- Mar 07, 2007
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Buzzie Bee Diapers sends much needed baby items to newborns in Haiti: Donation to support Doctors Without Borders hospital in Port au Prince.
Haiti has the highest level of maternal mortality in the Americas, with 523 deaths per 100,000 births. Doctors Without Borders (also known as MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres) established a 60-bed Jude Anne Hospital in 2006 to assist women living in the most violent parts of Haiti’s capital city, who have difficulty accessing appropriate care, in part, because of poverty and violence. Medical care is provided for women with pregnancies presenting dangers to the mother and child, as well as treatment to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Emergency obstetric care services are available around the clock.
Buzzie Bee Diapers is collecting new and gently used cloth diapers, newborn onesies, socks, and hats to be sent with a family friend down to Haiti this month. A second donation will be made in April. Initially the request for donated items was made to the diaper service’s current customers. Word spread and several boxes of baby clothes have already been collected. A group of neighbors in Bremen is even knitting newborn hats, using patterns from the book Knitting for Peace. “We’re delighted at the response from our customers and want to open the collection up to the greater community,” says Buzzie Bee owner, Jennifer Temple. “My family has been sending items to Haitian women and babies in well over ten years now. Everything has always been well received and much appreciated.”
For additional information or to make a donation, contact Jennifer Temple at 207-542-0505 or http://cleanbeelaundry.com/contact. Pick up is available along Buzzie Bee’s delivery route. Donations may also be dropped off at Buzzie Bee Diapers in Rockland. Buzzie Bee Diapers opened in the fall of 2005, providing weekly pick up and delivery of freshly laundered cotton diapers, to make cloth diapering more accessible to mid-coast families. The service is currently available from Bremen to Belfast, Rockland to Washington.
(edited: links have been changed to reflect a new website)