Christmas for the Preborn
Christmas for the Preborn, a one-hour ceremony of song and prayer, which commemorates the lives of preborn babies lost through elective abortion, is held each year, during the Advent season in front of the Women's Med Center abortion mill at 1401 East Stroop Road in Kettering.
During the hour long event, we mourn the loss of the brief lives of those who were aborted during the year and we honor them and reflect on our loss, because they would have touched us and others in their own special way.
In addition, we celebrate life with gifts, which are distributed to local women's resource and support centers. Each year we ask people to donate disposable diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6 and baby wipes as gifts. We estimate that local support centers distribute over 70,000 diapers a year, and demand keeps growing. These centers do a marvelous job for women in crisis situations and provide a variety of services, including free pregnancy tests, counseling, maternity and baby clothing, post-abortion support, ultrasounds, support classes, parent training, referrals for community resources, and medical and social services. They rely on private donations and deserve all the support we can give them.
Support and resource centers receiving the donations include:
Join us for the 2016 Christmas for the Preborn on Wednesday, December 14
Thousands of diapers have been donated along with money that will buy thousands more. We'll be collecting diapers through the first week of January so drop them off anytime (Email or call 937-294-8493 for details)
Plan to participate in 2016: Gathering diapers for the women support centers is ideal for school public service outreach or for church-based youth outreach programs. In addition, school and church choirs, instrumentalists and soloists are encouraged to participate in the program. Let us know if you are interested.
Diapers and donations can be delivered anytime before the December event and through the first week in January. In many cases, money donations work better than actual diapers because we can shop for sales prices, volume discounts, and special promotions.
If you attend the event, please park on the street, not in the Mama DiSalvo resturant parking lot. They host lots of Christmas parties and need all the parking spaces.
From a recent program ...
Delivering your gifts: One of three station-wagon loads of diapers headed for local women's support centers.