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Christmas Funds go to help single mom Ruby

LIHU‘E — Single mom Ruby is living on social security and is currently recovering from being homeless.

With the help of a caseworker, Ruby is flourishing in her new life but needs some help during this transition with household supplies or gift cards for food. Ruby is hopeful that this new chapter will work out.

Through Christmas Eve, The Garden Island will share daily, front-page stories about families (we don’t use their real names) facing challenges and who would appreciate a little help.

The Christmas Fund is an avenue for everyone to provide that assistance. Donations are used by Zonta Club members to purchase gift certificates that are in turn distributed to families and individuals through social-service agencies.

Each donation is accounted for and recorded. There are no administrative costs involved, and money goes directly to provide for those in need of Christmas presents and groceries.

If you hold a fundraiser for the Christmas Fund, let us know and we’ll spread the word.

Anyone making a donation of $150 or more can have their picture published in TGI.

Donations may be made by way of the website, Zonta-Kaua‘, or checks can be made payable to The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation, P.O. Box 3032, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

• Emily and Easton are a young couple with three kids and recently welcomed their fourth. They just found housing but are struggling to make their house a home. When Emily had her baby, he experienced complications and had to be sent to O‘ahu.This has put a strain on the young couple’s budget.

This year, they would appreciate any household items, laundry and cleaning supplies.

Some baby items for the newborn, and toys for the other kids. Anything during this time would be greatly appreciated.
Source: The Garden Island

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