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Dear Friend of Life,

It’s not every day someone knocks on the door to give us a big gift.

But this happened last week.

One of our friends saw my email that went out a couple of weeks ago with our newsletter, mentioning that we’re continuing to run several thousand dollars short of where we were last year at this time, short of where we need to be to keep our ministries going, saving lives and healing souls.

Many of our friends have responded to our recent appeals, with gifts sent by mail and email.  If you were one of those who helped us, we're so very grateful.  But, the reality is that we're still running short, and we desperately need to catch up.

If you didn’t get the chance to respond before, or can help us with a new gift to start 2012, I want to give you that chance now, with a special bonus.

Our friend has offered to match dollar for dollar every gift given this week, from now through Monday, February 6 at 5 p.m., up to a maximum of $15,000.  That’s it.  One week.  $15,000.  Can you please help?


We’ve received matching challenge gifts before, and the faithful pro-life community has always risen to the challenge.  And we're so grateful!

But this one is unique for two reasons.  First, if you can make a sacrificial gift toward this match, and we reach the goal, we’ll be in a good place to carry on through the next couple of months.  Our cash flow is really tight, especially after the expenses of the Roe Memorial events.  And moms and babies are counting on us to be there for them.

Second, this is a quick turnaround plea.  We have one week only for this $15,000 matching gift opportunity.  After next Monday at 5 p.m., that’s it.  No extension.  If we get just $9,310, we’ll get a match of $9,310.

But we do need more.  I’m not one to worry; I am one to pray.  And I’m praying with all my heart you’ll help us get our ship back on course with the most generous gift you can give today.  I just can’t bear to pull back on our outreach, when so very much is at stake in these days.

Keep in mind this is a request for lots of small donations – $20, $50, $100.  If we can get enough of these smaller donations from everyone, I know we can make the goal!  We’d be delighted with more, and of course if God puts it on your heart to give $1,000 or more, please do!  But what we need is for everyone to give something – even a little.

We have just one week.  I’ll check in later to let you know how we’re doing.  I really, really hope you’ll help us get there.  Praying hard.

Remember that $15,000 matching donation, wrapped up with a bow, is just waiting on the doorstep...

Blessings in Christ, for Life,

Karen Garnett
Executive Director
Catholic Pro-Life Committee
Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas