Make a difference: The Salvation Army

WHO: A single mom with three children who works a per-diem job

AGENCY: Salvation Army, New London

HER SITUATION: The mom does well throughout the year but has trouble during the holidays providing extras for her children.

WHAT TO GIVE: Gift cards to ShopRite and Wal-Mart for groceries, and Wal-Mart and Kohl's for clothes. Her 9-year-old and 8-year-old sons need clothes - sizes 10-12 and 8-10 - and shoes - sizes 3.5 and 2.5. They both like Legos. Her 11-year-old daughter is a size 12 in clothes and size 5 in youth shoes. She also likes to bake. The family also needs heavy blankets.

TO DONATE: Contact Bessie Childs at the Salvation Army at (860) 443-6409.

www.theday.com/makeadifference

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