Handcrafted For Life

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones? Consider supporting local pro-life artist Mike Branhut. Mike creates beautiful handcrafted wooden plaques, pens, ornaments and more.

All of the proceeds from Mike’s sales this year will be donated to The Cenacle, our family life center in partnership with Catholic Social Services in Frankford! 

Go here to place your order today

Pro-Life Christmas Wishlist

So you have family, friends, and secret Santa on your list. Chances are they would like a gift centered around the pro-life message.

We have you covered. Before we proceed, you may want to check out these shops from 2020 to give you an idea.

The 2021 Christmas Gift Guide From Select Podcasts and Groups

Patchwork Heart Ministry

Anne DeSantis, Director of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, runs a podcast interviewing Catholics and their faith journey. Purchase their clothing line here.

Those Other Girls Podcast

The podcast speaks to women who have been victimized by the hyperactive oversexualized culture while attacking liberal viewpoints.

Podcast host Mallory Finch had an epiphany one day at the gym when someone wore a sweatshirt that read anti-social social club emblazed across it. It triggered the opportunity to use it to promote the pro-life message. Get your anti-abortion sweatshirt today.

The Culture Project

Check out gear from The Culture Project

Here are book suggestions for those who love to read

  1. Fighting for Life-Lila Rose
  2. American Marxism-Mark Levin
  3. Speechless- Michael Knowles
  4. The Case for Patriarchy- Timothy Gordon
  5. The Tyranny of Big Tech- Sen. Josh Hawley
  6. Blackout- Candace Owens
  7. The Long Slide- Tucker Carlson

HisGlory

Purchase some faith-themed apparel here. Need pro-life gear for March for Life in DC, San Francisco, or your own state? Check out their line here. Use promo code PhillyPhilly at checkout.

NOVEMBER TO DO LIST

The year continues to wind down. We are at the halfway point of autumn and we will be at a point where we do early Christmas shopping, plan for the holidays, and enjoy the fall activities that we shall enjoy while they last. There is still opportunities to defend life which brings us to ideas and events.

  1. Vote in the 2021 General Election. We have the gubernational elections in NJ and VA. We also have civic elections that must get your attention and vote.
  2. Take part in the First Friday and Saturday devotions.
  3. Raise awareness on infertility and miscarraiges. Offer your love and support for these moms who carry this heavy cross.
  4. For those in Greater Philadelphia area, attend the Stand Up for Life Dinner and Respect Life Committee at Holy Martyrs
  5. Help students attend the annual dinner
  6. Plan a Memorial Mass for all those who have died.
  7. Attend prayer vigils near you or out of your comfort zone (Sidewalk Servants start back up on November 1st and end on March 2nd) Give an hour or two of your time a week.
  8. Remember pro-life charities in the midst of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping during #GivingTuesday campaign on Tuesday, November 30th.
  9. Take time to count your blessings as we wind down 2021.
  10. Take part in the Culture Project’s fundraiser to support the Philly missionaries.
  11. Host a Holy Hour for an end to the Culture of Death.
  12. Write to your representative or call them and urge them to defend life and #SaveHyde

Make November the best month to save lives and change hearts. Never underestimate the good work you do to cultivate a culture of life through your witness.

PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF GIVING FOR THE CULTURE PROJECT

Members of the Culture Project delivering a presentation to a group of teens.

You are invited to take part in The Culture Project’s day of giving on May 11th. The organization will welcome full time missionaries in Philadelphia next school year. Like many growing for an organization, they need to address the financial needs for their teams in Toledo, Cleveland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and even in Philadelphia.

All donations made today and tomorrow will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000. Double your impact to help us meet our goal! 

Tune in tomorrow on the Culture Project’s Facebook page at 9 AM EDT as their CEO, Cristina Barba Whalen, kicks off The Culture Project’s Days of Giving by sharing their goals for this campaign and the impact your gift will make!

Learn more and give at daysofgiving.thecultureproject.org

We also accept gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. For more information,  please contact Julie Pesusichjpesusich@thecultureproject.org.

How can you get ready for #CPDaysofGiving?

  1. Visit www.givecp.com to learn more about #CPDaysofGiving and ways you can participate.
  2. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Youtube to stay up-to-date and hear some amazing testimonies.
  3. Spread the word to your family and friends about #CPDaysofGiving so they can join in on the fun.

HELP PRO-LIFE ORGANIZATIONS HIT HARD BY PANDEMIC

By now, the pandemic has hit many small businesses hard.

It is not different for pro-life non-profits and businesses. That is why we are organizing a Giving Tuesday for pro-life nonprofits and a small business Saturday for pro-life businesses.

This will help many of them who took a hit with businesses finances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is the list of pro-life organizations in need of help

Culture Project

Generation Life

Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia

Guiding Star Ministries

St Raymond Nonnatus Foundation

LIFE Runners Philadelphia Chapter

Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network

Mothers’ Home

AlphaCare

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia

HOPE Pregnancy Center

Giving Tuesday will run all month long. Click on the link of each organization to learn more and to donate.

Help a local business in need

Uplift by Lily 

Small Business Saturday will take place on May 2nd. Good timing to remember to get something for newly-weds, graduates, moms, dads, and even any future birthdays.

If you are aware of any pro-life businesses, please send them our way via email at defendlife@voices4life.blog.

Help Support Gianna Center of Philadelphia with End of Year Fundraiser

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia has a tremendous opportunity here to make up for the less than expected revenue from our fundraiser as we have a generous donor willing to match funds up to 25,000 but ONLY until Dec. 27.
Find out more here

Christmas Shopping: Voices for Life Edition

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Oh, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Before you know it, we have family, friends, and at times, clergy or co-workers to give a Christmas present to as many will flock the malls while others will shop from the comfort of their home to avoid the hustle and bustle. Keep in mind that Small Business Saturday is the day after Black Friday. Support some of our businesses that promote morality.

We are posting a list of businesses to support as you do your Christmas shopping. We have something for everyone. Many are small businesses in the Philadelphia area while others are either nationally or globally known. I have also included well-known pro-life groups that have amazing t-shirts you can wear and initiate a loving, peaceful conversation with someone who is pro-choice of on the fence.

For Pro-Life Gear

Stand True has an amazing selection of t-shirts that range from abortion is murder to adoption. They have shirts in English and Spanish. See some of the selections here.

Pro-Life Etsy Store

Etsy.com has some amazing selection of pro-life stickers, shirts, and even other forms of clothing.

Culture of Life 1972

If you may recall, Voices for Life interviewed a new clothing line dedicated to the promotion of the culture of life. Learn more about them here. They are headquartered in West Chester, PA area. They have modest clothing for both men and women along with amazing accessories. Catch: They are counter-cultural with their proceeds going to pro-life charities as many of the regular clothing lines are supporting Planned Parenthood.

Uplift By Lily

Craig Glantz founded a store that was born from prayer and one single thought. “How can we provide a positive shopping experience that does not pollute.

Why is this important to us? There are so many stores that sell what I call “skull-fashion”. Skulls on shirts, skulls on backpacks, skulls on socks, skulls, skulls, skulls and other apparel glorifying the culture of death. While I know we all have to face our impending death, let’s not glorify it now. Let’s remain positive and strive to build each other up!
The name of our store was born out of the death (ironic as it may sound) of our second daughter, Lily Gianna Glantz, whom we lost to anencephaly in 2012.
We believe, however, that she remains always with us through intercessory prayer and is guiding us, uplifting us if you will, towards Heaven. Thus the impetus for our name and our store!
Well, that’s us in a very small nutshell and we hope you enjoy our designs and if you want to design your own product, just ask!! We can help you do that too! If we don’t currently have an item you want chances are we can obtain it! Just ask! Uplift By Lily
You can learn more about our littlest Saint Lily Gianna Glantz here: https://www.upliftbylily.com/blogs/news
You may visit the store website here
For all Catholics, here is a list of stores you can visit.
Proceeds of any purchases you make with go to Rachel’s Vineyard and Legacy of Life.
Visual Grace
Visual Grace creates artistic avenues to bring to life the true, the good, and the beautiful. With the aim of combining the mission of cultural restoration and the arts, Visual Grace promotes truth, beauty, and goodness in a way that inspires others to respond to the unique call of grace in their own lives.
Check out her amazing selections of prints and paintings here
Here are some gift ideas for a family member or loved one
Here are several book recommendations that I posted during the summer that can make amazing stocking stuffers
For those who love to put their pro-life message in their formal wear, check out my interview with Angelique Clark and Life Dress
You have plenty of gift ideas for your loved ones, pollyanna, co-workers, and even friends this Christmas.
Time to start making that giving list.