Our aim is to provide hope to new mothers, the poorest of the poor, by giving them a “box”  filled with items which will help them care for their new baby. (Our baby boxes are now given out in canvas shopping bags, which are easier to carry). Every mother deserves the dignity of taking their new baby home in new clothes. Many of the women live in squatter camps and lack a partner or support structure. The high incidence of abandonment of new born babies in Gauteng is evidence of how many mothers feel totally overwhelmed and helpless themselves. The baby box is simple and doable. 


1 Baby Blanket

1 Babygro (0-3 months)
1 Seasonal Outfit
2 Vests
Socks & Hat
1 Facecloth
1 Roll of Cotton Wool
1 Tub Vaseline
1 Baby Soap
1 Packet Thick Sanitary Pads
1 Packet Nappies
500ml Bottle of  Water
A personal note of encouragement to the new mom


The boxes can be made for a boy, a girl, or in neutral colours. 

Please package the contents in a Woolworths or Pick and Pay reusable canvas shopping bag. We find that a bag is easier as the mother are able to carry it easily on their way home – which is often by taxi. 

The bags/boxes will be checked so that the contents are approximately standardized. When we hand out the boxes, we will also include a pamphlet on how to register the baby with home affairs. This will help the mother secure access to a child grant and for schooling. Ackermans and Jet have a good, affordable selection of baby clothing. 

Can we ask that you please include a little note of encouragement for the new mom? This should ideally be an anonymous note, but gives the box a personal feel. 


The Baby Box Project, Standard Bank

019205 (Sandton), 424783738 (Savings Acc)

The Baby Box Project Registration Number: 2014/173639/08


Click on one of the four locations to get directions to the address. Please confirm drop off via email or telephone.


RD Clark’s Offices

5 Portman Road, Bryanston

09.00 – 16.00 | Mon – Fri

011 706 3061

Greenside, JNB


Edwards Road, Eldoraigne

082 488 1220

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