Joyful Aubree would appreciate jacket, shoes

Aubree suffers from physical disabilities as the result of a hit and run automobile accident in which she faced serious life-threatening injuries.

She lives alone on an extremely limited income which must be used for rent and medication. Aubree’s family is not able to provide her with any financial assistance, so the limited income available to her must cover her food and some of the bare necessities.

Despite these challenges, Aubree exudes a happy, kind, generous, optimistic and personable demeanor and encourages others to have a positive outlook on life. She says her near-death experience has taught her to be grateful for even the small things. She is a joy to be around and is adored by everyone. She would be so happy and appreciative to be gifted with warm clothing, a jacket, and shoes.

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

The Christmas Fund is an avenue for everyone to provide that assistance. Donations are used by Zonta Club members to purchase gift certificates that are in turn distributed to families and individuals through social-service agencies.

Each donation is accounted for and recorded. There are no administrative costs involved, and money goes directly to provide for those in need of Christmas presents and groceries.

If you hold a fundraiser for the Christmas Fund, let us know and we’ll spread the word.

Anyone making a donation of $150 or more can have their picture published in TGI.

Donations may be made by way of the website, Zonta-Kauai.org, or checks can be made payable to The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation, P.O. Box 3032, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

• For the last five years, Felix and Farah have been homeless. Farah struggles with health issues and Felix has been her caretaker. They survive on disability and odd jobs. No matter what issues arise this couple is always smiling and positive. They recently were able to find housing, and are hopeful that this will help to improve Farah’s issues. Due to their limited income, they would need some help with the basic needs of their new home, such as pots, pans, utensils, towels, toiletries, curtains and linens. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

• Wesley is 95 years young and suffers from dementia. He and his wife live together and are both on a limited fixed income. He is only able to walk and stand for short periods of time and requires a cane to assist with mobility. Wesley enjoys intricate coloring books and using colored pencils to meticulously color in the lines. He is always happy and kind to others. He and his wife live a frugal life and are particular about how they spend the limited resources available. Wesley would benefit from a new cane that fits his height and stature and a pair of sturdy shoes to help support his mobility.

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