Open Your Heart Appeal

100% of your donation will go directly to serve families in need thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Knights of Columbus Council #676.

The PREPARES program is a nurturing response and promise to mothers and fathers who have chosen life. A promise of support and care from pregnancy to their child’s fifth birthday. This parish based program offers life-affirming services to vulnerable children and their families. 

A letter from the Washington State Bishops


PREPARES has opened the door to my spiritual transformation. PREPARES is a means to let God use my hands for His work in my community… happiness is being a PREPARES volunteer!

– PREPARES Volunteer

Dear Prepares,
You have helped me beyond words. My hands were full with my little son and was scared when I learned I was pregnant. Prepares is the miracle that saved us. Thank you for giving us food and diapers and clothes and finding a safer place for us to live. I don’t have other family but I can call you when I need a shoulder to cry on. I’m learning to be a better mom because of you. I have nothing I can pay but thank you and any people that help. Maybe someday I can repay you but right now will just ask God to bless all of you for your love and help.

– A Grateful Mom

So happy to learn about this service… As Catholics, we need to “walk the talk” and your organization is doing just that for families facing difficult choices. Thank you.