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Holy Sews Ministry

Holy Sews Ministry “Mending Hearts One Stitch at a Time” 

Holy Sews Ministry was organized to respond to a call to serve as God’s hands in the world by sharing compassion to families experiencing the perinatal death of a child. Holy Sews provides handmade infant burial clothing for families that experience the loss of their baby during gestational weeks 16-25. These babies are so small that clothing is not readily available for them. The layettes we provide consist of a small fleece blanket, a hooded wrap with matching tunic, a knitted cap, a tiny teddy bear, and a prayer card including a place to fill in information about the baby and a place for the baby’s footprint. We supply hospitals and funeral homes with a stack of layettes that the families may choose from. This is all provided at no cost to the hospital, funeral home or the families they serve. 

We are looking for volunteers interested in helping to prepare or make layettes and knitted caps. If the gift of sewing, crocheting, knitting or packaging is not yours, donations to provide supplies to make layettes would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent, please contact:
Pam Stangeland, Holy Sews Missouri Chapter Coordinator
417.860.3808 [email protected]