Mom of 3 seeking a better Christmas
Vanessa is a 27-year-old immigrant from Central America, who came to the United States with her boyfriend Joaquin and three children to escape extreme poverty and gang violence.
Joaquin promised to take care of Vanessa and the children, and while he started off caring and kind, he changed and became very jealous and possessive. Later he started hanging around people who influenced him to consume drugs and alcohol.
Though Vanessa suffered a lot, Joaquin did not seem to have any remorse. He hit her in front of her children and humiliated her.
Your donation to The Star Democrat’s Brighter Christmas Fund could help Vanessa during the holiday season. Tax-deductible donations, which also help other families in need on the MidShore, may be sent to: The Brighter Christmas Fund, c/o The Star Democrat, P.O. Box 600, Easton, MD 21601. Donations also may be made online at www.brighterchristmasfund.org. Click the “Donate” button.
The total to date is: $13,639. Those sharing the spirit of giving with others this holiday include: