Jesus IS the reason for the season! We are truly thankful to Him for His guidance and nurturing love during this past year… and all the years of our existence. Organized in 1971, a year before Roe Vs Wade, Birthright has always "been there" for women during the most unsure time of their lives as they face an unplanned pregnancy. Without Jesus and His Mother, none of us could be here.
This has been a year of new challenges, vision and encouragement. The new Healthcare mandate includes funding for abortion as an end to unplanned pregnancies, and that is allowed at any time in the unborn's growth and life.
Our advertising plans continue to develop, Facebook seems to get most attention, as well as our web site. The bus ads continue to bring young women to us for help. We try to be available for them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So often the times women feel most lonesome and vulnerable are the wee hours of the morning, we are there for them. Many new volunteers are needed to respond to the women in need.
We are in dire need of a new computer and more modern technology. It would be an answer to prayer to have new equipment. A person who can help set up and implement the system as well as help train our staff would be very helpful.
Our "wish list" includes a volunteer who has Grant Writing experience.
As the year ends we send our most heartfelt thank you to the caring, generous people from Felician Services, St. Francis Hospital, MACCW, Our Lady of Good Hope, Christ Child Society, R. A. Abdoo & Co., and congregations of St. John Vianney, St. Alphonsus, Holy Apostles, many individual donors and of course our Volunteers and Board of Directors. All remain in our prayers at this holy time.
It is time to rethink our communication efforts. Using email could bring you the latest news and in a far more cost effective way than, alas, the U.S. Postal Service. Below you will find a form to complete and return to us with your email address. Note: we will not exchange, sell or use it for any purpose other than direct communication from Birthright. Many groups are using email very successfully and report good reaction.
Blessings for a Happy Christmas and 2013,
and the Milwaukee Birthright Board of Directors and Volunteers
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