Community members donated $4,800 in December to provide 96 local pregnant women with baby baskets, thanks to the Sacramento Life Center’s Baby Basket Drive. The baskets are filled with needed items including formula, diapers, newborn clothes, pacifiers and more, and are given to every Sacramento Life Center patient after her baby is born. Donors also gave new items to add to the 1,000 baskets the Sacramento Life Center will give in 2015. Monetary donations and new items for baby baskets are accepted year-round. For more information, visit www.saclife.org.
“Our patients may come in for a pregnancy test, but they leave with a strong support system and resources,” said Marie Leatherby, executive director. “We want to encourage women and teen girls and their partners that they are capable of caring for a child, and we understand the hurdles that they often face – sometimes as simple as wondering if they will be able to afford diapers. These baby baskets give new moms a boost of confidence and needed supplies.”
The Sacramento Life Center’s mission is to offer compassion, support, resources and free medical care to women and couples facing an unplanned or unsupported pregnancy. The center’s licensed Sac Valley Pregnancy Clinic includes a primary clinic and two mobile clinics, all providing free services including pregnancy tests, STD tests, ultrasounds, counseling for men and women, education and resource referrals. The Sacramento Life Center also offers a school-based teen education program, a 24-hour hotline and a program for women seeking support after having an abortion. For more information about the Sacramento Life Center’s Sac Valley Pregnancy Clinic, visit www.svpclinic.com. For more information about the Sacramento Life Center or to make a donation, visit www.saclife.org.