Alternative Answers to Abortion Pregnancy

Spring 2012
Alternative
Answers to
Abortion
Pregnancy
Resource
Center
AAA Pregnancy Resource Center’s
Race For Life & 1 Mile Walk
Special Fundraising Event
Saturday, May 19th at Hines Park
16755 Middlebelt Road
Livonia, MI 48154-3317
734-425-8060
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Join us for our first ever chip timed 5K/10K Race for Life
on Saturday May 19th at the Nankin Mills Recreation
Area in Westland! Race schedule is as follows:
www.aaaprc.org
8 – 9 a.m. Pick up your race packet
.
Mission
9:15 a.m. 5K and 10K races commence
Annual Fundraising Banquet
is September 27th
Our celebration banquet comes early this year!
Abby Johnson, Pro-Life Advocate (former
Planned Parenthood Director), will be our guest
speaker and Bob Dutko of WMUZ will be our
MC for the evening. We are looking forward
to a memorable event as we celebrate what God
is doing—please mark your calendars and plan
to attend!
(Please note: Due to the nature of Abby’s
message, this event is not recommended
for younger audiences)
10:30 a.m. 1 mile walk
statement
The AAA Pregnancy
Resource Center is a
Christ-centered ministry
dedicated to the sanctity
of human life. We provide
resources to promote life,
teach God’s design for
sexuality, and provide
counseling for postabortion healing.
.
For complete information or to register, go to
www.aaarace4life.com. Also, if you or someone you
know may be interested in becoming a race sponsor,
please let us know! We are looking for local business
owners, big and small—company logos of every
sponsor will be printed on the back of our race t-shirts!
Please contact Beth Swicker at 734.634.0011 or email
her at [email protected]
Attention Walkers! Enclosed in this
newsletter is your pledge form for the 1 Mile Walk.
Attention Runners! Please feel free to use
So far this year…
533 services provided
318 clients served
119 new clients this year
87 pregnancy tests performed
19 free ultrasound
exams performed
the enclosed form to gather pledges as well.
All pledges support the ministry at AAA PRC.
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
Baby Bottle Campaigns
Sunday, May 13, 2012 through
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Here’s a great opportunity for your church or
school to help moms and their babies. Mother’s
Day and Father’s Day provide the perfect “Start
& End Dates” for a baby bottle campaign!
Simply hand out the bottles for Mother’s Day
and have fun filling them for a month and
collect them on Father’s Day. To reserve your
bottles, call Beth Swicker at 734-634-0011 or
email her at [email protected]
Thank you!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Pledge forms can NOT
be turned in the day of the event. Please plan to turn
your pledge forms in to the center prior to the event
by Friday, May 18th or after the event beginning
Monday, May 21st. Thank you!
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Spring 2012
Alternative Answers to Abortion
Pregnancy Resource Center
Client Corner
Here are some of the things clients are
saying about their experience at AAA PRC:
“My experience was very welcoming. Advocates were concerned
about my well-being and made great strides to assure me they
were here for me and wanted to help. When I left I felt I had
someone to turn to.”
“I would not change a thing. This was altogether a wonderful
experience. You all are doing a wonderful job. Everyone is polite
and helpful and you truly do help.”
What some of our clients like best about AAA PRC:
“How helpful and sweet everyone was”
“That the center is faith based”
“That you sat down and talked with me and shared
everything I needed to know”
“The kindness that was shown towards me”
“The conversation about God and prayer”
Special Thanks to the
Knights of Columbus!
The Ultrasound Machine Fundraiser
hosted by Knights of Columbus on
Saturday, February 11th at St. Priscilla’s
Church in Livonia was a great success!
We gathered with friends and family for a
delicious Olive Garden dinner and a fun
evening of fellowship and raffles. The
fundraising efforts of the Knights of
Columbus and generous donors provided
$5300 toward the purchase of our new
ultrasound machine! Thank you to St.
Priscilla’s Church, Glen Graham, Greg
Keough & Mark Parkins of the Knights
of Columbus, Olive Garden, and every
person who participated in the event
through serving, attending, and giving
to this cause!
THANK YOU to all the churches who participated in the
SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY Baby Bottle Campaign!
Together, over $10,650 was raised to support the work of the center
in helping moms, dads and babies—thank you!
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Bell Creek Community Church
Bethany Bible Church
Bethel Baptist Church
Calvary Missionary Church
Canton Friendship UMC
Christ Church of Redford
Cornerstone Worship Center
Covenant Community Church
Dearborn Christian Fellowship
Dunning Park Bible Chapel
Fair Haven Assembly of God
Grace Baptist Canton
Grace Christian Fellowship
Harvest Bible Chapel
Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church
Life Church
Livonia Church of Christ
Memorial Church of Christ
Plymouth Baptist Church
Praise Baptist Church
Solid Rock Bible Church
Warren Road Light & Life Free Methodist Church
Please support Our Pro-Life Sponsors!
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Thank you to the Adventurers
Sunday School Class from
Crosspointe Community Church!
This group collectively donated $500 toward the purchase of our
ultrasound machine—what an awesome way to come together
and show your support! We are humbled and grateful for your
thoughtfulness and generosity—thank you!
Shop online using iGive and
help raise money for the center!
iGive really is as simple as it sounds…you can generate donations for
AAA PRC simply by shopping online at any of iGive’s registered 900+
stores…there are no costs, obligations, or hidden fees…and it’s all automatic!
Go to www.igive.com for more information and to sign up. We recently
received another check from iGive in the amount of $39.36 bringing our
total raised to date to over $187!
Creative ways parents are getting
their kids involved with AAA PRC!
Help AAA PRC through
A mom from CrossPointe Community Church wanted to teach
her kids the importance of donating to support the moms, dads
and babies helped through AAA PRC. She had the kids go
through their belongings and sort out what they could sell. She
helped the kids sell the clothes and toys they selected, and then
took them shopping to buy baby items to give to the center!
Simply change your search engine to www.goodsearch.com and every
time you log in and search the web, a donation will come to us. From
the Good Search website, just choose AAA Pregnancy Resource Center
in Livonia, MI as your charity. So simple and so helpful…thank you!
We also received a special donation through our recent Baby
Bottle Campaign. Inside one of the returned bottles was a
special note, which came from a parent of an 8 year old boy
and his 11 year old sister. The young siblings together donated
$17.75 and the note read, they each “have been saving 10% of
their small allowance for months to help the center.”
What a couple of great ways to teach kids and bless others
at the same time…thank you!
Other ways to help AAA Pregnancy
Resource Center:
Calling All Kroger Shoppers: Make
Your Krogering Count for AAA PRC!
Kroger’s Community Rewards program is one of
the simplest ways to contribute to AAA PRC. Beginning in
mid-April, simply visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com and
enroll your existing Kroger Plus card.
It’s so easy…then just shop, swipe your card
& you automatically earn for AAA PRC!
Please note: All participants must re-enroll each year to continue
earning awards during the coming year.
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your search engine everyday!
Handyman Ministry
We are always looking for handymen who will volunteer to help AAA
with their time and talents—painters, carpenters, handymen, or even just
two extra hands. AAA PRC has two buildings that need attention and
a couple of decent sized projects that need to be taken on. Please contact
Ted Braboy at 734-564-4594 or email [email protected] if you can
help out from time to time…thank you!
Want to help the center,
but don’t have enough cash?
You can help by donating:
n Long-term capital gain property—this way you
receive a tax deduction and no taxes on existing gains!
n Ordinary income property
n Tangible personal property
n Future interests in property—buy a life insurance policy with the center
as the beneficiary, and receive a tax deduction for the premiums!
Please contact your CPA or financial advisor for more information
about donating property to the AAA Pregnancy Resource Center.
From the Director
God continues to do some mighty things in this ministry. He does them through so very many servants that give of their time so
freely. If you have attended the various fundraisers over the years, you may have seen me or heard me speak on behalf of the center.
I assure you, that the REAL work is done behind the scenes by the 30+ volunteers each week. We are grateful for the donation
of time and spiritual gifts offered in His name. Below are comments from some of these volunteers that describe the effect this
ministry has on their walk with God:
“I sense the need to hold the parents up with prayer taking each one and their baby to God”
“I have seen how God provides for the needs of the center”
“I have definitely drawn closer to our Lord”
“I have had to depend on the Lord giving me ideas and material”
“The staff has helped me stay connected and heal through a difficult season in life…their mentoring has been a blessing”
“Every time I’m here it is a blessing to my life, I LOVE coming here”
“I am reminded to be thankful for what I have, and it helps me to see people the way God does and avoid judgment because
everyone comes from a different place…it keeps me praying for others”
“God led me to this ministry to further my journey in faith and purpose in life”
“I feel closer to God...I notice a big difference when I don’t come that I am missing something”
“I get to see how God is working in the lives of others”
It is my pleasure and a blessing to me to serve in this ministry with these women (and men) and the many more each week
that give of themselves for the glory of His name.
Thank you all for your support and partnership. Together we can accomplish all that He has called us to do!
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph. 2:10)
Serving together in Christ,
Peggy
Board News
Thank you to Maureen Zack who has faithfully served on the board of directors and as a counselor for many years, to
use her words: “since dirt.” Maureen has held the position of board secretary and has served this ministry with a great
heart and ambition. We will miss her but know that God will continue to use her in the pro-life ministry. Blessings on
all that God has for you, Maureen!
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Spring 2012
Alternative Answers to Abortion Pregnancy Resource Center
16755 Middlebelt Road • Livonia, MI 48154-3317
734-425-8060 • www.aaaprc.org
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Volunteer Opportunities
Available!
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n Receptionists
n Class Instructors
n Baby Shop Clerks
n Material Goods Sorters
n Many Other Opportunities
We offer volunteer orientations monthly.
Please visit our website at www.aaaprc.org
or contact the center at 734-425-8060 for
more information!
Diapers of any size and baby wipes are always needed!
Upcoming 2012 AAA PRC Events:
Race for Life/Walk for Life – May 19th
Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Baby Bottle Campaigns – Sunday, May 13th through Sunday, June 17th
Wash for Life – Saturday, July 21st (rain date: August 11th) – Visit www.washforlife.org for details!
Annual Fundraising Banquet – Thursday, September 27th
National Life Chain – Sunday, October 7th
Marathon Mission – Detroit Free Press Marathon or ½ Marathon – Sunday, October 21st
Name AAA PRC as your charity – visit www.marathonmission.net for details!
National Adoption Month Baby Bottle Campaign or make us your Thanksgiving Project – November 2012
Christmas Giving Project – December 2012
STAFF
Peggy Roberts
Executive Director
Janet Rozenboom
Client Services Coordinator
Beth Swicker
Development Director
Paula Campbell
Bookkeeper
Lisa Eggleston
Administrative Assistant
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Peggy Roberts
Executive Director
Teri Temby
Chairman
Charles Threadingham
Vice Chairman
We are always looking for new ways to be wise stewards of the resources that are provided by our generous donors.
Rather than receiving a hard copy of our newsletter, could you receive it via e-mail—saving both printing and postage costs?
If you are able to help us in this effort, please send your name and e-mail address to [email protected] and enter
E-mail Newsletter in the Subject Line. Thank you!
Donna Perkins
Treasurer
FYI, current and archived newsletters are also available to read and/or download from our website at www.aaaprc.org.
Charlie Richards
Board Director
Kurt Gebhard
Board Director
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