Spring is finally here! It’s so fitting that Mother’s Day comes in springtime; the celebration of those who give and nurture life. So with spring, we celebrate Mothers everywhere. One special mother I would like to tell you about is Candace.
Candace has been with our Family Independence Initiative (FII) program since 2017. In this program, small groups of families work together toward the same objective – to get out of poverty. Together, they set goals, share supports like childcare and transportation, and hold each other accountable. The FII program gives them access to services and financial incentives to help them achieve their goals. Through this program, Candace got her first computer, which she uses to document her progress, research, apply and connect to other services, prepare for school, and keep in touch with her family group for mutual support.
Now, after a long day of working, she looks forward to spending quality time at home with her children. Nothing brings her more joy than hearing stories from their day at school. Her goals for the next few years are to buy a home, make education a priority for her and her children, and volunteer within her community. “I want to give back” Candace says, “I see the growth and I see the changes that these organizations can make. It’s changed my life.”
Your support not only helps CFC provide services to noble mothers like Candace, but to thousands of others who want a better life for themselves and their children. Join us in honoring all mothers in our community and please consider honoring your own mother by making a contribution to help us help others.
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