Starting on Mother’s Day and continuing throughout the month of May, we have the opportunity to partner with Living Alternatives to bless young moms in our community who are choosing LIFE for their baby when facing an unexpected pregnancy.

Living Alternatives’ Building Blocks mentoring program offers practical, hope-filled help to parents. It’s a unique earn-while-you-learn program where moms and dads earn points for going to doctor appointments, attending parenting classes, and meeting with parenting mentors. These points can be used to obtain baby items such as: diapers, clothes, car seats, and more at the Building Blocks “store.”


Would you please help us shower the Building Blocks store with much needed items this month?

Just click on this Amazon link to view a wish list of items the store currently needs. There are lots of items listed at a variety of price points, from baby wipes and pacifiers to clothes and car seats!

IMPORTANT: At checkout, please be sure to choose “Axia/Building Blocks’ Gift Registry” for your shipping address, so that the items you purchase will be sent directly to Living Alternatives’ Building Blocks ministry.

Thank you for helping us support this vital ministry in Tyler that is not only helping young moms choose LIFE for their babies, but also equipping them for parenthood.

For more information, please contact Brittney Hood,

Carter BloodCare

Due to the precautionary measures the nation has taken over the COVID-19 pandemic, the local blood supply has depleted. Patients simply will go without the products that help save their lives, if the community does not replenish the shelves. There is no option to import blood from any other blood bank.


Tyler Donor Center

815 South Baxter Avenue
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 363-0400

Volunteers Needed? Yes | Donations Accepted? Yes

St. Paul’s Food Pantry

“Young and healthy volunteers are needed… One of our ministry partners, St. Paul Food Pantry, served 284 families at their drive-thru food pantry on Friday. They need volunteers to help with food distribution and packing of food boxes at the St. Paul Pantry location (1358 E. Richards, Tyler, Texas). They need 4-6 volunteers each Wednesday / Friday from 9am-12pm until families are able to return to work and demand decreases. If they can volunteer please contact Betty O’Maker,”

Volunteers Needed? Yes | Donations Accepted? Yes

(Food: At the St. Paul’s Food Pantry Location)


Medical Workers

Opportunities to serve our local medical community on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic: Providing encouragement through snacks, gift baskets, and thank you notes. You can serve them with a monetary donation to contribute to the purchase of gifts, help with delivery, letter writing, and praying for the doctors, nurses, and ancillary staff (including housekeeping) AND their families during this time. Please contact Jamie Kirby,

Volunteers Needed? Yes | Donations Accepted? Yes

The Mentoring Alliance

The Mentoring Alliance is coordinating with the East Texas Food Bank to provide meals to as many of the students from Tyler ISD who need them this week. The East Texas Food Bank needs healthy volunteers to pack and distribute lunches each day. If you want to volunteer please contact Matt Edwards, 

Volunteers Needed? Yes | Donations Accepted? Yes

(Food: At the East Texas Food Bank Location)