I joined the #DeliverMore Campaign because, especially now, we must be able to deliver the essential resources and support that Jewish pregnant women in crisis need.
The reality of unplanned pregnancy crises predates COVID-19. But COVID-19 has intensified everything. Whether the pregnancy is a crisis because her boyfriend has abandoned her, or because her husband lost his job, or because she's overwhelmed by her other children stuck at home, the list goes on...
Since 2009, In Shifra's Arms (ISA) has helped more than 200 women and children across the United States (plus some in Canada and abroad). They have helped more than 65% of them in the last three and half years alone.
ISA has always been virtual, so COVID hasn't changed their operations. By design, ISA can deliver their unique services wherever a pregnant women in need is, on her terms, with no strings attached.
Through care packages and professional counseling, financial aid and essential goods, ISA delivers the resources women need to overcome their challenges. They offer services from the woman's first trimester to the baby's first birthday.
Every woman is always treated with respect and compassion. If her pregnancy ends without birth, she receives sensitive follow-up services.
I am reaching out to you because I want to make sure pregnant women have the resources they need. If ISA can raise $20,000 by August 27 at midnight, generous donors will double match that amount to help ISA meet their goal of $60,000!
That money we raise will go directly toward care packages, free counseling and financial aid for ISA clients. Financial aid often goes toward diapers for the baby's first year or free babysitting to help the mom who doesn't have the family support she needs. Even $15 can help an overwhelmed single mom with a newborn. $60 can help with diapers and wipes for a month. $100 can sponsor gift cards for pregnancy and postpartum care packages.
The mom of precious the little boy above received a grant for diapers and a grant toward babysitting while she got job training so she could better support her son. Her job training was slated to start exactly when the pandemic hit, but she didn't back down. She was unstoppable –just as she had been in overcoming all the challenges of her pregnancy. With ISA's unwavering support, she is building a positive future for herself and her baby.
For the sake of all the women who need us, we must also be unstoppable. Please join me so we can #DeliverMore love, strength, hope, resources and community to pregnant women in need.