The February Mission of the Month is making UMCOR Layette Kits. The Knit and Sew small group’s Valentine Mission Project is to assemble baby layette kits to be distributed world-wide to those in need. A display board and donation table are set up in the narthex. Please consider donating for this worthy cause. Thank You! Contact Jan Heliker for more information or if you have questions about this mission project.
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
The Knit and Sew group is producing many of the items; however, they need the following donations:
- New packaged light weight cloth diapers – pre folded or flat – (No Flannel please)
- Packaged Diaper pins with safety heads
- Cash. If you would rather we shop for you, please put a cash donation in the jar in the narthex.
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.