Hope 2 Others started a Hats 4 Hope project this past year 2014 to help babies who are dying of hypothermia during their first 10 days of life. We are making newborn kits in an effort to help prevent this unnecessary infant death.  We need donations of baby items (see the list of needed baby items below) and people to come and help pack on April 19th.

 We are also needing help with set up on Saturday evening, April 18 from 7-9 PM to be ready for Sunday afternoon April 19. Please email or text Rick or I if you can come and help any of these times.  Your help and support in this effort are greatly appreciated. Thank you from the mothers & babies in need.


Hats 4 HOPE Project Baby Shower Packing Party

Date: Sunday, April 19

Time: 1-4 PM

Place: Prairie Athletic Club

1010 N. Bird

Sun Prairie, WI 53590

We need volunteers.

Come and help!

We are in great need of newborn or

Size 0-3 month sleepers, t-shirts/onesis & socks.


Baby Items Needed:

Newborn hats





Cloth diapers & plastic pants

Small bar of gentle soap

Infant teething toy

2 ½ gallon zip-lock bags

Donations can also be hand-made, gently used and clean. 

This is an ongoing project so keep collecting throughout the year.

Many babies are dying of hypothermia (low temperature) during the first ten days of life in Tanzania, East Africa. This is such a concern that the government has mandated that all birthing centers, hospitals and clinics must give every mother a hat, blanket and booties when they are discharged.  Many Tanzanian families are unable to provide these supplies for their newborns. Hope2Others is implementing a program called Hats 4 Hope to help these babies and mothers in Tanzania and other developing countries who are in need and desperate for their babies lives.

Even though African days are warm, nights are damp and chilly, and newborns become fatally cold. The first few weeks of life are the most vulnerable time for these newborns. In an effort to help these infants, Hope 2 Others has created the HATS 4 HOPE PROJECT to collect donated newborn hats, blankets, booties, onsies/t-shirts, sleepers, cloth diapers/plastic pants, small bar of gentle soap, infant teething toy, and 2 ½ gallon zip -lock bags.

These items will be put into a drawstring pack and given to the mothers. Recently 40 of these kits were taken to a birthing center in Tanzania and another 20 were taken to Mercy In Action Birthing Center in the Philippines.

We thank you and the supporting businesses for your commitment to bringing Hope, Healing & Health to Tanzania and other nations. YOU are a blessing to these babies and mothers.

You are making a difference in the lives of others through your compassionate and generous giving.  May you have a prosperous and blessed 2015.  Monetary tax-deductible donations to Hope 2 Others are also accepted for the purchase of cord ties, bulb syringes, string bags and shipping.

We have drop off sites at the following business locations:

1. Beans ‘n Cream

345 Cannery Square

Sun Prairie, WI 53590


2. Prairie Athletic Club

1010 N Bird

Sun Prairie, WI 53590


3. Princeton Club EAST

1726 Eagan Road



4. Meriter –Unity Point Hospital – Lobby & Cafeteria

202 South Park St.

Madison, WI


5.  Meriter-Unity Point Deforest-Windsor Clinic

42 Savannah Drive (South East corner of Hwy 19 & 51)

Deforest, WI 53532


For more information:

608-825-9557, or 608-279-8103 (Karen) or 608-279-8101 (Rick)




Tax-deductible Donations are Welcome:

Checks Payable to: Hope 2 Others

P.O. BOX 1006, Sun Prairie, WI 53590


Blessings, Rick & Karen Klemp