Who Are Our Families?

I can’t tell you…

Well, we aren’t called Secret Families of Madison County for nothing, ya’know!

But, I can tell you the general make up of our families.

  • All are referred to us from their child’s school
  • All are on reduced or free lunch programs at their schools
  • Many are from single parent homes – last year, many of these were headed by the father
  • Many are grandparents raising their grandchildren
  • Some are having difficulties finding employment or had gotten a salary cut
  • Some are caring for elderly grandparents or children with disabilities
  • A few of our families were homeless
  • A few had extensive medical expenses
  • A few had no transportation or no means of communication                                                                       (no cell phone, imagine it – or no money to purchase minutes)
  • Some parents could not work due to child care issues or being on disability
  • Some had nowhere to turn due to strained family relations
  • One had just returned from prison and was trying to make a fresh start
  • A few lost everything due to
    • mold in their homes
    • bed bugs not taken care of by their landlord
    • a house fire
    • nasty divorces

Can you see your way to helping us give these families hope during Christmas?

Please consider donating to bless 100 families this year.

  • $10 can provide a family Bible
  • $25 can provide a tree stand, ornaments and bulbs for their Blue Grass Farms Tree
  • $50 can provide a gift card for Christmas dinner
  • $100 can provide one family member with gifts (mostly clothing, shoes and winter gear)
  • $275 can sponsor half a family (average family of 5)
  • $550 can sponsor an entire family (average family of 5)

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. […] Talk to your family, friends and co-workers this year about donating to Secret Families of Madison County to assist the hurting in your community. During the interview process this year, we heard stories of single parent families who encountered the untimely death of a spouse; unpleasant divorces that left custodial parents with nothing; parents facing a cancer diagnosis and the mounting bills and exhaustion of treatment; and families taking in nephews, nieces and grandchildren because the parents are struggling with drug abuse. Read More […]

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