In honor of St. Vincent de Paul's feast day on September 27, 2012, low-income babies received 26 free layette sets at California Hospital Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles.
"It's a nice thing to do for the babies," said Vincentian volunteer Stanley LeSassier. "So many people have need here in the United States."
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles, Our Lady of Angels District donated and distributed the sets with great enthusiasm to the new mothers and their babies.
It was the 14th annual layette distribution, with each newborn receiving blankets, infant shirts, infant bodysuits, infant socks, wash cloths, diapers, sleeping gowns/sleepers and jumpsuits.
Six new strollers were also distributed to infants born first on St. Vincent’s feast day. The mothers and their families received the layette sets with surprise and happiness.
Photos: (top) some of the Society's Our Lady of Angels District Vincentian volunteers with layette sets and strollers, (right top) Society President Claire Padama presents a layette set to a new mom, (left) Maudell Williams and another Vincentian present a layette set to a mother and her baby, (right) a family with their new stroller.