What is Baby Grace?
Baby Grace is a ministry for families in need who are raising children between ages 0 and 5. Our philosophy is that God Receives All Children Equally, and so do we. A ministry of Lawson United Methodist Church in Ray Co., MO that offers prayer, support, diapers & supplies to families with children in need.
Where are you located?
The Baby Grace program in Lawson is located at the Lawson United Methodist Church, 504 N Pennsylvania Ave, Lawson, Missouri 64062. To participate in our program, you will need transportation to Lawson (we do not have delivery services).
What services does Baby Grace Lawson provide?
A newborn welcome basket for expecting moms. Gift baskets are filled with practical gifts and resources and are delivered to the mom before or after the baby is born.
Diapers – Free diapers, clothes, toys & gear for families with young children in need.
Clothes/Books/Toys/More – We manage a distribution center where we accept donations of used mother/child items for children ages 0 – 5. Because all items are donated, we can never guarantee availability of any item. Items commonly found in the distribution center include clothes, books, toys, blankets. You may also find high chairs, strollers, bouncy seats, pack-n-plays, swings, and other similar items.
Baby Grace Camp – Held every summer, this church camp is designed specifically for Baby Grace families (moms and their children ages 4 and under, dads and their children age 5 and up, and families consisting of two adults with children of all ages). Spots are limited, so applications are accepted in the spring and moms are selected based on their application and space availability.
Spiritual support – Prayer requests are accepted (and acted upon!) at every event. Pastoral support is also available upon request.
Educational family events (first aid, CPR training, child development, potty training, baby care, parenting, and discipline) occur on occasion.
Are there qualifications to register for Baby Grace?
No income/residency requirements, but we ask that you sign in and please take only what you plan to use for your kids. Please, no early birds.
How do I register for Baby Grace?
If you’re not already registered with our program, you can fill out a release form and sign it at the Open House.
When is Baby Grace Lawson open?
Quarterly Open Houses provide an opportunity to shop for free in our distribution center. Clothes, books, movies, toys, and more are made available. These events also provide time to connect with other young moms and Baby Grace volunteers and are held on the third Saturday in February, May, August, and November from 9:00am – 11:00am. Refreshments provided.
I can’t come on the scheduled Saturday of the month; can I come get clothes/diapers another time?
If you are registered with our program but can’t make it during this time, you may make an appointment for the week after the Open House.
How can I volunteer with Baby Grace?
Our work days are usually on Fridays, but please check our Facebook page (Lawson Baby Grace) or contact the church office for volunteer opportunities.
I have donations for Baby Grace. When can I drop them off?
Donations of items in good condition are welcome during church office open hours or by prior arrangement with LBG team member. The church is available to take donations Monday through Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm. If you need to set up another time you can call the church office at 816-796-3210 to make arrangements.
We would like to have someone come speak to our group about Baby Grace.
We love to share the Baby Grace story! We are happy to speak to your church, school or civic group about Baby Grace. Just fill out the Contact US form, and a Baby Grace representative will be in touch.