At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright is interdenominational and is not involved in any political activities, or lobbying. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.
Learn more about Birthright by visiting their page https://birthright.org/bloomington
St. Nicholas Charity on Wheels
St. Nicholas Mobile Pantry is a ministry of Catholic Charities that serves those in need in the Diocese of Peoria. The individuals are given items such as blankets, socks, gloves, hats, laundry detergent, gift cards, and cleaning products.
These items may change monthly depending on needs and what is donated.
The ministry also has a spiritual dimension. Individuals will always receive a religious item such as a Bible, a Rosary, or a holy card. The ministry will also offer prayer to them at the parish in the form of praying a rosary, a chaplet, or simply praying a vocal prayer with them.
We are currently in need of new items such as:
- Toiletries (shampoo,toothpaste, soap, wipes, and toothbrushes)
- Laundry detergent
- Cleaning products
- Gift cards
Items can be dropped of on Mondays from 10am-12pm at:
Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Ave, Peoria, IL, 61603
To donate items for the Mobile Pantry, please contact:
Sr. Michelle Fernandez, SCTJM, at firstname.lastname@example.org | 309.409.5092
Monetary donations may be mailed to:
Catholic Charities, Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Ave. Peoria, IL 61603
Make checks payable to: Catholic Charities, for: St. Nicholas Charity on Wheels
Fill out a monthly application at: cdop.org/catholic-charities/
Prior applications are required.