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Adopt-a-Family: Desiree's familyUPDATED 8:32 PM HST Dec 09, 2013Video Transcript
pause for open Think your life is tiring? Tonight... Meet Desiree. With three very active keiki... Her level of difficulty is HIGH. The single mom has been living in a Transitional housing program for a year... And is taking the steps so they can eventually be on their own. For now she is able to just take care of their basic needs-- there is not much left for Christmas. Single mother of three very energetic children. She had been on welfare... But is now working!!! 58:50-59;03 NOW IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK IN THE WORKFORCE AND I'M ACTUALLY BUYING STUFF! Desiree and her kids live in the Ulu ke kukui transitional shelter.... Which gives you two years to prepare you for the next big step--- to find a place on your own. 1:01;19- 1:01;33 I HAVE 5 I/2 MONTHS AND I'M STARTING TO LOOK FOR PLACES BUT ITS HARD BECAUSE OF MY INCOME AND I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY RENT OR I HAVE TO LOOK FOR A PLACE WITH WATER AND ELECTRICITY INCLUDED she earns enough to pay their rent and their very basic necessities but there is little left for christmas. 57:55-58;04 I THINK THEY UNDERSTAND I JUST KEEP TELLING THEM SANTA WILL BRING YOU SOMETHING YOU KNOWN AND I'M HOPE SANTA WILL HEAR US AN WILL BRING SOMETHING FOR THEM 1:04:32 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Desiree would love gifts for her keiki to open on christmas day: 9 year old Samyrah-skye loves drawing... 4 year old Zaedyn really wants a hat and belt 19 years. Serenity would like educational books. Clothing is also needed: Girl's 18 months, 7/8 , boys 4t and woman's size Large. Desiree would like a CHRISTMAS DINNER for her family Toilet paper... soap, and cleaning supplies would be appreciated. They really need a new mop and broom. If you'd like to adopt desiree and her family... Call our adopt a family helping hands hawaii line at 440-3800.