Our Needs and
How You Can Help
There are So Many Ways You Can Help clients of Birthright!
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We can only help if they contact us. Even after over 40 years in the community we hear, “I wish I had known about Birthright when I was pregnant.” Please help us spread the word. Those familiar with Birthright’s services can be ambassadors for Birthright, letting someone in need know there is pregnancy assistance available. Could you provide our literature at your place of business, church, or social club? We have an Outreach Team who speaks at community events or organizations, telling about what Birthright does and how to help. We have spoken at churches, schools, clubs, hospitals, and business meetings. Would you invite us to come and speak to your organization or club? Please contact the office for more information by phone or through the form on our Contact page.
Birthright is private, nonprofit agency supported solely by individuals, businesses and local churches. We receive no State or Federal money or grants. Our office is run by dedicated volunteers. As we continue to come to the aid of women and their families, our need for your financial support grows. Be assured, all of your donation will be used at Birthright of Bel Air to help those in our surrounding community. Mail your tax-deductible donation to Birthright at 38 East Gordon Street, Bel Air Maryland 21014.
You may also make a donation online via PayPal using the link below.
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Consider linking your Amazon Smile, United Way, and any applicable work accounts with Birthright of Bel Air. Any gift is extremely important and will help make an immediate impact on the lives of women and their families in Harford, Baltimore, Cecil counties as well as Southern Pennsylvania.
Birthright of Bel Air is able to provide material assistance to families parenting children from birth to size 2T, due to the commitment and support of our donors. Donations can be dropped off at our office during office hours.
Our Current Material Needs:
- Maternity Clothes, New or Gently Used
- Books on Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Baby Clothing size 24 months, New or Gently Used
- Diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6
- Baby Wipes
- Baby Wash and Shampoo
- Baby Food
- New Infant Accessories (rattles, teethers (new), etc.)
- Due to storage constraints we are NOT able to accept donations of baby furniture*, equipment or toys
Since we are unable to store larger baby items in our office, we partner with St. Mark’s Community Outreach Center in Fallston. You may donate your larger baby items to them and they pass these along to our clients, free of charge. They do not accept cribs with drop down sides or car seats over 3 years old. All items should be new or gently used.
St. Mark’s Community Outreach Center
804 Old Fallston Rd, Fallston MD 21047
443.299.6489 ext. 117
Open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Birthright. At Birthright, our volunteers are client advocates, manage material donations, answer calls, welcome clients, help keep our resources up to date and so much more. If God has placed this ministry on your heart, there is a place for you at Birthright. To ensure clients receive our best, every volunteer at Birthright gives an initial background check and is fingerprinted. Since we opened our doors in 1982, we have served thousands of women and their families in Harford County and the surrounding area. With your help, we will continue to serve even more.
Volunteering is open to both men and women, ages 18 and over. We have male volunteers willing to encourage and mentor our clients who will be a father for the first time or are just trying to be good dad to the family they have.
A good first step for volunteering is to attend one of our monthly open houses – usually on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-8pm. If you are interested in volunteering to help families in need or simply want to learn more about what happens at Birthright of Bel Air, call the office at 410-838-0443 or contact our Volunteer Coordinator through the web form on our Contact page.
Above all, we need your prayers. Prayer that we continue to walk in God’s will. That we always put God on display through our words and actions. Prayers that those in need may hear about Birthright and contact us for support and help. We have a quarterly prayer meeting at the office and all are welcome. At these prayer meetings we typically invite pastors or leaders from community churches to share a devotional and help lead us in a time of prayer. If you would like to be a part of our prayer meetings, please let us know by completing this contact form.
Seventeen years ago I was in a crisis pregnancy and there were caring people at Birthright to help me get through it. Now I feel God calling me back to Birthright to pay it forward and help others.
I just want to say thank you so much for caring. I praise God to have Birthright in my life. Thank you for all the gifts and for coming to my house when my son was sick.
Thanks for always being just a phone call away. You’re the only one who seems to mean it when you say you’ll help.
My son would not be alive today if it wasn’t for Birthright. I didn’t have to sacrifice my education or career to have him either. Birthright helped me through the initial crisis and continued to help until I was on my feet again. The volunteers of Birthright treated me like I was family.
I thought I was completely alone in the world – and then I called Birthright. The hope you gave me that night, and in the coming months, turned my crisis into joy.
How did you know? How did you know to call just when I needed you? My husband beats on me, my family turns away from me, but you are always there. You are more than Birthright. You are my friend. I love you.
You don’t just help people, you reach out to the hearts of the people you help and that is really special. Thank you for improving my life!
I came to Birthright 9 months pregnant and living in my car. Birthright took me in when no family or friends would. It has taken me years to get my act together. I could not have done it without Birthright being at my side the whole way.
I didn’t want to get an abortion but I felt I had no other choice. Birthright offered me the support and resources I needed to have my baby.
When my parents found out I was pregnant, they threw me out on the street. Birthright was there to pick me up and help me find a place to stay and materials to have my baby.
I am 28 years old, happily married with my own child. Each day I realize that my very existence and destiny once depended on the decisions of a frightened teenager. I’m so proud of my mom for having me.
Thinking you might be pregnant is the scariest feeling in the world. I felt paralyzed and had nowhere to turn. hen a friend told me about Birthright. I got a free pregnancy test right in their office and was so relieved that it was negative. The volunteer never judged me, she was supportive and kind.
I wanted my wife to have an abortion. I was out of work, we already had two kids and we were late on our mortgage. My wife didn’t want the abortion but I didn’t see any other way. Birthright showed us the way. My son is five and I can’t imagine life without him.
Thank you for always being just a phone call away. You’re the only one who seems to mean it when you say you will help.
I was scared, alone and saw no way out of this mess. Then I found Birthright. I wasn’t alone anymore. They walked with me and held my hand. They gave me hope that things would get better. Thank God for Birthright.
I have never forgotten how Birthright help me through my crisis. Now two years later I am a single mom of a beautiful little girl. I hope you will pass these clothes on to let others know there is always hope.
It feels so good to know that there are wonderful people like Birthright in this world that help others. You don’t know how much you are appreciated. Things have been financially stressful but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I was ashamed when I called Birthright. My daughter had run off and left her baby with me. I didn’t know what to do and I’ve never had to ask for help from anyone. You never treated me bad. You never judged me. I’m so glad I called.
I was one of your first clients. My son is grown now and a very fine man. Thank you.