2022 Unity for Life

Support moms and babies!

A fundraising campaign for Lifehouse Maternity Home

GIVING IS OPEN THROUGH 11:59:59 P.M. MAY 31! You can still click START FUNDRAISING to make a fundraising page as well, and we encourage you to invite your connections to support Lifehouse on this page! Thank you!


What is Unity for Life?

Unity for Life began as a benefit dinner for Lifehouse Maternity Home a few years after Lifehouse opened its doors in 2008. It included speakers, dinner, testimony, and even theater, all to help raise financial support for Lifehouse.

After a year hiatus, plans for a 2020 Unity for Life breakfast were being made when the pandemic struck, putting our plans on hold for two years. Now, for 2022, Lifehouse is pivoting to a virtual Unity for Life event, bringing back the testimonies and stories of success in a safe, online format. We hope you will join us!

On Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19, Lifehouse will share a mix of stories, donor recognition, volunteer highlights and much more. We are asking our supporters (that’s you!) to share those stories and add their own. We are also offering the opportunity for supporters and their friends to set personal fundraising goals and make donations to support the lives at Lifehouse.

Why Support Lifehouse Maternity Home?

The mission of Lifehouse is to provide wrap-around support for pregnant and parenting women and teens for up to four years; addressing physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs to provide healing and hope. We not only provide a safe home, food, and clothing; we also introduce our residents to Jesus Christ.

Overcoming Barriers

So much has changed in our world and with the women Lifehouse serves. Our residents come with histories of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, trafficking, addiction, incarceration, foster care, self-harm, and other trauma. These circumstances alone are overwhelming. Add an unexpected pregnancy to the mix, and the situation becomes a crisis.

The pandemic has led to limited housing options, mental health breakdowns, loss of employment and childcare, lack of transportation options, restricted access to healthcare, and nearly impossible to reach social services. Throughout this time, Lifehouse has been a safety net for residents – providing a safe, healthy home; food; clothing; emergency childcare; transportation to services; case management to navigate social programs; connection to therapists; job readiness assistance; and so much more.

Changing & Saving Lives

In 2020, we formalized our program into “Lifepath,” a three-part program designed to walk residents through pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, toddlerhood, life-skills and relationships while transitioning to greater independence and self-support. Each step is based in Biblical truth and Christ’s love. In 2021, we began reaching out to our alumnae, ensuring that they know Lifehouse is for LIFE, and a resource for them, no matter where they are in their journey.

Lifehouse transforms lives, helping residents overcome trauma, build life skills, and work their way towards sustainable stability. Lifehouse is staffed 24/7/365 days of the year. Our five full-time programming staff and over a dozen House Moms work every day to help our residents grow, develop, and become the best moms they can be.

We want you to partner with us in changing and saving lives!


Our Goal: $50,000


How to Have the Greatest Impact:

  • Click the START FUNDRAISING button above to set up your fundraising page that you can share with your friends, family, and others in your circle. If you've never created a GiveGab profile before, you will be prompted to register. Your personal information is never shared outside of Lifehouse, you will not be spammed with emails, and you can unsubscribe at any time. After logging in to your fundraising page, you will see options to customize your page by setting your personal fundraising goal, adding a personalized message, and setting up a thank-you message that your donors will receive. 
    If you need help creating a fundraising page or if you need one created for you, we can email you a link or create one for you. If you want mailable hard copy donation envelopes for donors interested in giving offline, please call us at 502-897-1655.
  • Compile a list of friends, family, and others in your circle you'll invite to participate. Unlike events where you sponsor a table, the Unity for Life virtual event is like inviting your friends and family to dinner, without the cost of buying them dinner. Once your fundraising page is created, you'll be ready to send your site's link to your network.
  • Share your Lifehouse story with your peer network, along with a link to your donation page. 
  • Share Lifehouse Unity for Life content on social media and email. We will be posting on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, and we will send out emails as well. Share with and forward the content to your networks!

You'll always have the option to make your donation anonymously, even on your personal fundraiser page. If you'd like to donate from your donor advised fund or add a major gift to be used anonymously for a matching challenge, please call us at 502-897-1655.


What's Your Lifehouse Story?

By brainstorming your personal answers to these three questions, you'll have a great story about your involvement with Lifehouse to share on your fundraising page, on your social media, or in email messages!

     1. When/how did you know you wanted to be involved with Lifehouse?
     2. How is Lifehouse meaningful to you?
     3. What is the best moment you've had with Lifehouse?


Who to Invite?

If you are setting up a peer-to-peer fundraiser or want to share about Lifehouse with others during Unity for Life, here are some suggestions of who to consider:

  • Family and friends who share a passion for life, women, babies, or those experiencing trauma
  • Your church, small group or Sunday School class
  • Your Christmas card list
  • Co-workers; consider a workplace challenge!
  • Professional organization or networking groups of which you are a member
  • High school or college friends

Thank you for believing in and being the arms that raise up these young women and their children.


If you need help with setting up a fundraiser, have questions, or want to share your plans for Unity for Life, please contact us at 502-897-1655, or email:

Dolli Neikirk, Executive Director
dneikirk@lifehouselouisville.org

Kristin Kennedy, Donor Development Manager
kkennedy@lifehouselouisville.org


“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." - Proverbs 11:25

We would like to thank our sponsors!  

Transforming Sponsor:


https://www.lnfcu.com/

Hope Sponsors:

    

Over 3/5 of the way to our goal - LAST DAY to give!

May 31, 2022

We are more than 3/5 of the way to our goal - we have raised $32,018 of $50,000 (64% of the goal). We still have a ways to go to meet our $50,000 goal! 

GIVING IS OPEN THROUGH 11:59:59 P.M. TONIGHT! We encourage you to invite your connections to support Lifehouse on this page!

Please call us at 502-897-1655 if you have any questions. THANK YOU!

Over halfway there - giving is open through 11:59:59 p.m. May 31!

May 24, 2022

We are more than halfway to our goal - we have raised $25,918 of $50,000 (52% of the goal). We still have a ways to go to meet our $50,000 goal! 

GIVING IS OPEN THROUGH 11:59:59 P.M. MAY 31! You can still click START FUNDRAISING to make a fundraising page as well, and we encourage you to invite your connections to support Lifehouse on this page!

Please call us at 502-897-1655 if you have any questions. THANK YOU!

Almost halfway there - giving is open through 11:59:59 p.m. May 31!

May 20, 2022

We are almost halfway to our goal - we have raised $22,583 of $50,000 (45% of the goal). We still have a ways to go to meet our $50,000 goal! 

GIVING IS OPEN THROUGH 11:59:59 P.M. MAY 31! You can still click START FUNDRAISING to make a fundraising page as well, and we encourage you to invite your connections to support Lifehouse on this page!

Please call us at 502-897-1655 if you have any questions. THANK YOU!

Over 2/5 of the way there!

May 19, 2022

We are more than 2/5 of the way to our goal - we have raised $20,775 of $50,000. We still have a ways to go to meet our $50,000 goal! Keep sharing this page with your friends, family, and other connections, and make your own fundraising page if you have not already! Please call us at 502-897-1655 or email us (dneikirk@lifehouselouisville.org or kkennedy@lifehouselouisville.org) if you have any questions. THANK YOU!

$7,500 matching opportunity fulfilled!

May 19, 2022

Our generous Friends of Lifehouse wanted to match the first $7,500 donated for Unity for Life dollar for dollar. This matching opportunity has been fulfilled. We thank you and our Friends of Lifehouse for all the support!

If you want to start a new matching opportunity, there is still time! Please call us at 502-897-1655 if you would like to match donations, and we can get it set up. Thank you!

1/3 of the way there!

May 19, 2022

We are 1/3 of the way to our goal - we have raised $16,700 of $50,000. We have a lot of ground to cover to meet our goal today! Keep sharing this page with your friends, family, and other connections, and make your own fundraising page if you have not already! We are seeing the majority of our donations come to people's fundraising pages, so this peer-to-peer fundraising is so important! Please call us at 502-897-1655 if you have any questions. THANK YOU!

Error message when trying to share fundraising page to Facebook directly from GiveGab

May 18, 2022

If you have a fundraising page set up for Unity for Life and you have been trying to share directly to Facebook from GiveGab, you may get an error message. GiveGab has informed us that this is due to an error with how the Facebook app has been interacting with GiveGab. Currently, GiveGab's team is looking into this, but as the fix will be a platform-wide change, there is not a solid timeline yet on when that will be remedied.
We apologize for any inconvenience. In the meantime, we suggest manually sharing your link to your fundraising page to your Facebook page by copying and pasting the link to your profile. If you have any questions, please call us at 502-897-1655.
If you have not made your fundraising page yet, we encourage you to do so by clicking the orange START FUNDRAISING button to get started. The majority of our donations for Unity for Life so far have come from people who gave to fundraising pages, so this can be a HUGE difference maker! We thank you so much for all your support!

1/5 of the way there!

May 18, 2022

We are 1/5 of the way to our goal - we have raised $10,000 of $50,000! Keep sharing this page with your friends, family, and other connections, and make your own fundraising page if you have not already! Please call us at 502-897-1655 if you have any questions. THANK YOU!

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