The parish will once again collect donations for Birthright before and during Great Lent. Birthright is an international organization that provides counseling and material help to mothers and their children both during and after pregnancy. The Birthright office we will be donating to is in Frackville, Pennsylvania, so donations will directly help our neighbors.
As Orthodox Christians, we are obliged to defend the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Shamefully, over 800,000 babies are legally murdered in the womb each year in the United States. We must pray and work to end this crime against God and man, and one of the best means at our disposal is to provide encouragement and care for young mothers facing an unexpected pregnancy. Please give generously.
One of the pillars of Great Lent is almsgiving, and all the ways you give of yourself, your time, your money, and your energy to help others are welcome. However, if you are able, we ask that you contribute to the project that our parish has chosen for special attention. Birthright is a nonprofit group with a branch in nearby Frackville, PA that helps mothers and their babies throughout pregnancy and afterward. Please see the list below, or download it in PDF form. Donations may be brought to the church hall, where they will be delivered after Lent.
The following items are needed:
- Diapers –Newborn, Size 1 and 2
- Onesies / undershirt – Size 3 – 6 months and 6 – 9 months
- Sleepers – Size 3 – 6 months and 6 – 9 months
- Baby wash cloths and towels
- Baby bath
- Baby lotion
- Receiving blankets
- Bottles / nipples
- Used clothes (in fair condition) – up to Size 2.
No Baby powder or Baby oil!