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Sewing with a Purpose

October 22, 2014

The following information was derived from a recent news article about The Miriam Project.

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Bonnie Newell and Cyndi Cunningham

The Placement in the adoption process can sometimes be very stressful and lengthy. We do everything possible to provide comfort to the birth-mom in this stage of her life, as we want her to be surrounded by love. Two teachers at Maytown School in Middletown, Bonnie Newell and Cyndi Cunningham, made good use of their summer by sewing quilts with the quilting machine provided by stitches Quilt Shop in Fairfield and donating them to us. We thank both of them for their generosity and recognition of the trials each birth-mom must face. We’ll be able to provide a quilt to every birth-mom we support—each quilt is prayed over, allowing the birth-moms to know that someone’s thinking about them and that they can be at peace.

Quilt Blog Photo 2

Brooke Lemay (Case Manager) and Bonnie Newell

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you may remember our post titled Caring for the Birth Mother in Adoption, where we mention the care packages we give to each birth-mom, where a blanket is one of the items included. If you’re looking for a way to donate to our ministry, this is your opportunity!  Items such as candles, journals, lotions, picture frames, or anything you feel a birth-mom may need is greatly appreciated.

“I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.” Matt. 25:40 (CEV)

We know that a simple basket filled with comfort items can never fill the loss of not having her child with her but we believe it is one way to encourage her to care for herself and allow herself to grieve.

Have questions about donating or volunteering for to The Miriam Project? Email contact@madisonparkchurch.org

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