Three pregnancy support groups will host the High Desert United March for Life at Sultana High School in Hesperia.
Organizers of the fundraising event said the march would take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday around the Sultana High soccer field. Visitors are asked to park and enter on Avenue G.
The nonprofits running the event are Call For Life Pregnancy Help Center in Hesperia, Rose Of Sharon Pregnancy Resource Center and Moses House Ministries in Victorville.
“We’re coming together to organize a family walk to raise money for local moms and babies who need resources, food, clothing and support,” Rose Of Sharon director Margaret Brown told The Daily Mail. DailyPress.
First Baptist Church Hesperia’s Skate Riot ministry will be on hand, along with Kona Ice Truck and Salcido’s Cocina Catering selling taco plates, burritos and drinks.
Each nonprofit may have a different name and offer different services, but they are united in one goal, to care for and support moms through their pregnancy journey, Browns said.
“Every mother has a different background and story, but we’re here to meet them where they are,” said Brown, whose ministry serves an annual average of 1,000 mothers between the ages of 22 and 30.
Funding streams for pregnancy groups can include churches, individuals, and grants such as the Community Development Block Grant.
Her nonprofit’s greatest needs are for items such as baby clothes, diapers, baby food/formula and strollers, Brown said.
Rose of Sharon offers free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, maternity/infant supplies, adoption information, medical referrals, parenting education, support for men, and more.
Rose of Sharon can be reached at 760-243-5006 or by visiting
14725 Seventh Street Unit. #600 in Victorville.
Call for Life director Theresa Montoya, whose volunteer-run ministry is leading the walk, said Friday’s event will be the third annual walk for life and the first united walk.
“We’re hoping for a full house as we let moms and families know we’re here for them,” Montoya said. “Moms need all the support they can get.”
Call for Life volunteers help about five to ten families a day, and their client base has nearly tripled in the past three years.
The association’s greatest needs are diapers, wipes, formula, and items for new layette hampers filled with baby clothes, diapers, pacifiers, ointments, nursing pads, and supplies. other items.
Call For Life offers free pregnancy tests, educational materials, parenting classes, resources, diapers, baby clothes, advice, and more.
Call for Life can be reached by calling 760-244-7675 or visiting their office at 15800 Main Street, Ste. 240 at Hesperia.
Moses House provides long-term resources and services to families and mothers of all ages who are pregnant or have at least one child under the age of six.
The non-profit organization offers programs for parenting, case management, transportation assistance, basic needs, mentorship, job development, and more.
For more information about Moses House, call 760-955-1895 or visit them at 15180 Anacapa Road in Victorville.
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