Roberta Alice Westdyk
April 12, 1919 ~ June 7, 2006

Roberta Westdyk always treasured the little ones around her, and during her lifetime, she provided support for many far away. 

The Rockabye Foundation was established to honor the memory of Roberta Westdyk through continuing her efforts to insure that every baby is swaddled, rocked, and loved. 

The mission of The Roberta A.Westdyk Rocakabye Foundation is dedicated to providing clothing and other items for babies in need throughout the world by: 

  • Collecting new and excellent-condition used infants, toddlers, and children's clothing.and distributing to families in need and organizations serving children in need.
  • Encouraging efforts of individuals, organizations, churches, and neighborhoods to collect and distribute clothing and other needed baby items to families in need. 
  • Connecting those who want to help with those who most need it. 
Shipments of baby clothes from the Rockabye Foundation have been sent to:
  • Belize, Indian Creek Village - September 2006
  • Dominican Republic, Puerto Plato - November 2006
  • Belize, Punta Gorda - February 2007
  • St. Theresa's Clinique, Guinaudee, in the NW Mountains of Haiti, where newborns will no longer go home naked. - April 2007 and May 2007
  • Ebenezer Orphanage, Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. Pastor found several babies abandoned,  under bushes. He has built a wonderful place, now w/45 children, well cared for. - May 2007
  • Fond Parisian, Haiti is a very poor village of approximately 900 people living in stick huts near the Dominican Republic border. The majority of children are naked there -- even young girls. In August 2007 Rockabye shipped a large box of young  girls clothing. 
  • In October 2007, 2 cases of infants and children's clothing were shipped to St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School, Eastern Navajo Reservation, Thoreau, NM.
  • Summer 2008 - Baby clothing was donated to Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Foundation"  located in Chesterfield, Mo.
  • December 2010 - Infant clothing donated to the Robin Raina Foundation, Alpharetta, GA. 
  • July 2011 - Infant and Toddler clothing donated to The NY Foundling Center, NYC, NY.
  • Winter-Spring 2012 - Knitted hat project for infants and children, Belize, C.A.
  • 2013 - 2015 infant clothing to families in need, Belize
  • 2016 - NY Foundling Center, NYC
  • 2017 - Newborns in Need, North Carolina
  • 2018 - Infant clothing and shoes to Belize, collected by families in California and Texas. (Anna and Lori, thank you for caring and sharing.)
  • 2019 - February - More great children's shoes were collected and delivered to Belize children from Anna in California.
  • 2019 - November - Children's clothing will be donated to the children of Omega Ministries in San Ignacio, Belize.
  • 2019 - November - Infant clothing will be donated to newborns at the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan, Belize, C.A.

If you wish to help, please email us. 

Proceeds from the sale of Flidgywumper
by Karin Westdyk
will help the Rockabye Foundation

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