The Welcome Baby programme helps vulnerable mothers by providing clothes for the first 12 months of a new baby’s life, as well as a gift pack of food or food vouchers to help new mothers eat well in the first months of motherhood, and providing them with access to parenting information. Welcome Baby is a great way to engage with young families in your community and ideal to learn other community needs that could lead to future community programmes.
As part of the programme, each mother will receive:
To establish this programme a local church needs to:
While the supply of clothing is meeting the welfare needs of the family, there is an equally important feature of this programme, establishing a relationship with a mother or a family at an extremely vulnerable time in the life of the baby. It is the development of this connection that will become an important platform for this programme.
A 12 month Welcome Baby programme generally costs $9,000, but provides more than $15,000 of product. The cost may vary depending on the scope and number of people involved in the project. Through the Church Partnership programme, the costs are split three ways.
This cost includes, a baby and mother pack, professional signage, storage containers, branded contact cards and washing powder among other items and service expenses.
For more information on our Welcome Baby programme, click here.