Bella Vita Pregnancy Resource Center Executive Director, Susanne Lange, recently announced the organization’s upcoming fundraiser to be held May 17th at the Knox Community Center. This is the second annual event for the organization that was formed to give women valuable information about pregnancy issues. Susanne mentioned in that six young ladies had decided to carry their babies to term in the past year. But, she said, that isn’t the only reason for the center’s existence.
“We really exist to inform men and women of their options,” said Lange. “Of course, it’s your choice to make informed decisions. We are there as a resource to them. Also we have a baby bucks program. If a client enrolls in our program, she and her boyfriend or husband can go through these classes and earn baby bucks. With these baby bucks, they can purchase various supporting items such as baby clothes, cribs, car seats…things like that.”
Lange said the decision by the ladies was rewarding, but there are other things she hopes they carry away from the experience.
“Absolutely that thrills us to no end. After all, that is one of our missions – that they would leave our doors feeling loved, and also leave our doors feeling informed and that they did.”
Going into the second year of operation, she said the organization is trying to “get better every day.”
“We hosted a training session a few weeks ago, when 15 individuals, including one man, attended. These 15 are now volunteering their time to benefit the men and women of Starke and surrounding counties. It was amazing.”
For more information on the fundraiser, you can call Susanne Lange at 574-772-2877. Reservations are requested by May 3rd.