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Christy and her husband are living with her four children, Adam (16), Naomi
(15), Alysa (14), Kellie (13), a granddaughter Tory (5 months). The family was
homeless until one of the daughters got pregnant and the family got into
housing. She gets some money from SSI, which is not enough to support her large
family. Both Christy and her husband are looking for work but are unable to
find anything as of yet. The family needs clothing, school supplies and baby
Clothes and toys would brighten homeless family’s
Star is a single parent with 2 children. Danielle (14) and Jan
(9). She is currently homeless and living in a tent. She is a victim of
domestic abuse. She has taken life skills training and has just received her
HUD voucher. She is now looking for a home for rent and her children to live
in. Star will need clothes, household goods for her new place, clothes and toys
for her children.
The Garden Island and the Zonta Club of Kaua’i are
again teaming up with the community to try and make the holidays a little
happier for those in need. Every year, the community is asked to make donations
to the Zonta/Garden Island Christmas Fund.
With the help of community
agencies, Zonta Club members identify families who will not have a merry
Christmas without our help. Every day from now until Christmas, The Garden
Island will publish stories about people who could use some assistance. The
names have been changed to protect their privacy but the stories are all actual
case histories of people living on Kaua’i.
Monies collected are used to
fulfill their wishes whenever possible. Checks and money orders may be sent to
Zonta/Garden Island Christmas Fund, c/o The Garden Island, P.O. Box 231, Lihue
HI 96766. Donations may also be dropped off at The Garden Island office at 3137
Kuhio Highway in Lihu’e during office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
of space limitations, people are asked to refrain from bringing in used goods.
Monetary donations are preferred.
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