing countries, where threat of death from infant hypothermia is a real concern. Plan now to help at the next Hats 4 Hope packing party on Sunday, May 7th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at Prairie Athletic Club, 1010 N. Bird Street, Sun Prairie.
Hope 2 Others is so grateful for the generosity of our community. If you’re having a hard time deciding the best place to donate outgrown or gently used clothes, Hope 2 Others is a local option that benefits babies and mothers in need and provides hope of a better life to remote, impoverished, and underserved communities around the world. To learn more about Hope 2 Others mission, please visit them online at: bringinghope2others.com. Thank you for helping the most precious among us.
Contributed by: Lynn Belken