WILMINGTON — Sunday, Jan. 15 will be recognized as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday across the United States. Established in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, this day is an observance day to commemorate lives lost to abortion since the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade in 1973, and to recognize the sanctity of human life.
On this Sunday, the New Life Clinic will kick off its Change for Life fundraiser in more than two dozen churches throughout the county. The fundraiser involves collecting change in baby bottles and returning it to NLC within a month. Annually, this event has brought in up to $20,000 for the clinic.
The St. Columbkille High School youth group and the Leadership Clinton Youth Council students helped count and organize bottles on Saturday. These students were a huge help in preparing for NLC’s Change for Life Fundraiser to kick off this Sunday.
The New Life Clinic is a non-profit pregnancy resource center that serves clients involved in pregnancy related circumstances. All services are free and confidential, including pregnancy tests, early ultrasounds, options counseling, maternity clothes lending, parenting classes, and a Baby Bucks program for the purchase of brand new baby items.
Located at 100 S. South St., NLC is open weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm. With no federal or state funding, the organization relies on the generous giving of like-minded individuals and businesses as well as annual fundraisers.
For more information about the New Life Clinic, or how you may become involved, visit www.newlifesupport.org, or contact Executive Director, Sherry Weller, for more information.