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Friday, 2 March 2012

Lenten Almsgiving: Don't Make A Mother and Baby Fast Everyday!




Choosing what to give alms to this Lent?


Why not give what you can each Friday in Lent to help Good Counsel feed destitute Mothers and Babies?


We spend £40,000 per year on feeding Mothers. And we give this help when a Mother has no wage, no right to benefits and no other means of support.


Some of our Mothers were sleeping on buses or on the street as late as 7 months into their pregnancies.


Many others considered abortion because of their devastating poverty when their baby's father chose not to support them in having their baby.
Those readers who have been pregnant and who know the awful hunger pangs you can endure in pregnancy even when you have plenty to eat will understand how terrible real hunger in pregnancy can be!


We always deliver the help that we promise an expectant Mother. We don't provide luxuries, but we do provide the basics. But at the moment funds are at an all time low.That's why we need your support especially during Lent.These women that we support witness to other women who are considering abortion - showing that there is real hope and real help for those in poverty who continue their pregnancies.



What does it cost?


It costs us £35 to feed an new Mother for 1 week.


It costs us £25 to feed an expectant Mother for 1 week.


It costs £15 to pay for baby milk each week when a Mother cannot breastfeed.


It costs us £7 a week to buy nappies for a baby.


It costs about £3.60 a day to feed an expectant Mother.


Can you donate any of these amounts weekly through Lent as part of your Lenten almsgiving?



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