PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Higher life forward for single moms and youngsters

As a part of the annual Press Christmas for All marketing campaign, we share with readers the tales of those that ask for assist. That is certainly one of them.

Sobriety is one thing “Jenny” by no means thought she would purchase after spending most of her life within the depths of habit.

“I’m now over two years sober,” she stated. “Due to the impulse of not eager to die, the Lord and the Union Gospel Mission packages, I used to be in a position to get out of drug use.”

Jenny, a single mom of two, has regained custody of her tween youngsters, and after years of homelessness, is worked up to be dwelling in her personal residence.

“I owe all the pieces to God, my savior, and to the UGM program,” he stated. “I utterly modified my life and have become the individual I used to be all the time meant to be.”

Jenny’s automotive is her livelihood, driving her and the children to highschool, work, remedy, physician appointments, and often between Publish Falls and Coeur d’Alene. It is a good outdated automotive that is been round for some time, however a current checkup with the mechanic dropped at mild restore wants that weren’t in Jenny’s finances: the transmission, entrance differential, radiator, and energy steering all wanted service. , and the automotive wanted brake washing, new tires, and up to date window tinting to guard in opposition to a violent ex-boyfriend.

With no baby assist and an annual revenue effectively beneath the federal poverty degree, Press Christmas for All, Charity Reimagined, and UGM had been in a position to assist this decided mother repair her automotive to maintain up the momentum.

“I’ve used my story to present others hope and energy,” Jenny stated. “I’ll proceed to share my story and attempt to attain as many individuals as I can.”

Annually, Press readers donate generously to Press Christmas for All. Each penny raised is distributed to Kootenai County residents. All overhead bills are coated by The Hagadone Corp.

Reward recipients are our neighbors who’re struggling, together with the aged, folks with disabilities, veterans, the homeless, and people with psychological sickness. A lot of these searching for Christmas for All assist are working however dwelling in poverty.

Press Christmas for All recipients preserve their dignity whereas the neighborhood lends a serving to hand to assist them get well.

Press Christmas for All is managed by The Hagadone Corp., with help from CharityReimagined.Org. It’s a legally acknowledged 501(c)(3) non-profit group, run totally by volunteers.

Listed here are 4 methods to donate:

• Ship a examine to Press Christmas for All, 215 N. Second St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

• Name The Press and make a safe bank card donation over the cellphone: 208-664-8176

• Go to Click on on Christmas for All 2022 and make a safe on-line donation.

• Drop off your examine at The Press weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm: 215 N. Second St. in downtown Coeur d’Alene.


Deborah McDermott and Warren Middlemist; Nancy Mertz; Nameless; Anne and Jonathon Sedgwick; Nameless; Corky and Judy Meyer; Miriam Owens on behalf of Ashton and Greyson Owens

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