Events

Open House - Friday, December 8 - Join Us!

Drop in anytime between 11:30 am and 1 pm or between 4 pm and 7 pm

Open House Details Below

You are invited to a drop in Open House

Friday, December 8, 2017
11:30 am to 1 pm or 4 pm to 7 pm
at Care Net
1350 MacArthur Road Madison


Join us at our Christmas Open House to see first hand what your gifts are doing.

We will have refreshments and will be offering tours of First Care Clinic and The Elizabeth House. Some of our board members and staff will be available to answer questions and share stories.

Please RSVP by December 6, 2017 by calling 608-259-1606 or click to RSVP.

Need more information? Contact Sara at sarap@carenetdane.org

Generations of Faith: Telling the Story
Care Net's Annual Fundraising Banquet


Our heartfelt thanks go out to the nearly 500 people, from over 40 churches, who attended the Generations of Faith Annual Fundraising Banquet on November 2.

Two courageous moms who shared their journeys of faith were a highlight of the evening. One shared how she had gone from jail, to a shelter to The Elizabeth House and now finally – she is on her own. She said, “God was waiting for me to find my way to Him. I wondered, how could someone love and accept me after the horrible things I had done? But God did.”

And so did our audience! Nearly every attendee was moved by both women’s powerful testimonies. Guests rejoiced as each mom introduced us to her son or daughter -- two special people who are alive today because of their moms' decisions to choose life.

A former patient and new mom gave a heartfelt thanks to all the supporters of Care Net and First Care Clinic. “To everyone who contributes something so that First Care Clinic can open its doors each day and help women who need it, my little munchkin and I thank you.”

Liz Osborn shared how God has been faithful through the years, providing for the ministry time and time again. She invited the audience to join us as we continue to expand our reach to men. She shared the exciting plans to add a Fatherhood Specialist to our staff, hopefully by the end of this year.

Keynote speaker, Kirk Walden, received glowing reviews from attendees. And he had rave reviews for Care Net. Having visited many pregnancy centers around the country, he said Care Net Pregnancy Center of Dane County is a “top notch” center that others could look to as a model.

“We need to be the first choice - so the second choice goes away,” said Kirk. He offered encouraging statistics showing the rising number of pregnancy centers and the declining numbers of abortion clinics.

Thanks to the generosity of our underwriting sponsors every dollar raised the night of the banquet will go directly toward saving and changing lives. Kirk reminded us, “God still uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.” Clearly He does. Ordinary people, moved on behalf of the women, men and babies God brings our way, helped us raise over $277,000 in gifts, pledges and monthly commitments for the next year! That’s about 35% of our annual operating budget. We are most grateful.

We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wonders He has done. So the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.” -- Psalm 73: 4b,6

Thank you, Sponsors!

Rose and her beautiful daughter
Banquet guests rejoiced as two moms introduced us to their babies -- two special people who are alive today because of their moms' decisions to choose life.
Chloe and her adorable son
Chloe's special message for you: “To everyone who contributes something so that First Care Clinic can open its doors each day and help women who need it, my little munchkin and I thank you.”

Care Net extends our thanks to the following individuals and businesses who have generously provided funds to cover the cost of our banquet:

Protector Sponsor ($10,000 & up)
Collective gift from individuals of Care Net's Board of Directors

Defender Sponsors ($5,000 & up)
Mille Lacs Foods
Thysse Printing
Anonymous Donors

Advocate Sponsors ($1,000-4,999)
Capital Auto Clinic
Degnan Designs
Ann Flynn
Tom and Michele Pellitteri
Adesys IT Specialists
Wegners CPA

Baby Bottle Campaign

You Can Save and Change a Life

What is it? Care Net's Baby Bottle Campaign is a fun and easy way for churches and groups to join us in transforming and saving vulnerable lives in our community!

When? Most churches participate from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day while others tailor it to fit their church’s or organization’s calendar.

How do I participate? Many area churches and a few schools and community organizations partner with us by distributing empty baby bottles to people just like you! Even small groups or local businesses can participate. Individuals and families take a bottle home, fill it with coins, cash or a check and return it at the end of the campaign. Your spare change brings help and hope for the moms, dads and babies we serve.

The Baby Bottle Campaign is a fun way for the whole family to get involved in making an eternal difference in the lives of others! Kids love to help fill the bottles and it’s a great way for them to help the next generation.

The Baby Bottle Campaign is simple to administer and we’ll provide you with everything you need! If you’d like a guest speaker to help promote this campaign, click here.

How do I know if my church or organization is participating? Contact Diane, Church Outreach Coordinator or by phone at 608-259-1606 ext. 218.

She can help you bring the Baby Bottle Campaign to your church, school, club or business!

Thank you to our 2017 Baby Bottle Campaign Sponsors:

Champion Sponsor: Pellitteri Waste Systems
Protector Sponsor: Chick-fil-A, Cool Beans Coffee Cafe and McFarland State Bank
Advocate Sponsors: In Business Magazine, Marysville Marine Distributors and Mille Lacs Foods
Thanks to Pellitteri Waste Systems, Baby Bottle Campaign Champion Sponsor.

Special thanks to our 2017 Champion Sponsor!

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

January 15, 2017

January 22nd marks the anniversary of our Supreme Court's 1973 decision to legalize abortion throughout the United States -- the devastating decision that has led to millions of lives being lost to and touched by abortion.

To put that on a more personal level, consider this: today, and every day, two women in Dane County will face an unplanned pregnancy and feel they have no option but abortion. That’s 748 babies lost each year, right in our backyard.

At Care Net we offer help, hope and healing to men and women in these situations. Through compassionate pregnancy and sexual health services, education, a residential program and ongoing support we are able to honor life and tangibly meet needs in our community.


How Can We Respond?

Proclaim the truth of God's Word in defending the weak, exposing the darkness, and mobilizing people to action.

Pray for those facing unintended pregnancies. For those who are carrying their babies to term even as they face hardship and ongoing struggles. And those who are living with the sorrow of past abortions.

Join us in proclaiming the value of every life on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

This year on January 15th we join with others across the country to lament the tragedy of abortion and the millions of lives lost to it. Sanctity of Human Life Sunday provides an opportunity to involve your church, Bible study, or group in bringing life-affirming resources to our community and to empower women and men to choose life for their unborn children.

Together we are saving lives, one mom, one dad, one baby at a time!

To request a speaker or resources complete the online form or contact us.

To find out more, contact Diane at 608-259-1606 ext. 218 or via email.

Resources available to help your church share a life-affirming message about unexpected pregnancies, and sexual health concerns in a compassionate and loving way:

Guest speakers
Videos
Take the First Steps bulletin inserts (2017)
Imagine Life bulletin inserts (2016)
• Brochures, posters and other printed materials

Contact us today to be included in our YEAR long observance.

Request Speaker or Materials for Your Church

Your Name (required)

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Subject

Request a Speaker: To request a speaker, please indicate preferred topic, preferred date and length of time for guest speaker.

Plan to show video: Which one?
What Are You For?Sowing Seeds for LifeThe Elizabeth House 2014OtherNone
I plan to use an online video link.I would like a DVD.

Bulletin inserts requested: "Taking the First Steps!" 2017"Imagine Life" 2016None
Number requested:
Date needed and special requests:

Brochures and other resources: Please list resources you are requesting (client brochures, business card ads, 5 Ways bookmarks, Unplanned Pregnancy or STI Testing posters), number requested of each and date by which you need them.

Special Offering:
Yes, we plan to do a special offering.We plan to collect baby clothes and items to donate.No, we do not plan to do a special offering.