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Low-Income Montgomery County Family Receives Christmas Wish

Low-Income Montgomery County Family Receives Christmas Wish

 

Just in time for Christmas,  single low-income mother of two, Shanita Godfrey, was awarded a 2001 Toyota Camry by Vehicles For Change; a Maryland nonprofit who refurbishes donated cars and awards them to qualified low-income families at affordable prices.

“It means a lot. My kid’s love going different places but it just takes too much time and they are always exhausted by the time we get there. Now we can actually enjoy going out together. This is the best Christmas ever,” explained Shanita Godfrey.

Godfrey had a five-hour round-trip commute a day to her Gaithersburg job and children’s day care via public transportation. Now with her new car, her commute is cut in half.

Holiday Candle Safety

Holiday Candle Safety

The Holidays are here and candles are in demand. See, hear and/or read a quick presentation on Candle Safety below.



 

Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

The following information was sent to us by Carmen Artiga-Birdsall:

 

Home for the Holidays?

Use your visit to tell if a loved one needs help to stay at home safely.

One-Day Holiday Market Closes Out Olney Farmers Market’s Successful Season

One-Day Holiday Market Closes Out Olney Farmers Market’s Successful Season

 

The following information was sent to us by Amy K. Harbison:

 

The Olney Farmers and Artists Market opens for a one-day Holiday Market on Sunday, December 4 from 11 am to 3 pm.  The market will include celebrations of Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas and will feature a visit from Santa and Christmas caroling. We’ll be collecting clothing for two important partner nonprofits, Our House and Aunt Hattie’s Place, so please bring your gently used or new clothes to brighten the holidays for those less fortunate.

We’ll be ready for the cold weather! Sandy Spring Friends School has donated a school bus that will be used as a warming center and will feature musicians who will keep the spirit bright inside. There will also be fire pits and heaters to keep people warm outside as well.