Monday, April 20, 2009

Purple Envelope Project

You may have heard of the Red Envelope Project. Here is a new project called the Purple Envelope Project.

CareNet and Heartbeat Int. are wonderful organizations that have Crisis Pregnancy Centers all over the country. I have no affiliation with them, but I have heard nothing but good things about both and the work that they do.
Here's a link to their sites: http://www.care-net.org/aboutus/ and http://www.heartbeatinternational.org/

Let's take advantage of our numbers and send PURPLE envelopes to Care Net or Heartbeat Int. If you can't find a purple envelope, use a WHITE envelope and write "Purple Envelope Project" on the back. Here's the twist. Instead of sending empty envelopes, PUT IN 1 DOLLAR.

Just think how much we can raise for CareNet and Heartbeat Int. if everyone who sent a red envelope to the White House sends them a purple envelope!

Write this message:
Thank you for all that you do to protect life. Life begins at conception. We appreciate the work you do that helps women choose life. God bless you and your work.

This, like the Red Envelope Project, is something that you can do with your family. Please send your envelope and dollar to one or both of these great organizations.

Care Net and/or Heartbeat Int. are organizations run networks of Crisis Pregnancy Centers. They also jointly operate the 24 hour OptionLine, an outreach program that allows women facing crisis pregnancies to call for help at any time. Imagine how much good can be done if these organizations receive the same 2 million envelopes that the red envelope project received. That's 2 million dollars and we're only asked to spare just one dollar to help these women and babies at risk.

Here are the addresses for CareNet and Heartbeat:

CareNet
P.O Box 758530
Topeka, KS 66675-8530

Heartbeat Int.
665 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 440
Columbus, OH 43229


In case you are wondering -What do crisis pregnancy centers do?

CPCs are situated to help women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Practically, they help with everything from finding
pre-natal care to diapers. Emotionally, they help to support a woman facing a crisis pregnancy by providing a caring support system during a difficult time.

9 out of 10 women who come into a CPC will choose life for their children. It's no surprise. A vast majority of women who choose abortion do so because they feel they do not have the resources to make any other choice. Many of these women do not WANT an abortion, but they feel they can't make any other choice. CPCs help these women to discover ways to continue their pregnancies.

They also help with life skills training such as parenting classes, classes on time and money management, and yes, information on abstinence. If a woman still does not feel equipped to parent, CPCs also offer information about adoption services and counseling during the process.

Finally, CPCs help connect struggling post-abortive women to resources to help them heal. Some CPCs are Christian, some are not. Those that are Christian view their work as a ministry, and share Christ with the women they serve.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers DO NOT lie to woman about performing abortions. They DO NOT harass women who come to their centers. The DO NOT advertise services they do not provide.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers exist to serve women facing crisis pregnancies. They cherish both the mother and the child and work for both.

Today, more than ever, women are "choosing" abortion because they feel they have no resource to help bring their child into the world. It is more important than ever that we support the work of Crisis Pregnancy Centers.

2 comments:

Purple Envelope Project said...

Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about this project.

Blessings,

Lauren

a red voice said...

Thank you for starting this wonderful project. I will email the info to friends and family as well. I sure hope it can get as much support as the red envelope project did. What a wonderful way for all of us to help!