Mama Roo packs are gratefully received by patients awaiting pre-postnatal check-ups at busy clinics in Soweto.
We give wool to teams of volunteer knitters who make these beautiful toy men. These are given to babies and children awaiting health check-ups.
Mama Roo packs are donated to hospital NICU wards and Paeds OT teams who assist Mom and Baby contact and therapy.
BHCC sponsored a Mandela Day screening at Thoko Ngoma Clinic in Alex. 193 patients were screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, cervical and prostate cancers. Soup, bread and comforts were dispensed to encourage attendance.
Children attending Muldersdrift Clinic receive teddies when going for health check-ups.
Ante-natal check-ups are made easier with our donations of mom and baby packs.
Young teens attending support groups at Muldersdrift Clinic receive take-out food packs.
Toiletries were collected by the Wits Physicians Society and donated to BHCC. These were handed to male patients screened for pelvic and prostate cancer events at clinics in Alex.
New born babies at Mofolo Clinic, Soweto benefit from BHCC fleece blanket donations.
Baby knits and toiletries were given to new moms and babes at Stratford Clinic, Orange Farm.
Beautiful knitted blankets donated to BHCC by 67 Blankets and given to pensioners who attend Alex 4th Ave Clinic. The Gogos receive home visits to ensure treatment compliance, receive medicine and to ensure clinic appointments are attended by grandchildren.
These Mama Roo packs are distributed every month. Social workers and OTs identify vulnerable new parents to donate a comfort pack.
Mama Roo bags are given to expectant moms attending Muldersdrift Clinic. Each pack contains nappies, blanket, clothing and toiletries.
Thank you to all our knitting groups for beanies, jerseys, matinee jackets and teddies.
Thank you to all our generous donors for books and pre-loved children’s clothes.
Preloved toys are always needed by the hospital OT departments that we support.
These warm and beautiful blankets are given to needy patients every month.
Christmas Gifts are donated by St Mary’s School, Waverley every year. They bring smiles to children who attend our clinics.
Each Mama Roo pack contains Vaseline, Fleece blankets and knitted items. BHCC purchases the wool, toiletries and fleece for each pack. Other items are donated.
Our Bread for Life Initiative has been in operation for many years. Queuing patients receive vital nutrition – essential for treatment compliance.
Clinic patients attended by our associate clinician at a Joburg Metro Clinic receive BHCC donations.
Hot food, bought from Sizani Foods, is prepared at clinic kitchens. All cookware items are donated by BHCC. Soya mince, rice and lentils provide a balanced meal to queuing patients.
Elderly patients who attend clinic groups, for chronic illnesses, are given a hot meal.
Bread for Life volunteers serve food at each clinic. These volunteers are vital to our project. Each person is recruited by the clinic and may be an ex-patient requiring a purpose and a need to assist the community. This can help their recovery. We provide volunteer aprons and a small stipend to cover transport costs to each volunteer.
This hot meal is often the only food a patient will eat in a day. It is vital to prepare a patient for medical treatment and a full stomach means the medication will take effect quickly without many negative side effects. This positively impacts the treatment compliance.