The WMU, an organization focused on educating and involving women and girls in missions, collected baby bottles for A Women's Pregnancy Center in Madison throughout the month of January. Participants were instructed to fill their baby bottle or multiple bottles with spare change or bills and turn it in to their local WMU ministry or the Middle Florida Baptist Association so the bottles could be donated to the pregnancy center in February. The bottles were rounded up and readied for donation at the WMU Rally on Feb. 10 at Hopewell Baptist Church. A grand total of $8,313.90 was raised for the pregnancy center, which runs entirely off of donations. The WMU Baby Bottle ministry is one of their biggest sources of income annually; the generous donation will largely contribute to the facility and help provide men and women with the resources and help they need during an unplanned pregnancy. AWPC does not receive any funding from local or national government agencies. Though the center has a small number of paid staff people to maintain regular operation, it is primarily run by volunteers working in various capacities. The center offers education on the realities of The Morning After Pill; RU-486, the abortion pill; surgical abortion and STI's. They offer free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, confidential peer counseling and maternity and baby items such as diapers, bottles and clothing. The center also offers referrals for adoption, housing and medical care. Thanks to the WMU and people around the area who filled baby bottles, A Women's Pregnancy Center will continue to make a positive impact on the Madison community.
2015 WMU Baby Bottle Ministry is a success