Contact Information

Kathy Stomberg, Chapter President

centralillinois@nationalchristchildsoc.org

P O Box 1563
Peoria, IL  61655
309-677-7697 

Website

http://christchildsociety.blogspot.com/

History

The Central Illinois Chapter of the Christ Child Society was initiated by the Most Reverend Daniel Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria in 2005 and chartered in 2008.  Presently there are active circles meeting in Peoria, Bloomington and Pontiac.  Our goal is to support those families who have chosen life for their newborns, sometimes in the most difficult circumstances.

Our members donate their time and talent to assemble layettes, which are given to at-risk families for their newborn babies.  Items are handmade when possible and purchased when necessary.  All items included in our layettes are new and size-appropriate for newborns.  Hospital social workers and/or nursing staff determine need and distribute accordingly.  The first layettes were delivered on Mother's Day 2006, and since that time over three thousand have been given to newborns in need.

In addition to our active members and non-members who donate their time sewing, knitting and crocheting for us, we also have a prayer apostolate composed of those who support us with daily prayers for the success of the mission of the Christ Child Society and for those that we serve.

Donated items that we are unable to use in our layettes are given to St. Gianna’s Baby Pantry at Catholic Charities. Every item we receive will ultimately benefit a baby in need.

Program

Layettes are our focus.  Our goal is to offer our service to every hospital with a birthing unit in our chapter area, which encompasses the entire twenty-six counties of       the Diocese of Peoria with the exception of the Quad-Cities.

  Media Coverage

  Volunteering for the Babies April 2015

  Abigail Women's Clinic News

  Central Illinois 2014 Catholic Post 

 

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