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Trunk or Treat 2014

For the second Halloween in a row, we participated in one of the churches that support us, Trunk or Treat. Hope Pregnancy Care Center took a message board to set up in our trunk that has the great philosopher Dr. Seuss quotes from Horton Heres a Who: “A person is person no matter how small”…Please don’t harm all my little folks who have as much right to live as bigger folks do!” ….How true yes how true” said the big kangaroo” And from now on you know what I’m planning to do? From now on I’m going to protect them with you!” And the young Kangaroo in her pouch said. ME TOO! It also has Jeremiah 1:4-5 on it. At the bottom it has to pamphlet fronts:” Men and Abortion “and “If Someone You Knows Considers Abortion”. The majority of the board is geared toward the little ones through high schoolers who come through dressed as any number of fantasy characters that include some really gruesome, bloody characters.

For the second Halloween in a row, we participated in one of the churches that support us, Trunk or Treat. Hope Pregnancy Care Center took a message board to set up in our trunk that has the great philosopher Dr. Seuss quotes on it like: “A person is person no matter how small”…Please don’t harm all my little folks who have as much right to live as bigger folks do!” ….How true yes how true” said the big kangaroo” And from now on you know what I’m planning to do? From now on I’m going to protect them with you!” And the young Kangaroo in her pouch said. ME TOO!

It also has Jeremiah 1:4-5 on it: 4 The LORD gave me this message:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.  Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

At the bottom it has to pamphlet fronts:” Men and Abortion “and “If Someone You Knows Considers Abortion”. The majority of the board is geared toward the little ones through high schoolers who come through dressed as any number of fantasy characters that include some really gruesome, bloody characters.

Most important to the kids is of course, the candy we include in the bag.

We try to tell the parents that are with the smaller children to read the card just to educate them. Of course there is nothing on the card itself that any school age reading gets but accurate information about a growing baby.

We gave 465 bags out this year and just a few more than that last year and had a great time doing it. Most parents enjoy seeing us, liked the displays and tell us their child enjoyed playing with their baby. A lot of the parents who come with a child and are expecting another tell their children that they were once as small as the baby model in the bags. They also let them look touch and feel the life-sized baby models from weeks to 6 months that are lying at the base of our message board in our trunk.

So far the reception has been overwhelmingly positive. We continue to get the word out to whoever will listen to us that we need to change the mindset of the young and the old that the unborn are not just a “fetus: a developing mammal or other vertebrate after the embryonic stage and before birth.” People need to see and feel that the unborn are babies from conception on, deserving of life that our God and Father of the Universe created and maintains!

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Help us do that, anyway you can.

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Teen Pregnancy Rates for 2013

The online edition of the Winston-Salem Journal reported teen pregnancy rates down in Forsyth County for 2013. Counties that we serve at Hope Pregnancy Care Center rates look like this:

Stokes: 34, or 23.6 percent per 1,000 (71st)

Forsyth: 404, or 32.7 per 1,000 (59th)

Surry: 83, or 37.7 per 1,000 (46 th )

The North Carolina Center for Health Statistics provided The Journal with the data. The Hope Pregnancy Care Center website data page will provide a link directly to this and pregnancy data for 2013 very soon.

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September Directors Report

Hope Pregnancy Care Center continues to rejoice in the Lord that in the month of September 2014 HPCC saw 23 clients. This is 10 more than we saw in 2013 continuing the trend of seeing more clients during the month than in the corresponding month of 2013. 108 clients were seen through September in 2013 with 186 being seen so far in 2014.

Avg. Age                      25

Pregnancy Tests            0

Maternity Clothes          0

Baby Clothes                4

Furnishings                   0

Baby Toys                     1

Baby Food                    2

Baby Formula               2

Baby Wipes                10

Other                          baby bottles (2)

Diapers

New Born                   136

Size 1                          144

Size 2                          40

Size 3                          448

Size 4                          120

Size 5                          129

Total Diapers             1,017

The majority of our clients are from Stokes County. Northern Forsyth County constituted the rest of our clients for this particular month.

Rural Hall Moravian Church held a baby shower this month and provided HPCC with many needed items for our diaper ministry clients.

The Piedmont Diaper Bank continues to partner with HPCC to provide many of the diapers we are able to provide each month.

We thank all of our individual and church partners who continue to financially support our efforts to work with our clients.