Sarah and Kids’ Story

When Sarah* and her children came to pick up school supplies from Save the Family before online classes started, they got more than they expected. Sarah is one of the single moms in our programs, and she has four kids ranging from first to tenth grade. Each is very involved in our youth programs.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, one of the services we provide our families is help with Back to School shopping to ensure every student has a new backpack filled with all the grade level-appropriate supplies needed for a successful return to the classroom. We are so grateful for our  community coming together  each year for the families in our programs.

After picking up items for her children, Sarah sent along the following to our staff:

“I am in tears. I am so thankful for the backpacks and shoes for my kids… was like they were reading my mind that I desperately needed these things.  I couldn’t believe there were new shoes too! You guys have saved my family so many times and I want you to know how much it means to me and my kids.  I really want to thank the ladies handing out the stuff – they were so kind and double checked to make sure I had the right backpacks for my kids’ age– they didn’t have to do that – but they did – which lets me know how much they care.”

When our community comes together in this way, it lets our families know that people see them, they care, and they want them to succeed. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, we are able to provide these life-changing moments!

*Client name has been changed to protect privacy.