Kids Are a Gift From God-How the Drive-Thru Baby Shower Started
“Kids are a gift from God,” answered Bill Couldry when asked why he does so much for PRC. This simple truth brought to mind Mark 10:14 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Bill and his wife Karen are very active in our community to shine the light of Jesus. As members of Grace Church, they participate in Hands of Grace, Faith in Action, Sisters of Solace, PEO, Shriner’s Hospital, Adopt-A-Vet for Cameron’s Veteran Home, and Pregnancy Resource Clinic to live out this truth that people are special and kids are a gift from God.
While driving past a pro-life billboard on a road trip, Bill turned to Karen and said, “We have to do something!” God inspired a vision to have a Drive-Thru Baby Shower to support PRC moms and babies by collecting baby care items. During Mother’s Day weekend in 2019, with the volunteers from their small group, they received dozens of diapers, wipes, and baby items for PRC to distribute to mothers.
In 2020 Bill and Karen once again coordinated the Drive-Thru Baby Shower. The pandemic did not stop them from collecting for PRC. In fact, they received more donations last year than during the first year! One woman even gave all she had, $3, to help the efforts because she recognized that kids are a gift from God.
PRC is so grateful to this inspiring couple who have stepped out to honor mothers in our community. Bill and Karen bring joy and purpose. Through the Drive-Thru Baby Shower, they make it possible for others to give to those in need. You can join their efforts to help PRC by donating an item at the Drive-Thru Baby Shower on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9 am to 2 pm in the N. Belt parking lot by the mailboxes or at Orscheln in the lot near Hyvee. PRC is requesting small packages of diapers (size 1 or size 4), NEW medium stuffed bears (infant safe), new or gently used Bibles or children’s Bibles. Your participation in the Baby Shower Collection allows PRC to serve women and babies, our gifts from God.