Thank you so much to all of you who have been sending beautiful blankets in! They will all make great additions to our baby packs and will be appreciated so much by our new mum’s to be. Huge thanks for the beautiful clothing too! Below are just a few pictures: a sample but, everything donated is very gratefully received.Thank you!
We have been very busy this last few weeks making preparations for our Winter appeal. As always, during the coldest months we will be giving blankets and warm clothing to those most in need. If you are in the UK and wish to donate clothing or other items we need to receive your donations by the end of November to ensure that they reach Algiers in time for when they are needed most. No donation is ever too small….a pair of gloves, a hat or a pair of socks makes the world of difference to someone who is cold with no way of getting warm.
Right now I am busy stitching squares together to make multi coloured wearable blankets! I hope you too have a fun, craft filled October planned!
Lots of donations have arrived over the last two weeks including these fabulous baby knits which are just perfect for our baby pack project that helps destitute mothers to be and new mums.
As we are now mid September we are preparing for the fast approaching colder months. All types of warm clothing are really needed and much appreciated. As usual we will also be distributing blankets and for the first time blanket coats- basically long cardigans made from knitted and crocheted squares. Each coat takes 115 5” squares so a donation of even just one square would be a great help.
Thank you so much for all that you do. Have a great week!
Providing clothing for newborns and young babies has always been part of the work of Algerian Action, indeed it was how the charity got started.
For several years now ‘baby packs’ have been given to women in the community but, starting this Autumn our packs will also be distributed to ladies in a refuge and to those on the maternity ward of one hospital. Plans to do this have been going on for what seems like ages and I am so pleased that finally it has come together.
The packs typically include the following:
A light-weight blanket, vest, baby-gro, hat, mittens/bootees,cardigan, a small toy and a few nappies for baby. In addition a small body spray or soap is included for the new mother. All of this is then put into a cloth drawstring bag.
There is always a demand for the packs and this will of course increase as we distribute in more places.
If you would like to help us with this particular project well, that would be just fantastic!
All donations of the above mentioned items are needed. Clothing should be size 0-3 months, blankets need to measure a minimum of 12″ square but can of course be larger. Items can be new, pre-loved or handmade but they must be clean and in excellent condition.
Cloth bags are also needed, these are just a basic rectangle with a ribbon or cord threaded through the top. The size doesn’t need to be exact but roughly the size of an A4 sheet of paper. All colours and type of fabric may be used.
Every item donated is appreciated and really does make a difference to a person in need.
As always, huge thanks for your support!
Today I received two boxes of donations for the babies in Algeria. The lady had made up individual bags each one containing a few items; cardigan, blanket, toy….. I took them out of the bags to photograph the items but they have been repacked ready to give out to those in need. Many of the items have been hand-knitted but the boxes also contained other items too.
It still surprises me how few children actually have toys of their own so the knitted animals will be loved for sure!
Everything is really wonderful. Thank you so much for choosing to support Algerian Action.