Beta Clubs filling bottles for Care Net

Published 9:03 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Groups from three Chilton County high schools are teaming up to help a local charity this week and next week.

Beta Clubs at Jemison High, Maplesville and Isabella are trying raise money for Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center. The groups have large baby bottles that they are filling up with loose change or other money that will fit in the bottles.

Jemison teacher Chrystie Mims said the Beta Clubs will not be competing with each other, but boys will be competing with the girls at the schools.

“We wanted to make this a team building experience, not a competition between schools,” Mims said.

Students are collecting money to put in the large baby bottles. The one with a blue ribbon is for the boys while the pink one is for the girls.

All of the money donated in the baby bottles will go to Care Net to help the organization purchase an ultrasound, which will allow the center to get closer to becoming a medical center.

Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps women in crisis pregnancy situations by providing free health counseling and informative materials. They also provide post-abortion counseling.

Lynda Beebe, executive director of Care Net, was on hand at Jemison High School Monday to kick off the fundraiser.

In addition to adding the ultrasound, Beebe said Care Net hopes to offer testing for sexually transmitted diseases at their facility.