Ilda’s Room Baby Layette Program

One of Breakfast with Santa Foundation’s newest initiatives is Ilda’s Room Baby Layette Program.  This began in January, 2021 with a focus on providing a new baby’s essentials to teen moms/dads and single moms/dads, once their baby arrives.  Named after the founder’s mother, the program works closely with local shelters and doctors to identify and support young parents without the means to get the basics needed for their newborn. 

Over the years, the growth, diversity and inclusive approach of this Foundation has broadened its outreach and increased the variety of programs to help and support children of all ages and backgrounds in our communities. Although this charity started with a simple breakfast with Santa to feed hungry children, it is now so much more.  The principle gift of giving, however, remains at the core of all we do.

With this new initiative the gift of giving and kindness begins by welcoming a newborn child.

Wishes Oval Rocking Baby Bassinet with Bedding, Storage, and Pad

Delta Children Deluxe Sweet Beginnings Bedside Bassinet – Portable Crib with Lights and Sounds, Turtle Dove

Each Baby Layette should include the following items for 0 – 3 months:

  • 3 receiving blankets
  • 4 undershirts that snap at the bottom
  • 3 sleeping gowns
  • 4 one piece outfits long sleeves (onesies)
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of booties
  • 1 sweater
  • 2 hats seasonally appropriate
  • I hooded bath towel
  • 4 washcloths
  • 1 Crib/bassinet blanket
  • 1 nasal aspirator
  • 1 baby comb and brush set
  • Diapers
  • Diaper bag
  • 1 baby shampoo
  • 1 baby wash
  • 1 baby lotion
  • 1 diaper rash crème
  • 1 mitten
  • 2 bibs

Ways to contribute:

  • Donate excess items gifted at your baby shower(s)
  • Tribute donation for parents or grandparents to celebrate the birth of a child or grandchild
  • Tribute to a teacher, family member, essential worker
  • Birthday, Anniversary tribute
  • Knitters and/or sewing artisans can donate hand-crafted sweater sets, baby blankets, outfits
  • Donate Baby Basket with the following items:
    • Undershirt
    • Sleeper
    • Receiving blanket
    • Bib
    • Crib Blankets (bottom only)
    • Toiletries
    • Warm Sweater (seasonal)
    • Soft Toy

No time for shopping? We’ll shop for you with your donation. A Baby Basket’s value is $150

Your contribution of:

  • $20 = 6 pack onesies or 2 sleepers
  • $30 = hat, baby anti-scratch mitts, socks and receiving blanket
  • $40 = 1 sleeper, receiving blanket, socks, baby supplies
  • $50 = 1 crib sheet and 1 crib blanket