Children have learning disabilities
The Rosas family is part of the Austin AmericanStatesman’s Season for Caring program, which features the stories of 12 families and helps hundreds of others through local nonprofit agencies. The Rosases were nominated by the Boys and Girls Club, where four of the children go after school. The oldest, Maria, helps Rosas around the house.
On this last day of 2012, the Rosas family will remember a year of daily struggles: Not enough to eat. Worry about paying the bills. Worn out clothes and shoes.
They also will remember the good things that happened because of Season for Caring: A trip to the spa for Rosas. Toys instead of just clothes for Christmas. New living room furniture donated by a reader. A car that runs with the help of Youngblood Automotive. The hope of a bigger apartment than the onebedroom in which they currently live.
While many of their needs have been taken care of through readers and Forestar Group, items still remain on their wish list. In addition to rent assistance and utilities, they need bunk beds to maximize their space and new bedding.
Many of the children have learning disabilities, and they need tutoring help. Kitchen supplies like dishes, silverware and glasses would be appreciated by the mom who is always cooking for her family.
Gift cards for groceries, gas and maybe a treat like a trip to a res-