It’s almost Mother’s Day. Perhaps your children, grandchildren, or spouse are asking if there’s something you would like to make this year’s Mother’s Day extra special. Flowers don’t last more than a few days; the newest books are available at the public library; and candy isn’t really good for the diet. Well, here’s an idea. Ask your loved ones to make the day special, in your honor, for another mother — one who’s struggling.
Many moms right here in Collin County are having difficulties keeping food on the table, paying the rent so they can stay in their homes, keeping the utilities on, buying gas so they can get to work and back. The Community Lifeline Center hears from these moms every day (the majority of clients are single moms). And their needs do not stop because we’re approaching a holiday or summer break. If anything, summer increases their needs because the kids will be at home more, eating more meals at home and using more utilities than they do when they’re at school.
Recently, one mom said, “My boss called and said they were taking a different direction and I got 2 weeks’ notice that I would not have a job. I already had a past due phone balance. . . . I have not been able to pay my rent, my water bill, and my electric is past due from last month and I have received a disconnect notice. I have sold everything of value and now I am looking at being evicted and having utilities cut off. I have less than $200 in cash that I have to use for gas.”
A donation made to the Community Lifeline Center can help this woman and others like her greatly. Just contact the CLC at 972-542-0020 or donate online. Not only can you help make another mom’s Mother’s Day special; your loved ones’ donation will improve their entire month. They’ll have hope and know that others care. “A community stands tallest when it kneels to offer a helping hand.”