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Ended Oct 15, 2013
Today my sister called me in tears Not for herself but over a family of 5, new to the area, who don't have enough money to purchase school supplies or clothing for their 8 yr old daughter.
She asked if I wanted to pitch in with her. Of course I said yes,
Today my sister called me in tears. Not for herself but over a family of five, new to the area, who doesn't have enough money to purchase school supplies or clothing for their eight year old daughter.
She asked if I would help, and of course I said yes, but then she unraveled more of the story. The father of the family works with my sister's husband. Every day he packs a cooler full of ice and brings it to work. That's his cubes, and that's the water he drinks all day.
After speaking with this man for a few days, it became evident to my brother in-law that he doesn't want any help for himself, but is only concerned about his three children (8,4 and 2) --especially his 8 year old, who starts school next week. As of right now she doesn't have the proper clothing or supplies to start her year off right.
If you've ever been the new kid, I'm sure you know what it feels like to be in a new school, where you have no friends....But what about starting out without supplies, a backpack, shoes, or clothing?
We knew we had to do something, and quickly.
So far, Mariah has received one pair of hand me down shoes from a neighbor, which she is very grateful for. I am personally buying school supplies and clothing for this little girl, but then I started to think about all my Facebook and Twitter friends, and I wondered how much we could help Mariah if we all shared the burden I started this fundraiser.
Won't you help a hard working family get a solid start in a new town by donating today? I will continue to share this until Sunday afternoon, when my daughter and I will be shopping for Mariah. We will take pictures (and video!) of everything we buy and post it on Facebook so you will be a part of this wonderful experience!

Please give today, right now! Whether it's $5 or $50, let's start Mariah off right!
I also plan to use a portion of the money raised to purchase a grocery store gift card for the family. They haven't lived here long enough to qualify for food stamps and I'd love for the dad to be able to pack more than ice cubes in his lunch cooler. Let's make sure they don't fall through the cracks!
Thank you so much! If you have any questions just post them on my Facebook or give me a call at 239-440-6856

Robin Bright
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