Our Council sponsored a “Baby Bottle – We Support Life Drive” with the proceeds going to Birth Haven. Birth Haven is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit organization that provides shelter, support, and education for homeless, pregnant women and girls. The agency provides a safe and nurturing environment in which to carry an unexpected pregnancy to term, while additionally helping the resident learn the tools necessary to achieve greater self-sufficiency. Individuals served by the organization include both those who intend to raise their child after delivery and those who opt for adoption placement.
The Knights of Columbus fundraiser run by Chairperson Joe Ozoniak called it a Baby Bottle Drive because we distributed baby bottles during the weekend Masses at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Oak Ridge, NJ and asked each family to take a baby bottle home and return it with their spare change and cash donations. The generous parishioners responded of which the Knights are very grateful.
Ms. Figurelli leaked to that with help like this the next goal is a project called “Birth Haven Two”. This will be a program that will help the woman after the birth of the child, and will assist up to one year. Right now Birth haven helps up to 90 days after the baby is born. This a great alternative to abortion and as Grand Knight he has pledged to help in any way the Knights can assist.
The Knights of Columbus have been a supporter of Birth Haven and have made significant donations to them over the years.