This week I want to call attention to some of the many resources available to families over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. We all have ideas about what the holidays should (or should not) mean for our families; these resources can enable us to make them all that we want them to be.
Our own Parenting Success Network has an excellent and comprehensive list for Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, and it can’t be circulated enough, so here you go.
Here is another list that covers the state of Oregon, published by 211 Info Community Resources.
I also want to give my periodic plug for Community Services Consortium, which provides assistance with housing, jobs, utilities and education as well as operating the Linn-Benton Food Share, who reminds us that “Every $1 donated to Linn Benton Food Share allows us to distribute up to 15 lbs. of food to emergency food pantries and shelters to give out in food boxes or to meal sites, and ultimately to thousands of low-income families and children across our communities.”
We hope that you or someone you know can use these resources to help make the holidays everything they can be.