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Honey Bear Bottle Campaign

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Do you have spare change laying around? Do you have a work organization that you can do fundraiser type donation collections to? Do you have both? Awesome! There is a way that you can help pregnant women, newborns and entire families by donating some spare change and/or having a penny war at work!
The Hannah Center is currently holding a fundraiser event called Honey Bear Bottle Campaign. The link with official information is here but I think it will be fun to talk a little bit about a work related penny war! Not to mention, this is a wonderful way to serve our Lord by serving others and tossing in just a little bit of competition with co-workers.
My oldest son, Noah, told me about these penny wars that they do in school, and I thought it was a great idea that could possibly go well with this campaign. 
Ok, the way a penny war works is by dividing into teams. Most likely your organization will have teams already, whether it be HR, day shift, night shift, accounting, etc. and each team gets a jar or two. Your team earns points by the amount of silver coins in the jar (nickels, dimes, and quarters) BUT your team loses points for any penny dropped in. For example, I toss in two quarters in my own jar and a coworker tosses in 100 pennies. I am now -50 points. I gained 50 from the quarters, but then I lost 100 points from the pennies. The winner is the team with the most points at the end of your fundraiser period. The prize can be anything your office agrees on and the time frame can be two weeks, one week, 3 days…however long you feel would still be fun for everyone. This is just an idea if you want a way to get it in your work place and have a little fun with it. At the end of your penny war, bring the jars back to the Hannah Center!
It’s a wonderful ministry for the Hannah Center and you are able to be a BIG part of that!
Are you only able to add in your spare change? That works just as well as the penny wars! Any donation is welcome and it is like 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Of course we aren’t tithing to a church with this fundraiser, but we are giving to the Lord’s children who are in need of a little assistance.


What’s New!


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What’s new at the Hannah Center? Blogging. What else is new? I guess you’ll have to keep checking into the blog to find out. The goal is to post fun, new information and maybe even sometimes trivia to the blog. Our first entry is going to be a small bio about myself, Katelynn Owens.

Let me get started with what I like to call “myself in a nutshell”….I’m a Christian, mother of two, wife to an amazing man and have committed some time to the military. That’s my nutshell; a little deeper in almost like an onion…I attend Ellettsville Christian Church where I am a member and help with the Women’s Ministry. I have two boys, one is almost 8 and the other is just over a year; their names are Noah and Ezekiel, respectively. My husband, Logan, is a Sheriff’s Deputy for Monroe County and has been since July 13th, 2015. He is also a member at Ellettsville Christian Church. I have been in the Indiana National Guard since September 17th 2007. I am part of a program called Active Guard Reserve where being in the National Guard is my everyday job and not just one weekend a month. I work out of Indianapolis and make the drive every day. Which brings me to why I want to do the blog.

My time is limited with a full time job, a long drive and finding a good balance with my family time. I can help with the blog while still being at home or in the office during my lunch. Since writing is a task that I can do remotely and update online, it was a perfect fit for me. The Hannah Center is an organization that I want to donate my time and my efforts to. It’s an organization that I can really put myself behind with it being such a great Christian role in ministry as well as the ideas behind helping mothers, newborns, and families in general. It touches my heart to know that maybe one day, I also can make a difference for the better in the life of another family.

I was a single mother with my oldest, Noah. My family wasn’t happy with my decisions, but my 18 year old self did not have all of the answers nor all of the questions. I found myself alone, scared, and still finishing high school. At the time, doing everything by myself was all I knew; it was difficult to say the very least. From going to appointments to studying for my AP chemistry test, I was completely alone. I accepted that. Life went on, and I gave birth to an amazing little boy! Not until 6 years later when I was married (to that amazing guy I was talking about earlier) did I fully realize how different a pregnancy was with even just a little support. Doctor appointments were easier with someone to share my thoughts and feelings with. Daily activities like showering or brushing my teeth didn’t come as such a struggle this time around, because I knew I had someone with me who supported me.

Even though the Hannah Center may not be giving out husbands, they are giving the best part of that relationship; caring, support and the self confidence that every woman deserves while going through a pregnancy. I want to be a part of that. I want to help show women from all walks of life that there are people behind them, people who care and people who want to help. Even if it’s just to read words that you’re not alone. You’re not alone in making decisions. You’re not alone in finding answers. You have the Hannah Center and the wonderful people there who make it come to life.

Hopefully this first blog post sheds some light on me and why I’m wanting to blog for the

Hannah Center