From the very young to the very old, the Cape Jaycees are working hard this year to bring Christmas joy to individuals in Cape Girardeau.
Ms. K, a single mother to three young children, doubled her household this year as she accepted young family members who needed a loving parent. Raising six children on her own, she finds the daily living expenses difficult to come by and the "extras" impossible. From age 6-12, Ms. K wants her children to have a wonderful Christmas, filled with the joy that the holiday brings. For the little ones, that means presents under the tree! A purple and black purse for a pre-teen and another for her sister, a toy helicopter that flies for a young man, age 12, and a play computer or Leap Pad for little ladies, age 9 and 10, would bring joy to these children on Christmas morning. A growing family means growing expenses and this single mother appreciates all that comes her way.
In contrast, Ms. Z lives alone at the age of 84 with no family to care for her or visit her for the holidays. With no money for doctors or healthcare, Ms. Z struggles with her health and could use some assistance for the very basic living necessities; Ensure to provide her with nutrition, cleaning items such as Clorox wipes and Swifters, personal items including deodorant, shampoo/conditioner and toothpaste/brush, and towels. Your donations could bring joy to someone "Living single" during this holiday season.