My mom has been the executive director at the Bowie Crofton and Severna Park Pregnancy Clinic since 1982. As a little girl, I went to work with my mother on her work days. I spent my Tuesday and Thursday mornings on a couch in a counseling room watching cartoons. As I watched my kids' movies and used the fetal models as dolls, I knew something important went on there, but didn't realize of the impact of the work going on around me. But once I started reaching my elementary, middle school and high school years, I grew to understand the life changing ministry more and even volunteered there for many years.
Countless women and girls each year are faced with an unplanned pregnancy and have little or no resources to help them make life-changing decisions. The Pregnancy Clinic offers completely free services from pregnancy tests and counseling, LifeSense classes (on subjects from breastfeeding to budgeting), STD testing and counseling to 3D/4D ultrasounds, and post-abortion counseling.
From their website:
$1.70 pays for one pregnancy test for a girl who may be scared and feeling lost.
$25 pays for 10 Bibles for clients who need to hear the encouraging words of Jesus.
$200 pays for one sonogram that can make the difference between life and death for an unborn child.
Hop over to my shop to purchase "Mama Bird" and give the gift of life. You may also want to visit the Handmade with Purpose blog to find out about the other shops donating to charities of their choice and how you can help.
Mahalo and have a fabulous weekend!