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Ave Maria Press and Team Up to Provide Spiritual Support for Pregnant Women

February 20, 2013 and Ave Maria Press are partnering in A Project, a Lenten effort to provide spiritual support to expectant mothers. The goal of the project is to send 50 copies of A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy—a week-by-week spiritual companion for pregnant women—to 20 pregnancy centers around the United States. For each $10 donation made, one book will be sent to a pregnancy center (see list here online) and donations will be used solely toward the cost of the book and shipping.

Sarah Reinhard, author of A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy, explains her vision: “I used to volunteer in a pregnancy center. It broke my heart. After I had my own kids, women who seek help from pregnancy centers became an even more intimate part of my prayers. To share my book with them is the least I can do.”

The driving force of this campaign is the knowledge that there are many women who can benefit from the guidance and companionship of the book, but can’t afford it or wouldn’t otherwise know it is available. There are many ways to show support for women in unplanned pregnancies who make courageous decision to carry their pregnancies to term. Encouraging these young and often scared women to walk with Mary is one important way. Pregnancy centers will benefit by receiving a free resource for the women they serve.

Those interested in contributing or sharing the campaign with others can visit the project’s IndieGoGo page. Contributors simply make donations in $10 increments and Ave Maria Press handles the rest. For more information and for a full list of the participating pregnancy centers, please visit the Project's IndieGoGo Page.

About Sarah A. Reinhard

Sarah A. Reinhard is a Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and freelance writer who has a penchant for coffee and a love of chocolate. She writes at and is the network content manager for Our Sunday Visitor.

Reinhard is the author of a number of books, including A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy. She earned a master’s degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University and has worked for many years for corporate and nonprofit organizations. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and four children.

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