Gift of the Magi

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I have a thing about nativity sets. I probably have 8 or 10 that I set up in various spots around my home, starting the day after Thanksgiving. Setting them up and arranging the figures each year is just as much a part of Christmas to me  as decorating the tree and spending time shopping for my family. I am fascinated by the wise men. Every year when I put them near the stable, I feel guilty because I know they probably were not part of the …

Giving Hope to Others

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“When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:10-11 As a non-profit organization, it seems like we are always in need and that we are always asking people to give to us. We never apologize for asking, because we believe that what we are doing is vitally …

Giving Tuesday Report

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We hosted our first-ever Giving Tuesday Event on December 1st at our Ft. Lauderdale Center, not having any idea if anyone would show up or not! We were pleasantly surprised that many of our donors made it a priority to drop by that morning and encourage us. For most, it was the first time they had ever been inside one of Hope Women’s Centers’ clinics, and everyone commented on the beauty of the space and the professional feel they got from being inside the clinic. …

How To Help: Idea of the Month #10

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October – Even though South Florida doesn’t enjoy the colors of autumn, we can still celebrate the bounty of the harvest by giving KINDNESS. One of the ways you can do that is by giving an IN-KIND gift to Hope Women’s Centers, where we have been caring for women in unplanned pregnancies since 1987. An IN-KIND gift is when an individual or a business donates something besides money. We receive various IN-KIND gifts throughout  the year, including office furniture, computers, plumbing services, air conditioning maintenance, facility rent, …

Shoebox Story: Holy Ground

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If you’re following the Shoebox Stories, this is number three in the series. The photo that evoked these memories is of Dottie Wobb, our founding Executive Director, taking a phone call from our first client, before the buildout of that first little center in Davie was even completed! God showed us clearly that there was a need as the news about a place to help women quickly spread throughout the county. In 1990, Broward County reported over 8,000 abortions – and that number would grow rapidly …