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12 Ways to Support the Life-Affirming Mission of Vida in 2022

The new year is an opportunity to renew your commitment and involvement in the pro-life, pro-love mission of Vida Medical Clinic and Support Services. 

Join us as we serve, educate, and empower women and men facing unplanned pregnancies, needing support parenting young children, or seeking to make healthy, life-affirming decisions in their relationships with themselves and others. Everyone has a role to play in meeting people where they are at, serving them, and building up Appleton, the Fox Valley, and beyond into communities of love and life. What time, talent, or treasure will you share with Vida and expectant parents, young families, and our communities this year?

Volunteer at Vida Medical Clinic and Support Services.

Vida volunteers make a difference. From office assistance and board service to event committees and special projects, our volunteers are true partners and extensions in our work and mission.

Explore volunteer opportunities and become a volunteer here.

Encourage your church to become a Vida Church Partner.

Vida’s Church Partner Program gives area congregations the opportunity to unite as brothers and sisters in Christ and partner with Vida in an effort to serve men and women facing unplanned pregnancies or parenting young children under difficult situations. Through prayer, volunteering, welcoming clients and patients into their churches, and more, our network of church partners make a difference and share the love of Christ.

Learn more about the Vida Church Partner Program here.

Host a community drive.

Host a community drive to collect and donate items (diapers, wipes, or other baby materials) to Vida to give to our patients and clients through our Little Dear Boutique. Rally those close to you and within your church, workplace, or other organization to support our cause while also growing in awareness of Vida.

These community drives are great fundraising opportunities for youth groups, churches, and other supporting community organizations.

Celebrate at Together for Life.

Gather and celebrate Vida at Together for Life! Together for Life is an annual fundraising banquet and community event hosted annually in May. It brings together friends of Vida for an evening of celebration, recognition, and support for Vida. 

Mark your calendars for May 12, 2022! Learn more here.

Become a mentor.

Pregnancy and parenting are filled with lots of uncertainty, and your experience and your love are needed. Vida Support Services offers a mentoring program where moms and/or dads are matched up with a mentor (seasoned parents) who will support and teach them.

As a mentor, you will meet an individual where he or she is at in the parenting journey. One-on-one topics covered include healthy baby, infant hygiene, first-year milestones, safety, potty training, healthy sibling relationships, and more.

Learn more and apply to be a mentor here.

Share the love and good news about Vida.

Learn about the scope of services Vida offers clients and patients, and become an ambassador for our organization. You never know who in your life or circle of influence may be seeking clinic or support services or will find themselves in challenging circumstances later in life.

Stay up-to-date on Vida happenings and share the good news with others by following Vida on social media and by signing up for our email newsletter list. Together, we can amplify our work and mission.

Golf at Chip in for Life.

Chip in for Life is one of Vida’s annual community and fundraising events. Held every September, supporters and golfers from around the Fox Valley spend a full day on the golf course and enjoy dinner, drinks, raffles, and more afterwards all in support of Vida.

Mark your calendars for September 19, 2022! Learn more here.

Do winter cleaning and donate to the Little Dear Boutique.
One of the highlights of the Vida education program is shopping time in our store, Little Dear Boutique

Parents receive credit during pregnancy and parenting classes at Vida, which can be used for shopping at our store. New and gently used material donations fill the Little Dear Boutique and support bags for clients and patients. We are completely dependent upon the generosity of individuals, groups, and businesses to keep our shelves stocked. Please see our current list of high priority needs in the “Material Donation” dropdown here.
Become a Vida sponsor.

As a nonprofit organization, our operations and work are largely made possible by the support of our generous sponsors and donors. Various Vida sponsorship levels are available for businesses and individuals, which include benefits such as year-round recognition and tickets to events such as Chip In For Life and Together For Life.

Learn more and become a sponsor here.

Become a monthly donor.

Investing in Vida is life-giving! Financial gifts and donations help us serve, educate, and empower women and men facing unplanned pregnancies, parenting, or medical needs.

Thank you in advance for your life-giving generosity! Set up to make a recurring monthly donation to Vida here. If giving annually fits your charitable and philanthropic giving situation better, there are options for one-time gifts here too.

Pray.

As a faith-based, Christian organization, we are a people and ministry of prayer and humbly ask for prayers too. Please pray for the moms, dads, babies, families, and communities Vida serves, for a renewal of a life-affirming and loving culture, and for us as we serve others. 

We serve clients and patients of all faith backgrounds, as well as those with no faith background. The choices and situations of everyone we serve differ; choices can weigh heavily on one’s heart. For those seeking spiritual help or guidance, we have a coalition of strong local church partners. Many donors and supporters of Vida are people of faith or faith-based organizations, and we are grateful for the ongoing prayer over our life-affirming work and mission, those we serve, our staff, and our community.

Live, love, and serve well.

The greatest witness and testament to our work and mission is living, loving, and serving well. When we come to know our own inherent, God-given dignity and worth, our hearts and actions reflect such truth and love to others. Feeling and witnessing such radical love, selfless service, and life well lived in this day and age is a light! This, in turn, empowers and inspires others to live in the abundance of that love and truth too. Together, our culture then grows to become a culture of life. 

How can you live, love, and serve well today in your home, workplace, church, community, and life?

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