Church Resources, Events, Information for Supporters, Uncategorized, Volunteer

Community Vision Casting for Hunt County

 

Raffa Clinic has secured a community wide grant to help educate parents on how to raise healthy, caring, and responsible kids.  The Raising Highly Capable Kids program is a 13 week parent program based on the 40 Development Assets, which are essential building blocks that every child needs to be more successful.  Parents will learn to increase their knowledge of these assets and gain a skill set to strengthen their children in key areas such as:  Positive Identity, Social Competence, Setting Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive use of Time, Commitment to Learning, and Positive Values.  This program has the potential to help parents teach their kids to become more resilient as well as improve their GPA.  We believe this program can benefit our community and we want to open this offer to everyone serving in our helping organizations.  A program representative will share:

  • An overview of the program
  • Explanation and sampling of curriculum
  • Effectiveness and impact of program
  • What to expect
  • How your organization can benefit

For more information on the Capable Kids program visit www.capablekids.com

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT CLICK HERE

See the event flyer here:

Raffa Clinic Capable Kids Vision Casting.2015

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#GivingTuesday

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There is a day for giving thanks. There are two days for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Now, there is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, people around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. 

Become a LIFE 360 Giver

This #GivingTuesday, Raffa Clinic asks you to consider supporting our life-saving medical services. Even with volunteer efforts and donated items, it costs $360 per patient to provide: a lab-quality pregnancy test, a limited obstetrical sonogram, and one-on-one education with a trained nurse. Join our LIFE 360 giving program for just $30 per month to sponsor a pregnant woman in an unplanned pregnancy. Get started now through our online giving option or call us at 903-454-9711. 

Your LIFE 360 Impact

On an average year, approximately 400 women from Hunt County utilize Raffa Clinic’s free medical services. In addition to the medical services provided, she is given information to help her make life-affirming choices for her and her baby counseling is available to her throughout her pregnancy.

But choosing to parent is just the beginning. Through our Earn While You Learn program, we are able to come alongside our clients to support them as they raise their children. At Raffa Clinic, a woman and her family can attend class each week and class participants can receive material assistance of food, clothing, formula and diapers.

Not only are they able to get the material assistance they need, but Raffa Clinic staff and volunteers work to mentor these families during their pregnancy & parenting classes. Our goal is to impact families for the Lord and to work to break detrimental generational cycles we see so prevalent in our society. 

Get Started Now

You can get your monthly gift started now through our online giving option.  You can set up the $30 per month to be automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account or as an automatic charge to your credit card. Alternatively, you can make a one-time gift of $360 or any other amount. 

We thank you for showing your support for Raffa Clinic and becoming a member of our LIFE 360 giving program!

 

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Abstinence Program, Events, Information for Supporters, Volunteer

Time Is Ticking Away…

Just a few more hours…

You only have a matter of hours to give your end of year gift to Raffa Clinic. We have been blessed with an amazing year of ministry and are anxiously awaiting the BIG things in store for 2015!

Just a few notes about 2014:

  • 1,739 client visits between our Greenville and Commerce Clinics. (With our Quinlan Clinic scheduled to open this next spring, we are looking for this number to rise as we will be available to help even more people!)
  • 2,196 hours of pregnancy and parenting education provided at our Greenville Clinic. This is time spent providing expectant, new, and seasoned parents with the tools they need to raise up their children in safe, Godly homes.
  • 449 pregnancy tests. That is 449 opportunities to sit face-to-face with a girl in a crisis situation and help her to slow down…take a deep breath…and really look at all of her options. 449 chances to answer her questions about abortion and let the facts speak for themselves…that this isn’t the best choice for her or her child.
  • 187 sonograms. This is 187 times this year we were able to introduce a mother (and often, a father) to her baby. Our statistics tell us that 90-95% of the time a woman has an sonogram in our clinic, she WILL choose life for her baby. 187 times to see a new baby’s heart beating and little precious feet kicking away. 187 chances to make a difference in both the life of that child and the life of that mother.

Goals and plans for 2015:

  • Open a new Raffa Clinic in Quinlan in the spring to better serve the needs of our clients in the Quinlan/Tawakoni areas.
  • Expand our outreach to abortion vulnerable women and girls at TAMU-C, PJC, and local High Schools.
  • Present our abstinence program in every school district in Hunt County.
  • Begin a Fatherhood Program to equip the fathers in our clinic to be great fathers to their new babies.
  • Expand our Marriage Mentoring program to strengthen the client families at Raffa.
  • Minister to more women and men through one-on-one discipleship through our Hope Program.

How you can be a part:
Donate. We count on your financial support. Raffa Clinic is primarily supported by the Hunt County community. We offer one-time and monthly automatic giving via your credit card or your checking account. We also accept mail-in donations to: PO Box 9325, Greenville, TX 75404.
Volunteer: Raffa Clinic has MANY different ways to volunteer and we have volunteer orientations scheduled all throughout 2015. As we are expanding our services, we have even more need. Men and women are welcome (and needed).
Pray: Remember us in your daily prayer and sign up to receive emails when specific prayer needs arise for our clients, staff, or the ministry as a whole.

Thank you for a very successful year in ministry!

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Volunteers-Needed-HeaderFall Volunteer Training is Nov. 6-8!

If you have thought about volunteering at Raffa Clinic, now is the time to find out more about the opportunities involved and also to get started. We have scheduled our Fall Volunteer Training for this November and are looking forward to adding to our growing staff. God is expanding our ministry in many different areas.

You can register for training here.

We currently have volunteer opportunities in these areas:

  • Greenville, Commerce, and Quinlan.
  • Hunt County School Districts (abstinence presenters)
  • Client Advocates
  • Medical Volunteers (MAs, LVNs, RNs, NPs, PAs, MDs)
  • Teachers & Class Facilitators
  • Baby Boutique Assistants
  • Administration Assistants
  • Building Maintenance Helpers

If you have questions about Raffa Clinic or about our volunteer positions, please contact Coco at coco@raffaclinic.org or call her at 903.454.9711.

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9:30pm update on North Texas Giving Day

WOW!!! You guys know how to accept a challenge!!!

As of 9:30 pm tonight, you have raised $25,975 for the life-saving work of Raffa Clinic. This is an amazing testimony to your commitment to LIFE in Hunt County. I can not wait to fill you in on the discussions had in our offices at Raffa Clinic today and the dreams that were shared of “what if…” 

Ladies and gentlemen, you have answered our “what if…”

There is still time to give if you haven’t. The donor matching ends at midnight tonight. Here is how you give…

EVERY donation of $25 and above will be MULTIPLIED if you donate to us through Donor Bridge in one of the following ways:

1. Go to www.donorbridgetx.org and search for RAFFA CLINIC.

OR

2. Go to the following secured link that takes you to Raffa Clinic’s giving page through Donor Bridge:

https://www.donorbridgetx.org/npo/223859508

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Update on North Texas Giving Day!

We have an update on how  Raffa Clinic is doing in the North Texas Giving Day campaign.

As of 2:45 today you and raised $6,150 for the life-saving work of Raffa that will be matched! Thank you!!!

Raffa Clinic has already seen 1156 client visits this year. At our current giving level, we have given $5 for every client seen at Raffa Clinic. This may cover their pregnancy test in our office, but will not provide enough to cover their ultrasound or any other services they need. Please help us invest more into our precious clients!

Planned Parenthood is still leading the Leaderboard ahead of Raffa and other pro-life non-profits. I pray that this does not accurately reflect the mindset of North Texas. Please STAND UP & GIVE to LIFE!

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Today is the Day! Get up and Give!!!

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North Texas Giving Day has Begun!

 

Your donation today will be matched!!!

 

This is a huge opportunity for our clinic. Every year non-profits from the North Texas area are chosen by Donor Bridge to participate in North Texas Giving Day. This is an opportunity for you to give to Raffa Clinic and have your donations matched.

WFAA in Dallas will be promoting this Giving Day on their morning news program today bring awareness to this event.

You can help us by giving and encouraging your friends to give as well!

Here are all the details:

On September 19, 2013, from 7 am to midnight, Raffa Clinic is participating in North Texas Giving Day.

On September 19th, EVERY donation of $25 and above will be MULTIPLIED if you donate to us through Donor Bridge in one of the following ways:

1. Go to www.donorbridgetx.org and search for RAFFA CLINIC.

OR

2. Go to the following secured link that takes you to Raffa Clinic’s giving page through Donor Bridge:

https://www.donorbridgetx.org/npo/223859508

Plus, gifts given that day will receive a portion of $1 million in bonus funds – making your dollar go further.

Just remember to Get Up and Give on September 19th – whether from your bed, from your desk, your couch, from you phone, just give!

Don’t forget to tell your friends about this great opportunity!

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North Texas Giving Day!

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Raffa Clinic has been chosen for North Texas Giving Day!

This is a huge opportunity for our clinic. Every year non-profits from the North Texas area are chosen by Donor Bridge to participate in North Texas Giving Day. This is an opportunity for you to give to Raffa Clinic and have your donations doubled!

There are also matching gifts for Raffa Clinic available just because YOU participate!

WFAA in Dallas will be promoting this Giving Day to help bring in donors. You can help us by giving and encouraging your friends to give as well!

Here are all the details:

On September 19, 2013, from 7 am to midnight, Raffa Clinic is participating in North Texas Giving Day. On September 19th, EVERY donation of $25 and above will be MULTIPLIED if you donate to us through Donor Bridge at the following secured link:

https://www.donorbridgetx.org/npo/223859508

Plus, gifts given that day will receive a portion of $1 million in bonus funds – making your dollar go further.

Just remember to Get Up and Give on September 19th – whether from your bed, from your desk, your couch, from you phone,  just give!

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Team Grason & Parker

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Team Grayson & Parker

 

As you learned from our previous post, this year’s Raffa Run was our most successful Run yet. We raised over $12,000 for the ministry of Raffa Clinic to continue to serve women making LIFE decisions about their pregnancies. Not only am I blown away by the support for this year’s event, I was in awe of one team in particular. Team Grayson & Parker.

Let me explain. I first came to meet this family a little over a month before the Run. Mr. Jones called the clinic and asked about what we do.  He told me that they wanted to support an organization that did not give funds to Planned Parenthood. He told me that they wanted to support us. We had a good chat and then he told me their story. I hung up the phone and wept for this sweet family and their precious story. Their story is the true story of LIFE. I fell in love with their family at the Raffa Run (see the picture above). This is a family that truly stands up for and walks out their daily lives in reflection of their beliefs about LIFE. They are an example to us all.

One of our volunteers, Carmen Rockett, interviewed the Jones family (Team Grayson & Parker) and wrote an article advertising the Raffa Run that ran in the Greenville and Commerce papers. Below is an excerpt of that article that introduces you to this precious family.

 

“Timothy Jones told his family’s story. He and his wife, Randi had discovered late in 2010 that they were expecting twins. They eagerly waited for the day they would welcome two additional members to the Jones family. However, several months into the pregnancy they learned that their twins, Grayson and Parker suffered from a condition affecting at least 4,500 pregnancies per year called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS).

A Houston doctor recommended a procedure that would save the life of one twin, while ending the life of the other. Finding this partial solution unacceptable, the Joneses opted to leave the lives of both twins in the hands of God and seek a better alternative.  The couple was referred to Baylor for amniotic reduction, a procedure that relieves pressure in the womb by taking some of the excess amniotic fluid from the larger twin. On March 26, 2011, the twins were born weeks ahead of schedule. Grayson survived only an hour, while the family enjoyed eleven days with Parker before he passed.

The Joneses were surrounded by their family, friends, and church during this challenging time, but they recognized that not all parents have this kind of support. The loss of the Jones babies propelled the Jones family to raise money in memory of the twins to benefit other parents who may face similar trials.

They learned of the Raffa Clinic through friends, and through their church (Calvary Baptist, Wolfe City). The Jones’ Church had previously participated in the Raffa Clinic’s Baby Bottle Campaign, for which church members take a baby bottle home to fill it with spare change for the clinic. After carefully checking out the Raffa Clinic, the Joneses and their extended family felt they could give their whole-hearted support to this organization. In Tim’s words, “We had a great support base from family and church, but anyone who does not have that can turn to the Raffa Clinic.”

Of the amount that Raffa Clinic brought in by the Raffa Run fund-raiser to date, more than 50% of that has been raised by the sponsorship of the Jones’ team, AKA the Grayson and Parker Team. Their nine-member team consists of immediate family, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Along with four-year old Noah, they will bring walkers in their sixties and all ages in between.”

 

Wow. Thank you to the Jones family for sharing this beautiful story of little Grayson and Parker with us. What a blessing and impact these two sweet boys have had on so many.

 

~Threesa

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Raffa Run 2013 Results

The Raffa Run was a HUGE success! Not only did we meet our goal, you helped us raise over $12,000!!! What an amazing blessing! We had 144 supporters participate in the Run. That is our largest turnout yet! We really appreciate all of you who came out and supported Raffa Clinic and for all of you that donated to the Raffa Run. Here are the awards we presented at the Run:
1st Place: Daniel Hale (time: 19min 11 seconds!)
2nd Place: James Cronin
3rd Place: Tristian Baker
Oldest Runner: Edna Perry (Team Grayson & Parker)
Youngest Runner: Noah Jones (team Grayson & Parker)
Largest Individual Fundraiser: Carmen Rockett
Largest Team Fundraiser: Team Grayson & Parker
Thank you again for making this year’s Raffa Run so much fun!