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Mom struggling with bills

  • Eagle correspondent
  • Published Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at 6:29 a.m.

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How to give and receive help

Share the Season is a Wichita-based program that provides help to people facing unexpected hardships.

To apply for help: Fill out an application at www.sharetheseason.org, or pick one up at the Salvation Army, 350 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202, beginning today.

For more information, call 316-263-2769.

To donate by mail: Send contributions to Share the Season, Wichita Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202.

Donations can also be made through PayPal online at www.wichitacf.org.

For more information, call 316-264-4880 or visit www.wichitacf.org.

Share the Season is an annual campaign that offers one-time aid to people affected by unforeseen hardships. The people are not identified to protect their privacy.

She has three children, two of whom have birth defects.

“Traveling to St. Louis to see specialists has hurt the money situation because of the cost of gas,” she said.

She and her husband are separated. He helps support the family financially, but his hours recently were cut at work. The family is struggling to pay bills.

“We had a big electric bill and our air conditioning went out,” she said.

Her mother told her about Share the Season.

“I’m so broke. I’ve never been this broke before in my life,” she said. “It would be a blessing to get any help at all. This small donation means that the kids will get Christmas presents this year.”

Send contributions to Share the Season at the Wichita Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202.

Donations also can be made through PayPal online at www.wichitacf.org. Donors will be listed in The Eagle; please note if you prefer to remain anonymous. For more information, call 316-264-4880.

To apply for help: Download an application at www.sharetheseason.org, or pick one up at the Salvation Army, 350 N. Market, Wichita. For more information, call 316-263-2769.

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