We are very excited to report that we have just been awarded our first grant from the New Mexico McCune Foundation. We have also raised nearly $20,000 in individual donations! However, we still have not raised enough money to open this much needed center. Each week we are contacted by women who desire a birth center birth or an opportunity to be able to work at such a wonderful center.
In light of the current financial climate, we have drastically redesigned the vision for the center and reduced our start-up budget a great deal. Our original goal was $500,000; our new goal is $200,000. This new budget is the bare minimum needed to open our doors. We thank all of you that have donated so far and ask those who have yet to contribute to do so today. We have an opportunity to submit a “matching” grant proposal on June 1st. This means we have the potential to match, dollar for dollar, all donations we acquire until then. This is the time to make your tax-deductible donation! Please donate today. I understand that the current financial situation is challenging at this time, but most of us can still afford some sort of contribution. So whether it is $50, $100 or whatever you are moved to give, do so today. Please find the donation pledge card on our website under "Donate".
We have also posted a “wish list” on our website for items to be donated. This includes medical items such as autoclaves, microscopes and speculums to household furniture to client education material and books. The more we are able to obtain new or gently used items the further our budget will go! So please, if you can not donate money, start looking around your homes and offices for what items you can donate. You can still deduct the estimated value of the items from your taxes.
Please do not underestimate how much your contribution can help change lives. Thank you all so very much for your generous support. Again, remember that we are a non-profit and your contribution is tax deductible. Please feel free to visit our website at www.fullcirclebirthcenter.com or e-mail us.
In addition to mailing in your contribution, you can also donate via Pay Pal on our website. Just be sure to specify that your donation is for the capital campaign and leave contact information so that we can send you a receipt for your tax deduction.
Thank you all so much for your consideration,
Alisa Henning, CNM
Co-Founder, Board President