Kumler Outreach Ministries offers additional items to help people stretch their budgets. Stocked entirely by donations, there are newborn layettes, diapers, personal hygiene items (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes) and some basic household items (dishes, pots and pans, etc.). All items are subject to availability.
Donations are greatly appreciated and may be dropped off at the Outreach Center, 303 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, Illinois, Monday through Friday, preferably between 9 a.m. and noon.
Imagine taking a newborn home from the hospital with no blankets, no sleepers, no bottles – none of the basics.
That’s where Kumler Outreach Ministries steps in and reaches out to help those in need, providing a layette.
Everything in the layette is new, and each layette includes blankets (including a hand-knit or crocheted blanket), sleepers, onesies, and diapers. Other additional items may include booties, sweaters, crib sheets, hooded bathing towels, bibs, newborn hats, socks and shoes, baby shampoo, baby lotion, powder and wipes.
Sizes for items in the layettes are 0-3 months and 3-6 months.
Donations of layette items are always welcome and make a great group project.
Recognizing how expensive diapers can be, Kumler Outreach Ministries has diapers upon request.
To receive diapers, a person must have a valid medical card for the child needing the diapers.
The availability of diapers varies depending on donations, so Kumler Outreach Ministries welcomes donations and encourages diaper drives, particularly for larger sizes (fours, fives and sixes).