Bringing Light and Joy
Linda* is a deaf single mother of three who has struggled to provide for her family since her youngest child’s father was incarcerated. She receives no child support and supports her kids on her own. Although she communicates in American Sign Language and in written English, navigating the system of formal and community resources has been extremely challenging for her.
When we arrived, the family was living in darkness in multiple rooms. Her oldest son Joseph* had no table, desk, or flat surface to do his homework. There was nowhere to sit except an old couch with no cushions. The family had very little clothing and was sleeping on old mattresses and linens. In meeting Lydia, she seemed defeated, yet has made do for a year with what little they have without ever asking for anything.
*Names changed for confidentiality
The Miramonte baseball players and their parents arrived at the house eager to help for their 5th annual gathering.
Linda and her boys were so happy when the saw their newly furnished home.
The volunteers and donors gave Linda and her sons a home where they can continue to grow together. They now have everything they need to do homework, relax after a long day, and enjoy spending time together.
We loved bringing joy and comfort into Linda’s home and we wish the family so much success and happiness moving forward.