(Sept. 11, 2020) The Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health is hosting a fundraiser, “Motherhood Walk,” in Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street in Berlin on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Grace Center on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin provides services such as prenatal and postpartum group and individual classes, parenting and relationship skills, ultrasound examinations, support groups, which include addictions and postpartum depression counseling, and an avenue to earn a Maryland high school diploma.
At least $500 in services is provided to every client during the course of a year.
The center employs paid professionals and relies heavily on volunteers to serve its clients.
According to its website, the Grace Center’s operations and outreach are funded through donations from the public through fundraising events, donations from businesses, donations from local churches and grants.
“We will not be charging for registration,” said Dori Magee, director of support services at the center. “We will accept a donation of any amount, but certainly not required for walking.”
Interested participants can call to register or sign up on the day of the event, she added.
Families are invited to walk and shop throughout the park during the event, which was postponed from Mother’s Day.
Activities and contests for children will include hula hoops, sidewalk chalk art and a scavenger hunt.
In addition, there will be entertainment, pre-packaged snacks and drinks for sale and raffle items.
All participants must follow the CDC’s guidelines for covid-19, including wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing.
Hand sanitizer and wipes will also be available throughout the event.
For more information, call 443-513-4124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.