The Newborns Trust have appealed to the public to help them with fabric mask donations, which will be used by new moms of premature babies.
Cape Town, South Africa (17 April 2020) – The Newborns Trust has been working to improve the lives of newborn babies and their families at Neonatal Units across the country. The COVID-19 Pandemic has led the trust to make an urgent public appeal.
They wish to continue supporting newborn babies and families. The new rules are that one cannot leave home without a face mask. Many people are encouraged to wear fabric masks. This is what inspired the Newborn Trust to ask the public for donations of fabric masks.
“We desperately need cloth face masks to keep our moms and babies safe
If you are able to make masks at home
Or donate material we can use to sew them
PLEASE send us a message”
The Trust shared that Siya and Rachel Kolisi donated 1000 masks to their cause. They were blown away by the donation but need more to be able to assist mothers across the Western Cape.
For those wanting to get involved, you can contact the Trust via Facebook here. If you would like to find the pattern for making a fabric mask, you can find out more here.
Sources: The Newborns Trust (linked above)
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