Athol, Idaho (PRWEB) August 22, 2007
Mom 4 Life selects Open Arms Pregnancy Care Center of Coeur d' Alene to embrace with 10 percent of the companies profits. Open Arms is a non-profit agency offering compassionate support and assistance to anyone facing a pregnancy or experiencing post abortion stress.
Mom 4 Life stocks unique products geared toward moms and children. Heather Ledeboer, owner and founder of Mom 4 Life, started her business in October 2003. Ledeboer was a new mom in search of a way to stay at home with her son, Hunter, and continue earning an income.
The New Native Baby Carrier was the first product she sold when she started her business. All of the items stocked in the virtual store at Mom4Life.com are made or invented by fellow moms. Mom 4 Life carries everything from nursing pillows to chic maternity clothing for moms.
On June 2, Ledeboer, her husband and two children left California, where she started her company, and moved Mom 4 Life to Athol. Heather, who grew up in Kettle Falls, Wash., said she always wanted to get back to the Northwest because she didn't feel like California was home.
Mom 4 Life products and employees will soon be able to branch out from the basement of the Ledeboer's home into a 30x40 feet building located on their Athol property. "We're very excited to be able to have breathing room for both our business and our family," Ledeboer said
With hopes of opening her first store in Coeur d'Alene in a few years, Ledeboer is currently working on raising her kids along with maintaining her Mom 4 Life web-site and eBay store. Ultimately she plans to expand her business and open several Mom 4 Life stores across the country.
On Sept. 28, Open Arms will hold their Third Annual Evening of Dessert fundraiser which will be held at Candlelight Christian Fellowship in Coeur d' Alene. Ladeboer will be attending the event with her first donation to the agency. In the last year, Ledeboer donated thousands of pregnancy tests to crisis pregnancy centers across southern California, "donating these tests frees up funds so the centers can use their money in other areas," she said.
The giving does not stop at donated pregnancy tests. In California, she also donated 10 percent of her profits to San Bernardino Crisis Pregnancy Center. To date, she has offered more than $14,467 and said she was honored to support that organization and their practical way of helping moms in need because that mission matches her own. "My passion is to help mothers, so overall this seems like a natural extension," Ledeboer said. "Supporting pregnancy centers is something I believe in."
As a Christian, Ledeboer said she felt Open Arms is an agency she can stand behind, "I want to provide encouragement and support to Open Arms. They are providing love and support to women who need it desperately. I want to be a part of that."