Read the 2020 Summer Newsletter from Fayette Cares. This interactive flip book makes it easy to read.
View Lives Touched by your support through Fayette Cares – January 2020 through June 2020
Federal data shows student homelessness is at an all-time high with over 1.5 million children and youth homeless during the 2017-18 school year, an 11% increase over the previous year.
Thank you for the overwhelming response to our thrift shops and donation center re-openings! We love seeing customers safely find great bargains and donors (with quarantine cleaning overload) bringing gently loved gifts.
With many working fewer hours, laid off, and losing jobs, the struggle to put food on the table brought dozens of families to our doors. At the onset of the pandemic requests for Fayette Cares emergency food services increased by 143% compared to the previous year. And for many it would be their first time in this situation.
Join us on Saturday, August 15, 2020 for Forks & Corks, a fun and casual evening of wine, delightful dining, and live music at de Terra Vineyard & Wines of Somerville.
Like so many, Jim and Dana were not prepared for their lives to be turned upside down by the pandemic. Now they worry about paying the utilities, the mortgage, and buying groceries. How will they feed the kids? Where will they go if they’re evicted?
This year Fayette Cares suffered a deep loss, the passing of our founder Sister Mairead O’Reardon. She was a much-beloved woman of faith whose passionate belief in Social Justice and respect for all was inspiring.
Fayette Cares has experienced a sharp increase in domestic violence calls. Some have termed this “the second pandemic” with abusers using COVID-19 to keep survivors from leaving.
He was so moved that he pledged to pay back the kindness. With no money to donate we wasn’t sure how he could help the caring folks who had helped him.