We can always use donations of gently used or new infant clothing of all sizes (we accept Newborn to size 4T). We are always in need of diapers (size Newborn to 5). We especially need cribs, high chairs, walkers, exersaucers, swings, playpens, and bassinets. We like to give items out in great condition. We were blessed to give out 84 cribs in 2012 and could not have done so without the kindness of others. We greatly appreciate those who have given generously to this precious ministry!
Mary’s Cradle shared 252 layette gift baskets for needy families in southern West Virginia and Southwestern Virginia in 2012. Each basket contains essential items for their newborn.
Any of these items for the Newborn Layettes would be greatly appreciated:
Towels and/or wash cloths
*clothes can be 0-3 months, 3-6 months
In each Newborn Layette basket there is a “new mom gift bag” to bless the mother. If you, your church, your circle, or unit would like to assist us in extending this blessing we included a list below of the items often placed inside.These gift bags reflect the individuals or groups who donate the items, and all are greatly appreciated. Some bags are handmade totes while others are gift bags purchased at stores. Some include small prayer notes that let the young mother know someone has prayed for her family. All of them include either a Bible or devotion book. They do not need to look any certain way, they are a reflection and they let the mother know that someone cares about her.
Supplies for New Mom Gift Bags:
Hairbrush and/or Comb
Bible (we like to put one in every gift bag)
[Any other items like fingernail clippers, gifts, wash clothes, etc. are great to include as well]