Love INC often receives requests for clothing and baby items from mothers of newborns who have few resources and are approaching their delivery date. Many of these mothers have absolutely nothing for the baby. Because of this, Love INC has helped a network church to form a Baby Layette Ministry. People from this congregation, with the help of other congregations, donate complete baby layettes to mothers referred to them by Love INC.
This is a great responsibility for this congregation. In order to assist them, Love INC asks that other network churches consider having a once-yearly drive to collect items to include in these layettes.
Items needed are: new or gently used baby clothing (0-12 months), disposable diapers, receiving blankets, crib sheets, baby bottles, etc. Call the Love INC office to receive a complete list of items being provided in layettes.
As a part of this ministry, parenting classes are also offered to the mothers.
Love INC does not wish to compete with the wonderful faith-based ministry, Charlotte Pregnancy Care (CPC), which also has a baby layette program. CPC provides Baby Layettes to mothers who complete a Parenting Course before the birth of their baby.
If a mother is referred to Love INC who has more than six weeks to go before the birth of her baby, we always refer that mother to CPC, so she can take their Parenting course and receive a baby layette from them for her newborn.
Charlotte Pregnancy Care's telephone number is (704) 372-5981.
If it is less than six weeks before the birth of the baby, Love INC will serve the mother, if she meets our other guidelines. Love INC usually does not provide more than one baby layette for a mother, even if she has a second child later.