I joined the #DeliverMore Campaign because, especially now, we must deliver essential resources and support to Jewish pregnant women in need.
The reality of unplanned pregnancy crises predates COVID-19. But COVID-19 intensified everything. Whether the pregnancy is a crisis because a woman's boyfriend 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. ISA has helped more than 65% of those women women and children in the last three and half years alone.
ISA has always provided aid remotely, so COVID has not diminised its ability to provide essential resources to the most vulnerable. ISA can deliver 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 through the baby's first birthday.
ISA treats each of its clients with respect and compassion. Every woman has different needs, and ISA strives to provide the unqiue help its clients need.
I am reaching out to you because I want to make sure pregnant women have the resources they need for themselves and their children. If ISA can raise $20,000 by August 27 at midnight, generous donors willmatch that amount to help ISA meet its goal of $60,000!
The money we raise will go directly toward providing 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 ot have the family support she needs. Even $18 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 pictured above received a grant for diapers and a grant toward babysitting while she got the job training that she needed in order to better support her son. Her job training was slated to start exactly when the pandemic hit, but she did not 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.