Welcome to St. Gianna Women's Homes

We assist women and their families fleeing domestic violence or who are being coerced into having an abortion. Each family is provided a safe and secure environment to deal with the trauma caused by the abuse, become self-sufficient and learn to develop healthy relationships in the future.

  • Who is St. Gianna?
    Who is St. Gianna?

    St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a modern-day physician and mother who sacrificed her life to save her unborn baby. In 1961, Gianna and her husband Pietro were expecting their fourth child. During her fourth pregnancy, Gianna developed a fibrous tumor on her uterus. Wanting to save the life of her unborn baby at all costs, she chose a more risky procedure, the removal of the fibroma. After the operation, complications continued throughout her pregnancy. Gianna was quite clear about her wishes, expressing to her family, “This time it will be a difficult delivery, and they may have to save one or the other -- I want them to save my baby.” On April 21, 1962, Good Friday of that year, Gianna went to the hospital, where her fourth child, Gianna Emanuela, was successfully delivered via Caesarean section. However, Gianna continued to have severe pain, and died of septic peritonitis one week after the birth. Gianna was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 24, 1994, and canonized as a saint on May 16, 2004. Her husband Pietro and their last child, Gianna, were present at the canonization ceremony. She is the patron saint of mothers and families.

Our Impact

  • Women Helped Last Year

    35

  • Children Helped Last Year

    44

  • Nights of Housing Last Year

    17992

  • Babies Saved From Abortion Since Opening

    34

Plan a Garage Sale for the Greater Good

As likely as lemonade and as constant as corn on the cob, garage sales are an American summer classic. There’s a special beauty to garage sales too. Despite the dustiness of old electronics or the frayed sleeves on used clothes, garage sales are all about something new. People who host garage sales sell their stuff to make room for something new. And shoppers are on the lookout for something new too: another great bargain.

But you can add to the beauty of garage sales by repurposing them. Whether you host a garage sale before the close of summer or go shopping yourself, you can rework America’s garage sale tradition for the good of others.

Profit Sharing
Charities in your community rely on generous people like you to fund their work. But coming up with money for a donation poses a challenge for many people. Host a garage sale and donate your profits to make extra cash for your favorite charity. Planning a garage sale for the good of others will make the perfect end to a summer of good deeds.

Yard Signs for the Yard Sale
Attracting attention to your sale will be easy when you dedicate the proceeds of your garage sale to others. When advertising your garage sale make sure thrifters know that you’re donating the profits. Your unusual fundraising idea will spark extra interest—it may even inspire others to host a garage sale of their own.

Make sure word about your sale travels fast. Put an ad in the paper and ask neighbors if you can put signs in their yards. Be sure to invite your friends and family too. Announce your garage sale on Facebook and email local pals so that they don’t miss out on the chance to shop for a cause.

What to Sell
Donating your profits will encourage shoppers to spend more at your garage sale. But it should encourage you to give more too. Since the amount and quality of items in your sale will directly impact proceeds, be generous when sorting through clothes, furniture and toys.

Your friends may not want to host a garage sale of their own but perhaps they’ll donate items for you to sell. Remember, the more items you sell, the more money you’ll donate. Contributions from other households will help tremendously.

Donating the proceeds from your garage sale is a practical solution to supporting nonprofits when money’s tight. Choose a charity, recruit your friends and start rummaging through your basement. You’re about to become a very thrifty philanthropist.

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