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Fall 2018 Update

The work of Sav-A-Life Tuscaloosa would not be possible without the support of people like YOU! Check back here periodically to find out what is going on in our ministry, and how you can be a part of helping moms and dads choose life for their […]

September 2018 Update

The work of Sav-A-Life Tuscaloosa would not be possible without the support of people like YOU! Check back here periodically to find out what is going on in our ministry, and how you can be a part of helping moms and dads choose life for their […]

August 2018 Update

The work of Sav-A-Life Tuscaloosa would not be possible without the support of people like YOU! Check back here periodically to find out what is going on in our ministry, and how you can be a part of helping moms and dads choose life for their babies and themselves.

 

This Month in Our Ministry:
We are wrapping up a very busy month, and we are so thankful to those of you who have attended, donated, and/or prayed for all that has been going on in our ministry.
  • We had a great turnout for our Golf Kickoff Event at NorthRiver Yacht Club on August 6. We met some new supporters, and had quite a few golfers commit to play in our Golf Marathon coming up in September (more info below!).
  • On August 15, we raised over $200 from our Pyro’s Pizza benefit night. We are so grateful to Pyro’s for allowing us to hold our first restaurant fundraiser at their restaurant. This was a fun and easy way for people of all ages to support our ministry. Be on the lookout for more restaurant fundraisers in the future!
  • The benefit concert put together in support of our ministry was a huge success! We had a great night of worship led by Iron Bell Music and connected with some awesome donors. THANK YOU to New Beginning Family Worship and everyone who helped plan or attended this event!
Upcoming Events:
We still have some awesome events and fundraisers coming up that we hope you will consider being a part of! None of the things we do would be possible without the support, donations, and prayers of you all.
  • On Monday, September 24, we will be holding our Inaugural 100 Hole Golf Marathon at NorthRiver Yacht Club. If you have signed up to golf in this event, please don’t forget to set up your fundraising page! If you are not a golfer, but would still like to be part of this event, we will have a prayer room open at NorthRiver on the day of the tournament–keep an eye out for more details about this on our Facebook page!
  • Mark your calendar for our Annual Banquet, which will be on Monday, November 5 at the River Market. This year’s theme is Iron Bowl! Meet and Greet will be at 5 PM, and dinner will begin at 6. RSVP to savalifetuscaloosa@gmail.com.
  • Our Christmas in July event was a huge blessing for our clients, and we are excited to offer a similar Christmas event December 10-14. We will start collecting donations & gathering volunteers for this event in October.
Physical Needs:
  • Copy paper (ongoing need)
  • Peanut butter crackers & bottled water for women who come for pregnancy test appointments (can be a one-time donation, or can commit to donating once a month)
  • Chips, snacks, and sodas for men who attend our Fatherhood Focus classes (can be a one-time donation, or can commit to donating once a month)
  • Walmart, Target, Amazon, and Office Depot gift cards are always appreciated & great to have on hand for office supplies & baby item purchases.
Baby Item Needs:
  • Diapers (specifically size newborn, 2, 4, 5, and 6)
  • Bouncers
  • Play mats
  • Children’s books & DVD’s
  • Breast pumps
  • Gliders
  • Baby monitors

Prayer Needs:

  • Pray that connections with new churches (and old ones!) will bring more volunteers to our center. We have tons of volunteer opportunities, including working with clients, organizing baby items, filing, writing thank you notes, counting change from Baby Bottle Boomerang, and much more!
  • Pray daily for the moms and dads who receive our services. Pray for our staff and volunteers who work tirelessly in making sure our clients receive the very best resources.
  • Pray for the success of our first ever golf tournament, that we will raise the much needed funds to provide the medical staff and supplies that are vital for the everyday effort of our center.

How YOU Can Get Involved:

  • Become a volunteer
  • Participate in Baby Bottle Boomerang (check out the BBB Tab on our website for more info!)
  • Have your church fill a Pack ‘N Play with baby items
For more information or to sign up for any of the opportunities above, email Taylor at saltassistantdirector@gmail.com. You can also stop by our center anytime for a tour and to find out what YOU can do in the effort to help moms and dads CHOOSE LIFE for their babies.
 
Stay up-to-date with all that is going on in our ministry by liking us on Facebook (Tuscaloosa Sav-A-Life), following us on Twitter (@SALTuscaloosa), and following us on Instagram (@tuscaloosasavalife).

The Choice to Love

(The following is an article by Mary Grace Lyon published in Kid’s Life Magazine, reprinted here with permission.) Every year, 9,000 women in Alabama find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. In fact, nearly half (45%) of all American women will face an unintended pregnancy by […]

July 2018 Update

The work of Sav-A-Life Tuscaloosa would not be possible without the support of people like YOU! Check back here periodically to find out what is going on in our ministry, and how you can be a part of helping moms and dads choose life for their […]

June 2018 Update

The work of Sav-A-Life Tuscaloosa would not be possible without the support of people like YOU! Check back here periodically to find out what is going on in our ministry, and how you can be a part of helping moms and dads choose life for their babies and themselves.

What’s happening this month?

  • Each week, we like to offer a “bonus” parenting education class for our clients so they may gain as much knowledge as possible to be the best parents they can be. These opportunities also help our moms and dads earn extra Baby Bucks to be used in our Baby Boutique to purchase baby clothes, car seats, cribs, etc. So far this month we have offered:
    • Pregnancy Loss Support Group–open to anyone who has mourned the loss of a child
    • Fatherhood Focus–an 8-week study of fatherhood lessons combined with the Kingdom Man Bible study; open to dads/expecting fathers and meets weekly.
    • Labor & Delivery class–open to expectant parents interested in learning more about and preparing for labor and delivery
  • Our Amazing Moms group meets on the second to last Thursday of each month. This group is open to moms and expecting moms to meet together for a time of discussion and encouragement.
  • On the last Thursday of each month, we offer a mandatory car seat safety class for any client in need of a car seat. This class is taught by a certified car seat safety tech, and each client who attends is guaranteed to receive a brand new car seat.
  • 30 minute volunteer training sessions for anyone interested in helping with our Christmas in July Sale (info below!) will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at noon, and Thursday, June 28th at 5 PM. Contact us ASAP if you’re interested in attending one of these trainings!
  • Check us out on Facebook (Tuscaloosa Sav-A-Life) on Tuesdays to enter to win one of our new t-shirts! T-shirts may also be purchased at our center for only $15!
Christmas in July
  • This past December, we held our first ever Christmas sale. Each family currently involved in our Earn While You Learn parenting program was given a bonus $25 gift certificate to be used on baby items, clothes and shoes of all sizes, toys, books, household items, kitchenware, bedding, etc. This sale was a huge success, and we will be offering our first ever Christmas in July sale July 9-13.
  • Christmas in July needs:
    • Volunteers are needed for the following times:
      • Monday, July 9, 9 AM-3:30 PM (setup)
      • Tuesday, July 10, 8:45 AM-12 PM and 1-4 PM (shopping with clients/assisting with the sale)
      • Thursday, July 12, 8:45 AM-12 PM and 1-4 PM (shopping with clients/assisting with the sale)
      • Friday, July 13, 9 AM-12 PM (cleanup)
    • Donations needed (baby items, clothes and shoes of all sizes, toys, books, household items, kitchenware, bedding, etc.)
    • Refreshments will also be provided for each family who attends.
    • Contact Taylor at saltassistantdirector@gmail.com if you’d like to help with the Christmas in July sale in any way!
Physical Needs:
  • Christmas in July donations
  • Diapers (specifically size newborn, 2, 4, 5, and 6)
  • New cribs
  • New or gently used crib mattresses
  • Peanut butter crackers & bottled water for women who come for pregnancy test appointments (can be a one-time donation, or can commit to donating once a month)
  • Chips, snacks, and sodas for men who attend our Fatherhood Focus classes (can be a one-time donation, or can commit to donating once a month)
Prayer Needs:
  • Every day, our staff and volunteers encounter women and men facing difficult life choices. Please pray for our staff and volunteers as they serve clients, and for our clients as they make difficult decisions.
  • Pray for the moms and dads in our Earn While You Learn, discipleship, and fatherhood programs as they learn how to be the best parents they can be.
  • Pray that our Baby Boutique will continue to be stocked with the baby items our clients need to provide for their babies.
  • Pray for the success of our first ever Christmas in July sale, specifically for enough volunteers and for items to be donated for use in the sale.
Stay up-to-date with all that is going on in our ministry by liking us on Facebook (Tuscaloosa Sav-A-Life), following us on Twitter (@SALTuscaloosa), and following us on Instagram (@tuscaloosasavalife).