Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mail Envelopes by June 1st

I just want to post a reminder for everyone to mail their envelopes by June 1st.

Thank you so much for taking part in this project!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sticky Post: General Info

I'm making this a sticky post so that the information will be easily accessible. New posts will be displayed directly underneath this post.

Here's everything you need to know about the Purple Envelope Project:

What to do:

*Place 1 dollar inside a purple envelope.

*Write "Thank you for all that you do to protect life. Life begins at conception. We appreciate the work you do that helps women choose life. God bless you and your work."

*If you have had a crisis pregnancy and have been helped by Crisis Pregnancy Centers please also write "This envelope represents 1 child saved from abortion because of your work."

*Send your envelope to:

P.O Box 758530
Topeka, KS 66675-8530


Heartbeat Int.
665 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 440
Columbus, OH 43229

*After you've sent your envelope, please help to spread the word about the project!

Tell your church. Tell your friends. Join us on facebook. Follow us on twitter.

The more each of us does to spread the word about this project, the more we can help Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Thank you so much for your involvement with the project.



Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Message from CareNet

Here's a great video from CareNet explaining how Crisis Pregnancy Centers help a community.

H/T reader RooForLife

Your Story

I'm opening up this post for anyone who would like to share their Crisis Pregnancy story. Did you have an abortion? Give your child up for adoption? Parent? Were you helped by a CPC?

Tell your story!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Purple Envelopes at CareNet

Hey everyone. I just wanted to let you know that CareNet has begun to receive our envelopes! Keep 'em coming!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Keep Spreading the Word!

Hi everyone. I want to thank you for your participation in the Purple Envelope Project. I have been so blessed to see how many people have joined. Please continue to spread the word about his project. I am praying that we will hugely impact CPCs and the women they serve.

Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and blog about us on your personal site. We can make a difference!

Again, here are the addresses to send your envelope:

P.O Box 758530
Topeka, KS 66675-8530

Heartbeat Int.
665 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 440
Columbus, OH 43229

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Role of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Since I started this project, I've had several people ask me what, exactly, Crisis Pregnancy Centers do. There is a lot of misinformation floating around, and I think even those who initially balk at the centers would appreciate them, if they knew all the services they provide.

CPCs are situated to help women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Practically, they help with everything from finding
pre-natal care to diapers. Emotionally, they help to support a woman facing a crisis pregnancy by providing a caring support system during a difficult time.

9 out of 10 women who come into a CPC will choose life for their children. It's no surprise. A vast majority of women who choose abortion do so because they feel they do not have the resources to make any other choice. Many of these women do not WANT an abortion, but they feel they can't make any other choice. CPCs help these women to discover ways to continue their pregnancies.

They also help with life skills training such as parenting classes, classes on time and money management, and yes, information on abstinence. If a woman still does not feel equipped to parent, CPCs also offer information about adoption services and counseling during the process.

Finally, CPCs help connect struggling post-abortive women to resources to help them heal. Some CPCs are Christian, some are not. Those that are Christian view their work as a ministry, and share Christ with the women they serve.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers DO NOT lie to woman about performing abortions. They DO NOT harass women who come to their centers. The DO NOT advertise services they do not provide.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers exist to serve women facing crisis pregnancies. They cherish both the mother and the child and work for both.

Today, more than ever, women are "choosing" abortion because they feel they have no resource to help bring their child into the world. It is more important than ever that we support the work of Crisis Pregnancy Centers.

The Purple Envelope Project is just the beginning! Get involved at your local center. Donate baby items or maternity clothes. Call and ask what you can do to help. Together, we can make a difference!

Let's flood CareNet and Heartbeat Int with our envelopes, and our support.