Baby Care is a global and local year-round mission of Our Saviour’s that serves under-resourced babies and mothers. Since 2008 our congregation has made over 8,000 baby care kits for distribution by Lutheran World Relief. Baby care kits are used for relief and to promote prenatal health initiatives, for more information about LWR and kits click here.
Locally, Baby Care partners with agencies such as Edward Hospital, District 203, Sharing Connections, and Second Chance Resale and Family Services Shelter to provide essentials for babies ages 0-2.
Ways to get involved now during the pandemic:
LWR continues to accept baby care kits during the pandemic and there is an ongoing challenge for 75,000 face masks.
We are adapting to the pandemic by finding ways to participate at home. Baby Care team members are busy at home sewing face masks, baby blankets, and altering onesies into t-shirts. We also have a non-sewing option of folding cloth diapers. If you are interested in participating at home in any of these activities click here. We’d love to help you learn, no experience necessary! Face masks can be dropped off at Our Saviour's Campus (815 S. Washington St, Naperville, IL).
Here are a couple of suggested links that show simple ways to make masks:
Future Volunteer Opportunities:
- All ages (children welcome)
- Recycle gently loved baby clothing (sizes 0-2T)
- Shop resale, cut flannel sheets into diapers, wash baby clothing
- Assemble Baby Care Kits at our Baby Care Assembly Party
If you are cleaning out your baby clothing while at home, we hope you consider saving it for Baby Care! We will resume the collection of used clothing at a future date when we have clear CDC guidelines regarding how to do this safely. Stay tuned for future announcements regarding the timing of our next Baby Care Kit Assembly Party.
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