A year or two ago, I stumbled upon Tara Livesay’s blog at Livesay Haiti Weblog. Tara and her family live in Port au Prince, Haiti. A midwife, Tara works full-time at a relationship-based maternity center run by Heartline Ministries. Not only does the maternity center come alongside women through their pregnancy and deliver babies, but they also train young mothers in child development and parenting after their babies are born. All the while sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
When the new moms have completed a period of six-months of training, they are given a gift pack.
This is where you and I come in.
500 Dresses generally accepts dresses from size 3-14, but mom (and I’m sure some of you) end up with leftover fabric; enough for little baby dresses. We thought donating to the maternity center gift packs would be a great way to use some of that extra fabric.
For the month of November we will be accepting your donations of baby clothes for girls and boys (size 6-9 months preferred). They do not have to be hand-sewn. You may donate store bought if you’d like. And if you have LIKE NEW clothes to give us we will also accept those. (By like new, I mean when you look at it, you can’t tell it’s been worn before. I reserve the right to turn away donations that don’t fit the bill.)
Keep in mind the climate of Haiti. Lightweight fabric is best. Dresses, outfits and sleepers are all options.
Thanks in advance for joining us on the new adventure!