263 total layettes were distributed during 2021-2022.

The 2022-2023 goal is 400 layettes distributed!

CCSA partners with the following agencies to distribute layettes

Akron General Cleveland Clinic

Akron Interfaith Immigrant Advocacy

Akron Pregnancy Services

Barberton Hospital

Caring for Kids

Community Health Center- Women in Recovery

Embrace Clinic and Care Center

Good Neighbors

Greenleaf Family Center

Haven of Rest Harvest Home

International Institute of Akron

Pregnancy Solutions

Project Rise- Akron Public Schools

Project Ujima

Shelter Care Teen Pregnancy Center


Summit County Children Services

In 1884, Mary Virginia Merrick began the Christ Child Society with a gift of baby clothes, handmade by herself, to a mother in need and her baby. This layette is the design the Christ Child Society uses today. Layette bundles include baby care items such as blankets, diapers, clothing, toiletry items and child care information.

Each chapter in the National Christ Child Society has a Layette Program and involves purchasing, packaging, and distribution of layettes to mothers of infants. Our Chapter works with the Akron hospitals and area agencies in providing this wonderful gift for mothers and their babies.

Our members help to purchase the items for the layettes, package, bundle and distribute them to newborns through social service agencies and hospitals in Summit County. Christ Child Society members sew blankets for layettes as well. The layette is the first step into the “Challenging Poverty One Child at a Time” initiative for the child, family and community.

In the 2018-2019 service year, the Akron Christ Child Society packed and delivered 303 layettes to 23 area agencies. Members sewed 442 receiving blankets and 141 burp cloths.

Thank you to the Akron Community Foundation for their generous grant of $1,000 to the Layette Program. This grant was made possible thanks to a select board of discretionary funds established by donors who wish to combat important needs in the community. Our grant was awarded from the Millenium Fund for Children of Akron Community Foundation.

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Want to help?

We are seeking donations for any of the following products

Diapers: Preemie or Newborn, Wipes, Diaper Cream, Baby Socks, Burp Cloths, Baby Cards and Tags, Cookie Monster/Elmo Rattle (from Dollar Tree)

Contact Jennifer for donation drop-off

Or you can go to our Amazon wish list and just click and ship to us!

Mary's Closet: A flyer for Mary's Closet is now included in Layette Bags. Clothing donations are needed for preemie to 2T clothing.

A one time donation of $100 will help us create 2 layettes for newborn babies.