Single dad trying to give children a bright Christmas

LIHUE — The Zonta/Garden Island Christmas Fund is meant to help people like Joseph.

The single father of two children is disabled and receives a monthly check, but can no longer work.

He would love to give his children a bright Christmas but needs the community’s help.

His son Eric, 2, is thriving at school and has great imagination. He loves animals, reptiles and can name all the different types of sharks. He loves to go to the beach with his dad and his sister. He keeps asking his dad for a boogie board and more books about sharks.

Erica loves Disney movies and would love Disney DVDs.

Their father isn’t seeking anything extravagant, just the basics. He said he needs help purchasing food and clothing for himself and for his children.

The Zonta/Garden Island Christmas Fund was established in the early 1980s. Many families have benefited through the generosity of the community.

Donations are distributed by Zonta Club members, who purchase gift certificates at appropriate businesses to make wishes come true.

Each donated dollar is accounted for and recorded. There are no administrators collecting salaries.

Through Christmas Eve, The Garden Island will share stories about families (we don’t use their real names) facing challenges and who would appreciate a little help.

Anyone making a donation of $50 or more can have their picture presenting the check published in TGI.

Only monetary donations are accepted. Checks, payable to Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation, can be mailed to P.O. Box 3032, Lihue, HI 96766. Info: 822-9882.

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