I learned last year that God is in control of our ministry here at Pregnancy Matters. Our 2021 Walk for Life was the most successful to date, bringing in over $46,600! With these funds and gifts that we receive each month, we have improved our services to the families of Southern Illinois. We hired a new part-time Client Services Manager, Jazmine Lopez, at our Carbondale office to help provide consistent client services and family education. In addition, we have expanded our hours at the Marion office. These new hours are Monday evenings 5-7, and Tuesday -Friday 9-3. Carbondale is still open Monday-Friday 10-2.
Over the past 9 months, we have been working on a grant from a wonderful organization called Pre-Born. They are providing us with a new ultrasound machine. We would like to thank Stonefort General Baptist Church for its partnership with Pre-Born. Together they made receiving this new machine possible. This machine will show mothers a clearer picture of their baby in early pregnancy and will be able to let them hear the baby’s heartbeat! Studies have shown time and time again that hearing the heartbeat is so effective in connecting a mother to her unborn child.
If you would like to see how your support makes a difference, watch the video posted below where two PM mommas share their stories of how you have helped them during their difficult times.
How Can I Stay Involved?
There are many ways to be involved with Pregnancy Matters.
You can volunteer your time at one of our offices if your schedule allows. If you have free time during the week, fill out an application, and let’s talk from there! https://forms.gle/Yi6BeWykFTDfCi6PA
You can host a “Baby Bottle Fundraiser” at your church or community group. We will provide you with the bottles you need, your group will gather change and cash in them for a few weeks, and we will even pick up the bottles for you. You don’t have to empty the bottles or count change! If your group prefers more direct material support, you can always host a Diaper Drive and gather diapers, wipes, and baby hygiene items. Call us to learn more.
You can also become a financial partner by giving a tax-deductible donation. We have people who give annually, people who give monthly, and even those who give randomly. Each gift is instrumental in providing lasting change and support to so many families. You can mail a check to PO Box 4001, Carbondale, IL 62902 or Donate Online at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=5S5YJHECRGF4Q
You can support us through your prayers. You can receive anonymous prayer requests through text or email when we have a momma facing a difficult decision or going through a hard circumstance. You can join this prayer program here: www.LifePrayerPartner.com/PregnancyMatters
I am left speechless at the generosity of our friends and supporters! Your heart for the women and families we serve shows in your actions! So again, I say thank you. Thank you for making it possible for Pregnancy Matters to provide another year of compassionate care to our community.