ACTION ITEM! Help 13 and 11 year olds raise money for a pregnancy center. – UPDATE


From Xavier and Ronan.

We would like to thank you and your readers again for your support for The Pregnancy Care Center. We raised $12,197 with 102 donations, and we broke the record again for most money raised! This year’s Hike for Life raised more money for the Pregnancy Care Center than any other year. The money will be put to good use helping the moms and babies who are in need.

Thank you so much for your generosity! Our family is remembering you all in our prayers and Mass intentions.

You people make me get choked up a little sometimes.

Originally Published on: Sep 21, 2021 at 17:54

We are all looking for good ways to support the Church materially right now without our money going to… well… sub-optimal places.  I recently mentioned that purchases of wine support the wonderful Benedictine monks of Le Barroux.

Consider this.

Some time ago, two youngsters asked for my help to raise money for a pregnancy care center.   They’ve written again!

A few years ago you helped me raise money to help The Pregnancy Care Center by asking your readers to donate, and because of you and your readers’ help, we made the record for most money raised ever. My brother Ronan and I are raising money again this year, and because it was so successful last time, I was wondering if you would be interested in helping The Pregnancy Care Center again. If not, I completely understand that, I just thought I would ask in case you were interested. Some information about us and the Center (and a link to donate) is below if you would like to share. We are offering our daily Masses and rosaries for our donors in the month of September.

And their pitch for 2021!

Hello! We are Xavier and Ronan Howard from Wisconsin. We are 13 and 11 years old, and we are the 3rd and 4th out of 9 children. Coming from a big family, we love babies and want to help babies who are in danger of abortion. We are raising money for The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford’s Hike for Life, and we were wondering if you would like to help us by donating. The Care Center is devoted to helping moms and babies who come to them in need. Since 1983, they have been saving babies from abortion, helping moms to care for them, and offering many other services.

Here is the link if you would like to donate. Any amount helps. We are offering our daily Masses and rosaries for our donors throughout the month of September.

Whaddya say?  Folks?

Their parents confirmed that I could post the photo they sent.

These are good kids from a great family.  They’ve served Mass for me.

Here is where they are right now.

UPDATE 21 September

A note from the boys…

Thank you so much for posting on your blog! We were able to raise more than $3,000 in a single day because of you and your readers, and donations came in the days after, too. Before you posted, we had gotten about 250 page views but only 11 donors, and now we are up to 55 donors. Most of them were your readers. Because of you, we reached our initial goal and have now raised it to the amount I raised 3 years ago. I have gotten some of my younger siblings to help us fundraise by posing for pictures. Here are the pictures in case you want to see.

We are praying for you and your readers in thanks for your generosity.

From 2018… 503%.

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One Comment

  1. Water1965 says:

    The boys are close to their goal.
    Please help them if you are able.

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