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Share the Season: Family with two small kids faces eviction

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.

A Wichita family is facing eviction from its apartment in part because the father has been out of work for almost two months.

The family has received money from Share the Season to pay an electric bill, but they need to come up with another $200 to complete the rent payment.

“We’re trying to do everything we can,” said the 26-year-old mother of two children, ages 1 and 3.

She said she is trying to sell clothes the children have outgrown.

The children’s father is employed by a construction company, the mother said, but there hasn’t been any work for two months. He’s trying to find work elsewhere, she added.

She is a stay-at-home-mom, looking after the two young children. The family doesn’t have a vehicle.

“We walk everywhere,” the mother said. “Once we get some transportation I’m sure he can find work.

“Right now, we’re just trying to keep a roof over our heads.”

So far, Share the Season 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.

Among recent donors: Alex and Pam Ammar in honor of Dr. Sharon Breit and Dr. Elizabeth King; Alex and Pam Ammar in honor of Chris Garrison Archer; Alex and Pam Ammar in honor of Dr. Deborah Haynes and Peggy Duick; Alex and Pam Ammar in honor of Dr. Joyce Oster and Jill Docking; Paul and Sharon Becker in memory of Pattie Glass; Ernie and Kimberly Bonham; Anthony and Deanna Botterweck;

Paul and Sandra Cook; Don and Cindy Cornette; Barry and Judy Cross; Tony and Jennifer Hager in memory of Hope Herman; Richard Hiebsch; Mark Holmes; Robert and Laurie Ireland; Mark and Hennie Janzen; James and Marilyn John; Don and Barbara Klish; Arlo and Marilyn Landreth; Eric and Debra Larson; Karen McNally; Alicia Ratliff; Robert and Carmen Razook; Renee Young; anonymous in memory of Donna D. Ediger; anonymous in memory of Jake Oster; and 12 anonymous donors.

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