Sacramento Life Center Raises $90,000 For Low-Income Pregnant Women Through Recent Fundraisers

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento-area community came together to raise $90,000 for the Sacramento Life Center through three fundraisers this spring: the Baby Bottle Project, Mother’s Day Rose Sale and Walk for Life. The fundraisers benefited the group’s free medical services for low-income pregnant women and teens through its clinics, as well as for its resource referral program and support services.

“Raising $90,000 is proof that this community cares about low-income pregnant women and teens and wants to ensure they have the resources and support system they need to become mothers,” said Marie Leatherby, executive director, Sacramento Life Center. “We are grateful to this community for being part of that support system for moms.”

The Walk for Life at the end of May, which partnered with Alternatives Pregnancy Center, raised $15,000 for the Sacramento Life Center. The Mother’s Day Rose Sale, which takes place at dozens of local churches each year, raised $20,000. The Baby Bottle Project, which occurs annually at local schools, churches and more in March and April, raised $55,000.

The group is now preparing for its annual Salute to Life Dinner and Auction in November, which brings together more than 600 community members for the Sacramento Life Center’s largest fundraiser of the year. For more information on sponsorship opportunities for the event, contact Leatherby at mariel@saclife.org.

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. For more information about the Sacramento Life Center’s Sac Valley Pregnancy Clinic, visit www.svpclinic.com.

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