CROWN POINT, Indiana - Spare change from parishioners at Holy Name Catholic Church added up to a valuable donation to help expectant mothers in need at the Prenatal Assistance program at the Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point.
A check in the amount of $1,913.33 was presented to the Franciscan Health Foundation on January 6, 2020, by Sandy Lewis, who oversaw the effort to raise money through the Holy Name Baby Bottle Ministry. In the fundraiser, members of the Cedar Lake church fill empty baby bottles with their spare change. Lewis said the church collected more than 33,000 coins.
The Prenatal Assistance program at Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic, 1121 South Indiana Avenue, provides vital prenatal care and outreach to expectant mothers with limited family income, providing pregnancy education and hospital services.
To donate to the Franciscan Health Foundation, go to franciscanhealthfoundation.org or call (219) 661-3401.
Photo Caption: Presenting the Holy Name Baby Bottle Ministry donation to the Franciscan Health Prenatal Assistance Program are, from left, Franciscan Health Foundation Director of Development MinDee Richard, Holy Name Baby Bottle Ministry Chairperson Sandy Lewis, Prenatal Assistance Manager Jamie Donsbach and Franciscan Health Foundation Director of Development Debbie Tatum.