The Municipality of Borgarbyggð has decided that from now on every new child born in the area will be welcomed into the world with a so called “baby package”. The project is a collaboration between the municipality and businesses and organisations in Borgarbyggð, Skessuhorn reports.
“It’s a cause for celebration in every community when a new individual is born into this word. Every birth and every individual is a miracle unto himself,” says the municipality’s mayor Gunnlaugur A. Júlíusson.
Yesterday, the first baby package was delivered to parents in a ceremony at the health clinic in Borgarnes. A boy, born January 2, had just witnessed his first six week checkup with his parents, Ásrún Kolbeinsdóttir and Arnór Orri Einarsson. The package is the first of many yet to come for Borgarbyggð’s newest members.
The baby package itself is a bag filled with supplies meant to help the parents and child in the early stages of infancy, the bag is filled with groceries and supplies from the local pharmacy and even the knitting store. The bag is made, filled and delivered to the Borgarnes health clinic by members of a workplace for the disabled in Brákarey, where they also make artefacts to round out the bag.
“Hopefully this new initiative will make the good will of those who worked on the package known to the parents of newborns. If so our goal has been reached,” Gunnlaugur says.