Adapting. We all do it, sometimes without even thinking about it. Stuck in traffic, we use a shortcut someone showed us 10 years ago. Power goes out, find a flashlight or light all the candles we received as Christmas presents. And now, the pandemic really has spotlighted all our adapting skills. Sports fans not allowed in stadiums during the pandemic? Fill the seats with purchased photo cardboard cutouts and donate the proceeds to charity. We just naturally want to fix something that currently isn’t working.
The Legacy of Life Foundation (Bucks County, PA) has not let any grass grow under its feet when it comes to adapting.
Legacy’s infamous Baby Bottle Drive has now undergone a makeover to allow for any Covid safety concerns of pastors, parishioners or organization leaders. Rather than distributing baby bottles to be taken home and filled up with donations, then collected at a later date, there is now the option of distributing envelopes with a baby bottle printed on the front that can then be returned the following week either in a bassinet or donation box in the back of the church. You also have the option of mailing the envelope back directly to the Foundation or contributing online.
Please consider contacting Legacy of Life to initiate a Bottle Drive at your parish, church or organization. The funding received from these drives is critical in providing supportive services to those moms who reach out to the women’s centers rather than abort their children. When the pandemic first reared its ugly head and everything was shut down, the Legacy of Life women’s centers still had a mission to support the women and children in their program. Life did not stop but a good portion of the funding did.
Adapting. Sometimes it brings out the best in all of us!