An Abbey Monster High doll. An Abbey Monster High doll was the only Christmas present that 7 year old Sara wanted. It also was the present she did not receive. Sara waited for Christmas Eve hoping Santa had received her letter she mailed to him a few weeks prior, so that he knew exactly what she wanted. Christmas morning, as Sara opened the two small presents sitting underneath her small table top Christmas tree, the look of pure disappointment swept over the young girls face. She quickly unwrapped the two gifts, both stuffed animals her mother had been given by a Christmas charity program aimed at making sure all children have something under the tree to open during Christmas morning. No Abbey doll. No Abbey Monster High doll. The one present 7 year old Sara had been wanting and it wasn't there. Disappointment. The look of disappointment on Sara’s face brought her mother to tears. You see, Sara’s mother is a single mother barely making ends meet. The young single mother struggled to pay her monthly bills and keep food on the table. Sara’s mother works full time, but let’s face it, one income is not enough to support a household these days.
Though Sara’s mother wanted nothing more than to watch as Sara opened up her presents and unwrap The Abbey Monster High doll she had desperately been wanting, the bills were due. Sara is such a good little girl. Well behaved, good grades in school, loves her mama more than anything, and never complains when they eat peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for dinner 5 out of 7 nights in one week. There was no extra money. Sara’s mother had no choice, she could not afford the Abby Monster High doll her daughter so desperately wanted.
How can you help? There are many single mother households such as Sara and her mother in SWFL. We at A Mom’s Helping Hand of SWFL are working hard to change their circumstances. We are trying to take away some of the barriers in their way, to offer some relief; some breathing room. To help the children and the moms. We can’t do this alone. To date we have 14 families, by 2016 we predict we will have at least 20 families.
We are a 501(C)3 non-profit and depend upon our fundraising efforts and donations. We have a strict screening process for our moms, including home visits. You can help bring happiness to others in our community this holiday season by adopting a family and supporting our Christmas program for our moms. We want to ensure that the little girl or boy may actually open up the gift they have been wanting.
When you adopt a family, you directly sponsor a local family in need by providing toys and food for them at Christmas time.
How our program works:Adopter Responsibilities