I was browsing Facebook (admittedly procrastinating homework) when I came across an event for a local walk for life when I hit the “interested” button. Less than 5 minutes later, the director messaged me asking if I would like to help organize the event. I didn’t know this woman from Adam, but when it clicked that she was the director for the CPC in my hometown, I automatically said “YES!!!” to helping plan the event. About a week later was the planning meeting, so I went home (and got a home cooked meal and a hug from my mom, too!) and met with the wonderful people running this event.
.I didn’t know what I could do when I got there, but after a few minutes of introductions and looks of “who’s this kid?” they all welcomed me in. I was the youngest one there so I figured that I would be the one to take over some of the social media, but I also had some other valuable connections that turned out to be useful in planning. I don’t know what all I’ll be able to do while volunteering, but knowing that I get to give back to the pro-life community, literally in my own back yard, is one of the most fulfilling things I’ve gotten to do for the pro-life movement yet.
So, what’s stopping you from doing something?
In most towns, there’s a center that assists expecting mothers and small children; would you consider giving your time there? Can you work in some level counseling at your place of worship? What about making a donation of diapers or even just answering phones?
There’s always something that you can do, even if it seems like it’s not making a big difference. It takes a community of people doing small things to make a big impact—YOU can be one of those people.
Find a way to get involved. Blogging, posting, and all other things for the pro-life movement are important, but sometimes you need to get off the computer and reach out.
Your community needs YOU.
Let this be your rallying call to get up, get out, and leave your mark.