Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A Last-Minute Gift for the Neediest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A Last-Minute Gift for the Neediest

Article excerpt

As you cross names off your holiday shopping list, don't forget people you may not know personally but who still need your help. More than 10,000 families in the St. Louis area are represented by the stories detailed in the annual 100 Neediest Cases campaign, sponsored jointly by the Post-Dispatch and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Who will benefit from such selflessness? How about Mrs. N and her four daughters, ranging in age from 3 to 7? She had to flee from her husband, who she said beat her regularly and forced her to quit her job. They were forced to leave their clothing and home furnishings behind. Mrs. N's wish is a place where her family can stay and be safe. Money for Christmas presents for her girls can help ease the trauma of what is supposed to be a happy season.

Yet another needy single parent is Ms. …

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