Your Support Matters
The Save Abandoned Babies Foundation has one purpose – to ensure people are aware about the Safe Haven law so that no child should ever be unsafely abandoned or die.
The Safe Haven law offers an option to a parent to make the right decision at a difficult time. Maybe the pregnancy was hidden, the child may have been born outside of a hospital, the mother may be afraid, in an abusive relationship, experiencing a bad financial situation – or just not know where to turn. We offer an option to that mother that we know help saves lives.
The Save Abandoned Babies Foundation has worked closely with legislators to ensure the Safe Haven law works. With unanimous bi-partisan support we passed the Safe Haven law in 2001, then went on to add Police Stations and Campus Police as Safe Havens, required and place signs at all Safe Haven locations, and ensure the Safe Haven law is taught in schools.
We have worked closely with the media who have done an amazing job to help us get the word out. We have also spread public awareness with creative advertising including using bus kiosks throughout the Chicagoland area to get out our message about how the law works. We stay up at night thinking about ways we can reach that desperate parent, so they can make a courageous decision.
Thanks to a generous grant from a local foundation, our Safe Haven law awareness campaign is running at 41 bus kiosks in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
We do more with less. Our organization is run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless hands-on volunteers and families of Safe Haven children who have helped us over the years. We have one paid staff person, our Executive Director, and have been successful as a non-profit organization due to the selfless compassion and dedication of our supporters.
We are grateful to individuals and organizations who have donated to us at all levels of financial support. From our $25 supporters to $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 donors. With this support we have been able to expand awareness about the law to diverse populations, and more importantly, give an option to a desperate parent. Our work helps save lives.