Jackson Families in Need

Family & Friends,

While this global pandemic has affected all of us in some way or another, many of our students and families at Leona Jackson School are dealing with unimaginable, life-changing tragedies as well.  While we may not be able to change what has already happened, we are asking for your help to support the following families that need us now more than ever:  

Family #1
The mother of two of our students prematurely gave birth to twins in May, only to lose one of them two weeks later to complications. Fast forward to September as they watched their 18-year-old sister pass away from what seemed to be an asthma attack. In addition to losing two siblings in a matter of months, their father is now in the hospital, suffering from a brain hemorrhage, leaving no one to provide for the rest of the family.

Family #2
Another student was in a horrible accident in May and had to have a majority of their hand amputated. This student is struggling, not only with social-emotional issues, but also with trying to adjust to their new “normal”.  In addition, this family is dealing with financial concerns, extensive medical bills, and the need for additional therapy moving forward.

Family #3
While this student’s father was recently visiting his mother in Mexico, she was diagnosed COVID-19. He in turn contracted the virus and tragically lost his own life. Our student and the family no longer have a father or someone to provide for their needs.

Family #4
Lastly, another student, who's father is incarcerated for life, recently lost his mother unexpectedly due to a heart attack. I can't even imagine what he is going through right now.

We can go on and on with many examples of our families in need. Needless to say, these unfortunate circumstances create several barriers for our students and families including feelings of loneliness, sadness, worry, fear, anger, etc. HELP US provide a little bit of comfort during the holidays for these families as they attempt to take on these tragic times. 

Please take a moment and donate $5, $10, or whatever you can give. With your help, we can continue to SUPPORT OUR NEEDIEST OF FAMILIES this THANKSGIVING! All funds raised will go towards providing these families with food and financial assistance during these difficult times. 

Together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of these families. Thank you in advance for your support...It means more than you know!

Kelly Anderson, Principal

Michelle Soto, Assistant Principal

Counseling Team, Leona Jackson School


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