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A Family Won’t Miss Meals, Thanks to You

Posted by Philabundance on May 24th, 2016

Kareem_2Kareem and Shakeeda are proud parents of two school-age daughters — Yasmine and Mishaya – and their new baby, Kareem Jr.

Ever since the baby was born, Kareem has been over the moon. While he admits having an infant can be challenging at times, Kareem says that the joy his son brings into his and Shakeeda’s home more than makes up for it.

“He puts a smile on my face every day,” Kareem says, beaming.

Because he wants to provide his family with the best life possible, Kareem has been in school studying information technology. With two months left until he receives his degree, the income from Shakeeda’s nursing job is currently all the family has to pay for the basics — including food.

Right now, Yasmine and Mishaya’s can eat most of their meals at school. But that will all change when school breakfasts and lunches are unavailable for three whole months.

That’s where friends like you come in.

When you give to Philabundance, it will help parents like Kareem feed his family. With each visit he makes to Grace Lutheran Church, his local Philabundance partner agency, he receives produce, meat, dry goods and other staples.

Kareem has great hope for the future and knows his family will be on better financial footing once he finds a job in his field. But for now, he’s so grateful that caring neighbors like you choose to give to help his family through their temporary time of need.

“Thank you and keep the love coming,” Kareem says, smiling widely.

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