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Life Care Pregnancy Center volunteers, staff members and board of directors members who attended a luncheon honoring LCPC volunteers for 2015. Life Care Pregnancy Center volunteers, staff members and board of directors members who attended a luncheon honoring LCPC volunteers for 2015. Photo Courtesy: Steve Crain/The Pilot

North Carolina Center Honors Volunteers at Luncheon

Life Care Pregnancy Center (LCPC) of Carthage recently held its “Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 2015” at Sandhills Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Southern Pines.

“Each volunteer is a piece of the puzzle,” said Suzanne Clendenin, LCPC’s executive director, speaking to luncheon attendees, including some members of LCPC’s board of directors. “You’re very, very important. You’re ‘His workmanship.’ The constellations are nothing compared to you. You’re created for it [LCPC work] and we appreciate it.”

Alice Alston, who “gave out 18,000 diapers” through LCPC during 2015 spoke next.

“I’ve known Suzanne about 13 years,” Alston said. “I organized the ‘Mommy Room’ [at LCPC].”

LCPC is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is my spiritual time, when I can give service to someone besides myself,” Alston said.

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Eileen Giglio, LCPC client services director, presented certificates to volunteers in appreciation for their hours of work at the center.

“Everybody just comes in and goes to work,” she said. “Every day is an adventure — new clients, old client. They love what we offer and come back for what you offer. Volunteers don’t get paid because they’re priceless.”

Around 28 women now serve as LCPC volunteers, Giglio said.

Parents can attend free weekly parenting classes at LCPC until their children are two years old. Free one-on-one sessions are available for moms who are pregnant and/or have a child under two years old. Call (910) 947-6199 for information. See “Life Care Pregnancy Center” on Facebook and at friendsofLCPC.org.

LCPC offers pregnancy tests and limited ultrasounds. Since August 2014, LCPC has “performed 92 ultrasounds,” Clendenin said.

LCPC is “a Christ-centered ministry that promotes the sanctity of human life by providing Christian direction, compassionate care, accurate information and practical assistance for individuals and families facing crucial decisions surrounding an unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy-related crisis. LCPC promotes the prevention of unplanned pregnancies and pregnancy-related crises through abstinence-until-marriage education.”

LCPC is part of Carenet, Heartbeat and Carolina Pregnancy Care Network.


Article originally appeared at ThePilot.com. Reprinted with permission.

 

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