And, because it’s Quick Takes Friday, which is practically a Blogging Must, we’ll do it in–you guessed it–seven takes!

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— A Lenten Project —

This Lent, Lisa Hendey and I wanted to tap into the generosity of the community and our passion for the important work at pregnancy centers.

My book, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy, seemed a place to start, so we gathered pregnancy center names last week.

We’re running this campaign through Good Friday, March 22, 2013.

— Books to Centers —

We set up a funding page at Indiegogo and, for every $10 donation that’s made, we’ll send a book to a pregnancy center.

— Thinking Big —

We hope to send 50 copies of A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy—a week-by-week spiritual companion for pregnant women—to 20 pregnancy centers around the United States. Your donations will be used solely to help us achieve this goal.

For each $10 donation one book will be sent to a pregnancy center.

— Our Passion —

The driving force to this campaign is the knowledge that there are a number of people who can benefit from the guidance and companionship of the book, but who can’t afford it or wouldn’t know it is available. There are many ways to show support for women in unplanned pregnancies, and encouraging these young and often scared women to walk with Mary is one way.

— How You’re Involved —

Your donation at Indiegogo will cover the cost of the book and the shipping.

The pregnancy centers will benefit by receiving copies of the book, which serves as a spiritual resource to women they serve who make the courageous decision to carry their pregnancies to term. 

Simply make a donation at Indiegogo in increments of $10 and Ave Maria Press will handle the rest.

— But Wait, There’s More —

In addition to knowing that each donation of $10 sends a copy of A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy to one of the pregnancy centers, we have these additional benefits for YOU:

Donate $10 – Get a 30% off coupon for use on a purchase at Ave Maria’s website

Donate $20 – Sarah will send you a FREE surprise book from her stash of new books

Donate $50 – You’ll receive free copies from two of the books, Imitating Mary and A Handbook for Catholic Moms

Donate $100 – Sarah will pray a rosary for your intentions and you’ll receive two of the books, Imitating Mary and A Handbook for Catholic Moms

Donate $250 – Receive all 5 books in the series signed by the authors

— Will You Help? —

There are three ways you can help (but you don’t have to limit yourself to just choosing one of them…):

1. Donate $10.

2. Spread the word on your social networks and your real-life networks.

3. Add this project to your prayer intentions.