For the past 19 years I have been lecturing to the 4th Year Medical Students regarding the care of the most vulnerable of all patients….the preterm baby.

What do you need to let a Dream come TRUE???…..A dreamer.

One amazing young student, Johane Potgieter who understood the risks of Hypothermia for these little ones.

In her own words  ” I had the privilege of meeting these tiny miracles who came through the doors of the NICU. Their fighting spirits inspired me to reach out and make a difference.”

She saw the need… and realised that many of the moms do not have the means to provide their preterm infant with beanies and socks

And this was the birth of The Beanies4Babies Project

Their dream

Their dream is to provide comfort and support to approximately 150 premature infants admitted to Pelonomi and Universitas’s NICU by providing each infant with his or her own pair of knitted socks and a beanie. This gift is given to them as soon as they arrive in the NICU and are theirs to keep when they are discharged.  

These girls rely solely rely on donations, whether financial, wool or hands to knit, and are always in need of more donations, either financially or product (wool).

The vision is to expand their dream and relieve the burden nationwide in the NICU’s of South African state hospitals.

This initiative has now expanded to Dora Ngiza in Port Elizabeth…..which hospital will be next???

How can I get involved???

  • Start knitting!!!
  • Or donate 4-thread wool (baby) and Nr 4 knitting needles.
  • Or get grandma’s in Old age home’s in your hospital area involved, to become part of a much bigger picture. Knitting is a sure cure for boredness and depression.
  • Financial support.

Banking details:     

MACAH Foundation NPC Nedbank Br: 198-765 Acc: 114-270-2030 Ref: B4B Name or Company name  

PLEASE send proof of payment to: debruintr@ufs.ac.za or 2013004631@ufs4life.ac.za

We look forward to your involvement and willingness to be part of our caring project.

Contact details:

Project Leader Project Leader MACAH F Coordinator
Johane Potgieter 076 392 5658 Clarette Cronje 076 975 4969 Tertia de Bruin 082 808 6099
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