Governor Romney referred to "binders full of women" last night during the debate. Although his reference was not related to abortion or miscarriage, the visual I received when he made the statement was something like you see above. Oh my gosh... I thought! What if?
What IF... ARIN created a binder for every woman or man that contacted our agency. How many inches, feet or yards of brightly colored binders would we have? How eye catching to walk into an office and see rows and rows of "names" impacted by reproductive loss!
Over 38,000 INCHES of binders (3,166 feet / 1,055 yards - that's over 10 football fields) all with a different name. Can you visualize it? It's impactful, to say the least!
How many individuals and families have asked for help from YOUR state or province this year? How many countries requested help? You can see a quick idea of our up to date stats here: As of October Stats
Over 86% of the "hits for help" to our website were "first time visitors"!
Over 400 websites referred to the ARIN CARE Directory for assistance so far in 2012. That's 100+ more than in 2011.
Our Annual Update is almost complete for 2012. It will provide some interesting data that might be beneficial, not only to your organization, but to your donors, board of directors and community at large.
And here's where we need your help!
Each ARIN Affiliate is asked to update their provider information at: JoinARIN.org.
All the information obtained from our affiliates over the next three weeks, will be combined and inserted into our Annual Update. You'll receive a copy soon thereafter, as will our Advocates and Donors.
This collective information will also be used as a foundation for our upcoming
SHARE Seminar in April 2013 in Dallas, Texas.
The Partnership Tiers for the coming year January - December 2013, can be previewed here:
So, please grab yourself a cup of lemonade, check out which new tier applies to you and your Recovery Program/Center and then click through our Affiliate Update/Renewal Application at: ARIN Application. Remember we need this information within the few weeks!
For those of you not already affiliated with ARIN, you may also complete the Affiliate Application to partner with us for 2013. We welcome each and everyone of you assisting those who have been impacted emotionally or psychologically after reproductive loss.
If you are an ARIN Advocate and have been supporting us this past year, we are greatly appreciative of your dedication to helping individuals and families. Please consider ARIN in your end of year giving.
It is a blessing to SHARE in this Kingdom Assignment with each of you.