In Lubbock, one out of every 5.1 residents lives in poverty. Los Hermanos Familia recognizes the growing poverty rate - in the state of Texas -16 %, and in Lubbock - 19.8%, indicating that Lubbock has a higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Texas.
Los Hermanos Familia (LHF) with our partners in helping us gather basic items that will be distributed to kinship families. Across the South Plains, family members and friends have stepped up to provide homes for children whose parents cannot care for them. These "kinship care" arrangements include all children who receive care from grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, and close family friends for a given period of time.
When establishing this effort, LHF's Family Needs Committee recalled those moments of need in their own lives and came up with the “7 Point Warm Check” – The head – knit hats; the ears – earmuffs; the neck -a scarf; the hands – gloves; body- a jacket; feet – socks and warm slippers. A few discussed being hungry, and some going without during the holidays. Each identified as needing one or all and the impression it left on them.
As such, LHF with its community partners and volunteers needs your help to offer hope and a warm heart by answering the call. Whether it’s giving warm gloves, a scarf, or a beanie; new socks, or providing slippers or warm blankets; or, sponsoring a turkey – Los Hermanos Families want to give kinship children, especially teens, warmth, and families hope and comfort. Your gift will truly warm the hearts of many.
Will you help us warm some hearts? Donate scarf/hat/glove sets, slippers, warm socks, blankets, or sweatshirts. Or, consider making a monetary donation.
In the winter, families identified by a social services program will receive a holiday meal/package to warm their hearts.
The need is every day. It's never too late to help. To get involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Christy Martinez-Garcia (806)792-1212.
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