Toddy Clause: Laid-Off Dad With 2 Kids & 2 Grandkids

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Three years ago Kevin was laid off from a recycling company after 15 years of hard work and has not been able to find osmething new since.  Imagine how distressed he feels raising 2 younger children of his own, 12 & 7, and 2 grandchildren, ages 3 and 2, while he and his wife try to manage on her part-time salary at a cleaning agency.

No matter how many times they go to sleep hungry, Kevin and his wife respond with generosity for others.  The children are members of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and the director says they often do not have enough food to get through the day.  Yet they never say no when he asks for their help with birthday parties at the club or to come shoot ball with the teenage boys during summer camp.  “I do not want to see these children wondering from day to day how things will pan out for their family,” the director says.  So, Charlotte, let’s do all we can to be neighbors to this family who sacrifices for other children in their own backyards — even when their own fridge is empty.

If you want to help bring these kids what they need for Christmas, you can either text SACHARLOTTE to 80888 to donate $10 (data and msg rates apply) or purchase items and return them unwrapped to the K 104.7 studios at 1520 South Blvd, Ste 300, Charlotte NC 28203.


Below is the list of necessities for each person in the family, plus a few extra things they want for fun!

Household needs:

  • Washer & dryer
  • Pots & pans
  • dishes
  • towels / linens
  • Bathroom curtains and rug
  • Gift cards to Walmart or Ross

Son, 12:

  • Pants – 22 adult
  • Shirt – Large adult
  • Shoe – 9.5
  • Coat – 18/20

Daughter, 7

  • Pants – 7/8
  • Shirt – 7/8
  • Shoes – 3
  • Coat – 10

Grandson, 3

  • Pants – 4T
  • Shirt – 4T
  • Shoes – 8T
  • Coat – 5T

Grandson, 2

  • Pants – 3T
  • Shirts – 3T
  • Shoes 7.5 T
  • Coat – 4T


Read the other family stories here.

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