North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre tallying totals in Baby Bottler Fundraiser

Travis Fortnum

It’s a place that provides invaluable support to women facing a life-changing, and perhaps unexpected event. The North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre in Fort St. John has now finished its biggest fundraising drive of the year, but the bottles are still filtering in.

The eighteenth run of the annual Baby Bottle Fundraiser saw businesses and churches play host to empty baby bottles where people could donate their spare change.

Smaller ones could also be taken home and filled.

Mary Yurchenko is the acting executive director of the centre. She says that more than $60,000 was raised last year.

So... How is this year looking?

“We are about two thirds of the way of what we were at last year,” Yurchenko says. “We have high expectations that we're going to exceed that in the upcoming weeks and into January.”

“We're just super thankful for our community because we are a non-profit, so we're based on your support. We're just super thankful," says Yurchenko.

The North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre supports women, men and families facing unplanned pregnancy, with information, awareness - as well as some of the necessities for when the baby arrives.

And while the bottles will be stored away for another year, the centre always welcomes the generosity of the community.

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