Pregnancy Resource Center of Fort Bend County (PRC) is honored to once again help our clients during this Christmas season. On two occasions, Santa visited our Center with smiles, winks and ringing bells. It was wonderful to see the children’s faces light up as they got a picture sitting on Santa’s knee and received a candy cane and goodie bag. Their mothers, who participate in our Learn Earn Plan Program or visit our Center during the last year experiencing a crisis pregnancy, were also grateful to receive gifts which help them provide Christmas gifts for their family. Most of these gifts were generously donated by the Encouragers Sunday School Class from Sugar Creek Baptist, with additional donations from ABC Dental, Sacred Heart Teresians, Beauti Control representatives, the Rosenberg Fire Department, Community Health Choice, Subway, Pizza Hut and Cici’s Pizza, as well as other generous individuals.
In addition to Santa Claus coming to the Center with these gifts, qualified parents were able to sign up with “Smiles on Wheels”, a program started four years ago by Dr. Iraj Jabbary from ABC Dental. This program is available to children in the Richmond/Rosenberg area, as well as other areas in Houston. PRC clients brought their children to the Rosenberg fairgrounds on December 16th – where almost 2,000 bicycles were given out to needy children, ages 3 to 15, from various organization referrals.
Additionally, PRC representatives, Dr. Jabbary and staff visited the home of one of our PRC clients whose family is experiencing financial and medical crises. This family of eight received five bikes, many gifts and even some Christmas decorations. The parents were not at home to receive these gift, because their 11 year-old son who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year, recently received a bone marrow transplant from his sibling. While this client lives at the Ronald McDonald House all week, the family works together to keep things going at home. Now they are also facing unknown health problems with their four-month old baby, who is having medical problems and undergoing testing.