Debra is single mother who has been out of work since October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her unemployment has run out, and her savings is almost gone.

Debra has COPD and cannot wear a mask, which has made it difficult for her to find a new job, she said.

While the family receives food stamps and medical assistance, the little money they have must go to pay the rent. There’s no money leftover for presents.

Debra would love to be able to give her daughter, Darla, a few gifts for Christmas.

Your donation to the Brighter Christmas Fund would help provide a brighter Christmas for Debra and Darla.

The Brighter Christmas Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity, and 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 via credit card or Paypal at www.brighterchristmasfund.org. Click the “Donate” button. For more information about the Fund, call 410-200-1884.

The total to date is: $23,305.

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