Sunday, June 7, 2009
Building a Culture of Life in Alaska...
I have recently had the pleasure of getting to know a little bit more about one of our Handmade for Life members. Shannon at Baruch's Lullaby is an Alaskan resident and fiber artist. She's not only privileged to live in one of the most beautiful locations in America but also to be a part of a fantastic pro-life effort centered in Wasilla.
Shannon has spent a great deal of time working with the HeartReach Pregnancy Center and has even dedicated a large portion of her own handiwork towards fundraising for their life-saving efforts. HeartReach is on the verge of acquiring an ultrasound machine for it's facility. Shannon writes:
"HeartReach Pregnancy Center in Wasilla is raising funds for ultrasound equipment and all of the particulars that go with such a program to support women and their families. Baruch's Lullaby has partnered with HeartReach and is donating 80% of sales from this section of the shop toward this project.
Or, you can go to the main page of the shop and on the right (under "Sections in this shop") click on the HEARTREACH BENEFIT. Spread the word! Pregnant moms deserve real options and truth, and ultrasounds go a long way toward delivering both."
The ultrasound machine is an extremely important tool for educating and saving lives in any pregnancy center but the best centers go a step further once the decision to accept the life of a child has been made. HeartReach provides valuable educational opportunities for new parents including health and nutrition classes, child care classes, and parenting classes. They also offer abortion recovery support, clothing for babies and expectant mothers and childbirth education classes in addition to their pregnancy testing, counseling and 24-hour hotline services.
They are the whole package. Pro-woman. Pro-child. Pro-family. Pro-life.
Thanks so much to Shannon at Baruch's Lullaby for all that she has given of herself to help others live full and beautiful lives. Please stop by her shop to help support HeartReach or visit their site to donate directly.