Thursday, August 27, 2009

Budget for Baby Class/Layette Program!

If you have recently had a baby or are planning to have a baby soon, then check out the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's Layette program which is run entirely by Volunteers. This program is designed to help new, or prospective, parents learn about the impact that a new baby can have on the financial situation of the family unit. Through a program of preventive education, clients learn about variations in pay and increased expenses, common consumer pressures targeted to new parents, and entitlements available through both governement and private sources.

The Layette (also known as a Junior Seabag) is issued to any eligible recipient who has recently had a baby or whose child will be born within six months. It consists of a coordinated set of bedding and clothing, a baby book, and a handmade item (either sweater set, afghan or quilt), packed in a tote or duffel bag. Layettes will be given to recipients after they attend a "Budget for Baby" class or complete an individual budget session with a Society caseworker. To obtain a layette, click here to contact the NMCRS office closest to your duty station or residence to register for a "Budget For Baby" class or make an appointment to see an caseworker. These services are available at all NMCRS locations.