Every day is worth celebrating, and the 4th Saturday of October is no exception. Why? Today is Make a Difference Day! This day has been celebrated since 1992, drawing attention to the importance of making a positive impact in the world – whether that’s through donating money, volunteering time and labor, or raising awareness on important issues.
Every non-profit relies on the generosity and goodwill of organizations, businesses, and people to function and thrive. Without donors, supporters, and volunteers, they wouldn’t be able to grow, reach more people, and expand their impact.
This is also true for Options United.
Options United is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving other pro-life organizations and families alike. How do we do this? We’re a pro-life call center that is available for and actively reaches out to women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. We talk them through their situation and refer them to a local pregnancy resource center or clinic. There, they receive free support and services, including a free pregnancy test, possible ultrasound and material resources, and information on all of their options – adoption, parenting, and abortion. We also refer to adoption organizations and post-abortion counselors.
Why do we do this? We know that women are targeted and deceived by the abortion industry, preying upon their vulnerability in difficult situations. But when a woman is made aware of all of her options and understands/sees the human life growing inside of her, she is more likely to choose life through parenting or adoption.
We utilize online platforms to reach women where they’re at – on their phones and laptops. And we direct clients towards the wonderful clinics and centers dedicated to helping women and families – organizations these women may never have known about if it weren’t for their call to Options United.
This Make a Difference Day, you may be inspired to do something. You may be wondering how you can engage with the pro-life movement and Options United. Here are five ways to get started!
Donate: What a wonderful gift to give life! Whether it is a monthly commitment or a one-time offer, your generous donations go towards helping women in need of compassionate assistance and innocent babies who deserve a chance at life. You can send in a donation here.
Apply: Our trained, professional, and compassionate call responders manage our helpline and live chat daily, offering women the care they need as quickly as possible. If you’re interested in this work, we’d love to get your application! You can also help by becoming a church or pregnancy resource center liaison to help us build relationships with communities involved in this important mission! Your time is precious and we value it! Apply here.
Connect: We’re on social media! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. There are so many ways to engage with us there – like, follow, subscribe, comment, and share with your friends. We’d love to hear from you!
Pray: We believe in the power of prayer! We pray for our clients and staff – and you can join us in that! Download the App for Life to join a virtual community of people united in prayer for life. There, you’ll find pseudonyms for women who actually call us looking for an abortion. You can pray for them by name or as a whole. You’ll also find the current number of babies saved and other resources.
Stay tuned! We’ve got lots in store for you! Not only will you find more blogs here and various content on our social media, but we have regular newsletters. These will keep you updated on what’s happening at Options United, including save stories, events, and pro-life news. You can sign up by emailing us at [email protected].
Without the support of incredible, generous people like you, we couldn’t help mothers and babies during one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. In the 10 years Options United has existed, we’ve confirmed over 2,500 babies saved following our conversations with their mothers.
Our victories are your victories, and we can’t thank you enough for your support!