We have committed to including one adorable, handmade fleece blanket in each layette we donate. Since 2013, we have held five”Blankets for Babies” days where our members and friends come together on one day to cut, pin, sew, iron, and tie fringe on hundreds of adorable fleece blankets. See photos: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Blankets are also made by various volunteers including scout troops, members and friends. We thank the Summit Elks lodge #1246 for their support of our fleece blankets via a Beacon Grant.
Read more about Blankets for Babies Night at the Elks in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Summit Mayor Nora Radest, Christ Child Society President Margaret Strong, and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz at Blankets for Babies Day
We Sewed a Mile!
The 5th Annual Blankets for Babies Day on February 2, 2017 was a great day of fellowship and fun. The day was made even more special with this years outstanding crew of 63 student and 88 adult helpers!
Thanks to all the hard work of the fringers, cutters, sewers, inventory control and knot tiers, we were able to complete
205 Blankets and have 93 Blankets in-progress, plus 77 ready to fringe and tie which we hope to complete at our Blankets for Babies Night at the Elks on March 9th at 7 pm.
This years goal is to provide 350 layettes to the free pediatric clinics at area hospitals, with a blanket in each. We are well on our way to our goal and keeping lots of babies warm!
Thanks again to all who came to help, and for making this day a great success!
Did you know that some pieces of fleece left over after Blankets for Babies were used by Brayton Elementarys Student Council to make blankets for Project Linus? Our Blankets for Babies chair Theresa Sweeney and Braytons Ms. Senko helped students at Brayton make four blankets to send to Project Linus, a non-profit that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Project Linus blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources.