US NEWS PORTS 1 KRTLifeline Family Center presents “Once upon a time,” its 17th annual benefit dinner, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The non-profit organization’s largest annual fundraiser, the event will feature nationally renowned columnist and author Cal Thomas as keynote speaker. Tickets are $70 per person or $400 for a table of eight. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Proceeds from the event directly benefit Lifeline Family Center, a two-year residential program providing young pregnant women in crisis with housing, educational and job training, professional counseling, parenting classes, child care and spiritual direction.

In addition to keynote speaker Cal Thomas, guests will hear from teen mothers living at Lifeline Family Center about the benefits of the services, the support and the impact that Lifeline Family Center has had on their lives.

“Last year, we were dangerously close to closing one of our two homes,” said Kathy Miller, executive director, Lifeline Family Center. “Quality care for our moms and babies has a big price tag, and they are worth it! We rely on the support of the community to help us continue serving the needs of young mothers including education, career and spiritual counseling. Our goal is that every young mother’s ‘Once upon a time’ story leads them to opportunities to create their own happily ever after.”

Lifeline Family Center, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation registered by the Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies (FACCCA). Since 1996, Lifeline Family Center has been providing young women in crisis pregnancy a safe home and learning environment along with educational training, job training, professional counseling, parenting classes, and spiritual direction during this most important time in their lives. A two-year Christian residential program, Lifeline Family Center prepares teen moms and their babies to become God-dependent, self-supporting, contributing members of society. In addition, Lifeline Family Center operates a confidential 24-hour hotline and crisis pregnancy outreach to confirm pregnancies, and provide information to female’s facing an unexpected pregnancy.
To sponsor or to purchase tickets to the event or to find out more about crisis pregnancy and Lifeline Family Center’s ministry, call 239-242-7238 or visit