Testimonials

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"I received your package today. Oh my, it made me cry how beautiful the layettes are. How can I thank you for this great work and including us as part of your family of hospitals. God bless the makers of these layettes for their gift of love and compassion." —Rosemary

"I appreciate having beautiful coordinated layettes and keepsakes in all the appropriate sizes to offer to each patient and her family as these sets do not exist to be purchased on short notice." —L & D Nurse

"I can't believe that someone made this with such thought, care and perfect workmanship. It has taken a lot of worry off me to see my baby boy cared for so respectfully." —Anonymous Parent

"I am on the front line providing care to patients so I witness the impact of this ministry on families. The layettes and keepsakes are given to families from every walk of life who find themselves thrust unexpectedly into one of life’s most distressing situations—the death of their baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth. They rarely have any warning or time to prepare. The layettes serve a vital need and the keepsakes are treasured by the families for a lifetime."
—Bonnie Tincher, RNC, CNS, MSN (Now a board member of Angel Layettes)

"I care for families who have experienced the loss of an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death and can provide an appropriately sized, beautifully crafted layette created by caring volunteers. They are so touched and relieved. Infant clothing in these small sizes is not readily available in the retail market. The layettes provide the family with treasured keepsakes that acknowledges and honors the infant’s life." —Grateful Labor & Delivery Nurse

"Angel Layettes add a beautiful lasting memory to a life event that is permeated with profound grief." —Susan S., R.N.

"Our box arrived! It felt like Christmas! I opened each one. Absolutely beautiful! I am so happy to have them. I like how they velcro in the front. It will make handling these little ones easier. I especially like the lavender sleeves as a keepsake 'box.' I will prepare them to hand out with all of the information the parents will need. I know they will be so appreciated. I will keep you up to date on their use and outcomes. Your ladies do beautiful work. Please share with them our appreciation."
—Amy G., RN

"We are so blessed to have you and your organization. Blessings to you!" —Michelle P., RN

"Thank you for providing our Angel Layettes." —Georgia

"Thank you for thinking of others during their time of need."
—Karoline

"This is so great! Be blessed and know this will bless many."

"You really live up to your name." —Marie T.

"We love them. Thank you. They are gorgeous." —Sharon B.

"We want to thank your group for the beautifully handmade infant gowns, blankets, caps and hearts. We know our patients will appreciate the love and care you put into making them." —Hospital Staff


In the News


Proud of East Texas: Angel Layettes

By Joan Hallmark

An estimated twenty thousand babies are stillborn each year in America, while another nineteen thousand babies die shortly after birth. It's a heartbreaking loss for families involved and one that leaves them unprepared for facing their loss as well as funeral preparations.

"Angel Layettes" is a non profit organization which makes beautiful gowns and caps for the tiny stillborns, in sizes unavailable in any store. Nurses dress the babies in the special clothing and present them to parents as "gifts from God." Parents say they appreciate their babies being treated as persons instead of things, in a dignified manner

Sharon and Arnold Sikes seeded "Angel Layettes" with their own money. Volunteers operate the state of the art sewing machines in the Layette Headquarters in Gresham. Angel Layettes provides layettes to over twenty hospitals in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and Arizona and is in the process of a fund raising campaign to expand their services through the U.S.

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