As you may already know, I work part-time for a non-profit pregnancy center. In fact, the organization I work for operates 3 pregnancy centers in 3 different counties in Ohio. Because we are non-profit, the organization receives NO government money. On occasion, we are able to apply for and receive grants from local businesses – but more than 98% of our funding comes from individuals, businesses, and churches.
This Saturday, we are holding our Walk for Life event in 2 counties. (Last weekend, we held the first annual 5K Run/Walk in 1 county). Because I am an employee, I will not actually be walking the event, but will help host and operate the event in 1 of our locations.
Would you Sponsor Me in the Walk for Life?
I won’t be actually walking, but I will be attending and helping run the Walk. We often have members of local churches, local pro-life groups, and other people who are passionate about encouraging women to consider the option of LIFE for an unplanned pregnancy.
Here’s a little about what we do:
We offer pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds (both free of charge), pregnancy education and support, parenting education and support, a boutique for obtaining needed items like diapers, wipes, and formula (again, free of charge), and a clothing closet. This summer, we will have a post-abortion Bible study. We offer many opportunities for clients to learn about God and faith in Him, but do not force any of our clients to participate in any faith-based activity if they are opposed. Instead, we pray for them and with them and for their family. Many of our families live in poverty. Some of them don’t. Some of them come in just long enough to get an item they need, and some have been coming for a year.
In fact, ALL of our services are free of charge.
In exchange for a commitment to pursue education (video-based), our clients are able to learn how to take better care of themselves and their children, and they are able to “shop” in our boutique and get the items they need to help care for their children.
We are able to do this because of donors who support us in one way or another. We have those who donate money on a monthly basis, and those who donate one time per year. We have various fundraiser events where local supporters can participate, including the Walk for Life and our Baby Bottle Campaigns.
If you already support a local pregnancy center, that is wonderful and I hope you continue to do so!
If you don’t, would you consider sponsoring me in the Walk for Life?
You can donate in a few different ways:
You can pay by electronic check or credit card online. (Click the “Make a Difference Give Now” button. Select “Other” and type in “Walk for Life – Debbie” to designate a sponsorship for me.)
You can also mail a check to – Voice of Hope, 1199 Delaware Ave Ste 110A, Marion, OH 43302 – and designate “Walk for Life – Debbie” in the memo field or in a note.
I am thankful for the opportunity to work for a pro-life organization that offers tangible help to families in need, along with the opportunity to learn about God and His love for them.
As always, you can pray for organizations who support life!