Starkville Restaurant Week is coming up on March 17-23, and we are very excited about shining the light on some of our local charities as well as our great restaurants. Good eats really will do good during the week as eaters at participating restaurants will have the opportunity to vote for a charity to receive $5000, courtesy of Cadence Bank, our grand prize charity sponsor.
For a three-week period, members of the Starkville community submitted nominations for the top three charities that will appear on the Starkville Restaurant Week ballot. This week, we’ll be sharing profiles of those charities so that our readers can learn more about their work.
STARKVILLE PREGNANCY CARE CENTER
We caught up with the team at Starkville Pregnancy Care Center to find out more about their mission and work in the Starkville community. The organization is brand new to our community and seeks to aid men and women facing unplanned pregnancies.
How long has your organization been in operation and how was it founded?
March 17th will mark our 3rd month in operation. Starkville Pregnancy Care Center opened December 16, 2013. We were founded by a group of individuals who saw a need in the community of Starkville and desired to see it fulfilled. They worked hard and with unceasing dedication for over 2 years and continue to be strongly involved in the mission of the Center.
What is your organization’s on-going mission?
Starkville Pregnancy Care Center’s on-going mission is to provide hope and options to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. We desire to provide a safe, comfortable, judgment free environment where the truth will be spoken with love. We want individuals to be confident in their decisions and aware of the risks involved with an abortion. We also desire to promote a positive image of family and encourage young women and men to live lives of sexual purity.
In what ways does your organization impact the Golden Triangle area?
“I believe the center will be a shining light in our community. It will not only change the lives of the families that become our clients, but we also hope to change their hearts in the process”- Jeff Overstreet, Board Member
Can you briefly share one of your success stories?
All of our services are confidential, without prior written approval we cannot divulge any information.
How do you anticipate using the $5000 if your organization is voted as the top charity for Starkville Restaurant Week?
One of our services is to provide limited OB ultrasounds. Unfortunately, the machine we originally had stopped functioning. As a result, we have recently purchased a brand new ultrasound machine. Because we are a non-profit organization, the money used to purchase the machine is not replenished through a consistent influx of revenue. It would be a tremendous benefit to have the $5,000 as a part of compensating the funds needed to buy the machine.
You’re one of our top three SRW charities! Now, tell us who YOU would vote as the top three Starkville restaurants to try during Starkville Restaurant Week?
Cappe’s Steakhouse, C.J.’s Pizza, The Veranda
Great choices! Make your plans now to eat often at our participating restaurants during Starkville Restaurant Week, and don’t forget to ask for your ballot!