Ribbon Cutting and Official Opening of Local Non-Profit, Carried to Full Term

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CARRIED TO FULL TERM will open its doors with a ceremonial ribbon cutting to signal its official opening on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:30 a. m. in Haymarket. On November 2, 2016, CARRIED TO FULL TERM (CTFT) welcomed their first resident. Executive Director Frances Robin stated, ‘This event is almost five months to the day after receiving the keys to the Haymarket house.” They are well on their way to filling up every available room and continue to need help from the local community. CTFT receives no funding from agencies, therefore there are plenty of ways to offer support. Volunteers are always welcome. Robin explains, “There are many ways the community can provide support for CTFT, more immediate they can purchase tickets to our Life is a Gift event on December 2. In addition, we can always use monetary support, diapers, and food items. Those interested in raising money for the home may host a tea party, luncheon, brunch or yard sale to assist on a financial level.” People can donate through their Facebook page, website carriedtofullterm.com, or attend their upcoming inaugural fundraiser Life is a Gift on December 2, 2016.
Also to be honored at the official opening is former Haymarket resident Paul R Schick. Schick passed away on February 21, 1982, four years after being diagnosed with cancer. He was an active proponent of helping others. He supported his wife’s passion for childbirth and new mother education while she helped mothers in pediatric and obstetric nursing. His wife Carol remarked, “He was not a person who would march in a Roe vs Wade parade or protest at an abortion clinic, but he believed that if an alternative was available, young girls would make a better decision.  He even had a place picked out that he thought would be great for this ministry.  That place is today the Wounded Warriors Retreat on Waterfall Road.” Schick was once asked why he wanted to go on living. He said, “If God gives me a second chance, and cures this cancer, I think I would like to open a maternity home for unwed mothers.”  Schick’s hope is now a reality.
 CTFT’s mission is to provide long-term residential support for pregnant women who are in crisis situations to include homelessness, as a result of an unplanned pregnancy.
For further information, contact CTFT at 571-445-0373 or carriedtofullterm@gmail.com  or contact The Next Steps, LLC at 703-819-4317 or thenextstepsllc@gmail.com.

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