Three boys sharing one mattress need beds

The grandmother is the caregiver for three boys, aged 11, 12 and 17, because their mother has a history of drug abuse and has never been fully involved in caring for her children. The grandmother had a partial foot amputation. The boys currently share one ...
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Father & kids need beds for new home

The single father, who has full custody of one child, aged 8, and partial custody of the other, aged 10, recently moved out of the home he shared with his long-term partner and into a motel. He has found a new home, but cannot afford ...
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Mother needs stroller so she can go to work

This family is homeless and staying at a shelter. The mother has enrolled in a PA CareerLink training program, and needs to bring her two children, ages 5 months and 18 months, to a daycare facility. She needs a double stroller to transport them safely ...
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Children need winter clothing

The mother escaped from an abusive situation with her three children, ages 1, 7, and 15. In their hurry and secrecy, they had to leave most of the children's belongings behind. The children need coats, boots, and gloves. The mother is employed, but earns less than ...
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A family undone by injury and bed bugs needs assistance

The father, mother, and two kids, ages 8 and 9, lived in a small home in East Allentown with a manageable mortgage. The father worked for a roofing company, and the wife worked part-time at a grocery store. Their combined income was about $35,000 per ...
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Teen living on his own needs clothes & help paying for two college courses

The 17-year-old teen grew up in a small town in northwestern Lehigh County. His dad has been an alcoholic for many years. He rarely has a job, and when he drinks, he becomes violent, slamming his fists into his wife, his kids, and even the ...
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A young girl with diabetes needs special support

The 11-year-old girl, who lives with her mother and three younger siblings, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about five years ago. She has been hospitalized, a near fatality, but recovered, and remains in her mother’s care. Longing to be like other children and to ...
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Girl needs sports glasses to join the team

After the stepfather was severely injured in an auto accident, the mother’s income in a personal care home proved insufficient to support the family, which moved in with relatives. The family now has its own apartment, but finances are tight; income is less than $15,000 ...
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Ailing grandparents need beds & clothing for drug-addicted granddaughter’s babies

The grandmother, 74, has arthritis, and the grandfather, 76, has diabetes. They live in a small row home in Bethlehem. Both worked – the husband at the Steel and the wife in a factory – for 40 years. They now subsist on very small income ...
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Six-year-old needs school uniforms that fit

The single mother and her two sons, ages 7 weeks and 6 years, live with the maternal grandmother. The mother has not worked since the birth of her second child, but she is now looking for a job. The 6-year-old is wearing last year’s school ...
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