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CELEBRATE LIFE BANQUET- “The Legacy of Love” Banquet, this year’s gala fundraising event, was a night filled with love, laughter, music and as always, some tears. It was well-attended with over 600 friends, families, supporters and many whose lives have been touched by the Women’s Care Center since the founding thirty-five years ago. The unique call on this ministry is bitter sweet to come along side people in the midst of their very personal life crises. This year’s client stories told of a years ago teenager’s adoption plan and reunion with her now grown son; a client who bravely gave birth to her child after a traumatic sexual assault; and the heartwarming client affirmation of our Stepping Stones/Learn to Earn program for pregnant and parenting moms and dads. Local Artist and Worship Leader Brandon Fox added beautifully performed music to set the tone for the evening. We are so grateful to our very generous partners who stand with us financially so that we are able provide all that we do to those in need.
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SPECIAL THANKS TO:
COMMUNITY LIFE PROTECTOR- Millcreek Community Church
LIFE GUARDIANS- Mr. & Mrs. Ron Brown, Pastor & Mrs. Todd Cyphers, Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Donelson, Mr. & Mrs. Doug Fitzgerald, Garden Heights Baptist Church, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Houston, Mr. & Mrs. David Hummel, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Panza, Mr. & Mrs. David Ross, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Saluski, Superior Toyota, Mr. & Mrs. David Treusch
ERIE GIVES- Erie Gives 2017 proved to be another amazing day of greater blessing than we could have asked or hoped for! Supporters of the Women’s Care Center gave $64,660, exceeding last year’s total and the most given through this community initiative so far. Words cannot describe our thankfulness to the Lord for His goodness and provision, and our supporters for their generosity and diligence to maximize their giving on this special day. We are very grateful to the Erie Community Foundation for their leadership and resources to promote community organizations in Erie, PA!
GO FOR LIFE- We were so thankful for the most beautiful day we could have had for our Walk 2017 on May 13th! Hundreds participated in the Walk and Run, enjoyed the great picnic lunch prepared and served by our wonderful WCC Board Members! We filled more than 50 great baskets with donated items for this year’s raffle and had lots of great packages in the Silent Auction as well. With almost all of the receipts in for this event over $32,000 was raised for the work of the WCC. We could not provide all that we do for our community without our Generous and Faithful Event Underwriters and Sponsors! They make it possible for us to extend love and support to each individual in need.
To our MVP SPONSORS - Bonnell's Auto Group, Calvary Christian Center, and WCTL Radio – Thank You!
To our ALL STAR SPONSORS - Charles and Tawni Betts - Thank You!
To our CHAMPION SPONSORS - Millcreek Community Church, River of Life Chiropractic, and MGM General Construction and KOHLS – Thank You!
Thank You all for Making A Difference in our Community!
BABY & ME TOBACCO FREE - Smoking during pregnancy increases the possibility of premature and underweight births. The Women’s Care Center is now providing smoking cessation programs to expectant moms at our Peach Street, Downtown Erie, and Union City offices. This program, in partnership with the Erie County Department of Health, was made possible through a United Way of Erie County and the Erie Community Foundation’s, Women’s Fund grant. Erie is the first city in PA to offer this effective program with great incentives to our clients! Call 814-836-7505 for info about enrolling.
STEPPING STONES – LEARN TO EARN - This program continues to grow in popularity and effect! Young moms and dads enjoy watching the high quality, interesting and instructional videos. As they invest more of their time in the program, they receive the benefit of earning brand new baby items, clothing and equipment. Call for more info about the program or to support our in office “Stores” by donating new items at 836-7505. This is a great way for your Church or social group to support members of your own community through Women’s Care Center!
MEDICAL SERVICES EXPANDING STD PROGRAMS - WCC Medical Services provides testing, screening and treatment for STDs and HIV at two of our office locations, 915 State Street and 4408 Peach Street in Erie, PA. This non-traditional partnership between the PA DOH Community Based Screening Initiative is effective in helping to assist high-risk clients of the WCC with a broader array of services than ever before. Appointments are available for these services by calling the 915 State Street office at (814) 455-2247 or the 4408 Peach Street at (814) 868-4050, walk-in appointments are available as well. Sexually Transmitted Infections afflict over 20 million people every year, ½ of those individuals are between the ages of 15-24. This is an opportunity to offer compassionate care and encourage a fresh start to many individuals who have become trapped in destructive relationship patterns.
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