You may remember that the Knit and Sew small group was making UMCOR Layette Kits. They began collecting donations of money, diapers, and other layette kit items in February. Thank you to the many generous donors!! On Friday, March 20th, members of the Knit and Sew group and other volunteers assembled over 50 baby layette kits to be distributed world-wide to those in need.
Knit and Sew Group Members
Member Janice Russell spearheaded this project and personally sewed about 90 percent of the blankets, gowns, washcloths, and sweaters. Other members of the group include Marion Brown, Ruth Dugan, Sharon Dunham, Jan Heliker, Joyce Knutsen, Gayle Preston, Dianne Ruppe, Carolyn Seaman, Jane Ward, Marlana Walla, and Meri Hoover. Thank you ladies for your hard work that made this important mission project a success.
The Knit and Sew Group will accept donations of fabric, cloth, yarn, thread, and other sewing supplies at any time. They will also accept monetary donations and gift cards for supplies. Contact Jan Heliker for questions or for more information.
Layette Kit Items
A full Layette Kit contains:
2 undershirts or onesies
2 cotton knit infant washcloths
2 gowns or sleepers
2 diaper pins (with safety heads)
2 flannel blankets
6 cloth diapers
What is UMCOR?
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.
UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church. Their goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. They believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.
While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend their reach, the most important partners are the people they serve. They are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.
UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects the donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.