My introduction to Fish and Chip Babies came through Needles and Hooks, Angels and Preemies. A group on Facebook about which I have done a blog post in the past. The reason behind Fish and Chip Babies is simple, Infants in the poorest parts of Africa were leaving hospitals simply wrapped in newspaper for warmth. This sparked a world wide call for Jumpers and hats (vests) to keep these infants warm and to give mothers reason to smile. Babies, our future, are deserving of our best work, the crafters who work with Fish and Chip Babies agree.
Fish And Chip Babies is NOT a charity in and of itself. It is a group working with charities who request the assistance of warm clothing. https://www.facebook.com/groups/FishandChipBaby/ is the group I became involved with just a few short weeks ago. This group of 1053 members truly lives up to the goals and standards they set up for themselves. I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of time and money they spend but its a labor of love. They truly do LOVE what they do and it shows in every single stitch. Right now their focus is on babies in Malawi and Romania.
Here the group introduction from their Facebook page: Welcome to Fish & Chip Babies Group.
Our group is made up of very kind and talented people who want to help others by using their gifts to make essential clothing and other items.
The term ‘Fish and Chip’ Babies began a few years back when it was made known mothers were taking home their new babies wrapped in paper to die. HIV, AIDS and other diseases are fatal to all especially newborns, and as such, their life expectancy was days. This became a massive movement and thousands of knitted vests were made and sent to those in need. This work is ongoing and we welcome all member who want to help, with whatever skill or experience. Everyone can make a difference to one person.
WE ARE NOT A CHARITY. But we work very hard along side charities. We are a group that provides general information on charities that need knitted and handmade items. We share our knowledge, our skills, patterns we use and above all else we share friendship! We are friends united in helping wherever we can.
Join us is helping others. One person can’t change the world, but we can change someone’s world. Let’s do it together
Below is a visual representation of how these lovely people work together. There will be a part 2 to this blog in which I will give more of the facts and figures about how YOU can help!
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