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Fight for Good series: Single mom vs. online shopping

Added on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Poverty is an everyday battle. People experiencing poverty are not without hope – their lives are just harder than they should be. But, The Salvation Army is helping to make their lives a little easier, thanks to your gifts of time and money. The Fight for Good series aims to show how by following individuals through one of their daily poverty battles. Here is one such example.

Single Mom vs. Online Shopping

Wendy is a low-income single mom with two young daughters. A Salvation Army social worker took her to a retail store to purchase back-to-school supplies for her girls. When they arrived, Wendy was disappointed to learn that the sale she’d heard about was only offered online. Incredibly, she did not know how to shop online.

The social worker and Wendy agreed to use the dilemma as an opportunity for Wendy to learn a new life skill. They purchased a gift card at the store, headed back to The Salvation Army, and sat down at a computer. The social worker taught Wendy how to use her gift card to purchase all of the back-to-school supplies her daughters needed. Wendy was grateful.

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Thankfully, there’s an Army – made up of people just like you – that seeks to start seeing the poverty that has always existed around them.

If you desire to do something good, to further a cause you care about, to join the battle against poverty – here are three simple ways to join us in the fight for good:

  1. Donate at a red kettle or online. Fight poverty one dollar and one coin at a time by giving each time you pass a red kettle (later this month), or support your local Salvation Army through an online donation.
  2. Become a volunteer bell ringer. Join the fight against poverty by giving your time as a red kettle bell ringer. Kettles with volunteer ringers raise double the amount of funds that support our poverty-fighting programs.
  3. Recruit your own army. The fight for good needs soldiers. Recruit others to join the fight for good by setting up a fundraiser and sharing your passion for helping others on RedKettleReason.org.

Read the other nine Fight for Good stories in this series.

The scenario described above is about a real person helped by The Salvation Army Northern Division. Names were changed to protect the individual’s privacy.