The Knights of Council 5272 is sponsoring their Second Annual Baby Shower to benefit the Ventura County Life Centers. The Life Centers supports pregnant women to make the choice of life when facing a crisis pregnancy.
You may drop-off the items at one of the cribs located at St Mary Magdalen Church or Padre Serra Parish before or after Mass on Saturday 4/27 or Sunday 4/28. You can come by St Mary Magdalen School Hall on Ventura Boulevard for the Baby Shower on Sunday 4/28 between 11:00 am and 1 pm, where you can drop-off your donations and stay for some free food and fellowship.
While most new and (slighly) used items for children and their mothers are welcome, the VC Life Centers is in most need of the following: Diapers (sizes 3, 4, 5); baby wipes; boys and girls clothers (0 - 12 months); formula and pre-packaged baby food; strollers, pak n plays (portable cribs), walkers, and bouncers. The Center is unable to take car seats or cribs. Also, the mothers love handmade items like blankets.
Further, please consider donating to the Life Centers Ultrasound Fund. Local KofC Councils need to raise $13,225 to pay for half-of the cost of an ultrasound machine that is the final step for the VC Life Centers to become a fully-operational medical clinic. (The Supreme Council will cover the other half.) If you are writing a check, please make it out to “Knights of Columbus” with “VC Life Centers” on the memo line. Lastly, don’t forget to buy your orchid corsages Mother’s Day weekeend to support the VC Life Centers! For more information, see flyer or contact:
Brendan P Purdy, PhD, Deputy Grand Knight
Program Director/Culture of Life Chair
Adolfo Camarillo Council #5272, Knights of Columbus