2021 Baby Bottle Drive

Begins Mother’s Day ends on the Fourth of July

This year’s theme for our bottle drive is “Freedom” “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13 (NIV)

This is what we do at the center, we serve with love. And, here’s a picture of me taken in 1941 my humble beginning. I was an unplanned pregnancy. When my mother and father found out about me, they got married. That was eighty years ago. Times have changed. People facing unplanned pregnancies in today’s world can choose to end the pregnancy, legally.

We want to help them. We are privileged to be able to offer free ultrasounds to Mom’s and Dad’s experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. We want to show them life inside the womb. We need your help to do this, so please give. We are a Christian Ministry and a medical clinic. We do not receive grants from the government, you are our support.

This year we are getting baby bottles to some of our churches. But we recognize that we are still living a hybrid existence and some of you are still streaming your worships. So we are presenting this chance for you to participate on-line.

In God’s love,
Gail Gardner
Executive Director

Donations

We hope you are able to partner with us in our virtual bottle drive. Our goal is $20,000. Simply enter “Bottle Drive” in the “Donation is In Honor” section of donation form. See example below.

20000.00
17017

Example donation to the Baby Bottle Drive

Enter your donation amount and click Continue
Fill in form, choose “Donation is” and select “In Honor” and enter “Bottle Drive”. Then click Process and you will receive a receipt for your donation.

After clicking Process you will immediately receive a receipt of your donation which you can print for your records.

Annual Care Net Banquet 2021 is going virtual

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfCareNetFitchburg/

Last fall we could not host our Annual Banquet due to the shut downs from Covid 19.  We are now hosting a virtual event to join us together and share about Care Net PRC of North Central MA and what is presently happening in the clinic.  Please join us for A Night of Hope.  The information that you will need to log in is located above.  Remember to use the capital letters as shown in the above frame.  Cannot join on that night?  You will be able to view at a later time on our Friends of Care Net Fitchburg FB page or on our Friends of Care Net Fitchburg website.

Event Information

Thursday April 15, 2021 at 7pm on Facebook Live or replay after the event on this website.

Donations

Directions for the Care Net Fitchburg Virtual Walk/Run

Join us for the Care Net Fitchburg Virtual Walk/Run special Labor Day event! Signup and download your sponsor form then join the Virtual Walk/Run on September 7th 2020. Click here for complete details including signup and sponsor forms.

Care Net Fitchburg Virtual Walk/Run Event Information

Date: September 7th 2020
Facebook streaming time: 9:30am
Walk/Run Time: Starts at 10:00am
Where: Anywhere you want!

Before you begin, please signup

Sign up and get lots of sponsors and collect lots of donations from the sponsors. Click here to read all the details about the Walk/Run and signup online. Then download your sponsor spreadsheet to record sponsors and their donation amounts.

After completing the Care Net Fitchburg Virtual Walk/Run

After the event please either enter your sponsor information on the website or mail the sponsor sheet to:
Care Net PRC
PO Box 511
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Prizes

What are the prizes?!  One prize is a beautiful, hand-painted water color painted by our artist in residence, our very own Executive Director Gail Gardner. 
(2) $50 gift certificates to Morning Star Christian Book Store.
Dunkin Donuts gifts.
$50 Amazon gift certificate.

Helpful Links

Registration & Waiver Form
Download Registration & Waiver Form
Download Sponsor Spreadsheet
Send Your Sponsors Form (submit one at a time)
Submit a donation (in optional section enter your name then the sponsors name)
Friends of Care Net Fitchburg Facebook page
Walk/Run Email Promo for Churches in .docx format

Support Care Net PRC Fitchburg with AmazonSmile

So many of us use Amazon, what a convenient way to shop. Now you can support Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of North Central Massachusetts Inc. when you purchase your products using AmazonSmile. From your web browser you navigate to https://smile.amazon.com and signup, pick your charity and shop as always. And now, you can use the Amazon App to support your AmazonSmile charities. Here’s how.

Join AmazonSmile

If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up on your web browser. Simply select your favorite charity to start generating donations, at no cost to you.

Get the app

Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

Turn on AmazonSmile

Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

If you already use AmazonSmile, you just turn it on and approve a few settings. If you’ve never used AmazonSmile then search for “Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of North Central Massachusetts Inc” as your charity and turn it on. That’s it! Now, whenever you make a purchase in your Amazon App, a donation up to 0.5% will be made to Care Net PRC Fitchburg (eligible purchases only).

Learn More about AmazonSmille

To signup and read more about AmazonSmile, navigate to Amazon’s FAQ page for all the details.

Virtual Baby Bottle Drive

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Psalm 139:13

Thank you for investing in life.

Our work continues in this “new kind of normal” we are living in. During our state emergency shutdown we have been reaching moms and potential moms over the phones. We have been able to counsel them, pray with them, and alleviate some of their anxiety. We hope you are able to partner with us in our virtual bottle drive. Our goal is $30,000. Our expenses have not gone away. New expenses will be added as we find our way through this “new kind of normal.” Life is precious. Help us to serve and meet the needs of our community during these difficult times.

In His love,
Gail Gardner
Executive Director

Donations

We hope you are able to partner with us in our virtual bottle drive. Our goal is $30,000. Simply enter “Bottle Drive” in the “Donation is In Honor” section of donation form. See example below.

Example donation to the Baby Bottle Drive

Enter your donation amount and click Continue
Fill in form, choose “Donation is” and select “In Honor” and enter “Bottle Drive”. Then click Process and you will receive a receipt for your donation.

After clicking Process you will immediately receive a receipt of your donation which you can print for your records.

Our 17th Annual Banquet was held at the Doubletree on October 24th

I met with our ushers in the boardroom. Denise happened by and took our picture. I commented that these are all future board members. We had 223 people register for the banquet. The evening went smoothly.

Users for our 17th Annual Banquet

Our theme for this special night was “Do Everything in Love”
1 Corinthians 16:14
Pastor Ruben Cabrera from Bethany Baptist in Gardner opened with prayer.

Our Pro-Life Achievement Award went to Dan Beauregard

Dan has been our IT guy since 2009. He served on the board from 2009 thru 2015. He was the one who took care of all the details when we had to put all our possessions in storage while we built up our new space. He oversees our two websites, our office computers and our telephone system. He attends Faith Evangelical Free Church in Acton MA.

Dan Beauregard

Pro-Abundant Life Video featuring Roland Warren

We followed the presentation with a Pro-Abundant Life Video featuring Roland Warren, President of Care Net National. Roland was previously involved with launching the Fatherhood Initiative in Washington, DC. He is passionate about the pro-life cause. As a young college student he and his girlfriend faced an unplanned pregnancy. They were counseled to abort but instead chose life.

Keynote Speaker, Bruce Binney

We had planned on three testimonies for our evening. Sophia, from Fitchburg State was going to be our videographer. God had other plans. We asked Bruce Binney if he would be our keynote speaker. He agreed.

He spoke about God’s plan that we do everything in love, he shared his story about being adopted and later learning that he was conceived in rape. He ended his talk with: “Do all things in love.” We here as Christians, believers in the great work of the cross, should be agents of God’s love and stand up for the children, those whose lives are endangered by our cultural standards and laws. We should be agents of God’s love to the hurting mothers who have been abandoned by the fathers of these children and see no other alternative except abortion. We should be agents of God’s love to those who have aborted their children, no, matter what the circumstances, showing compassion and care by bringing them the mercy. But we should never be complacent, we should never pretend that this holocaust isn’t happening and hide our heads in the sand, while so many are perishing. This is what I love about Care Net.

Keynote Speaker, Bruce Binney

Bruce lives in Gardner with his wife Karen. He is the father of two daughters and has four grandchildren. He started his involvement in the ministry of rescuing babies in the eighties as he stood outside an abortion center in Brookline, MA offering sidewalk counsel to women who considered abortion. He has a heart for God. Filled with a passion for life he went on to street evangelizing and went into shelters to help the men there. He currently serves as president of the board at our center. Bruce speaks to many of our local churches about our desire to do everything in love, being adopted he knows the loving choice that adoption is.

Thank you for your financial support

Wendy Mattis, our Director of Development appealed to our gathering for their financial support as we look forward to another year of serving our Lord by doing everything in love.

You may still make a donation at www.friendsofcarenetfitchburg.org

Respectfully,
Gail Gardner
Executive Director

In Every Thing Give Thanks

On October 22nd , the women from the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ashburnham held a baby shower for us.

Our Pregnancy Resource center in Fitchburg has a mission of help and hope to those facing an unplanned pregnancy. Our free ultrasounds enable women, men, and families facing an unplanned pregnancy see life inside the womb.

And our services do not end there, we have certified childbirth educators able and willing to do classes in childbirth. We have trained volunteers facilitating parenting classes, and we have a list of resources to share with our clients that need help.

Diapers are truly appreciated.

Diapers are truly appreciated

In addition, we have an “Earn while you Learn” program that allows our moms and dads to earn “Baby Bucks” as they do their classes. The credits earned are used to purchase new baby items in our boutique.

Earn while you Learn

Visit our website: www.carenetfitchburg.net Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00

Save the Date for the Annual Fundraising Banquet

Do Everything in Love Poster

17th Annual Fundraising Banquet, Thursday October 24 2019, 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 2019 banquet. Thank you for support.

Baby Shower Lunenburg’s Woman’s Club

Facing an unplanned pregnancy?  Making decisions can be difficult.  You need to know all of your options. Empowerment comes when you find the strength and resources necessary to make your best choice.  All our services are free of charge.  Services Provided:  Pregnancy Testing, Ultrasound, Options Counseling, Pregnancy & Childbirth Education, and  Parenting Classes.           

Our classes provide essential tools and foundations to build upon as you begin your parenting journey. 

Through the generous gifts of concerned friends of the center we have a baby boutique filled with new items for those who participate in our classes. Find out more when you enroll in one of our classes and get a chance to earn while you learn.

On March 1st, the Woman’s Club in Lunenburg held a baby shower for us.  We were blessed to bring the many items they donated to our boutique.  We are grateful for their support as we continue to serve the communities in our area.