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Her girls keep her going, she wants to give back

This article was published 1 year(s) and 9 month(s) ago.

Being a parent is never easy. It comes with stress, financial issues, and the everyday pressure of wanting to do right by your child. It’s even harder when you are doing it alone.

Along with the many difficulties that being a parent brings, the kids make it all worth it. Children bring so much happiness and inspiration to their parents, and this mother is no different. 

This single mother who wrote to Item Santa wants to give her two baby girls the Christmas they deserve. She says her girls keep her striving for improvement every day; she just wants to be able to do the same for them, and give them a Christmas they can look forward to. 

“I have to pay for their expenses in school, at home, for them to eat, or have stuff to wear, and I can’t afford to give them a wonderful Christmas they deserve,” she said. 

This mother provides as much as she possibly can for her children, but with all of these costs, Christmas gifts are not in the budget. 

Picture the gifts your children opened when they were young, and the excitement in their eyes. The joy Christmas morning brings is priceless, and every parent deserves to see their children happy. 

Now in its 55th year, the Item Santa fund helps to make Christmas brighter for the needy. To donate, clip the coupon in The Item and mail it, along with your check, to The Item Salvation Army Santa, 85 Exchange St., Lynn, MA 01901. 

You can also donate online through the Salvation Army at

All donations are listed in Item print editions through the month of December and into 2022, along with a brief message from each donor, if desired.

NOTE: The application period for aid from Item Santa has closed and The Item does not process applicants. All questions about the program and distribution of gifts should be directed to the Salvation Army at 781-598-0673.

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