In our country many of us take for granted things like clothes and clothes for our children. If an adult was to spot a child walking the streets alone and without clothing then there is no doubt they would take that child in or at least report to the relevant authorities.
Sadly for many children in poor African countries this won’t happen. Many African children face poverty and with the fairly recent Ebola outbreak it left many children orphaned without parents and no where to go. These children are usually left to fend for themselves alone. There are so many orphaned children who are alone and without suitable clothing, usually forced to wear the same rags over and over again. For the children who are lucky enough to be with family; it’s usually a case of food being put first and no money left for clothes.
Not having adequate clothing can be humiliating for these children just as it would be for a child in this country. The children also become very dirty wearing the same things over and over (as you can imagine, washing machine are extremely rare over there). Children also get cold easily, yes Africa is hot but at night the temperature drops.
I met Rockin baby at the Blog On conference back in September who explained to me about the charity work they do in partnership with ChildFund International.
They gifted 21,377 practical, brightly coloured and comfortable t-shirts, shorts, pants, dresses and baby vests were to children in Sierra Leona, orphaned due to Ebola. These greatly appreciated donations are all part of Rockin’ Baby’s commitment to helping thousands of families facing enormous challenges daily. Its child to child charity mission means that parents, buying an item from it’s stunning childrenswear collection are funding a donation item from its ‘Hero’ range, which will then be gifted to a child in need from 30 countries around the world. Its ‘You buy, we give’, message means that the clothes are like for like, with no compromise.
At the Blog On conference I also got to view a selection of their kids clothing range which can all be found on their website.
The styles change to match the seasons and their current selection includes lots of lovely warm winter must haves. Included is a cute range of nightwear and Izebella has a pair of Rockin baby pyjamas.
This is the Fox appliqué matching set. They cost £20 which is a bit more than what I would normally pay for pyjamas but I’d be very happy if my kids got these as gifts. The quality is certainly better than her cheaper pyjama sets. They are made of cotton, feel comfortable, look good and keep Izebella fairly warm. They also fit her really well and sizes are available from 18 months to 10 years.
She looks so cute in them.
Visit the Rockin baby site and spare a thought for the children without clothes as your purchase will help one of them.