The L.I.F.E. Center of Wabash County will be holding their annual Rally for Life on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Wabash Middle School auditorium. The program will begin at 2 p.m., followed by the walk to Falls Cemetery in commemoration of Roe vs. Wade. At the cemetery, ralliers will remember the children that have been lost to abortion, miscarriage or any other types of illness. The public is welcome to join this event.
Recently, the L.I.F.E. Center has welcomed a new member, Penny. Penny’s main job is to help the center raise the funds needed for a new facility. The center has run out of space in their current location. They are currently working out of one room for their consultations and ultra sounds. They are hoping to find a place that allows them enough room to multiple consultations and have a room for ultrasounds and also to house their Earn While You Learn program.
Penny is a mannequin, with a growing “baby bump.” The bump will grow as donations for the new building come in and once the center reaches their goal of $100,000, Penny will “deliver” the funds for a new facility. You can check out Penny’s growing bump on the center’s Facebook page.
The staff at the L.I.F.E. Center would like to thank everyone who has donated clothing items, diapers, wipes, money or prenatal vitamins. They have been able to give out 3,912 items from the clothing room in 2013. This room is a vital part of their mission.
Also in 2013, the center was able to perform 156 pregnancy tests and 85 ultra sounds. Without donations from gracious people, churches and companies in the community, the center could never reach out to so many who need their services, which are all free to clients.
The L.I.F.E. Center is located at 78 West Hill Street. They are open Mondays from 1-5 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. They offer free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, a clothing room where they offer diapers, wipes, shoes, socks, clothes from newborn to 4T, baby formula and baby food, just to name a few items available.
If you have questions, you can reach the staff at 260-563-7275.