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Adopt a Family for the Holidays
$20 raised
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4 Years running
It was recently brought to my attention that there is a young single mom that is struggling to raise her young child, along with taking on the responsibility of caring for a sibling. She works full time, but earns hardly enough to cover basic ...

It was recently brought to my attention that there is a young single mom amongst us that is struggling to raise her young child, along with taking on the responsibility of caring for a sibling.

She works full time, but earns hardly enough to cover basic needs for the 3 of them. Many times they go without, or have an empty fridge because there just isn't enough money.

Her story touches my heart because I have been there myself. It is awful to be struggling so much that you have to choose between paying a utility bill or buying a few groceries. Hoping that last years jacket will still fit the kids or that you can find a decent one on sale, but that means a little less gas in the car, so you won't be able to take your son to practice this week.... it is a never ending compromise. 

It is hard enough to struggle on a daily basis when you are working so hard and doing all the right things. Then come the holidays....you have kids so you can't just ignore it. It is important to have a family holiday dinner, but how will this happen when regular dinners are hard to come by each night? And gifts on top of that, and a tree too?? Oh, now the panic sets in!

 Having been there myself, I had a thought - what if everyone pitched in $20, $40 or more if they could. Then we could get grocery store gift cards, walmart, or toysRus gift cards and gift them to the mom in plenty of time for the holidays so she can go shopping and buy some special gifts for her child & sibling. And even have a nice dinner for them for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!

I know sometimes we are all struggling a bit here and there, but maybe you can spare a little to put towards helping someone else and make a young family's holidays something special instead of a stressful and sad time. If each person gives a little, it will add up to allot!

This is just one family I am looking to help, although I know several others that are in a similar situation. If there is enough donated, I will set out to help others and give them the same great holiday!

If you have any questions or additional ideas, please feel free to contact me. Feel free to share in your page!! If you have someone you know that is in need, let me know. Or you want to help or donate in other ways (gifts, gift cards, clothes, etc) please contact me.

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