Denver, CO—Lighthouse Women’s Center will begin enhancements on its highly-anticipated prayer garden, designed to be a place of beauty and quiet prayer for clients and the community.
Staff and supporters are working to make the Catholic Charities’ run pregnancy center a more welcoming place with the additional prayer garden on the property, in contrast to the fenced-off Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains building down the street.
“One thing that makes Lighthouse Women’s Center unique is that it is beautiful, peaceful and warm. The beauty of the facility aids in empowering the women who come in. They always comment on how safe they felt in our care,” said Shaina Palumbo, program manager at the women’s center.
The prayer garden will feature the Stations of the Cross with the addition of attractive landscaping, a bench, and bricks laid in the shape of a cross. About 700 bricks will be placed in the garden in honor of supporters who make a gift to Lighthouse. Donors may choose to engrave the bricks with their names, remember a loved one, or share an inspirational quote.
“The bricks will be a good opportunity to recognize the people who are supporters of the mission. Their contributions to the brick project will directly assist our efforts to support women and will help make our prayer garden a welcoming and prayerful place—for clients, donors and the community,” Palumbo said. “We want people to recognize that their gift to Lighthouse is a gift to many.”
Bricks are available for a limited time. Lighthouse supporters may select bricks and make donations leading up to the Beacon of Hope gala January 30 to help build the prayer garden. A 4×8 brick is $250 and an 8×8 brick is $500. Donors interested in supporting Lighthouse may also attend the gala at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum.
Lighthouse staff welcome supporters to visit the prayer garden during opening hours from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Lighthouse is located at 3894 Olive St. in Denver.
“This is an opportunity for supporters to be a part of our mission,” she said.