3712 Southlea Dr.
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. We know that it can be an overwhelming situation. We also know that there is hope for the mother and her child. Birthright believes that “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born.” Birthright is here to be the friend that a pregnant woman needs as she navigates an unplanned pregnancy. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright services are always free, non-judgmental and confidential. We can also provide information, referrals, and resources to help the woman help herself. Birthright is available 24/7 through our toll-free helpline. Birthright is not involved in any religious movements, political activities, or lobbying. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.
All are invited and encouraged to come to our office Wed., Feb 21st from 6:30-7:30 pm OR on Friday, Feb. 23rd. from 2:00-3:00 pm to learn about Birthright while also considering how you may be able to volunteer. All you need is a couple of hours a week to give to the mothers in need, a little training, and a LOT of LOVE :)! Please consider coming to one of these get-togethers and learning about what we do and how you can be a part of this beautiful ministry. No commitments are expected, just come and see :). Thank you!
Would your church or ministry, etc. like to hold a really easy fundraiser for Birthright of Kokomo? We supply you with baby bottle banks and pick them up when they are filled with spare change. People take the banks home with them for a month to fill with their spare change and we pick them up when they are filled. This extra funding really help our center out a lot!
Come help us celebrate our 30th. anniversary on May 20th. in Foster Park to Walk For Birthright! The walk will begin at 10:00 am and end at 1:00 pm. Walkers (and little ones in strollers!) can walk along the Walk of Excellance in Foster Park in support and celebration of Birthright's commitment to helping women and babies. This is a family friendly event, children 10 years old and younger are free. Walkers over the age of 10 years old are $10 each. All proceeds go to support Birthright of Kokomo's free and confidential services. Birthright is funded solely on donations, a non-profit, and all volunteer run. We depend on generous donations to keep our free services available to women in need. We look forward to meeting everyone that comes out to the walk!
Help us to pay down our office mortgage by purchasing raffle tickets. Raffle Tickets are on sale for some wonderful prizes that have been generously donated by our sponsors! Please call our office at: 765-453-4673 and feel free to leave a message or email us, if you would like to purchase raffel tickets. Tickets are $2. a piece, 3 for $5, or 10 for $15. You do not have to be present at the walk to claim your prize :). Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Walk For Birthright on May 20th. Thank you!!!
Charity Gaming Exempt Event Approved by Indiana Gaming Commission.
I plan to attend the convention this year along with about 200 other Birthright volunteers from all over the USA, Canada, and Africa. We learn so much, are given additional training, and updated on exciting Birthright news! It's such an important convention to attend to keep up on training in the Birthright way which is all directed at saving babies and loving moms :).
Carrie Lupini, Director
Fundraisers, have an idea?
We rely completely on donations from generous people to fund our ministry. Please let us know if you would like to help with a fundraiser for Birthright. We have no paid staff and are a completely volunteer run, non-profit. We would love to hear from you!
Wish List, Urgent Needs- Maternity Clothes
We are in serious need of "like new" or new maternity clothes, especially pants, leggings, shorts, skirts, and sweat pants in ALL sizes.
New maternity underwear, all sizes
Nursing bras (any size) "like new" or new
New baby clothes in sizes: Preemie, 0-3 month, and 3-6 month sizes These are the sizes that we can accept. We accept only new baby clothes for safety reasons.
The items that we do NOT accept for safety reasons are: Formula, baby food, all furniture items including bassinets, pack & plays, & cribs, swings, safety and medical equipment, car seats, car seat inserts, carriers, front and back-pack type baby carriers/wraps, bath tubs, toys, pacifiers, bumper pads, crib skirts, heavy/large quilts/blankets. If you have a question about what we are allowed to accept, please call us and we would be happy to speak with you! Safety is always a top priority.
We help mother's/families obtain pack and plays, car searts, & baby safety items through the Family Service Assoc. at no cost. Mother's can receive a referral for these FSA items at our office when they become our client.
Yard work is always a need and we gratefully accept offers to help maintain our yard (lawn mowing, weeding, and other yard clean up).
Donations are accepted at our side entrance door that faces Southway. Please ring the doorbell at this entrance. Donors, please park in our single driveway, near our mailbox at the front of the office, off of Southlea. A sign is on our garage door showing where the donor entrance is. The seperate donor entrance is to help protect the confidentiality of our clients.
Clients enter our office from the large parking lot entrance at the back of our office.
The Secular Franciscans of Saint Joan of Arc and Saint Patrick Churches recently held a baby shower for Birthright. In Jan., 2017, The members donated many beautiful baby clothes, blankets, bibs, bottles, and other needed baby items to Birthright of Kokomo. Thank you so much! We rely on donations to help our new moms get a great start with their baby.
In Sept. 2015, a 2 sided Birthright of Kokomo billboard advertisment went up on U.S. 22 between 350 W. and 400 W!
We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for paying for the vinyl artwork covering for our billboard advertisment!! This was a huge blessing to our ministry!
If you would like to sponsor one of our monthly lease payments for the billboard ad, please contact our office. We would love to hear from you!
Do you enjoy young people and babies? If so, please let us know and we can train you to be an indispensable asset to our ministry! Call or email us and get started on the road to helping moms. We are an all volunteer run center. We cannot be open if we do not have volunteers on a consistant basis. Please consider becoming a Birthright volunteer. You will be blessed!