Pulse Life Advocates needs your help this Giving Tuesday 2023

Giving TuesdayOn this Giving Tuesday 2023 here are remarks from our recent Christmas Gala on Pulse’s ongoing needs:

MAGGIE DeWITTE [Pulse Executive Director]: You heard me talk of some of the losses that we’ve experienced across the country. The prevailing theme in all of those losses was a lack of financial resources and being outspent by large margins. 

I’m begging you tonight. Do not let Iowa become Ohio. Commit tonight to join Pulse in our work to create a culture of life. Commit tonight to help us in our efforts and support us with your time and your talent and your treasure. 

I promise you that we will not give up until we have equal protection under the law which includes our preborn brothers and sisters.

KIM GRZYWACZ. [Photo credit: Lisa Bourne]

KIM GRZYWACZ [Pulse Treasurer]: It’s always nice to be in a room of like-minded people. It is my job to oversee our finances and remind you that we are here for an evening out to enjoy like-mindedness, to be inspired, to be inspired to grow pro-life families, and to give.

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. What we raise tonight gets us through the next 365 days. Oh … 366! Did you know next year is a Leap Year?!

So how can you help?

Well, let’s start with the free.

Yes, you heard me right. I said free. Give of your time and talent.

Pray. Pray and fast 1 day a month for Pulse.

Pray for the strength and protection of our staff.

Pray for our increased outreach.

Pray for increased funding resources.

Volunteer. Give of your time and talent. Sometimes it’s just data entry that needs to be done in the office. Assembling takeaways. 

Serve on a committee.

Isn’t this a wonderful event? You could be a part of it.

The March for Life in DC has a committee. 

Volunteer at the Iowa State Fair. I volunteer my kids and bring them with me. That’s part of how I’m trying to raise a pro-life family. And it so heartwarming when those little kids come up, hold the baby models, and take away a baby of their own, because they know it’s a baby.

And then there’s the money out of your pocket. I think of the widow’s offering from Mark chapter twelve, verses 41 to 44.  Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings are put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasure. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth, but she out of poverty putting in everything, all she had to live on.”

Mother Teresa said it is a poverty to decide that child must die so that you may live as you wish. 

How can you pray and fast for Pulse today?

[Pulse relies entirely on donations to maintain and expand our educational pro-life outreach. Give today!]