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.
Unemployment left the Wichita family short on money, but Share the Season was able to make their car payment.
“That helped a lot,” said the 26-year-old mother of three young children. “We could be doing better, but we’re doing good.”
The children are a 4-year-old boy and two girls ages 16 months and 2 months.
Both she and the children’s father are still unemployed.
The mother was working as a cashier when she had to leave in April because of pregnancy complications with her youngest child.
She hasn’t been able to get her old job back.
“I’ve been looking for work,” she said.
The 34-year-old father is a roofer, but there hasn’t been enough work recently, the mother stated in her application to Share the Season.
Share the Season making the car payment has taken some of the “stress off our backs,” she said.
Share the Season is a joint project of The Eagle, the Wichita Community Foundation and the Salvation Army.
So far this season, it has raised more than $141,052.
Send contributions to Share the Season at the Wichita Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202.
To donate online, go to www.sharetheseason.org.
Donors will be listed in The Eagle; please note if you prefer to remain anonymous.
To apply for help, fill out an application at www.sharetheseason.org or pick one up at the Salvation Army, 350 N. Market. The application deadline is midnight Dec. 19. For more information, call 316-263-2769.