Spotlight on nominee First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center

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Nominee First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center, nominated by donor Maggie. They offer confidential, free pregnancy tests and peer counseling in Central Mass. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center

Please familiarize yourself with the definition of pregnancy resource centers, also known as crisis pregnancy centers. These nonprofit organizations "typically run by Christians who adhere to a strictly socially conservative viewpoint" ... "are established to persuade pregnant women against having an abortion" and "have also frequently been found to disseminate false medical information, usually about the supposed physical and mental health risks of abortion." (See Wikipedia page for references.)

Whether this information makes you more or less likely to want to vote for First Concern is a very personal decision. But since their web site (quoted below) doesn't explicitly mention steering clients away from abortion, I figured I should mention that's the typical pattern. Note that I have no direct knowledge of First Concern specifically. Beyond counseling, it appears that First Concern offers other valuable services to their community. So, now you know, and knowing is half the battle! (The other half is lasers.)

It’s Your Choice

If you recently found out you’re pregnant and don’t know what to do next, we are here for you. Know that you have more options than you think, as well as the time to explore each of those options fully. Many women and men feel rushed to make a decision regarding their unplanned pregnancy or feel pressure from friends and family to make a certain decision regarding the outcome of their pregnancy.

However, only you can make the decision that’s right for you. The best way to make an educated decision about your unplanned pregnancy is to learn about your options and talk to an objective, third-party about how each option would impact your life.

At First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center, we can be that objective, third-party. Our goal is to listen to you and provide you with updated information and resources about parenting, adoption and abortion. Learn more about each option by clicking the links below.

Abortion Pill Reversal

If you’ve taken the first pill of RU-486 and have changed your mind, it may not be too late! You may qualify for Abortion Pill Reversal. Contact the 24/7 Hotline immediately to learn if you are eligible. How does abortion pill reversal work? After taking the first pill in the abortion pill series, you may...

Abortion

You may be considering abortion if you are unsure of whether you want to continue with your pregnancy. Often, women feel that abortion is their only option because they feel unsupported or feel pressure from others to end their pregnancy. Before making a decision, learn about the different types of abortion procedures and the associated...

Adoption

Are you thinking about choosing adoption for the outcome of your unplanned pregnancy? Many women consider adoption for a variety of reasons, but before you make a decision, you’ll want to consider how adoption would play out in your current situation. During the decision-making process, you may identify with some of the following statements: I...

Parenting

If you are considering parenting as the outcome for your unplanned pregnancy, you likely have many questions on how that would work in your unique situation. Parenting is a big decision, but so are your other options, which is why it should be carefully considered before making a final choice. Here are some of the...

So please visit the page of nominee First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out their video with a testimonial from a women assisted by First Concern:

Spotlight on nominee Give to Glass

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Nominee Give to Glass

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Give to Glass, nominated by donor fordcl. Under the fiscal umbrella of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, they fundraise for a nationwide coalition of glass studios, Glass Impact, dedicated to uplifting diverse voices and ideas through glass. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee Give to Glass

​​Give to Glass is a fundraising campaign created by and for Glass Impact, a nationwide coalition of nonprofit, community-focused glass organizations collaborating to create equity and expand access to the glass arts.

Each of our member studios is supported primarily through public programming, which has made the economic fallout of COVID-19 and social distancing particularly devastating.

By supporting Glass Impact through the Give to Glass Campaign, you are making a statement:

A diverse and accessible glass community is the best way that we can move the industry forward, and we cannot afford to allow COVID-19 to eliminate the studios that are fighting for inclusivity.

So please visit the page of nominee Give to Glass to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this 2-minute video about their urgent mission to keep the craft of glass alive despite the pandemic:

Spotlight on nominee Peace Garden Project

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Nominee Peace Garden Project

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Peace Garden Project, nominated by donor Griffinan. They work against -isms and phobias in the world while feeding people. They don't just grow food, they grow healthy community. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee Peace Garden Project

Seed Time

We plant seeds, but we don't just grow food, we grow hope. More than 42 million people in the United States are food insecure. Anyone is welcome to join us on our garden work days. Our work days are one of the primary ways that we build community. We plant seeds together, and work the land together. No one works alone, and all of the food goes to the community. If you come early on harvest day, you can also go home with a fresh loaf of bread baked by one of our interns.

Harvest Time

Join us on harvest day. The vegetables from our harvest go to families in the community that are in need. Individuals and families self-select. We want to remove the shame from being food insecure. Families can come and work with us on harvest day but this is not a prerequisite for receiving produce from the garden. Following the harvest and distribution, stay for Pizza! We will gather around tables and have vegetarian pizza while we learn about each other and continue our process of building community.

Access

We believe it is important for all people to have access to fresh food. Our produce is free from pesticides. Though not certified organic, we recognize the value of food being free from chemicals, pesticides, and other types of additives. We don't use any of these in the growing of our food.

So please visit the page of nominee Peace Garden Project to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!