Pregnancy Center Support Baby Shower
Council: 10019 - LEWISTON
In preparation of our 7th annual Baby Shower, Grand Knight Al Viens with Life Program Chairman Brian Labrecque, decorated the back of the church with streamers, balloons, ribbons, baby clothes, a playpen and easel with poster full of baby paraphernalia. Monetary donations were gladly accepted along with many gifts sent to the Hope House. The Hope House is a non-profit religious organization providing neighborhood support to single mothers feeling trapped in poverty and seeking abortion of their children. The staff there provides free ultrasound screening (donated by Holy Family K. of C. and Maine Knights), in an effort to prevent abortions.
On the weekends of March 30/31 and April 6/7, council members were there at the back of church and to organize the collected baby products. The following weekend members again were there again to collect the baby paraphernalia. The playpen was filled to overflowing a sure sign of the many generous parishioners in our community. The baby bottle banks were also setup for cash donations and they too were filled to the brim, collecting a total of $ 2060.00. Judging from the response from parishioners this effort was a great success!
On April 12 all of the donated items and cash was delivered to Hope House director Bruce and Jan Wilson. They were overwhelmed with joy and appreciation for our charitable efforts to aid them at saving babies and families.