Dear Friends of Heartbeat,
It is almost time for the world to celebrate the birth of a very special baby. He was born in a manger to a woman who was probably feeling quite young and scared to have this awesome responsibility thrust upon her.
Here at Heartbeat we have many young women who come to us feeling just the same way. We listen when they tell us they’re afraid and we let them know they aren’t alone. We help them prepare for the births of their sons and daughters and share their joy when they bring their newborns in for us to meet. Sometimes our volunteers are with them at the hospital waiting for their little ones to arrive. We sit with them and work with them to help them become strong, confident, and capable moms.
The new and expectant moms and babies who come to us have been hit hard by the current economic climate. The requests for diapers, formula and other baby items have never been higher, but we are committed to helping those families who come to us for assistance. Can you help us do this?
I realize many of you just gave to Heartbeat through our fall breakfast fundraiser and I thank you for that. We do hope soon to be able to offer ultrasounds to the abortion-vulnerable young women who come to see us. But today I’m asking if you can help Heartbeat to fulfill the most basic needs our moms and babies have.
There are several ways you can help Heartbeat help these moms and babies. The first is through monetary contributions which allow us to purchase items for our layettes, as well as emergency diapers and formula and the baby supplies our clients earn in our Heart to Heart program. We would also be grateful for any baby items (new or gently used) that you can donate to Heartbeat as well as maternity clothes.
On behalf of our Heartbeat families, I thank you for your consideration and wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and joyous 2010.
Sincerely and gratefully yours,
Lois Welch, President