Birthright Fudge 2019: Our Christmas Fund Raiser

Birthright Fudge 2019 is Now Available!

It’s November and that means another reason to celebrate: the arrival of Birthright Fudge 2019 in Victoria!  Our volunteers will be selling home-made Fudge as well as Chocolate Apricots and Caramel Corn at area churches from now through December 8th.  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?

This year, we’re especially proud to introduce our newest Fudge variety: Root Beer Float, a decadent blend of chocolate with the frosty taste of Root Beer over ice cream!

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

Our 2019 Birthright Fudge Calendar

From first to last, our calendar is full of sweet items. Please scroll down to see more information about where our Birthright volunteers will be this Fudge-selling season.

Nov 10:

  • Our Lady of Fatima, Elk Lake area (Sun. 9 AM Eng, 11 AM Portuguese, 12:30 PM Spanish)

Nov 16/17: 

  • St Rose of Lima in Sooke (Saturday 4 PM, Sunday 9:15 AM)
  • Queen of Peace in Esquimalt (Sunday 10 AM, 12 PM TLM, 2 PM Ordinariate)

Nov 23/24: 

  • St. Francis Xavier in Cobble Hill (Saturday 5 PM, Sunday 9 AM)
  • Our Lady of the Rosary in Langford (Sat. 6PM, Sunday 8 & 11 AM)
  • St. Patrick’s in Oak Bay (Saturday 6 PM, Sunday 11 AM)

Nov 30/Dec 1:    

  • St Joseph the Worker on McKenzie (Saturday 6 PM, Sunday 11 AM & 6 PM)
  • Saanich Peninsula Parish (St. Elizabeth’s Saturday 5 PM  & Sunday 10:30 AM;  also Our Lady of the Assumption Sunday 8:30 AM)
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea in Belmont Park (Sunday 10:30 AM)

Dec 7/8:  

  • Holy Cross in Gordon Head (Saturday 4 PM, Sunday 9 AM). Last opportunity of the season to purchase Birthright Fudge!
Birthright Victoria… serving women challenged by unplanned pregnancy…because no one should have to deal with a crisis pregnancy alone.

Need even more reasons to indulge? Take a look at our gallery below.

Birthright Victoria Strollerthon 2019

Birthright Strollerthon 2019
Birthright Strollerthon 2019

This year’s walk

We’ve had a very successful Birthright Strollerthon 2019, thanks once again to the support of faithful walkers and generous sponsors! This year’s walk took place on the morning of Saturday, July 27. Clear weather. Not too hot. Eager walkers and the presence of families and children. Add a slice of cake and it all made for an exuberant Birthright Victoria Strollerthon 2019!

Our Walkers

Our walkers came from throughout the Victoria area. They also represented parishes throughout southern Vancouver Island. St. Francis Xavier in Cobble Hill. Our Lady of the Rosary in Langford. St. Joseph the Worker in the Burnside Road area. Our Lady Star of the Sea in Colwood. Queen of Peace in Esquimalt. The Ordinariate and Latin communities meeting at Queen of Peace. And the Saanich Peninsula Catholic parish. All coming together in support of Birthright Victoria. A wonderful blessing! We hope to have even more walkers and parishes represented next year.

Our sponsors

Our sponsors outdid themselves this year! We’re just tallying the last of the pledges for the Birthright Victoria Strollerthon 2019, and it looks like we have raised over $6,000 to support the mission of Birthright Victoria, providing pregnancy support to women experiencing unplanned pregnancy. A big thank you to all our sponsors!

If you’d like to make a donation…

It’s not too late. If you missed this year’s Birthright Strollerthon, we’d be rather happy to receive your donation now. And nudge our Strollerthon 2019 tally towards the $7,000 mark at the same time! You can make a donation directly to Birthright Victoria by writing to us at the following address. Please mark your donation “Birthright Strollerthon 2019.”

Birthright Victoria

513 – 620 View Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1J6

What it’s all about

Birthright Victoria is a pregnancy support service offering hope, caring support, and a safe place to sort through often complicated feelings and decisions about unplanned pregnancy. We believe wholeheartedly in the value of all human life and in each woman’s ability to rise above challenging circumstances to build a future she can be proud of.

Birthright…because no one should have to cope with an unplanned pregnancy alone…

Our Birthright Strollerthon 2019

Birthright Strollerthon 2019

Birthright Strollerthon 2019

Please join us for our Birthright Strollerthon 2019.  This “fun” fund raiser is a sponsored 5K walk along the James Bay waterfront, beginning and ending at Fisherman’s Wharf Park, at the corner of St. Lawrence and Michigan Streets.  We welcome walkers of all ages and are especially interested in adding more families and young people to our group of walkers.  Strollers are optional, but since Birthright is all about helping pregnant women and their babies, we especially love to have some babes in strollers along for the ride.

How you can help:

Sponsor one or more of our walkers.

Walkers will be collecting pledges at many of the Catholic parishes in the Victoria area over the next few weeks.  They would love to have your support.  You can also contact us at  info@birthrightvictoria.org to find a walker near you or make a pledge.

Sign up to walk.

Strollerthon materials such as sponsor forms, bulletin and pulpit notices, Strollerthon posters in pdf and jpg formats…we have them all. Please contact us to sign up to walk or for more information.

Here’s some walker information:

  • The Walk starts from Fisherman’s Wharf Park at 10 AM. Please arrive by 9:45 AM so we can get a group photo before you set off.
  • Plan on 1-2 hours to complete the walk.  (Most of our walkers finish in about an hour.)
  • Contact us at info@birthrightvictoria.org to sign up to walk and get walker materials.
  • Collect pledges from friends, family, & fellow parishioners in the weeks before and after the walk.

Another way you can promote Birthright’s Annual Strollerthon is by liking, sharing, or commenting on this post on social media.

Birthright Strollerthon 2019 promotes the pregnancy support work of Birthright Victoria, ensuring that no woman should have to face a crisis pregnancy alone…

comforting hands
Comforting Hands

Garden Babies for Birthright Plant Sales

Garden Babies for Birthright Plant Sales 2019

Our Birthright Plant Sales benefit the work of Birthright Victoria, offering caring support to women facing unplanned pregnancy.

Garden Babies for Birthright Plant Sales 2019

Ardent gardeners and Birthright Victoria supporters look forward to these sales all year round for their great selection of vigorous plants, knowledgeable help, and wonderful prices.  Not to mention that your purchases help to support women struggling with unexpected pregnancy issues.  That makes attending one of our Birthright Plant Sales a win/win opportunity!

This year, we’re showcasing deer resistant plants at all three of our May Plant Sales.  We’ll be in Langford on May 4 and in Sidney and Oak Bay on May 11.

May 4  9 AM – 1 PM: Plant Sale at Our Lady of the Rosary 798 Goldstream, Langford.  The first of our May Plant Sales!  Keep an eye on our selection of flowering shrubs.  They go fast!  Browse our perennials, herbs, ground-covers, and veggies while you’re at it.  And don’t forget to look over our wall of plant pictures to whet your appetite.  You’ll also find a large list of deer resistant plants (our 2019 feature) plus lists for drought, shade loving, and shade tolerant plants.  Plant donations gratefully accepted Friday, May 3, from 3 – 5 PM.
May 11  8 AM – 1 PM: Plant Sale at St. Elizabeth’s Church 10030 3rd Ave, Sidney.  In conjunction with the local Knights of Columbus Garage Sale.  Each plant sale has a different flavour and somewhat different plants due to local plant donations.  This plant sale always comes up winners with some unusual plant contributions!  Expect the same picture boards and plant lists as at the Langford sale, weather permitting.  This one’s an outside sale, so wild weather can make for hairy reading!   A great selection of flowering shrubs, ground-covers, bulbs, herbs, and perennials!  Plant donations gratefully accepted Friday, May 10, from 3 – 6 PM.
May 11  9 AM – 1 PM: Plant Sale at St. Patrick’s Church 2060 Haultain Ave, Oak Bay.  Flowering shrubs, ground covers, perennials, herbs, and veggies.  Helpful volunteers to walk you through the plants and make suggestions to suit your gardening needs.  Picture boards and lists for deer resistant plants, drought, shade lovers and shade tolerants.  And great prices!  This sale has everything you need for starting a new garden or filling out an established one.  Plant donations gratefully accepted Friday, May 10, from 3 – 5 PM.

Thank you to all of our Birthright supporters

Thank You to all of our Birthright Supporters

 

A BIG THANK YOU to all of our Birthright supporters in Victoria! We’re ending this year’s Birthright Fudge season with a bang: sold out fudge at our last sale at Holy Cross this past weekend, and a new, very high record for parish sales.  For all who supported the pro-life mission of Birthright Victoria by packing fudge, selling fudge, or buying fudge, we greatly appreciate your support.

                     It’s Not Too Late

The Birthright Fudge season is now officially over, but you’re not too late to get Fudge if you act quickly!  I’m baking this week to fill one last order, so you also have one last chance to order Birthright fudge. Contact Peggy ASAP (see poster) if you want to order additional fudge. We’re hoping to set a new record for Fudge fund-raising this year!

Once again, thank you to all of our Birthright supporters for another successful Birthright Fudge season!

Birthright Victoria…because no woman should have to face an unplanned pregnancy alone!