Testimonials / Changed Lives
Grateful: I simply cannot put into words how grateful I am to have received assistance from Cradle of Hope. It allowed my daughter and me to remain in our home while I continued to look for work and take care of her. Read More – K.
Donors & Volunteers
Baby Thanks: Thank you for bringing me all these things. You are a kind and honorable person. I am sure my baby boy would thank you for all the items in this basket. -F
Twin Girls: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the kind gift of 2 portable cribs for our twin girls. Thanks to your generous donation our girls have a safe place to sleep and nap for the next several months until we can afford and have room for 2 cribs. Thank you again. It meant the world to us. -KCCC
A roof over my head: With joy in my heart, I want to say a very big thank you. Words cannot express the joy and how happy I am now. Thanks for providing a roof over me and my kids’ head. May the good Lord bless you all. Amen! -M
Package of goodies: I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping with my rent and for the package of goodies for my little baby girl. I greatly appreciate it! -C
You’re the best! Thank you for giving me all these things for my baby (wellness basket). You are a kind and honorable person. I am sure my baby boy would thank you for this too. You are the best to us. -F
If my daughter could talk: I want to thank you guys so much for helping me and my daughter. You guys paid my electric bill. If my daughter could talk she would say thank you also. You are a great group of people. This really helped me. It got me back on my feet. I can’t stop thinking about how you guys paid this for me. It means the world to me. Thank you! -K
Help and Encouragement: After I had some medical complications, I lost my job. I want to thank you for providing me with a portable crib and a wellness basket. I don’t have much and not many people in my life who are helping me. This meant more than you know. Thank you for all the help and encouragement you provided to me and my family. Thank You! -C
Melanee Chose Life: During her first trimester of pregnancy, Melanee got very ill and was not able to continue her job at Home Depot. She was able to get some of her pay, but it did not cover her rent or expenses. She is also in the middle of a separation from her husband, which has impacted her financially. Not only is Melanee dealing with stress financially, but she is also dealing emotionally with the fact that her baby might be born with Downs Syndrome. Melanee has three other children living with her. In order to avoid future financial crisis, her oldest daughter is going to move in to make sure the family is able to stay in their home. Melanee hopes to be able to return to work during her second trimester. Melanee was denied Emergency Assistance and she does not recieve food assistance. Melanee is hard working and has lived a very difficult life. She is overwhelmed with the reality of what is happening in her life, but she chose to be courageous. Thanks to the donors at Cradle of Hope, Melanee was able to pay her delinquent rent and relieve some of her stress.
You Helped Me Through: I wanted to take time out to thank everyone who helped me through this tough time. I just had a baby who requires an apnea monitor 24 hours a day. Getting back to work like I had expected didn’t happen. – B.
On The Fence: Your help relieved a lot of stress. I was on the fence about having my son, which I am so sad to say. Now, I am glad I had him. He is the light of my life. – A.
A Curveball: Sometimes life throws you a curveball. It is a blessing to have someone catch the pitch when you are not able to. Thank you so much! – D.
He Left: I can still cry when I think of how helpful Cradle of Hope was. I was saving money for the new baby and missed work due to complications. There is no support from the father of the baby; he left. – T.
Thank You For Your Help: The doctor put me on bed-rest for the remainder of my pregnancy. My due date is 4/7 and bed-rest began 2/19. My job will not pay me for that time, which left me in a stress zone because I could not pay my rent. I would like to thank you for all your help. E.
A Financial Plan: I was able to keep a roof over my little girl’s head and it made me sit and figure out better ways to pay our rent. R.
Safe Slumber: I had just been laid off from my job when I found out that I was pregnant. With no source of income the Pack N Play came in handy, plus with little room at home it’s the only one that would fit. G.
You Changed My Life: A piece of paper with the Cradle of Hope number on it changed my life. S.
Donors & Volunteers
Blessings: Just a little note to keep in touch and say you’re thought about so much. Thanks for all that you do. Blessings to you.Wishing you a day as wonderful as you are! -F
Laughter, acceptance, love… these are the things I think of whenever I think of you. -ACCW
Choosing Life: Our family supports CoH because we value not only supporting families as they make the choice for life, but also as they live out that choice. C&K V.
Basic Help: I love CoH because they help moms who really need the most basic help (rent, utilities, transportation, etc.) when they have no other support in their lives. L.M.
The Title “Mom”: I serve on the board at CoH because I believe the mission is highly critical and valuable to our community. As a mom I know how challenging and rewarding it is and I want to provide hope and support to moms who might be struggling so they can experience the immense joy that comes with the title “Mom”. K.H.
Hope: Volunteering with CoH is a great way to encourage women to give life to their babies. The organization provides hope to women facing a financial crisis during their pregnancy. This is such a beautiful way to help those in need. J.K.
Dignity: I joined the CoH Board because I found in this group a pro-life attitude. To me, being pro-life is a positive momentum towards something, not just holding back. I’m happy to be a part of a group that wants to embrace and affirm the dignity in women, children, and families, and to provide them with material assistance, empowering them for the future. F.N.B.
Plan & Purpose: I joined the Board of Directors at CoH because I believe that I have the privilege and the responsibility to promote life. I know that every single tiny finger and every single tiny toe on every single tiny human was created with a plan and a purpose, and I believe that plan and that purpose come to fruition in part because a mother chooses life for her child and in part because a community chose to surround her in support. A.M.
Respect: CoH is important to my wife and I because we have a deep respect for the sanctity of life. We believe it is our responsibility and our joy to enable and support those choosing life for their children. B&J D.
Maguire Agency & the Clysdale Family: Maguire Agency has been guiding businesses and families on insurance matters since 1928 and has supported Cradle of Hope for decades. Cradle of Hope’s office space which is located in Roseville, Minnesota, is generously provided by Maguire Agency. In addition, Maguire Agency and the Clysdale family supports Cradle of Hope monetarily so families facing a crisis feel supported and choose birth for their unborn babies.
Clem and Molly Commers: Clement “Clem” and Molly Commers are ordinary people who got some literature in the mail from Cradle of Hope one day. They decided to get involved because they wanted to help families who were struggling including pregnant women who were questioning if they should give birth to their babies. Clem and Molly recently participated in Cradle of Hope’s annual Pot O’ Gold Sweepstakes held in March and were selected as the 2016 grand prize winners receiving $1,000. They graciously decided to donate their winnings to Cradle of Hope so more families could be helped and more lives could be saved. “We were happy to donate it!”
Strength: I admire your strength as you respond to the challenges of bringing a new baby into the world. I’ll pray for continued strength for you. -M.G.