Lori Buzzetti, So Big Founder & President
We at So Big are boldly stepping out to offer hope to pregnant women in need as we prepare to open the doors of the Mountain House maternity home this summer. The idea for So Big began in 2008 when I heard a whisper from God that changed my life. While serving as director for the Women’s Health Clinic at the St Vincent Primary Care Center in Indianapolis, I helped resident physicians care for pregnant women that were often in desperate situations. Some women were living out of their cars, some needed more food, while others sat crying in the exam room, thinking abortion was their only option. During this time, God pressed it into my heart that every life matters and He laid out a picture of a home where a pregnant woman could find shelter, food and most of all love.
The journey over the last 8 years has been eventful: Full of surprises and joy and some heartache. In the last year, God in His infinite wisdom, has lead us to a beautiful, 100 year old house in Whitestown, Indiana, to start our first home, The Mountain House. In researching the area of our first location, I have found that housing is currently the number one requested necessity in Boone County. Central Indiana organizations are addressing this need as is evidenced by the increased percentage of housing requests met over the last year. (www.connect2help211.org). So Big wants to link arms with these organizations and join in the work they are doing here in Indiana as we help to meet the needs of pregnant women and their children.
So Big will open the Mountain House this summer at 5900 S. Main Street in Whitestown, IN. Here, we will provide four pregnant women and their families with shelter, food and other basic necessities. While living in the home, these women will have opportunities to acquire life skills, further their education, and learn more about Jesus. New Hope Christian Church, the owner of the property, has generously agreed to let us use this house and is helping us transform it into a place that is safe for the women and children we will serve.
Assisting these families as they develop a better tomorrow for themselves, is So Big. We can’t do it alone. We need your help. In addition to the significant repairs required to bring the house up to code, we estimate that it will cost $200,000 annually to care for the women and children and sustain the operations of the maternity home. Will you please consider donating to So Big to further our mission? We thank you in advance for your support!
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Lori Buzzetti MD
So Big Founder and President