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“Operation: Papoose” A Soft Beginning for Babies in Haiti.

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2 “Operation: Papoose” A Soft Beginning for Babies in Haiti

3 Many Haitian women walk miles to deliver their babies, with no promise of delivering in a bed. Many have to walk home after delivery with their newborns wrapped in newspapers. Please help wrap these precious babies in warm, clean blankets

4 97% are without healthcare 1.5 million are homeless 80% live in abject poverty 1 out of 5 will die before age 5 >400,000 are orphans

5 Collecting any type of clean Baby Blanket: gently used, new, handmade and /or SCRAPS OF Fabrics to make BLANKETS WITH: Medical Mission Organizations will hand deliver to healthcare workers for mothers in need. Pictures will be sent back to show how they were received.

6 BLANKETS (SEE GUIDELINES) & FABRIC for making blankets (see guidelines) SUGGESTIONS SELECTING OR MAKING BLANKETS: Due to the warmth of Haiti and poverty: 1. LIGHT-WEIGHT FLEECE/FLANNEL/SOFT FABRIC 40X44 INCHES OR BIG ENOUGH TO GROW WITH 3. CLEAN/GENTLY USED WELCOMED 4. Fabrics to make the Blankets welcomed

7 eChapter’s Baby Blanket Goal: 30 Blankets for every Medical Mission 1 st trips: May 17 & May blankets needed by May 10- May 17

8 Baby Blanket Supporters: Little by Little Haiti Sue Walsh (littlebylittlehaiti.org) Centrua Health/Global Health Karla Prentiss Centuraglobalhealth.org Lifeline Ministries Cynthia Martin Lifeline.org

9 Contact: Rhonda Susini or directly through eChapter’s NURSELINK.COM

10 Shipping Tips Haitian Proverb: “Men anpil chay pa lou. Many hands make the load lighter” Some shipping companies may decrease costs if they know the cause USPS has “flat rate” shipping UPS might be able to deliver bulks at a reasonable price If you have a bulk of blankets and cannot afford to ship, please contact Rhonda Susini for assistance at or directly through eChapter’s NURSELINK.COM


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