By: Sarah Beth Crowe, PR Intern
At Hope Clinic, we are committed to doing everything in our power to continue to be a safe space for women, men and families in Nashville. Our CEO, Renée Rizzo, went live on Facebook last week, where she addressed how Hope Clinic is navigating the unprecedented challenges we are all currently facing. The full video, “Hope Out Loud,” can be viewed on our Facebook page. During this time, she highlighted that right now, the media is saturated with news stories about the global, constantly evolving public health concerns. However, other urgent health concerns, such as pregnancy and access to women’s healthcare, remain for many women in our city, which is why Hope Clinic’s resources are more vital than ever. Our goal is to keep our doors open for as long as possible, but to do that, we still need your support!
We recognize that this is a rather tumultuous and difficult time for everyone, as we all transition into a different way of life for the time being, so we wanted to provide you with some simple, practical ways to partner with Hope Clinic from home.
Here are 7 ways to stay connected with Hope Clinic right now:
We’ve calculated the cost of care for our clients, and by donating $35 per month to Hope Clinic, you can cover the cost of care for one pregnant woman for a year. You can donate now by visiting our donate page on website.
2. Join the Prayer Text Team
For all the prayer warriors out there, we need you! Both our clients and staff are met with difficult circumstances each day, so it is important that we have people who are willing and prepared to take those burdens to the Lord on their behalf. We believe wholeheartedly in the power of prayer, so we’ve created a way for you to receive prayer requests as they arise via text message. To be a part of our Prayer Text Team, text “Prayer” to 50155.
3. Sign up for email updates
If you would like to stay up to date on all things Hope Clinic while we navigate this unprecedented season, sign up for our email updates using this link.
4. Share About Us on Social Media
As mentioned earlier, there are still many individuals in need of the services Hope Clinic provides. We anticipate that there are many women still searching for ways to receive the care they need, and we want them to know that we are still open and ready to serve them! An easy way you can help us reach these women is by sharing about us on social media (Instagram and Facebook).
5. Donate Maternity and Baby Items Via Amazon
We are still in need of and accepting donations for mothers and babies! At this time, we ask that all donations be made through purchasing items on Hope Clinic’s Amazon Wishlist, which contains a list of all our immediate needs. Check out the link to our Wishlist.
6. Donate Essential Cleaning Supplies
In addition to our Amazon Wishlist, we are accepting curbside donations for essential cleaning supplies ONLY. Just give us a call when you arrive at the clinic, and our staff members will be glad to come out and get those items from your car. You can reach us at (615) 321-0005.
7. Start the Volunteer Process
Hope Clinic would not be what it is today without our amazing volunteers who generously give their time and talents each week. While current regulations have restricted volunteer activity at the clinic, we know that when we return to normal, we will be more in need of your services than ever, which is why we are still offering online training for those interested in becoming a volunteer. You can start the process at home by attending a virtual introduction class. RSVP for one here! Already a volunteer? Consider taking the next step to become a virtual mentor for a client.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Hope Clinic throughout this difficult time. We love and appreciate each and every one of you, and we hope you will consider one of these seven ways to partner with us during this season. As always, we are praying for the wellbeing of you and your loved ones. If you or anyone you know could benefit from Hope Clinic’s services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Wherever you are, always remember, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).