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Women & Children

#BabyBox Update

Originally posted on April 13, 2016

We have been receiving so many items for the baby box project, it has been amazing! We still need more of certain items to round out the boxes, so please, keep them coming!

You can see our wish list on Amazon here: https://amzn.com/w/20GJ6K2ZCHG9N

And you can donate to the project here: http://www.crowdrise.com/new-baby-welcome-kits-for-refugees-in-jordan/

The donations are going towards the Bed Boxes from The Baby Box Company and also to purchase anything we are short of for the boxes themselves. We are planning to have them completed by the end of May for the container going in June.

Thank you to everyone who has sent items or donated for the project!


Women & Children

Baby Box Project Update

Originally posted on March 28, 2016

Today we received the first half of the New Baby Welcome Kit boxes! Our goal is to get 200 total, and we received 100 boxes to get started on. We have partnered with The Baby Box Company that provides the Bed Box, and they have been really great to work with.

You can donate to our CrowdRise campaign here http://www.crowdrise.com/new-baby-welcome-kits-for-refugees-in-jordan


The boxes arrived flat, which will make them easier to get to Jordan. But I had to put one together to show everyone what you are helping us to accomplish.


The boxes provide a safe and secure place for the baby to sleep, and will be stocked with clothes, a blanket, mitts and socks, diapers, and more, for the baby and new mom to help them through the first year.


Thank you!


Baby Box Project 2016

Originally posted on March 14, 2016

Last week the 5000th baby was born in Zaatari at the UN-operated Women and Girls Comprehensive Center. Many of the refugees thought they would only stay in the camp temporarily, then be able to go home, or move on to somewhere else. As the war in Syria has dragged on to it’s sixth year, many realized long ago they weren’t going anywhere soon and decided to get on with life, as in getting married and starting families. The mother and father of that 5000th baby are from the same village in Syria but got married in the camp. They decided to start their family, and now have two children. Many refugees have decided to get on with their lives and about 16 babies are born every day in the clinic.

We are going to be sending 200 New Baby Welcome Kits to Jordan for the delivery unit at Zaatari again this year, doubling what we did last year. Our kits will contain clothing, cloth diapers, teething rings and pacifiers, warm clothing and blankets and more, as well as a Baby Box that is also a bassinet. These boxes will contain just about everything a new mother needs for her newborn for the first year of their life. The supplies as well as the box will help get the little one off to a good start as well as provide a safe sleeping space for the baby.

The box idea is based on the Finnish Baby Box that was developed by Finland in 1938 to help reduce the very high infant mortality rate in that country. Boxes were given to low income mothers at first, but then eventually to all new mothers. We hope to provide new mothers in Zaatari with a similar helping hand.


For more about the Baby Box, visit the Baby Box Company, whom we are partnering with to get the boxes to the refugees. We also have a group of amazing knitters and sewers that are making numerous items to go in the kits – blankets, hats, mittens, socks, sweaters, and more. To fill out the rest of the kits, we have posted items on our Amazon Wish List. If you would like to contribute to the fund to get the boxes and any supplies we aren’t able to collect, you can go to our fundraising page and donate: New Baby Welcome Kits for Refugees in Jordan.