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This fundraiser ended on 09/04/12

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Lisa and her son, Jabari, are collecting donations to go towards an HEB gift card for a family experiencing financial difficulty.

Today, my son, Jabari, shared a heartbreakig story about a family just doors down from me that I never knew. His friend, a generally nice guy who was rarely seen without his acoustic guitar, confided that their family was going through a very rough time. They expect to lose the only home he's ever known in his 18 years of life. He's sold his guitar and given away a pet pig (a star in our neighborhood) he was raising as a hobby because he can no longer feed her. He cannot imagine participating in band this year, his senior year, due to the related costs, and his mother is too proud to ask for help. There's more to the story, but the bottom line is, they're struggling and they work hard everyday. I decided I would anonymously give them an HEB gift card, just to make groceries one less thing for them to worry about next month. Then I thought about how much more I wished I could give. Enter GiveForward! If you have it, even $5 would be appreciated. You probably won't receive a "thank you", because I plan to give the card to Jabari, who will then share it with his friend. His eyes lit up at the idea. If you don't have it to give right now, please just pray for "that family off Howard Lane." Prayer changes things! God bless. Note: The picture on this page is not Jabari's friend, but the boy in it looks the way I imagine he might have at that age.

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