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November 25, 2013

Working single mom of 2 struggles with child care costs

SUNBURY — As a single mother of two, Chelsea Bendile, of Sunbury, says times can get hard, especially around the holidays.

Bendile has raised her 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter on her own.

“It gets hectic at times,” Bendile said.

A bright spot recently has been landing a part-time job. “I literally just got and started my job at Northumberland County Prison,” she said.

While that helps financially, Bendile says there are still expenses.

“Both kids are in day care, and with my new job, sometimes I work first shift and sometimes I work third shift. It varies, so I have to find childcare.”

This holiday season Bendile is looking forward to spending time with her children and other family who live in the area.

As for the kids Bendile says, “My daughter is at the age where she is starting to understand more about Christmas. My son is always excited.”

She says her son would love to have Legos this year.

“He can play with Legos for hours on end,” she said with a laugh.

This is the first time Bendile has asked for assistance from the Needy Family Fund.

The Salvation Army will provide food, toys and more for Bendile and other Valley families.  “It will be nice to be able to have more than what I can provide on my own for my kids this year,” she said. “I’m really grateful for the help.”

The Salvation Army in Milton and Sunbury, along with Susquehanna Bank, the Daily Item and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corp. have teamed up once again to raise money for local families through the Needy Family Fund. Donations can be made at any branch of Susquehanna Bank.

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