"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

2016 Maternity Act of Kindness Program – Let Us Help Women in Maternity Homes

14 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016 | 09:00 am - 09:00 am

actofkindnessadvent500 As we prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ in this Advent season, we are reminded of the precious gift of the Holy Family. Many of today’s young mothers face some of the same challenges as the Holy Family and are in need of shelter, basic amenities, love and prayer. Their choice for life enables another child of God to be born. Please support these young mother’s choice for life.

Catholic students and their families are invited to collect: money, metro, phone and gift cards for young families. Christmas cards and greetings are welcome!

To ensure timely distribution to our Maternity Residences please send your donations prior to December 25, 2016

Your generous donation will help maternity Homes on Long Island:

  • Regina Maternity Services
  • Mother of Good Counsel Home
  • Momma’s House
  • Bethany house

More information on Maternity Residences on Long Island – (Printable Maternity Residences List)

Ways to Donate

Ways to Order Collection Boxes and Advent Calendars

  • Mail: Please make checks payable to Diocese of Rockville Centre.
    • Mail to:
    • Respect Life Office
    • 50 North Park Ave., P.O. Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023

This year’s collection box that can be used by parishes, schools and faith formation programs. Collection boxes and advent calendars are free of charge  and can be ordered by:

Donate Online Today!

  • Phone: Call the Respect Life Office, 516-678-5800 exts. 626 or 381
  • Mail: Mail the order form to:
    • Respect Life Office
    • 50 North Park Ave., P.O. Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023
  • Email: Diana Tellis, dtellis@drvc.org
  • Fax: The order form to 516-536-3473
  • Online: Fill out the order form below

We ask that you please place all orders as soon as possible, collection boxes and advent calendars are on a first come first serve basis. All donations need to be forwarded to the Respect Life Office before Christmas so that gifts can be given on time.

Collection box and Advent Calandar Order form

We thank you for your kindness and generosity to

the Maternity Advent Project.

Sponsored by the Diocesan Respect Life Office in collaboration with: The Education Office | The Office of Faith Formation | Catholic Charities