Having a crisis pregnancy is not easy, finding a safe place to receive council and learn about pregnancy and good parenting can pose a great challenge. With Child Ltd. offers free pregnancy testing and lay counseling to women who are in crisis. This organization, which has provided tremendous services to parents, children, and families for over 27 years, exists entirely on physical and monetary donations from people in the community. Their office, which is in much need of improvement, consists of multiple rooms including, a children’s play area, waiting area, and counseling rooms. This space provides clients the opportunity to have a private counseling session, a comfort that is not easily accessible otherwise. Additionally With Child distributes items that have been donated for clients such as diapers, baby wipes, strollers and clothing. They also facilitate private adoptions. The organization has no funding for items such as flooring, paint and furniture. Due to the poor conditions of their building and furnishings With Child cannot provide the warm and inviting environment they desire for their clients.
As a senior at Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center I have chosen to raise money for these mothers, future mothers, and their children to have a safe, comfortable and inviting place to receive education, aid and comfort. I have partnered with a professional interior designer, who is donating her time and expertise to refurnish and redecorate the rooms at With Child Ltd.’s office. My plan is to raise enough funds to completely refurnish as many rooms as possible. My desire is to redo the entirety of the space, including replacing ceiling tiles, re-carpeting, painting and refurnishing each room. With your support I’m confident we can offer these mothers and their children an inviting, cheerful and safe place to receive help. Women who are the victims of crisis pregnancies have many difficulties and obstacles in their lives, and finding a safe place to receive council to help their baby in the future should not be one of them. In renovating this space I hope to help With Child Ltd. accomplish their goal of helping mothers make informed decisions for themselves and their unborn child. Your donation will benefit over 1,000 mothers a year.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to consider helping me benefit our community. With child is a non-profit 501c(3) organization and your donation will be tax-deductible. If you have any questions regarding this project or organization, please feel free to contact me personally at 602-904-3798 or at [email protected].
Kayla M. Kelley