Destiny News

A Destiny Maternity Home Publication

RESCUE & RESTORE

On behalf of every woman and every young girl facing a crisis pregnancy, I would like to thank you for your standing in the gap with us in 2012. With your support, we were able to begin to build our foundation. The hope of Destiny Maternity Home (D.M.H.) is to “Rescue & Restore” women who are STUCK in a crisis situations. Our mission is to provide a safe haven for women and their unborn children. We need your continued support to make this dream a reality. Whatever part you have played in helping us get the word out, please know you made a difference! As we move forward into 2013, please consider becoming a “DESTINY PARTNER” with our ministry. If you would like more information opportunities to assist, please give us a call. I am also available for speaking engagements regarding D.M.H. and for sharing our vision with your group.


Blessings,


Virginia G. Howard

Destiny Maternity Home Director

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me. Matthew 24:50


"Not so Long ago, women and children were rare at rescue missions and shelters. How times have changed! Today, homeless women with children are more common than ever. According to some estimates, between 70% and 90% of homeless families in America are headed by women. Even more significant, the population of homeless families has increased by 35% since 1989."


What is a Maternity Home?


Maternity Homes are adult-supervised, supportive group homes or apartment clusters for teen mothers/women and their children who cannot live at home because of abuse, neglect or other extenuating circumstances. We also provide care to those facing crisis pregnancy and homeless. Destiny Maternity Home offers support to help young families become self-sufficient and reduce the risk of repeat pregnancies. They provide a home where teen mothers can live, but they also offer program services to help put young mothers and their children on the path to a better future. Our home will provide safe, stable, nurturing environments for teen mothers and women.


Leave A Legacy!


Have you ever thought about leaving a legacy or being apart of something that you could be honored to support? Well, here's your chance to leave your mark in the community. In order to bring forth the vision of Destiny Maternity Home we need your support! By you helping to build a dwelling place for pregnant women, this would give you the opportunity to help Transform lives! Please consider helping us build a home filled with love and acceptance. As you sow into our ministry you can take comfort in knowing that you generous contribution helped build a home for those in desperate need of a fresh start!


  • Financial Support: Your financial contribution to Destiny Maternity Home large or small will help change the lives of those experiencing a crisis pregnancy.


  • Employer Matching Gifts: This is a great opportunity for your company to give back to the community. This effort will create teamwork, unity & support within your company while providing for a great cause.

  • Partnership: Become a Monthly Partner of Destiny Maternity Home. Sign up today and received our free monthly newsletter to be informed of the happenings of our home. You will part of family, Highlighted stories featuring our clients progress, updates on our new babies added to the family and more.


  • Fundraiser & Sponsored Events: There are a number of fundraising programs & events to host at your church, home or business.


  • Destiny Maternity Home Capital Campaign: Our Three tire Wall of Fame is set up to help with the building fund campaign. Gold $250.00 - more.. Silver $250.00 -$150.00 Bronze $150.00 - $50.00 gift donation. Your generous contribution will allow us to feature your name of choice on our wall.


Contact us today at 903-792-5735 if you're interested in any of the fundraising opportunities and for leaving a great legacy behind!




Testimony

Could you imagine being seven months pregnant and having no place to rest your head? Many of us can go home after a hard day of work and put our feet up and relax. This was not the case for *"Susan," a young mom facing a crisis pregnancy. After seeking out a safe place for herself and her unborn child, her search came up empty. She found herself STUCK in a lonely and desperate place. With no family support and no income, she was forced to make a hard choice. She decided to live in her car instead of returning to live in an unsafe environment filled with drugs and alcohol. She shared her story with her doctor during a check-up. He searched out a safe place for her to live and eventually helped Susan find 1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center and the Destiny Maternity Home Director. After making contact with our Executive Director of First Choice Pregnancy, her case was forwarded to Destiny Maternity Home. With limited income we set out to help this client and her unborn child.


Your donations allowed us to provide temporary care for Susan. We were able to provide her with lodging and food, she was able to remain here in Texarkana while under the care of her physician. Before long, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. This is an ongoing need for our community. Many women find themselves homeless and without support. We need your community support in building Destiny Maternity Home. By joining our efforts, we can move forward with this much needed project. Your ongoing contributions will bring pregnant women into a safe environment. Destiny Maternity Home is a place where love meets up with life!





Meet Our Planning Committee

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark Your Calendars ~ 2013


FEBRUARY
28 - Community Awareness

MARCH
9 - Pancakes at Applebee's: Join us for breakfast from 8:00AM - 10:00AM for a great cause. Proceeds will go towards our Capital Campaign. Purchase your ticket for a donation of $5.00 today at First Choice Pregnancy Center, or call for more information.
14 - Dine With Destiny Luncheon
28 - Community Awareness


APRIL
25 - Community Awareness
27 - Walk For Life (First Choice Pregnancy Center). Spring Lake Park, 9:00AM.
29 - Texas Roadhouse Dinner: Time: 4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Join us for a fundraising night out with your family and friends. The Destiny Maternity Home team will be there to share our mission. 10% of dinner receipts will go towards our home. (Be sure to pick up a flyer).


MAY
18 - "Rise Above" Mother & Daughter Luncheon. This Preventative Outreach fundraiser is to build the bond between mother and daughter. Keynote Speaker: Former Miss Black USA, Ocielia Gibson. Host Church: Christ Nations Church, 524 Sowell Ln. Texarkana, TX Contact Virginia Howard at 903-792-5735 for more information.

JUNE
15 - "Setting The Standard" Father & Son Luncheon. This Preventative Outreach is to build the bond between father and son. More information coming soon.
23 - Community Awareness

JULY
11 - Dine with Destiny Luncheon
17 - Community Awareness
27 - Run for Destiny (Fundraiser)


AUGUST
29 - Community Awareness


SEPTEMBER
12 - Dine with Destiny Luncheon
28 - Golf Tournament


OCTOBER
24 - Community Awareness


NOVEMBER
14 - Dine with Destiny Luncheon
28 - Community Awareness


DECEMBER
7 - Christmas Dessert & Fashion Show


*Community Awareness is held every 4th Thursday of each month. If you would like to be updated on the progress of Destiny Maternity Home, you are welcome to attend this meeting. Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM. Please call to reserve your seat.


Volunteer Opportunity

  • Event Support: If you would like to become a volunteer with Destiny Maternity Home stop by our office for a volunteer application or contact Virginia Howard. We currently have several upcoming events in need of some faithful volunteers.
  • Grant writer: We are in need of some experienced grant writer on our team.
  • D.M.H. Liaison: Help us spread the word throughout the community.