When Kevin's wife walked out two years ago, she left him with two little ones to raise alone. A single dad, with two little girls, Marcy, age 7, and Kelli, age 3, Kevin does his best to give the girls what they need but on a single income in a blue collar position, he finds that there are months that it is difficult to make ends meet. With daycare costs and living expenses, they live paycheck to paycheck and often have to be inventive with choices for food on the table. Raising two girls isn't easy for a man to do alone and he fears as they get older, they will need positive female influence in their lives. Seeking "all things girlie" they would like to have dress up clothes and make-up sets, Marcy loves Hannah Montana and Kelli is a fan of Hello Kitty. Living in a pink world, Kevin states, "I appreciate the support of the Cape Girardeau community; it is wonderful to know we live in a city of generosity."
Chirstmas for the Elderly:
Many seniors live in our community without family or support from friends, Mr. C is no exception. Recovering from a stroke in the summer of 2010, he has a very limited income, which is exhausted by medical expenses and basic living costs. Recently, he had his wallet stolen, leaving him with $20.00 to last two weeks. Mr. C would like to have blue jeans, size 38x32 with extra large flannel shirts for the winter. Pillows for his bed and a heavy warm blanket are appreciated, as are basic cleaning supplies and toiletries. Mr. C shops at Save A Lot for groceries and gift cards for food are helpful.