Three pregnancy support groups will host the High Desert United March for Life on Sultana High School in Hesperia.
Organizers of the fundraising event said the walk would take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday around Sultana High’s football field. Visitors are requested to park and enter on G Avenue.
The nonprofits leading the event are Call For Life Pregnancy Help Center in Hesperia, Rose Of Sharon Pregnancy Resource Center, and Moses House Ministries in Victorville.
“We’re coming together to host a family-friendly walk to raise funds for local moms and babies who need resources, food, clothing, and support,” Rose Of Sharon Director Margaret Brown told the Daily Press.
The ministry of Skate Riot from First Baptist Church Hesperia will be on-site, and the Kona Ice truck and Salcido’s Cocina Catering selling taco plates, burritos, and drinks.
Each nonprofit might have a different name and offer different services, but they’re united in one goal, to care for and walk alongside moms in their pregnancy journey, Browns said.
“Each mom has a different background and story, but we’re here to meet them right where they are,” said Brown, whose ministry serves a yearly average of 1,000 mothers ranging from age 22 to 30.
Funding streams for the pregnancy groups can include churches, individuals, and grants such as the Community Development Block Grant.
The biggest needs for her nonprofit are items such as baby clothes, diapers, baby food/formula, and strollers, Brown said.
Rose of Sharon offers free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, maternity/infant supplies, adoption information, medical referrals, parenting education, support for men, and more.
Rose of Sharon can be reached at 760-243-5006 or by visiting
14725 Seventh Street Unit. #600 in Victorville.
Call for Life Director Theresa Montoya, whose volunteer-led ministry spearheads the walk, said Friday’s event would be the third annual March of Life and the inaugural united march.
“We’re hoping for a full house as we let moms and families know that we are here for them,” Montoya said. “Moms need all the support that they can get.”
Call for Life volunteers help about five to 10 families daily, with their client base nearly tripling over the last three years.
The nonprofit’s biggest needs are diapers, wipes, formula, and items for new mom layette baskets filled with baby clothes, diapers, pacifiers, ointment, nursing pads, and other items.
Call For Life offers free pregnancy tests, educational materials, parenting classes, resources, diapers, baby clothes, counseling, etc.
Call for Life can be reached by calling 760-244-7675 or visiting their office at 15800 Main Street, Ste. 240 in Hesperia.
Moses House provides resources and long-term services to families and mothers of all ages who are pregnant or have at least one child under six.
The nonprofit offers parenting programs, case management, transportation assistance, basic needs, mentoring, employment development, and more.
For more information on Moses House, call 760-955-1895 or visit them at 15180 Anacapa Road in Victorville.
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