How you can help

We would like your help...

Patients at State hospitals and clinics in South Africa are typically destitute, malnourished, as well as being very sick or injured. Many are jobless, many are homeless, and many have no loved-ones to provide the basic needs for them in hospital.

The Ruth Mailbag Group strives to provide for the needs of destitute moms and babies in the maternity and NICU of our local state hospital and several other hospitals in our country who have asked for our help by providing them with a basic baby pack for their new and or sick babies.

If you can assist please get in touch with us through joy.coetzee@gmail.com or visit our blog at http://theruthmailbaggroup.blogspot.com/ for more information.

Yours sincerely,
Joy Coetzee
Founder – The Ruth Mailbag Group

Or a hospital near you... please, browse through the following list, I’m sure you will find a government hospital near you to support:
Contact Details of Public Hospitals in South Africa - http://www.doh.gov.za/show.php?id=2890
Eastern Cape - http://www.info.gov.za/aboutgovt/contacts/prov/ecape.htm
Gauteng Province - http://www.health.gpg.gov.za/Institutions/Pages/Hospitals.aspx
Johannesburg - http://www.joburg.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&id=43&Itemid=75
KZN - http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/hospitals1.htm; http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/hospitals.htm
Port Elizabeth - http://www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/Content.aspx?objID=103
Western Cape - http://www.westerncape.gov.za/eng/directories/facilities/6423

Saturday, 31 August 2013

The Ruth Mailbag Group Monthly Meeting


Title:
 
The Ruth Mailbag Group Monthly Meeting
 
Date:
 
Saturday September 7, 2013
Time:
 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (GMT+02:00)
Location:
 
Juana Maria Home, Francis Road, Ladysmith, KZN
Notes:
 
Bring knitting, crocheting, looming, sewing, donations, patterns and/or wool to swap...
We will discuss past projects, current projects and future projects, a show and tell of our donations and works in progress...
When the business of the day has been completed we will sit back to relax and socialise!!! Look forward to seeing you there!!!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

How you can help



How you can help

JOIN THE RUTH MAILBAG GROUP
there are many items you could donate to

THE RUTH MAILBAG GROUP

September babies

Closing date for this project – 1st Saturday in October

Wool/buttons/lace/ribbon/fabric & sewing cotton

Blankets/clothes/toys/toiletries for preemie & new born babies

New and good quality 2nd hand goods

All items donated are much appreciated

TO SEND DONATED ITEMS
THE RUTH MAILBAG GROUP,
“For charity – NO retail value”, C/O FOTO FIRST, 180 MURCHISON STREET, LADYSMITH 3370, S. AFRICA

CAN YOU KNIT, CROCHET OR SEW?

Then why not join us or send in your finished items

Please remember to add your email address so I can let you know they have arrived...
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR KINDNESS!

Contact - Joy.coetzee@gmail.com;

Fax 086 516 4618; Related link - http://theruthmailbaggroup.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

What’s needed


What’s needed

 

Little going home outfits for premature babies...  the babies are discharged when they reach 1.6 kg and a little set of hat, top and bootees would be a great blessing to both mom and baby.  Please use any pattern of your choice that will provide for a 10 inch chest measurement.

 


 

Bless you and thank you in anticipation!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Interesting stats

Thought you may find it interesting to know that we have in the first 6 months of the year gifted 409 new born babies and 273 premature babies which is a total 682 babies, all at our local provincial hospital.  This is no small feat and you should each give yourselves a good pat on the back for any part you played in making that possible.  Bless you and thank you for all that you do for our babies.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Special appeal: We need new born bootees, please

Please help!

We are in desperate need of new born bootees, please.  With every vest and hat goes a pair of bootees, with every jacket and hat goes a pair of bootees.  Please help we need bootees of any colour I will mix and match.

Bless you and thank you in advance for your support!