As Covid-19 has affected so many families throughout our country, it is important to remember those that are struggling in our communities. Those that have lost their jobs, cannot feed their families nor pay for the necessities of housing, water and electric.
I have always made it my mission, not just professionally, but personally as well, to always help others. I have been this way since I was a child and helping children is my primary focus.
I recently learned about a family where both parents lost their jobs after Covid and they were living out of their car with two young children. Although we help all year round, I was unable to stop thinking about this family when I learned of another family needing help.
For any child left to wonder how they will eat or have basic needs met, just tears at my heart. I had a discussion with some friends who also wanted to help a family in need. With a collective effort of shopping, we were able to help these families with gift cards, gas cards, clothing and toys for the children. I know I certainly slept better that night.
Paying it forward and giving back is so important. If you can, please make a difference in the lives of others by contacting your local food banks and charities and donate what you can or volunteer where needed. No matter the size of your donation, donating to help those in need certainly makes a difference.