Yes, you can! You can make a positive difference in the lives of others even if your work commitments and daily routine keep you busy. It’s possible to help change or even save a life by volunteering and sharing your talents through any of these programs available through CareNet DuPage, a non-profit Christian organization impacting the lives of women facing unplanned pregnancy.
Take Part in Coins for CareNet
Coins for CareNet is a fundraising program that small businesses, church groups, and individuals can participate in. Bottles are provided to raise funds during any period of time. For groups, a duration of one to two months is recommended, such as from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. Set up a display at your church or office, or get your small group or family involved. Bottles can be picked up or dropped off at any CareNet office. Small change can make a big difference!
Become a CareNet Advocate
So many people in the greater DuPage area are in need of CareNet’s love, compassion and practical help—women experiencing unplanned pregnancies, and women or men with an abortion in their past. So many are steeped in a culture that does not value life, and are hurting. Your church and CareNet form a partnership that can help. You can participate by becoming a CareNet Advocate. Advocates learn about our services and are equipped to connect people in need to CareNet through church ministries or in the community.
Sponsor a Local Center
Since over ninety percent of women who visit CareNet come from within ten miles of a CareNet help center, our vision is to provide greater access to our services throughout the DuPage area by adding “express” centers. You can tour your local CareNet center and learn what material or volunteer needs are there. Or connect with our development team to learn about where God is leading CareNet and how you can help us provide critical services in a new area. View our locations in the Chicagoland area.
Join the Connections Mentoring Program
Connections brings a group of women in a church together with a pregnant woman in need. The purpose of the program is to form a network of support around a woman and her baby, so that her quality of life is enhanced and her spiritual life is encouraged. Our hope is that as she is embraced by your group, a mom-to-be will form a lasting relationship with your church family. A Connections group also provides a baby shower for the new mother.
Help Collect Needed Baby Supplies
For those who are unable to donate their time for church volunteer opportunities, you can still make an impact by providing diapers or other baby supplies. CareNet Baby Banks are an encouragement to mothers by providing needed material support. The Diaper Derby is an annual diaper collection among churches and the CareNet Cube is an on-site container that facilitates ongoing collection of diapers, formula, and other material goods. Diaper donations can always be dropped off at any CareNet office.
We need your help to be the hands and feet of Christ. To learn more about how you can make a difference, contact CareNet DuPage today.