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Baby Bottle Campaign to kick off Mother’s Day

It is time again for Care Net of Chilton’s annual Baby Bottle Campaign, scheduled to kick off on Mother’s Day, May 13.

According to the women’s center, the campaign works alongside churches to collect funds in baby bottle banks for the center’s services.

Susan Scott, executive director of Care Net of Chilton, said church members take home baby bottle banks to collect the money.

Typically, the campaign extends from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day.

“On Mother’s Day, they (churches) give the banks out, and individuals and families take them home and fill them with change and currency and checks, and return them on Father’s Day to the church,” Scott said. “We either get them from the churches or they turn them in here.”

The campaign was created to correspond with churches, although school groups and some individuals have participated to further benefit the center.

Care Net of Chilton operates to provide free services to the women of Chilton County.

“We offer services to women in crisis pregnancies, or just any woman that wants a pregnancy test or an ultrasound could come in here,” Scott said. “Everything is free. We offer post-abortion counseling — we’re a pro-life center, pro-life only.”

Scott said a frequent service of the center is providing a proof of pregnancy form to confirmed pregnant women. The forms can be presented to health professionals for services.

As a nonprofit ministry, Care Net of Chilton aims to provide care beyond physical needs.

“We are able to, with each visit, spread the heart of Jesus. At least that’s our hope,” Scott said. “Each woman gets the Gospel and a hug.”

Scott said Care Net of Chilton hopes to raise $25,000 through this year’s campaign.

Churches or community groups interested in participating in the Baby Bottle Campaign can contact the center at (205) 755-6767 or carenetchilton@yahoo.com.

For more information about Care Net of Chilton, visit chiltonwomenscenter.com or check out the Care Net Chilton Facebook page.