Our 2018 Pro-Life Achievement Award Goes to Dr. Mark Conrad

Dr. Mark Conrad was born and raised on the South Shore and retired in 2003 from the United States Navy. Mark has led ministries including the Family Life Weekend to Remember Marriage Conference, A Woman’s Concern pregnancy centers, and Ministry Leadership Today. In addition to opening pregnancy resource centers, in 2006 Mark founded and now facilitates the Northeast Pregnancy Resource Center Coalition which is committed to strengthening and enriching local pregnancy resource centers across the north east. Currently Mark works to facilitate local churches to embrace discipleship and fulfill the Great Commission.

 

You are cordially invited to our 16th Annual fundraising Banquet – REGISTER NOW

Reservations required, RSVP to 978-342-4244 or on-line at http://friendsofcarenetfitchburg.org/contactus/register/

When: Thursday October 18, 2018 – 6 pm
Where: Double Tree by Hilton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA, 01453 (map)
Cost: Free. (This is a fundraiser, so please bring your checkbook and be prepared to donate as much as you are able to this ministry.)

Are you planning to come? You must register so we can order your meal and assign your seating.

You Are Cordially Invited to our 16th Annual Fundraising Banquet

REGISTER NOW

For our 16th Annual Fundraiser Banquet on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6pm at the Doubletree by Hilton, Leominster MA.

Join us at the Doubletree as we celebrate life.  Hear the story of a courageous young woman. 

Fellowship and food aplenty. 

Reservations required, RSVP to 978-342-4244 or online at   http://friendsofcarenetfitchburg.org/contactus/register/

This is a Fundraiser for Care Net PRC and we appreciate your financial generosity to the clinic and the community it serves.

More details to follow soon.

Welcome Pastor Ruben Cabrera to our North Central Mass Family

Pastor Ruben Cabrera tours the center

We welcome Pastor Ruben Cabrera to our North Central Mass family. He and his wife have just moved to Templeton and he will be serving Bethany Baptist Church in Gardner.  Bethany Baptist is one of the many churches that partners with us as we serve with Compassion, Care and Counsel.  With Pastor Cabrera are Wendy Mattis, our Director of Development and Gail Gardner, Executive Director.  Mayor Mazzarella had to leave early to attend a meeting and Paula Butler, our Nurse Manager took the picture.

Pastor Cabrera, Wendy Mattis and Gail Gardner

Mayor Mazzarella tours the center

Thank you Mayor Dean Mazzarella of Leominster for taking time from your busy schedule to stop by for a tour of our center.  Fitchburg and Gardner mayors were busy on the 15th and unable to come.  We hope to connect with them at another time.

Save the date for the 16th Annual Fundraising Banquet

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Doubletree by Hilton, Leominster

Being a medical clinic is costly.  We do not receive any government funding.  Individuals, churches and businesses with a heart for those in need are our source of income.  All our services are free of charge and include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, childbirth education and more.  Register today for the Annual Fundraising Banquet.

 

 

Save the Date for the Annual Fundraising Banquet

Save the date for the 16th Annual Fundraising Banquet

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Leominster.

Being a medical clinic is costly.  We do not receive any government funding.  Individuals, churches and businesses with a heart for those in need are our source of income.  All our services are free of charge and include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, childbirth education and more.  Our clients have this to say:  “I felt comfortable and grateful for the caring staff.  This was a place where no one judged me.”  “I was glad to receive good and valuable information.  The atmosphere is warm and uplifting.  I was able to relax.  It was as though my counselor really knew me.”

We want to continue and you can help.

Kick off campaign for sponsors

Our banquet is three months away.  This is our kick-off campaign for sponsors.  Here’s the story:  Sponsorship levels are $500, $750, and $1,000.  These levels will receive third ($500), half ($750) or full page ($1,000) recognition in our program.  If this is too steep, a donation of $100 to $300 will place your name in the program as a friend.  Donate Today!  Go to www.friendsofcarenetfitchburg.org and click on donate.  Follow the instructions.  On the drop down menu choose “in honor” and type in 2018 banquet.  Thank you for support.

St. Edwards Holds a Virtual Baby Shower for The Center

And the gifts keep coming as we receive baby items from St. Edwards in Westminster.  Our vision is to create an environment where every human life is worthy of protection.  This is why we offer free ultrasounds along with free pregnancy and childbirth classes.  And, we are able to provide future moms and dads with much needed items as more and more churches hold baby showers for us.  And not only churches.  Businesses too, so thank you Avery Dennison for your donation to purchase items for our boutique.

The Choose Life License Plate supports pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes.  You can purchase your own Choose Life License plate by visiting your local Registry of Motor Vehicles or on-line at ChooseLifeMassachusetts.org

Great job Fitchburg Knights of Columbus

Harry Hakala, Dan Cucchiara and Cheryl Jarvis Cucchiara dropped of all the diapers, wipes and clothes they had collected the month of May.   A check is also in the mail from the 50/50 Raffle they did at the club for the Mother’s Day Breakfast. Thank you Joshua Champagne for your help selling tickets. The Fitchburg Council #99 also donated a $1,000 towards a new Ultra Sound Machine for the center this past year.

The Choose Life License Plate supports pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes.  You can purchase your own Choose Life License plate by visiting your local Registry of Motor Vehicles or on-line at ChooseLifeMassachusetts.org

2018 Juneteenth Event – Winner

A wonderful time was had by all at the Juneteenth event this past Saturday. We have a few pictures to share.

Gloria Rondon and Paula Butler, Care Net PRC staff, at the Juneteenth Event at Riverfront Park in Fitchburg on June 16th

Community Resource Officer Keith Bourne draws the winning name at the CareNet PRC bike giveaway.  Executive Director Gail Gardner is also in the picture. 

Community Resource Officer Keith Bourne and Executive Director Gail Gardner

The winners of the Care Net PRC bike giveaway pose with CareNet PRC staff at the Juneteent Event held at Riverfront Park this past Saturday.

Wendy Mattis and Gail Gardner with the winners of the kids bike

2018 Juneteenth Event – Bike Giveaway

Wendy Mattis, Care Net PRC and Andrew Weigel, Tomten Biketown

On Saturday, June 16th Care Net PRC will be giving away a new child’s bike. The bike will be at the Care Net PRC table at Riverfront Park in Fitchburg for the Juneteenth Event. The bike was donated by Tomten Biketown of Leominster. Seen receiving the new child’s bike is Wendy Mattis from Care Net PRC shaking hands with Andrew Weigel representing Tomten Biketown. Stop by our table and fill out your name as the drawing will take place at 5:00. An officer from the Fitchburg Community Resource Unit will draw the name.

Riverfront Park
51 Commercial Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

2018 Coalition Training

It is an exciting time when we are able to gather with our co-workers from all over New England for a training.  Pictured are Rose and Laurie, Client Advocates, Gail, Executive Director, Aimee, LPN and Paula, Nurse Manager.  Wendy, our Director of Development took the picture.  We all met at Freedom Worship Center in West Boylston on May 30th.  Our teacher was Cynthia Hopkins, VP of Center Services and Client Care, Care Net headquarters in Virginia.  She gave us an introduction on how to be a “Pregnancy Decision Coach.”

“Jesus is our perfect example of qualities we want to emulate as we serve in the pregnancy center ministry.  His earthly ministry was characterized by many traits, including authenticity, acceptance, humility, and empathy.”  At the training we explored what each of these traits meant to us and how we would use them to bring compassion, hope and help to men and women facing unplanned pregnancy.

Choose Life Plate

Mark Conrad, facilitator, proudly wore his choose life plate t-shirt.  This training is underwritten by a grant from them.  If you don’t have a “Choose Life” plate it may be time for you to consider obtaining one.  It is a wonderful way to raise public awareness and  needed funding to support positive choices of Life, Adoption and Safe Havens for men and women facing unplanned pregnancies.

Spare some change to make a change

If you haven’t picked up a baby bottle to fill with change at your church, stop by the center and we’ll gladly give you one.

Annual Community Baby Shower

Aimee Martinez, Wendy Mattis and Paula Butler

The Annual Community Baby Shower Hosted by WIC and MOC was held at the Elks in Leominster on Wed. May 9.  There was a great turnout with many local organizations represented at tables.  Many wonderful gifts were raffled off throughout the afternoon.  At the CareNet PRC table we gave away beautiful hand-knit infant sweater sets to pregnant women.  Many guests to our table enjoyed taking pictures with our baby models.  Guests would hold the baby model that is the same size as their expected baby and take a picture holding the baby model in front of their stomach.  As always, we felt very welcome at this event and were happy to see familiar faces!  (picture includes Aimee Martinez, Wendy Mattis and Paula Butler).