Missouri Knights of Columbus
“MEET LIFE” Baby Bottle Campaign
The Missouri Knights of Columbus have always been leaders in respecting and protecting the lives of the unborn. conducting a Baby Bottle Campaign is an easy and effective way to raise funds for the Meet Life program, which is helping to reduce the number of abortions by placing ultrasound machines in pregnancy resource centers throughout the state. If every Council and Auxiliary joins us and conducts a “Meet Life” Baby Bottle Campaign, we can meet our goal of reducing abortion in Missouri by 50% by 2016.
Guidelines for a successful fund raiser:
- First, meet with your pastor to gain his approval and to set a tentative date for the campaign and share with him everything the Knights have done in the campaign and how successful we have been.
- Request bottles from a Baby Bottle Board diocese coordinator. There are four (4) separate Boards formed within the state each being responsible for the Councils in their respective diocese. These boards are known as:
- Baby Bottle Board of Metro St. Louis
- Baby Bottle Board of Kansas City
- Baby Bottle Board of Jefferson City
- Baby Bottle Board of Springfield/Cape Girardeau
- These boards are to be used to encourage and assist Knights of Columbus Councils conducting a successful Baby Bottle Campaign in their Parishes.
- Select a Knight who is comfortable with public speaking to make a pulpit presentation
- Place a full page ad in the church bulletin the week before the presentation
- Make sure you have several Knights to hand out bottles after Mass
- Distribute bottles to your church organizations (the Parish school, PSR, Scouts, etc., and don't forget the Ladies Auxiliary)
- Use your bulletin for reminders to bring their bottles back on a designated date bottles (around four weeks) and have Knights in the back of church to receive the bottles
- When the Campaign is over please return the bottles to your diocesan coordinator
- Keep in mind bottles will continue to trickle in so make a plan to get remaining funds turned in
- Make your check payable to Columbian Charities of Missouri Inc. and mail to Meet Life Coordinator Lou Holtmann