Abby has lived with her two boys, ages 3 and 7, in a home with domestic violence for 6 years. Afraid of living alone and the consequences of seeking out help, she struggled to protect her two little boys from the anger that she endured in her daily life. Finding the strength to move forward and seeking protection in a safe house took courage and strength. Today, Abby, Kevin, and Troy live independently with no assistance from their father. Though they struggle to make ends meet, their lives are lived in peace. Abby states, "Money is money, bills will always be there, but our safety is priceless."
Kevin would like a Lego set and enjoys the movie "Cars". Troy's favorite movie is Toy Story and he wishes for a remote control car under the Christmas tree.
Christmas for the Elderly
Living with Polio has put Ms. M in a wheelchair with limited use of her hands and feet and no mobility. She lives on a tight budget, with Social Security as her only means of income. Medical costs and home health care have made the holidays grim for her, with no extra money to buy the things we take for granted every day. Ms. M would like a warming blanket to provide warmth and comfort, knee socks, and gift cards to Walmart or Schnucks to cover the cost of medicine and groceries. Simple things to make life more comfortable can make a big difference to this wonderful lady.
Names have been changed to protect applicants privacy.