Boys' needs come first for struggling family of four
Functioning as a one-income family has been more difficult since Maria, her husband, Walter, and their two children returned to New Hampshire from the South a year ago. Lack of services for the young boy and the need for help from family members to care for her children prompted the decision.
"Every week we say. 'What are we paying this week with whatever you made?'" Maria said. "We have to postpone payments or pay the bare minimums on utilities,"
Their younger son is doing better since the family moved back to New Hampshire. He has taken up writing as a hobby and has written three science fiction screenplays.
"I think it's important for him to have the traditional type of book so he can read and concentrate on it without being distracted," Maria said.
"Anything we can do, we do for the boys," she said.
The generosity of Santa Fund donors makes it possible for the holidays to still be a joyful time. The Santa Fund makes food, clothing and gifts available during the holiday season, so ﬁnancially stressed families can put their resources toward paying bills for basic needs.
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