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Cre­at­ing Com­mu­ni­ty Con­nec­tions for Giv­ing Tuesday

As we wrap up our 50th year of ser­vice to the com­mu­ni­ty, at a time unlike any oth­er, our com­mit­ment to the more than 15,000 chil­dren, adults, seniors, and fam­i­lies we serve has nev­er been stronger – and we’re able to answer that call because of sup­port­ers like you.

On this Giv­ing Tues­day, your sup­port of our pro­grams helps us do more. Please know that a gift of any size is great­ly appre­ci­at­ed and tru­ly saves lives each and every day through KYC. Lives like Amelia’s.

Amelia Family Picture

The Lopez Fam­i­ly first heard of KYC when their grand­moth­er, Marie, was tran­si­tion­ing home from her hip replace­ment and need­ed Home Deliv­ered Meals while she recov­ered. Marie’s daugh­ter, Amelia, jug­gles work­ing full-time with care­giv­ing for her elder­ly moth­er and two chil­dren. Just days before she found KYC, Amelia had draft­ed her res­ig­na­tion let­ter. Unable to pay for in-home care for her moth­er on her own, she felt that the only cost-effec­tive way to pro­vide the care her moth­er need­ed would be to sac­ri­fice a job she loved. She was at her wit’s end try­ing to bal­ance her time and finances to prop­er­ly care for her mom with­out jeop­ar­diz­ing the needs of her chil­dren and herself.

Amelia con­nect­ed with KYC’s Care­giv­er Sup­port Ser­vices, which opened the door for her to secure the care her moth­er need­ed, allow­ing her to keep her job to pro­vide for her fam­i­ly. In talk­ing with our social work­er, she real­ized she need­ed to get help with her own needs so she could bet­ter sup­port her loved ones. Amelia talks with her ther­a­pist week­ly, while her kids par­tic­i­pate in the Youth Advi­so­ry Coun­cil with KYC’s Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lab­o­ra­tion Team.

Your gift helps Amelia and thou­sands of oth­ers to find hope, sup­port, and the chance to thrive. Please make your gift below.

Thank you for mak­ing their suc­cess­es pos­si­ble and for the many ways you bright­en our com­mu­ni­ty dur­ing this sea­son of giving.

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