Brighter Christmas Fund

After many months of applying for jobs, Nelson of Cordova was proud that he had found stable employment.

However, the battle isn’t over yet. He and his children, Lamar, 9, and Hailey, 2, are homeless and currently staying with one of Nelson’s friends.

With a new job in place, Nelson is on a mission to save up enough money to get a comfortable place for his family. Since he just started working, not much money is left over after paying for the essentials.

He wants this holiday season to be special for his family, but unfortunately, he will not have money left over to get his kids any decent presents.

Nelson asks for the community to assist him with the special task of giving kids a joyful Christmas.

Your donation to The Star Democrat’s Brighter Christmas Fund could help this single dad and his children during the holiday season. Tax-deductible donations, which also help other families in need on the Mid-Shore, may be sent to: The Brighter Christmas Fund, c/o The Star Democrat, P.O. Box 600, Easton, MD 21601. Donations also may be made online at Click the “Donate” button. For more information, call 410-200-1884 or email

The total to date is: $24,850.21

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