Lately, Caring Caps has been busy reaching out to more developing areas, welcoming more volunteers, and expanding our programs. Caring Caps will be sending about 200 items to South Africa in a week. We are also in the process of getting some items into a few more areas. We are in the process of working with groups like Midwives for Haiti and UNFPA to try and send items in May 2015. It's so exciting to see the expansion of Caring Caps into so many more areas, benefiting more people. We have also welcomed about 15 new volunteers in the past two weeks to Caring Caps. I am in the final stages of sending these volunteers welcome packets and getting them all adjusted to begin volunteering for us. Finally, Caring Caps is in the process of expanding our programs. I am trying to work on a new pattern for newborn mittens to help increase the variety of items Caring Caps produces.
I recently found a pretty cool video that follows what it's like to give birth in a third world country, with the help of one of our sister organizations, Mercy in Action. The video even features several Caps items--hats, booties, and blankets. Towards the end of the video, you can even see one of the volunteers emptying a box of Caring Caps items onto a bed. The video is below.
Thank you all so much for your continued support! We're changing the world, one stitch at a time.