“The generosity of Assistance League of Atlanta made an immediate difference in the lives of our newborns in the nursery and their families.  We would like to send our sincerest thanks to all those who contributed their resources and time in putting together the gift bags.”
Grady Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Social Work Staff

“…your donations will help mothers who lack baby supplies due to …homelessness, domestic abuse, joblessness, low or no income with little or no support from their family or friends.  You have brought sunshine into the lives of new moms and new babies.  Grady First Steps program appreciates you and your gifts.”
Sonya C., M.S.W., Supervisor
C. Turner, LCSW, Director, Social Services

Providing Layettes to Newborns

Member volunteers assemble layette sets for new mothers in need

Throughout Atlanta, there are mothers in need who would not have proper clothing for their newborns if not for Assistance League. Each year Wee Help purchases new baby items, and members assemble these items into a layette package which are then delivered to our eight partner clinics and hospitals.

Each layette package contains a gown, footed sleeper, onesie, hooded towel, diapers, wipes, socks and a hand-knitted cap. We also partner with Hospice Atlanta to help families in need of bereavement support by providing books geared to young children affected by terminal illness.

In the fiscal year ending May 31, 2023, Assistance League of Atlanta provided 1,280 newborn layette packages to mothers in need. Your gift of $100 will fund five newborn layette packages. If you would like to support this program, click here to make a donation. Thank you for your support.

Network of Hospitals & Medical Centers

  • A Beacon of Hope
  • Emory Decatur Hospital
  • Emory Midtown Hospital
  • Grady Health System
  • Grant Park Clinic
  • Hospice Atlanta
  • Northside Hospital
  • Northside Gwinnett Hospital
Layette items in each package
Members preparing to assemble layette sets.
Wee Help layettes ready for delivery

Baby Cap Patterns

The Wee Help program needs your help knitting or crocheting newborn baby caps for our layettes. Its easy, fun and very rewarding. You can use many different yarns but the yarn needs to be soft. The patterns below are suggestions, you may use any baby cap pattern that you like.

You don’t knit or crochet?  We also welcome donations of yarn and help assembling the layettes.

Click here to download the knitted pattern

Click here to download the crocheted pattern

Note:  When dropping off your baby hats, please include your name, address and the estimated hours spent making them.  We appreciate each and every baby hat and want to personally thank you and report volunteer hours donated to Assistance League.  Thank you for helping the mothers and babies in need in the Atlanta Metro area. 


Assistance League of Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible.


Knitted baby caps