Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More baby hats !!!

Margo knitted more little baby hats for the Open House Baby Shower for New Beginnings Crisis Pregnancy Center!

Aren't they adorable?!  OXOX and a big "thank you" to Margo! 

Hey ... I fugured out how to cut and paste into this post, so below is the article I wrote about this event.  Thanks in advance for anything you can do to help this very worthy cause.


The Jolly Homemakers Extension Club of Freedom is sponsoring a Baby Shower Open House to benefit New Beginnings Crisis Pregnancy Center.  The event will be Friday, May 6, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Services office, 180 S. Washington Street in Spencer. Everyone in the community is invited and anyone may attend.

Jolly Homemaker members hope that you will come to the open house, enjoy some refreshments, learn more about the Center, and bring along an unwrapped baby gift.  The Club thinks that every life is precious and this is their way of helping get some local infants’ lives off to a better start.

If you would like to attend the Baby Shower Open House and want to know what’s on the most-wanted list, New Beginnings especially needs soy-based formula and diapers in sizes 3, 4 and 5.  Other items that are always in demand by new mothers for their babies are wipes, lotion, soap, wash cloths, towels, receiving blankets, bottles, teethers, pacifiers, high chairs, lightweight strollers, and cribs.  Please, unwrapped new items only for this special event.

New Beginnings is located at 219 North Fletcher in Spencer.  Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 4:00 p.m.   Their phone number is 812-829-BABY (2229).

Their statement of purpose reads:  “Our mission is to minister in Christ's love to the needs of women, men and families who are experiencing the trauma of an unplanned pregnancy. We offer alternatives to abortion with acceptance, compassion and physical, emotional and spiritual support.”

The Center describes a crisis pregnancy as any pregnancy that is unplanned, unexpected or unwanted; makes a woman or young girl feel as though her world is falling apart; thrusts the mother-to-be into turmoil by pressures from family, friends or the father-to-be; leaves the mother-to-be feeling helpless, fearful, trapped, betrayed, manipulated or angry; or causes the mother-to-be to consider an abortion.

Who is eligible?

Any woman who is expecting a baby is eligible. Also families with small children are eligible. There is no income restrictions. Anyone in need is welcome to come and check out our free services.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are not necessary during regular center hours. If the center hours do not fit your schedule, then it is recommended that you make an appointment with the director or another volunteer.

How can I help?

You can help by...
Any woman who is expecting a baby is eligible.  There are no income restrictions. Anyone in need is welcome to come and check out the Center’s free services.

Appointments are not necessary during regular office hours. If the center hours do not fit the woman’s schedule, they can arrange an appointment.

Besides helping New Beginnings through this special Baby Shower Open House, anyone is welcome at any time to donate the new items listed above, as well as good used maternity clothes, baby clothes, or baby furniture.  You can also volunteer your time.

Newborn layettes are assembled using new items and therefore these new items are always needed.  Jolly Homemakers is confident that the generosity of the community, by way of this Baby Shower Open House on May 6, will result in many layettes being assembled at the Center.

For more information about this special event, contact Peggy Bull, 812-829-3195.