We suggest that you spend at least $50 per person in the household you sponsor.
To make a financial contribution, donate at www.thevolunteercenter.org or send a check payable to The Volunteer Center (please put Share Your Christmas Program in the memo line), P.O. Box 3374, Durham, NC 27702.
Case 495: This disabled female has numerous medical problems, but despite her health, tries to maintain a positive attitude. She would like a few items to brighten her holidays.
Case 496: This disabled woman struggles to survive on a fixed income. Obtaining some assistance this holiday season would brighten her spirits despite financial hardships.
Case 497: This is a single mom who is in school to better her self. She has one child and could use a hand. Anything would be appreciated.
Case 498: This maternal grandmother is now the caretaker of this child because the child’s mother is not able to provide adequate care/supervision because of the mom’s own developmental delays and unaddressed mental health concerns. The grandmother has limited income and is working part time at discount retail store.
Case 499: This single mom is raising a 1-year-old daughter and will be delivering a baby boy in January. She has been in recovery for more than two years and is now completing work experience with Dress for Success, helping other women in similar situations. She is unemployed and is unable to find employment because of her pregnancy. She and her daughter would benefit greatly from assistance this holiday season.
Case 500: This mother is a single parent of two school-age children, ages 7 and 16, and she is requesting help providing for the holidays this year.
Case 501: This mom is working at new daycare center, but she is having a difficult time making ends meet due to lack of financial support from the child’s father despite court order. Mother is a single parent with limited resources. Please help her and her child have a joyous holiday.
Case 502: The maternal aunt is providing care for a child because of the child’s mother’s inability to provide care and because of the mother’s own unaddressed mental health needs and lack of stability. The aunt is already a single mother of three children and was willing to provide care for her niece to keep the child out of foster care. The aunt works but is receiving no financial assistance from the child’s mother.
Case 503: This 89-year-old disabled man lives in a nursing home. He is on a fixed income and all of his money goes to pay for the cost of his care. He could really use your assistance to make this holiday season a bright one.
Case 504: This is a 28-year-old young mother with four children. She needs some help to provide the four girls with Christmas. The children are all sweet girls who deserve a good holiday. It would be hard for this family to have less. Thank You.
Case 505: This single father is raising his 10-month-old son alone because of ongoing issues with the child’s mother. The father is on disability and receiving no financial assistance from the mother.
Case 506: The paternal grandmother is providing care for this child because of the mother’s inability to provide care. Mom has untreated mental health needs, issues with domestic violence and unstable housing. The biological father is not involved in the child’s life. The grandmother is on limited retirement income and is receiving no financial assistance for the child. Please help these two enjoy the holidays.
Case 507: This family lives in Lincoln Apartments. These apartments have been in the news lately as they are making the residents move. This family is a low-income working family who needs assistance, especially with this upcoming forced move. Thank You!
Case 508: This elderly grandmother is caring for her three grandchildren with special needs. The grandchildren are all under age 12; two boys and one girl. This family is involved with their church. The boys like sports and music; the young girl enjoys dance. All the family members are big Duke fans!
Case 509: This single mom faces day-to-day challenges with her biological child with a couple of mental health diagnoses, and she is the guardian of her autistic nephew. She faces these challenges head on with much compassion and armed with knowledge that keeps her family progressive and calm, which is no easy task. The love she has for both of her children makes the challenges seem not so tough even though she struggles with the complexities of their diagnoses. She does what she needs to do keep her family moving forward. Help her bring holiday cheer to the children. Due to layoffs, it has been financially draining the past couple of years.
Case 510: This young, unemployed single mother is caring for her three children, one of whom has special needs. The eldest son, 21, also lives in the home. The youngest son is 11 and enjoys football, then an active 13-year-old boy and 14-year-old daughter.
Case 511: This 86-year-old woman resides alone. She has multiple health problems that have prevented her from handling her personal care without help. In addition, her mobility is very limited. She will be very happy to participate in Share Your Christmas.
Case 512: This single mom is struggling to keep her family of boys together. Puberty and peer pressure challenge them daily. Things that once interested them are no longer interesting enough. Bringing some holiday cheer to them would be a welcomed change and provide them memories of possibly a lifetime.
Case 513: This is a single mom with three children. The family is really struggling. They have been in an apartment with bedbugs and had to replace everything, but still were re-infested. They are now in the process of moving and replacing everything again. Assistance is greatly needed!
Case 514: This single mom with three children is unemployed. Mom would like for the children to have a good holiday. Mom would appreciate any assistance that could be given during this holiday season.