Infant demise burial layette sets – so important.By
It is an honor and a privilege to be able to provide God’s tiniest children with a much needed last layette set to ‘go home to Heavenly Father’ in.Â It is also one of the most difficult and emotional activities for volunteers to work on.Â Relief Share is grateful to the small handful of volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to preparing and providing infant demise gowns, hats, booties, blankets, TY beanie baby lambs, bears and deer, momento items and more.Â We have many volunteers, but the ones who are involved in our infant demise program are few in number. It takes a special love for God’s tiniest children and a knowledge of what the families are going through to – and this usually comes from sad experience.
A humble thank you to those who have made this current donation to the St Alphonsus Foundation for the hospital possible.Â Â This particular donation to the hospital was a combination of efforts from LDS Humanitarian Services and Relief Share.Â Networking with other charities brings a synergy to our charitable efforts so that the number of intended burial layettes wound up being 3 times as many.Â Also included were gorgeous machine embroidered burp cloths and beautiful baby diaper bags made by Sara J.Â – one of our generous donors who just blessed us with a very large donation of gorgeous fabric to work with for the sick and needy.Â She is very talented as well as generous!
May God comfort the broken hearts of the families who have to say goodbye to their little ones before they have had a chance to say a proper hello.Â Our prayers go out for those suffering from infant death and our love for them is in every stitch sewn in these beautiful tiny layettes.
If you would like to help with the supplies for these layettes, we are in need of more TY Beanie Baby lambs, deer, and bears to include in the sets, we also need knitted, crocheted, serged and sewn layette items such as newborn and preemie hats, bonnets, gowns, booties, blankets, afghans and more.Â It is also wonderful to receive finished items to be included in the burial layette sets.