Birthright Fudge: Our Christmas 2017 Fundraiser

Birthright Fudge is Now Available!

It’s November and that means another reason to celebrate: the arrival of Birthright Fudge in Victoria!  Our volunteers will be selling home-made Fudge as well as Chocolate Apricots and Caramel Corn at area churches from now through the second week of December.  We’ll be at most of the Catholic Churches from Sooke to Cobble Hill.  You  can also order Birthright Fudge directly by phone (250.478.5372) or email.  All of our Fudges are Chocolate and conveniently packaged to slip into a stocking or bring along as a hostess gift during your Christmas visiting.  With names like Macadamia Madness, Black Forest, and Midnight Mint, how can you resist?

In conclusion, this is probably the sweetest opportunity you’ll get to feed your sweet tooth and do something life-affirming at the same time…

Our 2017 Birthright Fudge Calendar

Please scroll down to see more information about where our Birthright volunteers will be this Fudge-selling season.

Nov 11/12:  St Rose of Lima in Sooke (Saturday 4PM, Sunday 9AM)

                    Saanich Peninsula Parish (St. Elizabeth’s Sat. 5PM  & Sun. 10:30AM;  also Our Lady of                       Assumption Sun. 8:30AM)

                    Queen of Peace in Esquimalt (Sun. 10AM as well as the 12PM Latin Mass)

                    Our Lady of Fatima, Elk Lake area (Sat. 7PM & Sun. 11:30AM)

                    Ordinariate Community, also meeting at Our Lady of Fatima (Sun. 9:30AM)

Nov 19:       Our Lady Star of the Sea in Belmont Park (Sun. 10:30AM)

Nov 25/26:  St. Patrick’s in Oak Bay (Sat. 5PM, Sun. 8:30 & 10:30AM)

                    St. Francis Xavier in Cobble Hill (Sat. 5PM, Sun. 9 & 11AM)

                   Our Lady of the Rosary in Langford (Sat. 5PM, Sun. 8:30 & 10:30AM)

Dec 2/3:     St Joseph’s on McKenzie (Sat 5PM, Sun. 10AM & 6PM)

Dec 9/10:   Holy Cross in Gordon Head (Sat. 5PM, Sun. 8:30 & 10:30AM, as well as the Sun.

                   4PM Students Mass)

Birthright Victoria… serving women challenged by unplanned pregnancy…because no one should have to deal with a crisis pregnancy alone.

A Very Successful Birthright Strollerthon

A couple of pictures from our very successful Birthright Strollerthon last Saturday!

The weather was lovely for a stroll through scenic James Bay in aid of our successful Birthright Strollerthon.  Eager walkers…generous pledges… babes in strollers…a cooling breeze…and cake to finish off!   What’s not to like?

Thank you to all of our walkers and sponsors for making this such a successful Birthright Strollerthon.  We’re hoping to set a new record with money raised in support of Birthright Victoria’s crisis pregnancy work… Late donations gratefully accepted!  (Please make cheques payable to Birthright Victoria and mail to our local office.)

Please see our earlier post to find out more about the Birthright Strollerthon and how you can support the work of Birthright Victoria.

Birthright is here.  Because a woman should never have to face unplanned pregnancy alone…

Volunteer: Birthright Victoria Pregnancy Support

Birthright Victoria is looking for new volunteers!

Become a Volunteer

Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer at Birthright Victoria?  Perhaps you have a heart for women struggling with unplanned pregnancy.  You’d like to be involved in solutions which honour pre-born life while supporting women who face unexpected pregnancy.  Perhaps counselling women in crisis pregnancies is something you’ve been thinking you might like to do someday…   Now is a great time to get started!   We provide complete volunteer training. Topics covered include Birthright philosophy, communication and listening skills, prenatal development and pregnancy-related  issues.  We follow that up with opportunities to shadow experienced volunteers while learning office procedures and taking part in client sessions.  When you’re ready, we ask each new volunteer to commit to a weekly three hour shift, plus occasional volunteer meetings. The extent of your commitment: three hours a week, and the opportunity to do something powerfully life-changing and life-affirming.

Our Regional Conference

Birthright Victoria will be hosting our Regional Conference for volunteers in Western Canada on September 23 – an ideal learning opportunity for new volunteers and volunteers-in-training to receive additional training, meet fellow  volunteers from centres in Victoria, Vancouver, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and dive into the Birthright experience!  Our Regional Conference takes place once every two years, and usually not in Victoria, so this is a unique opportunity.

Being a Volunteer

Becoming a Birthright Volunteer might just change your life as well as the lives of the women who knock at our door looking for Birthright help and support.  Once you’ve helped a woman in crisis find her way through a difficult situation, you never look back.

Be part of the solution: a solution all of us can live with.

We would be happy to speak with you further about becoming a volunteer with Birthright.  Please contact us at info@birthrightvictoria.org or call 250.380.0322 to discuss training and information on our upcoming Regional Conference.

 

The Birthright Strollerthon 2017 Birthright Victoria

Our Birthright Strollerthon 2017 is calling you…

Join us for a 5 K stroll round scenic James Bay! The Birthright Strollerthon is a pledged walk by participants of all ages, some pushing babes in Strollers! We are looking for both additional walkers and sponsors. It is our goal to have at least one walker from each of the parishes in the Victoria area who will then solicit pledges from friends and fellow parishioners. The walk takes from 1-2 hours to complete, and sponsor forms, bulletin notices, pdf and jpg posters are available. If you would like to participate in the walk, please contact us at: info@birthrightvictoria.org

To become a sponsor, you can contact us at the above email and we’ll put you in touch with one of our walkers. You can also promote the Birthright Strollerthon by liking, sharing, or commenting on this post on social media.

Birthright Victoria is a pregnancy support service ensuring that no woman should have to face a crisis pregnancy alone…

Our upcoming Birthright Victoria AGM

Birthright Victoria is 25 years old this year!

 

Our AGM: Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 AM

Location: 513 – 620 View St

Interested in the work of Birthright Victoria, offering pro-life support to women and their babies facing challenging circumstances?  You are invited to learn more about Birthright Victoria by joining us for our AGM at our Victoria office.

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

…Because coping with an unplanned pregnancy is not something anyone should ever have to do alone…