It is almost that time of year again.
The clock is ticking down on summer vacation.
Our children are leaving virtual learning behind, trading kitchen tables for classrooms.
This also means that parents who couldn't afford the expense of child care and had to stay home with their children during the pandemic can now look for work.
It means that families like Celeste's can take steps to get back on their feet.
"We are a house with 2 teens. The food from your pantry has been helpful. Because of the pandemic, our work hours have been low, and our income is limited. Now we can work with you to find better jobs."
There are still thousands of families like this in our area. They've hung on and can now claw their way back to stability. When families flourish, so does the local economy and our community, but they need your help.
Your generosity will help these families Make the Grade.
Every dollar makes a difference.