Why Mary Jones is Excited about our 30 Give 30 Project

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Remembering the Past

Every month I look forward to the arrival of the new issue of Southern Living Magazine. This month’s issue begins with the editor sharing a photo from the first magazine issue distributed in February, 1966. He writes that as they were researching the history, they posted the cover photo on social media hoping to uncover facts relating to this issue. As can be expected, responses flew in providing remarkable details of the location and names of those in the picture.

As I enjoyed the visual display of all the decorating and gardening ideas in this special issue of the magazine, my mind wandered to a place that is very dear to my heart: Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center. We too, are celebrating the anniversary of 30 years of life-affirming work in our city! We too, like the magazine, have been researching the history of the Care Center and have been excitedly connecting with those who had the vision to reach out to women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

Recently a staff member came across a scrapbook that is full of photos of volunteers serving the Care Center. One was actually of me twenty years ago! It has been a privilege to be a volunteer and to currently be on staff and be a part of a team planning a BIG celebration of this milestone!

One Client’s Story

We have reconnected with clients and heard some truly beautiful stories. Recently, a woman came into the Care Center with a young lady who needed a pregnancy test. As she waited in the reception area I struck up a conversation with her. She shared she once had been a client herself 18 years ago, and her daughter, who was born a short time later, is now on a full-ride scholarship at NC State University. She remembered her counselor and said she “appreciated the encouragement and hope that was spoken into her life for her future” when there was no one else to turn to.

So, we celebrate her life (and the life of her daughter!) and the joy and freedom she has experienced! Her “story” is just one that parallels many others as we unfurl the pages of the past and share them with you. We believe our best days are still ahead and we hope you will share our passion on this journey and learn more about our exciting three-phase plan at gsocarecenter.wpengine.com/plan.

The 30 Give 30 Project

This is one reason why I’m so excited about the 30 Give 30 Project. It will help us, not only fulfill the three-phase plan we have developed, but it will ultimately enable us to celebrate more stories of triumph and hope. You can learn more about it, or give your $30, at 30yearsoflife.org.

Also, please join us on Saturday, April 18 for our Annual Walk for Life event; a two-mile walk through the beautiful Fisher Park. We’re gearing this event toward the 30 Give 30 Project. Would you get 30 of your family, friends, and acquaintances to give $30 each, supporting you as you walk? Would you walk alongside us to help raise the necessary funds to continue this vital, life-affirming ministry for another thirty years? You can check out more at gsocarecenter.wpengine.com/walk.

 

Mary Jones is on staff with the Development team at Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center. She also volunteers as a peer-advocate, and has a heart for helping and empowering the clients who visit the Care Center.

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