Claremore Daily Progress

December 4, 2013

Share the Spirit helps families

Rebecca Hattaway
Claremore Progress

CLAREMORE — A Foyil family struggles this Christmas with one more mouth to feed since last year.

The single mom has three children to provide for, which forced her to return to work just two weeks after the baby was born so she could keep her job.

Due to the lingering effects of the recession, her hours were cut back again this year. So, it has been harder than ever to stretch the family’s food budget.

Her parents are helping as much as they can, but they are also on a fixed income.

“Thanks to local churches, the family received help over Thanksgiving. But now, Christmas is coming and there is no extra money for the children,” said school-based social worker Gloria Conaway. “A Christmas miracle would be a big help to this struggling mother.”

Share the Spirit will provide hundreds of “Christmas miracles” in the form of food baskets for Rogers County families just like this one.

By making a contribution, you can have a part in helping our neighbors in need.

Twenty-four thousand dollars must be raised by Dec. 19; the current total stands at $3,505.

All donations are used for food; there is no administrative fee.

Tax-deductible donations can be made to Share the Spirit, P.O. Box 248, Claremore, OK 74018, or left at the Claremore Progress office. Canned goods are also being collected.

Donor names will be listed unless anonymity is requested. Recent contributors include: Teresa Villines, Frances A. Pranger, Donald and Polly Lathrop, Robert B. Holloway and Judy D. Rea, Yvonne M. Thompson, Barbra and Tom Pool, Sumathy Vannarth, Albert E. and Shirley L. Morrison, Bill and Lou Flanagan, Sylvia and Frank Livingston, Tommy B. and Kathy R. Andrews, Busy Bees OHCE Rogers County, William R. and Jimmie L. Allton, Joan Brogan and Donald L. Wipf, L.W. and Sandra L. Liston, Aubrey L. and Lois Faught, Holiday Hills HCE, George A. and Robin L. Hopkins, and CK and June Doran.