Par­ents need a help­ing hand

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Front Page -

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).

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