The Pregnancy Care Center (PCC) of MHC is growing its Earn While You Learn program with a $23,200 PUP grant from The Harvest Foundation.
Earn While You Learn assists expectant parents with education on how to prepare for the birth of a child. Throughout the education process, earned points can be redeemed for baby items such as cribs, strollers, car seats, diapers, and others.
“Programs like this create opportunities for early interventions to support healthy infants and toddlers, especially low-income families or those who are uninsured or underinsured,” said Dr. Sandy Strayer, program officer at The Harvest Foundation. “Providing first-class learning and development opportunities for Martinsville-Henry County’s children is a significant piece of the foundation’s strategic plan to serve our community. MHC’s children deserve the very best care possible, and we are thankful for the local programs and services that fulfill those needs.”
The Pregnancy Care Center provides free pregnancy testing, information, and support. Bryan Keith, executive director of the center, said many individuals in Martinsville-Henry County are faced with the financial struggles of an unplanned pregnancy.
“Our Pregnancy Care Center of MHC, Inc. comes alongside them through the first two years of their child’s life,” Keith said. “The Harvest Foundation’s PUP grant will assist PCC in providing cribs, car seats, strollers, and necessary items like diapers and wipes. Meeting those needs encourages men and women with confidence to face the challenges of raising their child and promotes a healthy family life that pays it forward to other families in need.”
Visit pregcc.com or call (276) 634-5433 to find out more.
The Harvest Foundation’s PUP Grant Program is a competitive, small grants program designed to engage people and organizations in the transformation of MHC through expanded conversation and action around community issues. Grants are funded up to $25,000 with a quick and easy application and review process. Visit theharvestfoundation.org or call (276) 632-3329 to learn more.