One Dollar’s Impact at Mercy
May 11, 2016
“You may wonder if one dollar can really make a difference,” said 2006 Mercy graduate Sarah in the video below. “I’m here as living proof that it can. Mercy gave me my future back.”
With the prevalence of debit and credit cards in our world today, it’s easy to forget the importance of a single dollar bill. However, the one dollar bill has come to have much significance at Mercy Multiplied. For over 20 years, churches throughout the country have participated in Mercy’s “One Dollar For Life” (ODFL) campaign, turning those seemingly small bills into big impact for hurting young women.
ODFL originated in the early days of Mercy Multiplied, at a time when abortion seemed to be the only choice for young women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. Knowing that Mercy could provide an alternative for pregnant young women to choose life, Mercy’s Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn, visited church congregations across the U.S. for support, asking each church member to partner with Mercy by giving one dollar to save a child.
Since then, ODFL has grown and evolved to include a broader view of “choosing life” in Christ. Funds raised not only go toward helping young women with unplanned pregnancies, but also toward helping young women overcome other life-controlling issues, such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression, and sexual abuse. Thousands of girls have found hope and freedom through Mercy Multiplied’s Christian residential program thanks to ODFL partners.
“It’s incredible each year to see churches rally around Mercy to support the One Dollar for Life Campaign,” said Adrienne Lindsey, Mercy Community Relations Manager. “One dollar is such a small amount, but when added up, it makes such a huge, life-changing impact.”
Mercy Multiplied welcomes churches, schools, and companies to join in this year’s ODFL campaign. For more information and resources, please visit www.mercymultiplied.com/ODFL or contact Adrienne Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 831-6987 ext. 1139.