Here are some of the families that you will be supporting when you donate new toys and gift cards.
The Garden Family
The Garden family consists of a young couple and a newborn baby. This family of three is currently facing extreme financial challenges and expect their struggles to continue well into the holiday season. The father is working landscaping, while the mother attends school at night to further her education. Their rent, bills and basic needs are barely covered by their current finances. Striving to overcome this challenging time and get help for her postpartum depression, the mother is enrolled in counseling. As the parents of baby Garden work hard to provide for their family, they are discouraged by the financial reality they are facing during this time of giving. Any gifts that the Garden family receives will help bring them much needed joy during this difficult time and the holiday season.
The Pasial Family
The Pasial Family consists of a mom and seven children. The oldest daughter is 18 years old and the youngest is 6 months. The sons are aged 14, 12, 11, 9 and 7 years. Two of the children are autistic. The mother is a single parent who provides for the family by cleaning houses. Without the support of her ex-husband, the family is going through financial challenges. The mom of this family appreciates any assistance during these coming holidays.
The Riley Family
The Riley family consists of a single mother and four children. This mother of four became a single parent a few months ago, after her partner left the family. Although left to support the family alone, the mother is striving to financially support her three young children and newborn baby. Mother Riley had a challenging delivery of the fourth child, one that has left her postpartum healing more complex. This has contributed to her delayed return to work. This dedicated mother is saddened by the soon arriving holidays. For, she is aware that she won’t have extra money to buy her family gifts. Any gifts that this family of five receives during this holiday season will be greatly appreciated and help lighten their spirits.
The Eaton Family
The Eaton Family consists of a single mother, two sons (10 months and 11 years) and two daughters (8 and 5 years). With housing assistance, the mom of this family was recently able to get an apartment to provide more stability for her children. However, working at a restaurant and having limited funds leaves the mom with very little money to buy gifts. As the mother of four works tirelessly to provide for her children, she also is working to overcome depression that stemmed from abuse. The Eaton family will appreciate any help that they might receive these holidays.
The Aven Family
The Aven family consist of a caring and loving couple and four children. The father of the Aven family works landscaping and the mother stays home to care for their children. The Avens are currently coping with financial difficulties. As months go on, they continue to face challenges when paying for the rent, bills and basic needs for their children, like diapers. This year the children were not able to go shopping for new school supplies, clothes or shoes because of the family’s financial state. The parents are overwhelmed and saddened because of the limited funds the family has. They currently do not have relatives that can help during this challenging time, therefore, the Aven parents foresee their challenges continuing. They are unable to purchase gifts for their deserving children during this holiday season. Any gifts that the Aven family receive will make a big difference and bring happiness to individuals that need it.
The Berry Family
A dad, mom and four daughters are in the Berry family. The daughters are 12, 8, 4 and 1. The Berry parents are working hard to care for their newly blended family. However, as the holiday season approaches, they recognize the challenges that will come with it. The Berry family currently only have limited funds, which they use for basic needs. Hoping to make this holiday season a great one for their children, they welcome and appreciate any help.
The Cruz Family
The Cruz Family consists of first time parents and a newborn baby. The parents of this new baby are working hard to learn all they can about parenting and child development. As the new dad works, the mom of this family stays at home with the new baby. They are currently living with another family, only able to rent one room. As they hope to make this first holiday season a great one for the little one, any gifts received would be greatly appreciated.
The Koffman Family
A dad, mom and two sons (aged 8 and 5 years) are in the Koffman family. The Koffman parents are currently working hard to attain all needed basic household items. However, they still have several unmet needs. Because of this, any funds they have for the holiday season will need to go towards items like bedding and food. Therefore, any gifts the family can receive will be appreciated by the parents and young children.
The Francisco Family
The Francisco family consists of a mom, dad and their two children. The family is currently facing significant financial challenges. The father and mother of this family work hourly unstable jobs. The Franciscos reside in a rented one room housing unit, which will likely be their home for the holidays. However, the family is striving to do more than make ends meet. As they work hard to get stable jobs and housing for their family, the Francisco parents welcome any gifts members of the community can donate for their children.
The Theros Family
This family of 6 consists of two parents with two sons and two daughters. The mother of the Theros family stays home to care for their newborn and three children. The dad of the family is a gardener and works long hours. This hardworking family is struggling financially and would greatly benefit from any gifts. The Theros family is only able to buy basic needs items, like clothes from swapmeets or yard sales this season. Therefore, celebrating and buying gifts for the soon approaching holidays are going to be hard for the family. They are very grateful for the possibility to receive community donations.