Saturday, October 30, 2010

Support Agape Pregnancy Resource Center

Hopefully by the end of next week we will all be in a celebratory mood!  As part of your celebration, please consider joining me next Friday evening at Round Rock's Agape Pregnancy Resource Center Banquet.  The keynote speaker, Rebecca Contreras, is a great speaker and she has a powerful pro-life story that will give hope to women in dire circumstances.  Agape PRC meets an important need in our community.  While Planned Parenthood clinics sell abortions for profit, Agape and other centers are non-profit organizations that work to change the lives of young women facing unplanned pregnancies. The volunteers there are truly angels who lovingly give of their time and talent day in and day out.

Please help Agape continue to provide help and hope to young women in our community.  For details, see the media release below.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jo Markham
Director of Development
(512) 248-8200
(512) 496-2391 cell

October 20, 2010

Agape Pregnancy Resource Center Annual BBQ and Auction

Former White House Official to Share Powerful Story of Poverty and Addiction

Former White House official and local philanthropist Rebecca Contreras will be the keynote speaker at the Agape Pregnancy Resource Center's annual banquet on Friday, November 5. The event will be at the TDS Exotic Game Ranch in Austin from 6:30-9:00 pm. Congressman John Carter will serve as the master of ceremonies, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will deliver a special video message.

The powerful story of Rebecca Contreras is one that began in hopelessness, poverty, addiction and failure, but has become a source of great inspiration to many across the nation. Despite her beginnings, Rebecca eventually became the Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Presidential Personnel, overseeing the President's appointments for part-time board and commission positions in the federal government. She also served as a representative for the President with National Hispanic groups. Later, President Bush appointed her to be Chief of Human Capital at the Department of U.S. Treasury and to the Board of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Rebecca is currently the Executive Vice-President of the federal practice for Knowledge Bank Inc. and an American Bible Society board trustee. She and her husband are also the founders of Launch Pad: The Center for Building Hopes and Dreams, a faith-based non-profit that focuses on reaching, equipping, and empowering disadvantaged inner city youth.

The Agape Pregnancy Resource Center is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of women by providing practical help and loving support to those facing an unplanned pregnancy. In addition. the center offers clients free classes on parenting, childbirth, newborn care, financial planning, nutrition, infant CPR & first aid, Bible Study, Hopes & Dreams, and independent work videos. Since opening in 2004, over 6,500 clients from Round Rock and the surrounding community have come to Agape PRC for assistance.

For more information regarding the November 5 banquet or the Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, please contact Development Director Jo Markham at (512) 248-8200, or visit our website at

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