Being a mom is a tough gig. And when moms feel that their needs are big and resources small, we want to be there for them. Similarly, facing an unplanned pregnancy is anything but easy. Beyond the emotional toll of wrestling with this new reality, those facing an unplanned pregnancy may face a myriad of physical needs as well. From rides to appointments, to material goods for those down on their luck financially, to perhaps being in need of baby items down the road, the possibilities to serve practically are endless. And we are there for these women and families to remind them that resources are not finite and there are people who will stand by their side through thick and thin. We want to let them know that they are not in this alone. This is where the Caregiver comes in.
The Caregiver is attentive to people’s needs and has a passion to provide. A Caregiver is a selfless servant who seeks to offer relief to people through tangible needs. A Caregiver is that one friend who cooks you meals when you’re sick, gives you a ride when you need it, and checks in on you out of genuine care and concern. Put simply, a Caregiver is the one friend you can count on to help.
Day to day, we witness the generosity of our community and the impact it has on the people whom we have walked with at Claris. Mom groups, generous individuals, and corporations alike provide relief to Claris clients and families through tangible goods such as diapers, baby car seats, breast pads, and much more. Just last week, a group of volunteers met up to make gift bags for our new moms filled with toiletries and fancy nail polish. Another group of volunteers sorted, organized, and cleaned the donations at our baby store. Both were simple gestures of love but expressed the care that runs deep in the Claris family.
It’s not only about providing tangible goods. Some people serve as Caregivers by being a living model of support. This could simply mean walking with an anxious mom to her first doctor’s appointment. We’re not solving any of their problems but we’re showing them that we’re in this together.
To find out how you can love practically and become a Caregiver yourself, please reach out to us here. There can never be too much caregiving!