Each month, in Bucharest, Romania, about 200 children are born in Bucur Maternity Hospital. Many mothers come from disadvantaged environments and can hardly afford to buy newborn diapers, clothes or other essential things a baby needs.
In 2018, we thought that besides their baby, which is the most beautiful gift, it would be useful for parents to receive a finish baby box. This maternity package contains not only a box with a mattress for a baby to sleep safely in, but also more than 30 essential products in the first few months of life.
The project is aimed at mothers from disadvantaged backgrounds. From the statistics of the past years, we can estimate that there will be about 100-150 such cases and we aim to give at least one baby box/month. Maybe this is not a lot, but we can build something helping little by little, family with family, every month.
To support this project we have to raise at least 250 $ every month. This project is organized in the name of Dodo Baby Box and this campaign is very important for us because we have the opportunity to help parents in need.
Dodo Baby Box is a non-profit project, based in Bucharest, Romania. Dodo Baby Box donates infant care items which come in maternity packages similar to the ones found in Finland. This maternity package contains not only a box with a mattress for a baby to sleep safely in, but also more than 30 infant care items.
The funds required to distribute our baby boxes to families are donated by families who can afford to donate or to buy them and, this way, to support others. These baby boxes are then delivered via hospitals and community partners in Bucharest and other cities to any parent who is in need of one.
Our mission is to easily distribute free baby supplies to new families in Romania, to improve the living conditions of infants in need, as well as to contribute to a lowering of Romania”s infant mortality rate.
Romania is the member country of the European Union that has by far the highest infant mortality. In 2016, there were 7.6 deaths per 1,000 live births, more than twice as high as the EU average, of 3.6 deaths per 1,000 live births.