El Shaddai Christian Church
Bless-a-Baby- (a ministry of El Shaddai Christian Church) has been assisting mothers and their newborn babies in our community for almost 17 years, by distributing filled nappy bags to 8 local hospitals in the Western Cape and 3 hospitals in Bloemfontein.
In 2002, we heard about babies leaving a local hospital without necessities like nappies, clothing or basic toiletries – even to the point of a baby going home in a plastic shopping bag! So a group of ladies in our congregation (El Shaddai Christian Church) rose to the challenge and we began sewing beautiful nappy bags and filling them with the essentials.By the end of December 2018, we have distributed over 13920 bags in all shapes, sizes and colours, both locally (Karl Bremer, Kraaifontein, Tygerberg, Wesfleur in Atlantis, Paarl and Mowbray Maternity hospitals, Durbanville clinic and Delft MOU) as well as further afield to communities in need in places like Botswana, Kenya, Malawi and even Russia. One baby and one mother at a time – providing some form of rescue from an unfair and unjust start to life.