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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:57 AM
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59. I am happy for the kids....
but that is an every day encounter for me. I can't tell you how many kids and their families are in the same boat. It is great to give them hope, but they need food and shelter first. It is as simple as Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

I try to get them clothes, glasses, health care, food just to get them through the school year. College is in the far off.

But I have learned that community college is cheap and even I can afford to gift a student a few hours to get them started. A call and a letter from a concerned citizen to a community college Regent about a promising kid can really go far. Folks like the story and folks really like to help if we appeal to their better nature. I work hard to help these kids tell their stories to people that can help.
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