Vaaka in English

Baby Bag Association Vaaka, founded in 2000, is a charitable organisation helping primarily children and families in Finland and abroad when possible. Our voluntary association provides easily accessible aid based on need at grassroots level.

During recent years we have mainly operated in Finland but we have also sent aid to more distant regions by means of individual collections, for example cloth menstrual pads to India to help girls attending school and baby bags to Senegal, Africa. Vaaka also operates regionally in Finland, with each region sponsoring its chosen communities and running its own projects. 

The best known aid provided by Vaaka is the baby bag. It is a small maternity care package comprising mostly of second hand clothing and necessities. Asylum seekers in Finland are given a baby package with more extensive contents. The charity also collects and puts together school bags for children in Finland and in Senegal, Africa.