Be a holiday miracle for local families.

Remote learning forced this single father to stay home with three teenage sons, including one living with Type 1 Diabetes and one living with severe autism. The family is on Social Security and SNAP, but there isn’t enough to cover all of their expenses. The father says financial support to get caught up on household bills and provide food and clothing for his family will go a long way. Please help this single father.

" I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. My family and I would be in such a bind without your help. "

– 100 Neediest Cases recipient

Help Your Neighbors in Need.

4,320 families and individuals need your help this holiday season.

Mr. & Mrs. T and their two sons are grieving the loss of their third son and other family members due to COVID-19. This year, Mrs. T had a stroke, preventing her from working, and Mr. T was laid off because of COVID-19 and is doing his best to care for the family while he struggles to pay what bills he can.


N, 24 years old, is the oldest of eight children and has custody of three of her siblings. N dreamt of more education after graduating with a 3.8 GPA and having a full scholarship to college. However, she feels her responsibility is to her family, and N has put her dream on hold until her family is secure.


Ms. R is a 59-year-old woman who lives alone, is visually impaired and has eight grandchildren. She’s on a fixed income and has nothing to spare, considering her meager disability payments. She’s barely able to pay her bills and hasn’t been able to afford Christmas gifts for her grandchildren for years. She wishes for help in providing them with a bright holiday.

Mr. C, 78 years old, uses a wheelchair and has kidney failure. To receive dialysis several times weekly, he needs to be carried down his apartment’s front stairs. He is desperately in need of a wheelchair ramp so he can be more independent.


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