Mother needs Christmas spirit
Amanda lost her 12-yearold daughter last year in a car crash.
Since then, she has been feeling depressed, and working long shifts, not leaving her time to cope with the death of a child. Although working hard, she has fallen on hard times and is struggling to support her three children, James, 13, Lilly, 9, and Kate, 5.
She is worried her current situation will affect their Christmas joy.
For the past year, Amanda’s three children have also been feeling depressed, replaying memories of their sister’s cheerful spirit. Although the family is dealing with the aftermath, Amanda would like for her son and two daughters to ignite the holiday spirit in their house.
Amanda is in need of toys, winter clothes and shoes for her and her children.
Your donation to The Star Democrat’s Brighter Christmas Fund could help Amanda and her family during the holiday season. Taxdeductible donations, which also help other families in need on the Mid-shore, 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.