Linda Ogden, director of Families and Communities Together, reports that many in Marion County are without jobs and a paycheck to support their families.
“There are others who are employed but who do not earn a wage sufficient to meet family needs. Some are depleted in spirit, in many ways more devastating than being depleted in funds,” she said.
She urges people to consider “adopting” a family this holiday season. Addresses, phone numbers, the number of people in the household, children’s clothes sizes, and household needs may be provided by contacting Ogden at (620) 947-3184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other options include giving gift cards from local businesses or making a tax-deductible cash donation to FACT, 416 S. Date St., Hillsboro KS 67063.