The Sacramento Life Center Held Its Annual Baby Basket Drive
As local women and teens spent the holidays preparing to become new moms in the coming year, the Sacramento Life Center held a Baby Basket Drive, which ended on Dec. 31, 2014 so it could continue to provide a basket of needed items to every patient who gives birth in 2015.
Gifts were made in any increment, but a donation of $50 bought one basket, which included:
- Newborn Clothes
- and more!
"Our patients may come in for a pregnancy test, but they leave with a strong support system and resources. We want to encourage women and teen girls and their partners that they are capable of caring for a child, and we understand the hurdles that they often face – sometimes as simple as wondering if they will be able to afford diapers. These baby baskets give new moms a boost of confidence and needed supplies."
Christine Sy of Sacramento will receive a baby basket when she gives birth to her son in April. She was already excited about the services she had received at the Sacramento Life Center, but she teared up when she learned she would be receiving a baby basket.
“I’ve always dreamed of being a mom,” Sy said. “I just thought it wasn’t the right time. I’m in such a positive place in my life now. I feel like the Sacramento Life Center got me in that place. It’s because of them that I’m so happy and ready to be a mom.”
The Sacramento Life Center’s mission is to offer compassion, support, resources and free medical care to women and couples facing an unplanned or unsupported pregnancy. The center’s licensed Sac Valley Pregnancy Clinic includes a primary clinic and two mobile clinics, all providing free services including pregnancy tests, STD tests, ultrasounds, counseling for men and women, education and resource referrals. The Sacramento Life Center also offers a school-based teen education program, a 24-hour hotline and a program for women seeking support after having an abortion.