Keep Carrying the Water

Stephen Wallace, our Executive Director, explains how we can carry the water even without the 25th Anniversary Gala.

In order to keep everyone safe during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to cancel our 25th Anniversary Gala. While we are disappointed, in the end it was an easy decision to put your safety first. We hope to bring everyone together later in the year to celebrate 25 years of service to over 18,000 women and children, but our immediate goal is to raise the $150,000 we had hoped to raise at the Gala to fund our mission. While the Gala is canceled, the mission it sustained is growing:

  • Our 38 Angel Friend Teams are serving over 80 families each month in a time of increasing isolation and loneliness,
  • Our Maternity Homes are continuing to serve the mothers and children in our care,
  • We have raised $130,000 of the $160,000 we need to open our Gaithersburg Maternity Home, and
  • Our Helpline is ready for every client who calls or texts in this difficult time.

Carry the Water With Us on a Day of Prayer and Giving

Instead of a Gala, this year we invite you to join us on April 24th in A Day of Prayer and Giving. Just as the servants at the Wedding Feast of Cana, whose simple work of filling jugs of water was miraculously transformed into wine, so we can Carry the Water for our Lord by giving to those in need and allowing Him to transform lives.

Prayer. With several of our local pastors, we will be soon be sharing a spiritual meditation on the journey of an unsupported pregnant mother. Join us on April 24th in this meditation to stand with mothers in our community in their struggles.

Sign Up to Join Our Day of Prayer and Giving

Help us Reach Our $150,000 Goal Today!

Giving. Prayer, then action. Give generously (as much or more as you would have at the Gala!) to equip us to serve women across Maryland and DC who are pregnant, alone, and afraid.

We will not be able to serve without you!

To donate by check, please make it out to Gabriel Network, put “Gala” in the memo line, and it to P.O. Box 2116, Bowie, MD 20718. You can also give online:

What if I bought tickets for the Gala?

If you already bought tickets for or sponsored the Gala, you have the choice of either receiving a full refund, or donating the total. We will be in touch shortly to discuss this with you. Please contact Laura Best at with any questions.

I love the silent auction. Will you still have one?

We love the silent auction too, but we did not think it fit with the tone of this event. We are going to save our silent auction items for a future event. If you have something you would like to donate for the silent auction, please contact

Your Donation Saves Lives

Lives Impacted
Women and Children Housed
Nights of Maternity Housing
Lives Impacted by Angel Friends
Helpline Contacts