By Jane Dumont
Washington DC Relief Society Project Benefits' Zimbabwe
WASHINGTON DC -- More than 500 Newborn Kits and approximately 200 dresses
produced by the Washington DC Stake Relief Society's humanitarian effort
will go to The Republic of Zimbabwe. The Humanitarian Aid Project began in
January and culminates with a huge Service 2001 work day on Saturday, March 24.
The announcement was made by Ann Santini, director of Church Office
International Affairs in Washington, D.C., after a meeting with Ambassador
Simbi Veke Mubako from The Republic of Zimbabwe.
Ambassador Mubako and his wife Dr. Hazel Mubako will speak briefly at 9 a.m.
at the opening of the all day service project on Saturday, March 24, at the
Washington DC Stake Center, 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Md. They
want to meet the women who have devoted their time and energy to helping the
babies and children in their country.
One thousand Newborn Kits have been requested for the many orphan babies who
are left parentless when their parents die of AIDS.
Each Newborn Kit includes: 1 double receiving blanket , 4 cloth diapers, 4
diaper safety pins, 2 regular-sized bars of soap, 1 newborn layette gown,
and 1 pair booties or baby socks.