Local Organization to Mark 40 Years of Providing Baby Food, Diapers, Parental Education and More to Help Mothers and Fathers Choose Life
WHAT: Abortion Alternatives Information (AAI) Open House
WHEN: Noon to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28
WHERE: 705 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
SAGINAW – Abortion Alternatives Information (AAI) was founded in faith in the Saginaw community in 1973 as a direct response to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. In the 40 years since abortion was legalized, AAI, a non-profit and volunteer organization, has worked to promote a culture of life by helping expectant mothers and fathers choose life and supporting them in practical ways.
“Our mission is as important today as it was 40 years ago,” said AAI Executive Director and diocesan Respect Life Coordinator, Sandy Buza. “Everything we do at AAI is in response to the conviction that God is working through us to protect the sacredness of life and the value of all people, both the born and unborn. We uphold the dignity of all who enter our doors, offering guidance to moms and dads at their most vulnerable time.”
The outreach and resources provided through AAI are made possible through the generous and ongoing support of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw and the greater community. Last year alone, AAI distributed more than 20,000 diapers, 647 cans of formula, 47 car seats and 79 cribs while providing clothing for more than 1,000 families. Additionally, AAI provides:
• Educational opportunities: parenting skills, chastity education, and life skills
• Material needs: formula, baby food, diapers, car seats, cribs and clothing
• Ultra sound: for abortion minded and abortion vulnerable women and men
• Emotional support: post-abortive healing and referral services to community resources and adoption agencies.
AAI served more than 2,500 families last year and the organization ministers to those in need of assistance throughout all 11 counties of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.
An open house is planned for Sunday, April 28 beginning at noon. All are welcome to stop by the facility for a tour and to learn more about how supporting AAI is helping to make a difference and saving lives.
The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw was established by Pope Pius XI on February 26, 1938. Today, it includes 6,955 square miles across Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Sanilac, Saginaw and Tuscola counties. The diocesan 75th anniversary year of prayer and celebration for blessings past and yet to come began on September 8, 2012, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and will conclude on August 15, 2013, the Solemnity of the Assumption, the patronal feast of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.