DIAPER DRIVE- May 13- Updated information

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Many did get behind the diaper drive effort!!

 

 

Pictures and stats from this year’s diaper drive:

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Second Annual Diaper Drive

Saturday, May 13, 2017

7 am to 7 pm

933 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, Pa.

2017:  Katie writes:

Sue saved the day with her van, and herself being there for 8 hours, and Beth came back a second time when Sue had to leave. My dad was able to stay for the last couple hours, which was fortunate because David came all the way from WV (and he had to leave to go to work in Ohio!) to donate $100 and some formula, baby snacks and Pedialyte. We left at 6:15, and I’m really sorry if anyone came by after that, I should have stayed till 7! Beth said people can bring donations down between 9 and 11 on Tuesday during her shift.

 

We collected 2,291 diapers, 2,876 wipes, a swing, 3 bouncy seats, a play mat, 2 baby carriers, several swaddlers and sleep sacks, a set of crib sheets, a car seat cover, a bag of maternity clothes, a few bags of baby clothes, a diaper bag, a high chair, a car seat (not in the picture because I have to check and make sure used is ok) an audio monitor, a few containers of formula and $536.

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In addition Katie reports:
 
The part of the day that sticks with me the most is when two girls came by, and we gave them a resource card.  Sue M. asked if they know anyone who was pregnant and the one girl said “Yeah, me.”  Sue asked if she was going to keep the baby and she said “No.” She looked sad and had her hand on her stomach. I gave her a “hopeful” gift package and told them about Nick and how I hadn’t been happy at first when I got pregnant.  I told her how women grieve after abortions.  We both gave her our numbers. I keep thinking about things I should have said and hoping we were able to get through to her and that she’ll call us for help.
 
Towards the end another woman, J, stopped and took a pregnancy test.  She said she was homeless and had two kids that lived with their dad.  I gave her a hopeful gift also in case she was pregnant, told her about Genesis and gave her my number.  She didn’t seem to be considering abortion but it’s hard to tell.  When I asked if it would be good news she said she wasn’t sure, but she seemed interested in Genesis.   I hope that’s a good sign.

 

2016:

Last year we collected 4,949 diapers, 4,862 wipes, $693, a stroller, a high chair, a hobby horse, a swing, two diaper bags, a couple bags of maternity clothes and a ton of baby clothes, a few containers of formula, several bottles of baby soap, powder, etc. for the clients of CURO and Women’s Choice Network.  Monetary donations can also be made.    Katie

 

Our own Katie, Shift Manager and Sidewalk Advocate, hosted this second annual event!

 

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Sue not only lent a hand, She lent a van!!! Sue is the coordinator of Sidewalk Advocates for Life- the year round peaceful, prayerful and outreach ministry to the clients of PP.

Sidewalk Advocates were on their shifts and supported Katie (also a Sidewalk Advocate) with a cause we could all get behind!!!

jim, joe and sue
Jim, Joe and Sue- year round advocates for life! Jim stood in the pouring rain on Thursday morning also to reach out to the abortion bound and other clients of PP. Jim is relatively new to Pittsburgh. It is great to have young people donate their time to ending abortion in Pittsburgh – changing one heart at a time.

 

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Jim, Katie and Joe

 

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Virginia, Saturday morning Sidewalk Advocate, looks at the food goodies and the information.

 

 

 

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Katie and Jeff. Jeff stopped by on his way to a training class. Jeff and his wife are members of a church in North Park. Their church helps to support Bethany House ministries. Jeff donated to the cause. And in addition learned where PP is located. He said he was surprised at the amount of customers they have.

 

ken and family
Ken and Darlene stopped by to support the cause. Pictured here with 4 of their 10 children, Ken and Darlene are living proof that raising a large family successfully is possible and joy filled. Lots of diapers and graduations later… Ken and Darlene and their children bless others through 4H fairs and ministry work (the adult children). The children pictured here are the four youngest. Ken is a year round prayer warrior in front of PP. He can testify that family works!!! Thanks Ken and Darlene for your youthful witness!!

Rick, Thursday 5-7 shift manager, and his wife did a “drive by drop off”.

Diane D., with a new sign showing help for women, stood for several hours on the opposite side of the street, supporting the drive and directing attention to practical help. 

Beth, long time Sidewalk Advocate and President of PCUC, came down in the morning and then came back in the afternoon to stay with Katie so she wouldn’t have to stand alone.  Judy, (SA) Sue D. (shift manager, SA and blog writer for 40 Days for Life) and Marian (SA) also supported Katie during the drive.

Tim B and Bill H manned their spots, as usual, early on Saturday.  Bill H came back later to check to see if Katie needed someone to stand with her.   Judy and Hank, shift managers (and Sue D’s parents) for 40 Days for Life also stopped to donate.

A special thank you to Katie’s mom and dad for donating their time, talent and treasure.  And to Nick, Katie’s son, who gracefully shares his mommy!! 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

 

 

 

God smiled on our Prayer Vigil to defund planned parenthood

IMG_2190The rain held off and the sun even tried to peak out over the Prayer Vigil and Jericho March to protest planned parenthood,  ask for God’s help to defund pp and ultimately end abortion.  Several dozen came out on this Saturday morning despite the forecast and early sprinkles. KDKA TV covered the event and interviewed Jeannie F. who emphasized that tax dollars are not to be taken away from women in need rather that should be redirected away from pp to Federally Qualified Health Centers of which there are 12 within a 5 mile radius of pp. She emphasized that solution to dealing with women in crisis is to deal with the crisis be it material needs,  pressure or perceived lack of options and not abort the child. She also brought a carload of great signs that boldly and clearly witnessed to our purpose.IMG_2197

In closing those participating were asked to continue to Pray to End Abortion and to contact their U.S. Senators and Congressmen and ask that they pass legislation to defund planned parenthood.

My Thanks to all who came out despite the weather and concerns over counter protests.  Thanks also to those who couldn’t come but prayed for us.

Tim B.

Help defund planned parenthood with Prayer April 29

April 29 flyer 300 pxHere’s how you can help defund Planned Parenthood in Pittsburgh

On the last weekend in April, pro-lifers across the country will hold rallies, marches, prayer vigils and demonstrations at Planned Parenthood facilities as part of the second annual National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain and receives over $500 million from taxpayers like you every year. But pro-life leaders in Washington are working right now to end that government subsidy.

Come out on Saturday, April 29 and join tens of thousands of pro-lifers across the country in support of this urgent campaign to defund Planned Parenthood!

Event: Prayer Vigil and Jericho March at Planned Parenthood
When: Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: 933 Liberty Ave, in downtown Pittsburgh

More Info: Contact Tim Barr at timbarr5480@gmail.com

 

Editors addition: Please note that  40 Days for Life Pittsburgh is part of 40 Days for Life.  The group does not endorse candidates nor will include any information on the websites which appears to have a party affiliation.  40 Days for Life is not a political movement.  Please read the mission statements on the About page and on 40 Days for Life- the national website.  Any use of these websites to endorse candidates or political parties will be removed and reported to 40 Days for Life- national.