My Brother Knights,
Options for Women Pregnancy Help Clinic has operated for approximately 30 years in Lakeland. In January 2018, Options opened a branch clinic in Bartow with wonderful community support. Also in 2018 the Options board became aware that the property on South Florida Avenue adjacent to the abortion center in Lakeland was up for sale. After several months of meeting with friends of Options for Women, some initial donations have been received. The acquisition cost is $500,000, of which about $350,000 has been raised.
As reported in the Resurrection Catholic bulletin of December 30, 2018, Options served almost 400 patients in 2017 and 90% of abortion-minded women chose life for their babies. However, approximately 900 babies are still reported aborted per year in Polk County. Upon acquisition of this property next to the abortion center, and with all Options services FREE, we feel that Options will see a significant increase in patients and will result in fewer abortions. Options has a commitment for a mobile clinic to be moved onto the property immediately upon purchase. Lakeland Councils 10169, 2505 and 13907 have been supporters of Options and Council 10169 has contributed to this special opportunity.
We seek the support of Florida councils to join Council 10169 in funding this unique opportunity. God has blessed the initiatives of Options for Women these past few years. Will you bless this ministry with your contribution? Checks should be made out to Options for Women and can be mailed to 4435 Florida National Drive, Lakeland, 33813.
Options Board Member
Council 10169 PGK