Thank you for your interest in participating in our 2021 Baby Bottle Campaign! We hope to be able to run this campaign as traditionally as we have in past years, however we realize that some churches are not meeting in person at this time, so we are willing to work with you to continue this campaign in new and creative ways. Just give us a call to work out an alternative plan for this year if you are not able to hand out and collect bottles as you have in the past.

This page is intended to give you all the information and materials you’ll need to run a successful fundraising campaign, whether your church is meeting in person or online. You’ll find a timeline to let you know when you can expect your bottles to be delivered to your church, as well as anticipated dates for pickup when the campaign is over. We’re providing a variety of downloadable promotional materials you can use as needed. You’ll also see a form below you can fill out to let us know how many bottles you’d like this year. And finally, a short narrative about WHY we run the Baby Bottle Campaign at this point in the year and how it coincides with Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jerelyn Anderson, ComfortCare’s Director of Events,
at 540-885-7448 ext 308 or by email at jerelyn@ccwomenshealth.org.
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THIS JUST IN! 
If you are not able to pick up a bottle at your church, you can now donate directly to the baby bottle campaign online! Simply CLICK HERE to make a donation today.
Thank you so much for your generosity!
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BABY BOTTLE TIMELINE
January 1-15, 2021
Baby Bottles will be delivered to churches
January 17, 2021
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Churches begin distributing baby bottles to congregation
February 28, 2021
Churches collect baby bottles from congregation and prepare for pickup from ComfortCare
Weeks of March 1 and 8, 2021
Bottles will be picked up from churches
Month of March
Baby Bottle funds will be counted and your church’s total will be reported back to you by the end of March.

BABY BOTTLE REQUEST FORM

Baby Bottle Registration Form - 2021

  • Bottles are grouped in boxes of 48 (4 mini-boxes of 12 per box of 48)

DOWNLOADABLE PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
Download the 2021 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday video from one of these sources: 
Powerpoint Slide

Suggested Announcements
These announcements may be used in church bulletins, on social media, spoken from the pulpit, or however else you see fit:
Announcement ONE:
ComfortCare stands for LIFE. Stand with us. Stand for the life of the child in the womb, and the life of the mother carrying that child. Compassion compels us to care.
Do you have a PASSION for LIFE?  A PASSION for Infants yet unborn. A PASSION for Infants knit together in the womb by God. A PASSION for Infants who are fearfully and wonderfully made. Pick up a Baby Bottle today. Fill it with your spare change, cash, or a check and return on Sunday, February 28th (or insert the date you designate).

Announcement TWO:
Your financial gifts through the baby bottle campaign provide free services for women in your community… FREE pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and peer counseling on pregnancy options. ComfortCare touches the lives of women facing difficult pregnancy decisions, many who feel like abortion is their only option. A recent patient, Brianne, shares, “This organization is there to help women just like me.  The fact that ComfortCare’s services are completely FREE is a huge blessing to the women in this community.”
Pick up a Baby Bottle today.  Fill it with your spare change, cash, or a check and return on Sunday, February 28th (or insert the date you designate).

Announcement THREE:
ComfortCare…  Educates women to make a fully informed decision
Equips her with resources that strengthen her physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Empowers her to choose life for her and her child.
May the Holy Spirit guide ComfortCare and guide the women they serve!

Thank YOU for being a FRIEND to the ComfortCare ministry. With YOUR help ComfortCare will continue to
Educate, Equip, and Empower women to choose and “LIFE”. Please turn your baby bottle in on Sunday, February 28th (or insert the date you designate)

Announcement FOUR
ComfortCare celebrates with those who chose LIFE! Sarah came to ComfortCare at the age of 24 and writes, “ I came for a pregnancy test.  Little did I know that I would receive the listening ear that I needed so much.” Fifty-four percent of ComfortCare’s budget is dependent upon our fundraisers.  The Baby Bottle campaign is vital to this ministry!
Please turn your baby bottle in on Sunday, February 28th (or insert the date you designate).
With the cash, change, and checks you lovingly place in a baby bottle we will “Stand for Life”


WHY BABY BOTTLES? WHY NOW?

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that guaranteed women access to abortion. From 1973 to 1984 more than 15 million unborn children died in legalized abortions. Over tenfold the number of Americans lost in all our Nation’s wars.

On the 11th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Ronald Reagan issued a Proclamation designating January 22, 1984 as National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
(Read the full proclamation here.) His proclamations states, ”The values and freedoms we cherish as Americans rest on our fundamental commitment to the sanctity of human life. The first of the “unalienable rights” affirmed by our Declaration of Independence is the right to life itself, a right the Declaration states has been endowed by our Creator on all human beings — whether young or old, weak or strong, healthy or handicapped.”

From 1973 to 2015, over 50 million babies have been taken by abortion in the United States.  50 million!  Staggering.

“These children, …..will never laugh, never sing, never experience the joy of human love; nor will they strive to heal the sick, or feed the poor, or make peace among nations. Abortion has denied them the first and most basic of human rights, and we are infinitely poorer for their loss.”

Through this campaign, your change, cash, and checks lovingly placed in a Baby Bottle gives help and hope to women, families, and the unborn. Because of you, a child will laugh, sing, experience the joy of human love, strive to heal the sick, or feed the poor, or make peace among nations.


President Reagan’s 1984 Proclamation:
Proclamation 5147 — National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 1984
January 13, 1984
By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The values and freedoms we cherish as Americans rest on our fundamental commitment to the sanctity of human life. The first of the “unalienable rights” affirmed by our Declaration of Independence is the right to life itself, a right the Declaration states has been endowed by our Creator on all human beings — whether young or old, weak or strong, healthy or handicapped.

Since 1973, however, more than 15 million unborn children have died in legalized abortions — a tragedy of stunning dimensions that stands in sad contrast to our belief that each life is sacred. These children, over tenfold the number of Americans lost in all our Nation’s wars, will never laugh, never sing, never experience the joy of human love; nor will they strive to heal the sick, or feed the poor, or make peace among nations. Abortion has denied them the first and most basic of human rights, and we are infinitely poorer for their loss.

We are poorer not simply for lives not led and for contributions not made, but also for the erosion of our sense of the worth and dignity of every individual. To diminish the value of one category of human life is to diminish us all. Slavery, which treated Blacks as something less than human, to be bought and sold if convenient, cheapened human life and mocked our dedication to the freedom and equality of all men and women. Can we say that abortion — which treats the unborn as something less than human, to be destroyed if convenient — will be less corrosive to the values we hold dear?

We have been given the precious gift of human life, made more precious still by our births in or pilgrimages to a land of freedom. It is fitting, then, on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that struck down State anti-abortion laws, that we reflect anew on these blessings, and on our corresponding responsibility to guard with care the lives and freedoms of even the weakest of our fellow human beings.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 22, 1984, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 13th day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighth.

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:24 a.m., January 16, 1984] **