03/19/2015 Leave a comment
From Cheri Adcock:
Cape Girardeau is blessed to have a Christian-based pregnancy resource center. Our name is Options for Women – Help for Families. Not only do we help men/women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy by helping them become aware of their options, but if they chose to keep their baby, then another exciting service we offer enters in. This is the “Learn to Earn” program. In order to obtain the material needs for the baby, they must attend parenting classes given by our trained volunteers, which are followed by a brief Bible Study. And no one understands the worth of such programs better than your organization. (Self investment vs being given without effort). Also, some abortion activists believe pro-life advocates have no further desire than seeing that the baby is born, then they are gone. That couldn’t be more untrue. Our desire is to continue to provide services to help them raise that baby in the most responsible, and hopefully, Christian upbringing, as well as helping them to obtain many material items they may have a very difficult time providing. We have one parenting class going on at this time and are looking at having two in the future, which we hope will grow to more as we grow.
As the women attend the parenting classes, they earn points, with which they use in the “Little Lamb Boutique” to purchase items with their points. Extra points are also given for doing their homework, attending the Bible study, writing thank you cards to our supporters, and number of meetings attended, etc.
We would like to request that your organization consider the possibility of putting on a “baby shower” to provide material needs for this purpose. Some of the items we need at this time are:
Clothing items: (size 0-3 months to 18 months)
Personal Hygiene Items:
- Baby Oil
- Body Wash
- Diaper Rash Ointment
- Bowl and spoon sets
- Teething toys
- Other safe Baby toys
Respectfully submitted by Cheri Adcock, volunteer coordinator of material resources for Options for Women