The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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  • 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.

    November 25, 2013

  • Mom lost job while caring for ill daughter

    MILTON -- Catrina had a job. But when her daughter became ill, Catrina missed several days of work to stay home and care for her. Then her employer let her go. "It's really hard to find a job right now," said Catrina, 28.

    December 23, 2011

  • Food baskets help 415 people

    SUNBURY -- About 16 volunteers spent more than two weeks packaging 415 food baskets to feed families in crisis and, on Tuesday, the families arrived in droves. The Sunbury Salvation Army held its Christmas Basket Giveaway at the Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania Hall of Fame and Training Center.

    December 21, 2011

  • Disabled mom has wish list for kids

    HARTLETON -- Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Yetter, of Hartleton, said for the last three years, it feels like her world has crashed in. Yetter had major back surgery that didn't go as planned and left her with permanent nerve damage in her back and legs. She can't work and has been waiting for Social Security assistance for three years.

    December 20, 2011

  • Crash, illness cause pair to lose home

    LEWISBURG -- Gregory Peoples had no idea he inherited a rare, genetic disease from his father until he suffered serious injuries in a car accident this year.

    December 19, 2011

  • Family works and saves, but needs help

    MONTANDON -- Her husband works full time, and Michelle Diehl stays home to raise their 10-year-old son and avoid child care costs. Yet Richard and Michelle find themselves in the same position as many other families this holiday season -- a financial bind.

    December 18, 2011

  • Boy, 11, wants sewing machine

    McEWENSVILLE -- Billie Joe Baker has been on disability for years, and her 39-year-old husband, William, is unemployed. They've managed to get by on her Social Security income, but this time of year, things are especially hard.

    December 17, 2011

  • Clothes, toys would make 3 kids happy, single mother says

    MILTON -- Clairbel Familia moved to Pennsylvania two years ago to be near her eldest son and his girlfriend and to get help with her younger children. But being the sole support for an entire family takes a toll on the single mother.

    December 15, 2011

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