Parents need a helping hand
Since the start of 2018, Bess and Jim, along with their two children, Kim, 10, and Jack, 8, have experienced one setback after another, each one hitting harder than the last.
They have been struggling to make ends meet all year long. Jim was laid
off from his job in February and was out of work for six months. He managed to find new employment, and the family was able to start catching up on bills. However, Bess’s mother passed away in October and the expenses for traveling to the funeral were costly. To top all of that, their home was broken into last month. Though Bess and Jim are trying their best to provide for their family after this traumatic year, they could use assistance to help bring some much-needed holiday joy to their home.
Your donation to The Star Democrat’s Brighter Christmas Fund could help this family during the holiday season. Tax-deductible 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).