My friend Kelly is raising money. Why? She tells it best: “Despite a painful aversion to physical activity, I’m celebrating my 35th birthday by running seven, 5Ks to raise money and awareness for families affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy.”
And, most importantly, consider making a donation to help her cause.
Another charity close to my heart. Mary’s Mantle is a Catholic home for homeless, pregnant women. It not only meets the physical needs of its residents (of any denomination), but it also helps them through a program which enables them to provide for themselves. Mary’s Mantle also provides after care for residents who are moved out of the house.
To date, Mary’s Mantle has been home to 32 women and their babies. And, during the Christmas season, the residents are showered with gifts from locals. But, after the holiday season, donations tend to drop off, and residents who come in during the rest of the year are often in need of some essentials. So, Mary’s Mantle is asking you to donate the following items so they can save them for girls year round:
Target or Meijer gift cards
Cash donations (for running the house)
Yoga pants or any stretchy pants all sizes – Black
Twin size sheet sets
Standard size bed pillows
Diapers (very low on size 3 and 4)
Baby clothes all sizes, both boy and girl
One of the most unique charities I know of. This organization, founded by Abby Johnson, is a program that helps abortion clinic workers leave their jobs and find more life-giving work. Why can’t they just leave? Abby elaborates:
“I think it is hard for prolifers to understand what it is like to leave the abortion industry. It is not just leaving a job…for many, it is leaving an identity…leaving a stable income…leaving best friends…”
Help an individual change their life while saving millions of others.
Happy Season of Giving!