The Star Democrat

Single mom needs help with the holidays

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Jasmine Andrews is a single mom, struggling to make ends meet. She works at a local department store, but hours have been cut and she often only gets assigned two or three shifts a week. She has had to quarantine twice in the past two months due to COVID-19 exposure, which means no income coming in.

Jasmine said she is working to get caught up on her bills, and there’s no money left for presents for her two sons,Toby, 9, and Brandon, 1.

A donation to the Brighter Christmas Fund could help provide a brighter Christmas for Toby and Brandon.

The Brighter Christmas Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity, and 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 via credit card or Paypal at www.brighterch­ristmasfun­d.org. Click the “Donate” button. For more informatio­n about the Fund, call 410-200-1884.

The total to date is: $87,915.58. Those sharing the spirit of giving with others this holiday include: Janet Mackey and Ron Ketter Glenn and Kathy Slaughter In Memory of Mary Lou Mosner and Ed, Jr., Michael and Patrick Jean T. Brown

Charley and Nancy Kenney Diane Miller

Dr. and Mrs. Justin T. Callahan Kathleen Green

In Memory of Al Foster Richard L. Calkins and Sally J. Montgomery Talbot County Public School Retired Personnel Associatio­n

Mary Davis and Leland F. Newcomb Fox Trucking, Inc.

In Loving Memory ofWayne Monath Jim and Mary Lee Church Dave and Sally Bent

Susan and Paul Carroll

In Memory of the Mothers, Eleanor Wilson and Barbara Taylor

John and Jan Foss

Richard C. Trippe, Marian B. Trippe and Richard C. Trippe Jr

Dr. Mark Zwanger and Dr. Malcolm Kram

Mary and Daniel McAuliffe In Memory of Charlotte Krebs Carl and Gwendolyn Oppenheim Harry Allen

Charles and Sally Blizzard In Memory of Sally Vermilye and Sarah Macqueen Willis

In Memory of the Dear Friends that have passed away this year Susan and Paul Haddaway Barbara J. Rose

Joyce and Bradley Frost Michael and Sandra Twigg Carol K. Friedel

Robert Case

Patricia M. Fox

In Memory of Julie Thomas In Memory of JoAnna Thomas Clare F. Kettell and Lynn Slifer Talbot Democratic Women’s Club

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