The Layette Program

"This is the signature program of every chapter of Christ Child."
-- A founding Christ Child Society member



This is our signature project for which our founder, Mary Virginia Merrick, devoted her life to ensure that newborns received needed clothing and supplies during early development. All Christ Child Chapters throughout the U.S carry on this tradition.


The layette contains many items such as sleepers, onesies, blankets, books and a handmade knitted item. Christ Child Society members and nonmembers knit all year long in preparation for this 2-day project that takes place every October.


The Child Abuse Council of Charlevoix and Emmet Counties is promoting a statewide initiative called “Safe Sleep”. The goal of this council is to educate parents, grandparents and caregivers about safe sleep practices for infants. Christ Child Society is now participating in evidence based safe sleep practices by providing a new item called a “sleep sack” (a zip-up pajama bag).


Last year, 450 layettes for newborns were assembled and delivered to health departments in Emmet, Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Antrim and Otsego Counties.




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You can be a part of this rewarding program by Joining Us in the Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan or by donating for the supplies to make our Layettes.


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Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan, P.O. Box 132, Harbor Springs, MI  49740-1430

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P.O. Box 132, Harbor Springs, MI  49740-1430

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