OK. Now that I’ve got your attention with the completely gratuitous usage of cute babies, I’m asking you to give to a charity near and dear to my heart.

Mothers’ Home (just outside of Philadelphia) is a non-profit shelter for homeless pregnant women. Since 1991, they’ve provided a home to over 450 pregnant women. After the birth, the mother and newborn are invited to stay at Mothers’ Home for several months while the mother seeks further education, permanent housing and employment.

My wife works very hard for them and I do what she tells me to do. But the knowledge that we’re helping people in what is likely the most difficult moments of their lives is heartening. Sometimes the only thing standing between a baby being born and an abortion is just someone who cares or a place to stay. Mother’s Home is both. And more than that.

So I’m asking two things. One, if you live anywhere close to Philadelphia:

On Saturday, Feb. 20, we will host our 2nd Annual Family Concert at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Parish of Broomall with the award-winning local children’s band Makin’ Music to benefit Mothers’ Home. The morning will be filled with great entertainment and joyful singing. Raffle prizes, snacks and drinks will be sold. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mothershome.org/events for $10 per person. Children one and under are free. Tickets sold at the door will be $12. Event details and directions can also be found on our Web site or by calling 610-583-HOME.

Or if you don’t live near Philly, perhaps you could make a donation directly to Mother’s Home by clicking here.

Anything you can do would be appreciated. And it might just help some of you get to Heaven after some of the awful things you’ve written in the combox about Patrick.