Throughout the winter months and this spring season, several parishes sponsored successful diaper drives and baby showers, collecting items to serve families of the St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center. As an outreach of the Pro-Life Office of the Diocese of Buffalo, St. Gianna's serves mothers, fathers and young families during and after pregnancy, providing material, emotional and spiritual support. Families facing challenges in providing for their babies are referred to the center by social service agencies. Through generous parish and individual responses to their needs, they are provided with diapers, wipes, clothing and other items fundamental to the daily care of their children. The families are grateful not only for the material assistance, but also for the care and hope offered at the center.
As the needs of community families continue to grow, so do the ministry needs of donations, volunteers and prayers throughout the year. St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center is located at 76 Church St., Buffalo, with two additional satellite locations in Dunkirk and Niagara Falls.
For more information about current needs, donations and volunteering, contact 716-842-BABY (2229), or visit the website at www.buffalodiocese.org/st-gianna-molla-center.