Layette Program

The Layette Program serves new and needy mothers by providing them with a fitting wardrobe for their newborn child.


The Layette Program operates throughout the year with the help of volunteers by creating baskets for newborns.  The basket donations include baby clothing and other items for newborns from zero to 6 months.



Donations of clothes or cash are welcomed at any time of the year.  Checks should be payable to “Diocese of San Jose Layette Fund” and sent to:  Diocese of San Jose, Department for Evangelization, 1150 N. First Street, Suite 100, San Jose, CA  95112

Every first Sunday of December there is an Annual Layette Celebration where volunteers bring together purchased and/or hand-crafted items into a Layette storage area at Isolation Products, 157 San Lazaro Avenue, Sunnyvale 94086

To obtain a Layette basket for a newborn in need you must request it from Public Health Nurses who work at hospitals around the Santa Clara County.  “The Public Health Nurses disburse the Layettes to the women they serve our communities.”


Eileen McMahon

Layette Director 


Penny Osorio

Layette Treasurer

Elinor Stetson

Public Health 

Nurse Liaison

Linda Galassi

Baby Supply 



Sharon Logan

Baby Supply 



Contact the Office of Family Life & Spirituality

For assistance contact:

Jose Soto

 Director of Adult Spirituality and Family Life

Mary Jewell

Evangelization Coordinator

Diana Cuevas Ramos

Evangelization Coordinator