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November 2018 - Good Counsel

5 Ways to Give to Good Counsel on Giving Tuesday

Posted by | Nov 26, 2018 | No Comments

Good Counsel is joining thousands of non-profit organizations around the country for #GivingTuesday.  Christmas is about giving.  God gave His greatest gift and in turn wants us to reflect His nature and be generous. Give, because He gave…

We invite you to read about our mothers and babies and their successes and about what we do here at Good Counsel.   We then ask that you pray about it and give generously during #GivingTuesday.

Here are 5 ways you can give to Good Counsel in support of our mission… Read More

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Join Us for Good Counsel’s 4th Advent Reflection Series – The Journey Toward Light

Posted by | Nov 23, 2018 | No Comments

Let Us Prepare for Christ’s Coming!

Starting on Sunday, December 2nd, Good Counsel will offer a free Advent series entitled, “The Journey Toward Light.” Each day you will receive an email that contains a free daily devotional, spiritual reflection, or short prayer to accompany you as you prepare for Our Lord’s Coming.  If you’ve signed up for the Advent Series in the past, welcome back! If this is your first Advent Series with Good Counsel, welcome! Read More

Chris & Baby Georgie Say “Thank You” via Video

Posted by | Nov 21, 2018 | No Comments

Saint Paul says, “I give thanks to God every time I think of you. “(Philippians 1:3)

At this time there is no greater way to give thanks than to ask our God and Father to bless you and protect you in all your days unto eternity.

Baby Georgie and I wanted to thank you via video for your helpful and faithful partnership in Good Counsel’s mission helping mothers and babies. Read More

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You did it! Grant matched! Thank you!

Posted by | Nov 16, 2018 | No Comments

Total Donations as of November 16, 2018 – $4,040!

We asked and wow did you respond! We are so very grateful for everyone who contributed toward the matching grant Good Counsel received from the William E. Simon Foundation.  The goal was $2,500 – but as of today, the moms and babies of Good Counsel will have $4,404 toward an enhanced and much-needed Work-Study Center!

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts & God bless you! Read More

Homeless for the Holidays

Posted by | Nov 13, 2018 | No Comments

For mothers and babies in need, you are their family this Thanksgiving!

For many of the young mothers I meet, Thanksgiving is a painful reminder of family who aren’t there for them and friends who’ve turned their backs.  Ashley knows this pain all too well. Family, friends, even her baby’s father, abandoned her when they learned she was pregnant. With nowhere else to turn, she gave birth to her daughter Maddie while living in a homeless shelter. Read More

Don’t Miss the 2018 Free Concert for Life!

Posted by | Nov 9, 2018 | No Comments

Christopher Bell & the Board of Directors of Good Counsel invite you to join them for “A Free Concert for Life,” to benefit the mothers and babies of Good Counsel’s Spring Valley Home.  We are pleased to have Howard T. Phillips Jr., Supervisor Town of Haverstraw, as The Guest of Honor. Please join us on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM at The Marian Shrine, 174 Filors Lane, Stony Point, NY 10980. Read More

Not Fake News… but Baby News!

Posted by | Nov 9, 2018 | No Comments

Please say hello to Tesla! This beauty was born on October 28, 2018.  She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  She and her mom are back at their Good Counsel home and are doing great bonding and getting to know one another.  It’s been very busy with babies around here the last few weeks!  Be sure to subscribe to our emails so you don’t miss out on any breaking baby news! Read More

Matching Grant Doubles Your Donation Toward Work-Study Center in the Bronx

Posted by | Nov 1, 2018 | No Comments

Double your donation!

Good Counsel’s mission is to ensure the mothers we serve will leave us and successfully take the next best step toward a new, stable life for themselves and their children.  Toward this goal, Good Counsel has always offered Life Skills classes, case management, and spiritual guidance to every mother in our care.  We now have a chance to “upgrade” what we can provide in our Bronx home with an enhanced and much-needed space – a Work-Study Center!

To kick off the project, the William E. Simon Foundation has graciously awarded Good Counsel a $2,500 matching grant! For every donation toward this campaign, Simon will match it up to $2,500, which means Good Counsel will receive $5,000 toward the new Work-Study Center! Read More

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