BATON ROUGE, La. – One organization says being pro-life means not only wanting the baby alive but helping the mother along the way and they’re doing exactly that.
The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church partnered with Louisiana Back Advocates for Life to help over 200 families. Cars joined the drive to through to receive diapers, wipes, and baby formula.
“Did y’all need another box, though? We can give you another one. What size do you need?” a member of the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church asked attendees.
Louisiana Black Advocates for Life State Director Tara Wicker says the goal is to let every parent know that they see you, hear you and you are not alone.
“Hey, we value life. We value the lives of our little black babies. And we want to give them an opportunity to live and to survive,” she said.
The church is doing its part by helping over 250 families with its members and even the LSU’s football team joining to help those in need.
“You know, some people can’t afford a lot of, you know, everything and, you know, some people can’t even have babies’ showers. So, I feel like this is. I’m just so thankful to be a part of, you know, give back, you know,” Wide Receiver John Emery said.
Former LSU basketball player, Ayana Cherry, agreed.
“Because I am a black woman. Right. And especially within our generation, you know, we just want to make sure that they know that they are cared for, that they are loved, and they have these extra resources that are available to them. And so that’s so important for me,” she said.
The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church says this is only the beginning they hope to have more giveaways throughout the Louisiana area. They will be starting a tour of giveaways in the near future.
Until then, they have started mother’s closet, where parents are able to get formula, diapers, clothes, and wipes, no questions asked.