Layettes

Layettes1midpageSince 1948, the Christ Child Society's Milwaukee Chapter has provided needy newborns in the greater Milwaukee area with a complete baby layette.

The following items make up a layette:

  • • 1 Crib Blanket or Afghan or Quilt
  • • 1 Receiving Blanket
  • • 1 Sweater Set or Pram
  • • 2 Onesies
  • • 2 Sleep and Plays
  • • 1 Blanket Sleeper
  • • 2 Pair of Socks
  • • 1 Hat (knitted)
  • • Clothing size is 3 – 6 months
  • • 1 Board Book (English or Spanish)
  • • Diapers (Size Newborn or Size 1)
  • • 1 Bottle

LayettesmidpageIncluded in the layette is a pamphlet on Shaken Baby Syndrome, a flyer for the Christ Child Society Resale Shop and a flyer for our Second Saturday program for mothers and their children. Each layette is valued at approximately $175.00.

The layette program is the signature program for all Christ Child Society Chapters. Members donate to the program by knitting or crocheting hats, blankets, sweaters and by hemming blankets. We also look to the community for donations to the layette program.

The Milwaukee Chapter assembles and distributes 1,800 layettes each year to 22 hospitals and social service agencies in the metropolitan Milwaukee area.

Members meet on the third Thursday of each month to assemble layettes.

Click here to learn more about donation needs or volunteer opportunities.