Schuyler Catholic Community — St. Mary of the Lake in Watkins Glen and St. Benedict in Odessa — raised $334.50 for its recently concluded “Change A Life Baby Bottle Campaign.”
The campaign was conducted between Mother’s Day, May 9, and Father’s Day, June 20. It consisted of baby bottles being placed at church doors for pocket change, cash and checks. Proceeds were forward to the Elmira Pregnancy Resource Center and its satellite, the Odessa Pregnancy Care Center. These outreaches provide abortion alternatives to women and their families. Serving as Schuyler Catholic Community’s parish liaison for the “Change A Life” campaign was Anne Dziuba, who also serves as a peer counselor at the Odessa Pregnancy Care Center.
According to Diane Fife, director of the Elmira Pregnancy Resource Center, this marks the second annual baby-bottle campaign, which is conducted in faith communities of all denominations throughout the Southern Tier. Fife said last year’s campaign raised approximately $9,400, with a higher return expected this year due to an increased distribution of baby bottles from 1,000 to 2,500.