Due to concerns for the safety of our clients and our volunteers during the coronavirus pandemic, we are following strict disinfecting protocols in addition to limiting client interaction by only scheduling one appointment per hour. PCCI will be open our normal hours. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please take all precautionary measures seriously and stay healthy.
NEWSLETTER - December 2020
Dear Friends of PCCI,
To say this has been an unusual year would be an understatement! The Coronavirus, then the August 10th derecho have made life a bit more challenging than normal. But the good news remains that we here at the Pregnancy Center of Central Iowa have made it through and have been able to continue our Mission and Ministry in our part of Central Iowa, thanks to your continued support and dedication. For all of you, we are so thankful!
Although we had to close our doors to client visits several times, we have never had to suspend client support with the diapers, wipes, formula, and other items that our moms and babies needed. We actually have run a “take-out” service during those times we couldn’t allow people in through our doors. The recent surge in COVID has prompted us to again be extremely cautious in protocol, but we are open.
It was very disappointing to not be able to hold our Annual Spring Walk for Life and our Annual Fall Banquet in 2020, but when we called for help, our friends and supporters were there to bless our work at PCCI. The outpouring was heartwarming. We have high hopes of returning to both the Walk and the Banquet in 2021, especially with the promise of a vaccine looming on the horizon as I write this. We all thank God for the gifts of healthcare workers and scientists who work tirelessly to meet our world’s urgent needs at this unprecedented time.
We promise to update you as to our status early in 2021, especially on plans for the Walk and the Banquet. In the meantime, we are eagerly awaiting the birth of several new little ones. We are also serving parents who are court mandated into parenting classes in attempts at family reunification. This virus and the quarantine and isolation associated with it have taken a huge toll on so many, not just in contracting COVID, but in the stress-related mental health and substance abuse issues. Our connections to other agencies and service providers have proven their value many times over. In cooperation and communication lie greater strength and better ability to serve our clients.
All of us here at PCCI wish a holiday season that is blessed, even if it is a bit different this year, for all of you and those you love. We are so thankful for your support, and remind you that all donations to PCCI are tax deductible. Stay safe and stay healthy! Here’s hoping to see many of you in person again in 2021!
In His name,