Area Children Benefit from St. Mary Church Donation

st-mary-church-donation-2014Sandra Vargas and Jim Larsen, members of St. Mary Catholic Church in Crown Point, deliver bags full of new children’s clothing, collected during a recent round of weekend Masses, to the Prenatal Assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic, 1121 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point, on Nov. 24.

The program serves needy area residents, who fall within established guidelines. Parishioners brought the items after notices for donations appeared in the church bulletin. One parishioner also contributed a $100 check.

The prenatal program offers free pregnancy testing, referral and assistance with accessing community and hospital resources, nutritional and pregnancy-related education, regular and supportive contacts during pregnancy and a clothing closet for expectant mothers.

The clinic is under the auspices of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point. For more information, call (219) 663-5349.