Legacy Parenting Center to receive $12,000 grant as part of the celebration

SHAWNEE, Okla.—Legacy Parenting Center will celebrate its third anniversary with a “baby shower” donation drive. Shower guests are invited to tour the center, including the new playroom, and drop off baby items for donation, such as diapers, wipes, clothing, and baby equipment. The celebration will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Legacy Parenting Center, located at 126 S. Center Street.

“We have a client who started with us just after we opened in 2016. She was getting out of a domestic violence situation with two young children, and we partnered with her to provide more than 100 parenting lessons and countless diapers,” said Lacey Holt, Executive Director, Legacy Parenting Center. “She has since put herself through college and recently started a job in social services at one of our partner United Way agencies. Today, she’s working alongside and helping other families in traumatic situations. Her story clearly demonstrates how encouragement and meaningful relationships drive change.”

As part of the celebration, Life.Church will kick off its second year in partnership with Legacy Parenting Center by presenting a $12,000 grant that will help the nonprofit continue to build stronger, healthier families through education, resources, and mentoring.

“Legacy Parenting Center serves the families in our community in such a unique way, and we are honored to continue our partnership with them,” said Ian Brown, Life.Church Shawnee LifeGroups/LifeMissions Pastor. “We are passionate about seeing families restored, and we love seeing the lasting change that happens when people are introduced to intentional, meaningful relationships.”

Legacy Parenting Center is passionate about building stronger, healthier families through education, resources, and mentoring. Parenting classes are free and open to any parent or guardian in Pottawatomie County and surrounding cities with a child between the ages of 0-5. Each client is paired with a mentor who helps them through their parenting classes and builds a lasting relationship with them. After each class, clients also earn points to shop in The Legacy Store, which is stocked with diapers, wipes, clothing, baby equipment and more. For more information, visit legacyshawnee.com.

About Life.Church               

Life.Church is a multi-site church with 32 physical locations in 10 states (Ark., Fla., Kan., Mo., Neb., N.M., N.Y., Okla., Tenn. and Texas). Messages are led by Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel and are broadcast to more than 250 worship experiences each weekend at physical locations and throughout the week at Life.Church Online (live.life.church). Life.Church’s mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. To learn more about Life.Church or to find service times and locations, please visit www.life.church.