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Mother of six hopes for generosity

A Kauai mom is hoping for some Christmas generosity this season.

Mary is a mother of six with one of her children being a special needs child. Mary had to stop working to care for her child. This year is the first living on a fixed income and with the holidays right around the corner, things are getting even tougher. Mary could use some help with getting her children some new clothing or just a little something to brighten their holidays.

Another person facing trying times this Christmas is Kane. The 23-year-old has Fragile X syndrome. He resides with his mother in Kapaa. Kane has a personal assistance rehabilitation worker who works on his goals of being more independent. Kane enjoys listening to music, playing sports and doing yard work. His goal is to one day begin a landscaping business.

Through Christmas Eve, The Garden Island is sharing stories of families facing challenges who could use a little holiday cheer. Donations to the Christmas Fund will be distributed by Zonta Club members, who purchase gift certificates at appropriate businesses to help make their wishes come true. Each donated dollar is carefully recorded, accounted for and spent wisely. Volunteers make this program a reality. There are no paid administrators. Donations go to help individuals and families.

The Garden Island/Zonta Christmas Fund was established in the early 1980s.

Info: Yoshiko “Dimples” Kano at 822-4517.

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