The 2019-2020 goal is to pack and distribute 400 layettes to families in need in Summit County
CCSA partners with the following agencies to distribute layettes
Akron General Cleveland Clinic
Akron Interfaith Immigrant Advocacy
Akron Pregnancy Services
Caring for Kids
Community Health Center- Women in Recovery
Embrace Clinic and Care Center
Greenleaf Family Center
Haven of Rest Harvest Home
International Institute of Akron
Project Rise- Akron Public Schools
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.
Visit www.akroncf.org to learn more