Looking to plan a PAC Baby Bottle donation drive at your church, school or with a community group?
A Baby Bottle donation drive is an engaging way to involve your church or organization in the cause of protecting life. What began as a simple idea to collect coins in baby bottle ‘banks’ has grown into an awareness-building program to help educate, inform and involve communities in the work to support families. Baby Bottle drives are also a primary source of revenue for Pregnancy Aid Clinic, providing funds we count on to maintain clinic operations. While we inform your group on ways to support life, we ask your constituency to return a donation in our “baby bottle” envelope to support women and families in need. Want to help? Check out our FAQ’s below, and submit the form to schedule your event!
Who manages the baby bottle event?
Pregnancy Aid Clinic provides all the materials you need for the Baby Bottle event. This includes informational brochures, stand banners, “flat baby bottles” (envelopes) for distribution, display items and collection baskets. A PAC staff member will work with a representative from your organization to ensure materials are received, the event is manned, and donations are properly collected and secured.
Is there a way to manage the event without physical bottles or envelopes?
We can accommodate for your online services or meetings in a digital baby bottle drive. PAC has digitally-formatted materials that can be e-mailed to your group via email or posted on your website. Further, our leadership team can address your group in person to supplement your digital donation event, or you can share a short video we provide about where your donation goes. The donation drive follows, providing your members with several options to donate online, by text or sending a check in-the-mail. Additionally, parishes may choose to take up a second collection on the weekend of the event.
How does the event work?
We try to make the program as turnkey as possible: Step one: Fill out the website form below to request a Baby Bottle event date.
Step two: Once a date is agreed upon, download the promotional materials from our web page and customize what you need for your organization. Bulletin announcement copy, fliers and visual elements are available for you to publish in your church bulletin or organization newsletter. We recommend promoting the event at least three weeks prior to the distribution date.
Step three: Secure volunteers to help with the event. Responsibilities include table set-up, distributing envelopes, collecting / securing donations, and disassembly of display at the end of the event. As an alternative to envelope distribution, a parish may decide to take up a second collection for PAC and other respect life ministerial needs.
Step four: Download the pulpit talks from our website and prepare to deliver during the event as approved by the pastor or administrator. Many parishes choose to announce the event at the beginning of mass, while also communicating a longer testimony at the end of the service. A PAC representative may be available to deliver the talk, or you or your respect life team can do it! Sharing the story of a life-saved, a woman spared from trauma or a family strengthened resonates with people and tends to draw them to the cause.
Step five: Distribute envelopes and share information. On the day of the event, volunteers will distribute envelopes to your constituency for them to return with their PAC donation the following week. Collections can also be taken on distribution day. Informational brochures are also available for your constituency detailing our clinic services, success stories and tactics to help care for families including the unborn.
Step six: After baby bottle envelopes are distributed to your constituency, plan a follow-up event or weekend to collect envelopes. Place baskets at a convenient location such as the church Narthax where people can drop off their donation. Make sure the basket and donations are monitored constantly and secured at the end of the day.
Step seven: Once donations are secured, either through envelope distribution or a second collection, coordinate the donation drop off or pick up with your PAC representative. Table display supplies will be returned at this time as well.
Step eight: Thank your community and keep the conversation going! PAC will send a certificate of thanks and a letter to your representative confirming the total contribution to Pregnancy Aid Clinic and our work to protect life. We encourage you to share this information with your constituency. A follow-up engagement may be scheduled for your group to tour one of the clinics, or for a PAC staff member to speak to your ministry or group about how they can continue to serve and protect life. This can happen virtually or in person.
Are there resources available for my parish to host a baby bottle event?
We have a packet of materials to help you host a baby bottle event easily and successfully! Download the attached folder, complete with editable flyers, posters, bulletin announcements and pulpit talks that are easy to customize for your parish needs. If there is anything else you need to plan a baby bottle event to benefit PAC, we are happy to provide it.
Can I host the Baby Bottle Event completely virtually?
Yes! We call this a "Digital Baby Bottle." Download the resources above to help promote your online event in your bulletin, on your website, or around your parish, and then direct your constituency to our digital baby bottle page for easy donations.
Can we use plastic baby bottles in our drive?
Short answer, yes. However, due to the pandemic and in effort to minimize germs, if you choose to collect coins via plastic baby bottles (which we can provide to you!), we ask you count the coins and deposit them and write a check to PAC. We are unable to process large quantities of change at this time. Thank you for understanding. We highly recommend collecting donations in our "flat baby bottle" envelopes, which can be easily filled with cash, check or credit card information.
Kindly fill out the registration form below and a PAC representative will call you to discuss further.
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PAC ROSWELL 281 S. Atlanta St. Roswell GA
At the Pregnancy Aid Clinic, we recognize that women have a right to make their own decisions about the outcome of their pregnancy and their sexual health. We are here to help women and their partners make informed and thoughtful decisions. The information on this website provides valuable and credible health information but is not intended to diagnose any condition or pregnancy and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or counseling advice.
Pregnancy Aid Clinic does not perform or refer for abortions. We provide free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, and offer medically accurate information about abortion and its risks as well as other options. The Pregnancy Aid Clinic does not provide any medical treatments for you or your child. If you are experiencing any illness or medical concerns, please consult with a physician. The information presented on this website is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.