The Beacon Santa Fund has helped thousands of parents through the years, allowing them to give their children a Christmas to remember despite personal and financial hardships.
But parents aren’t the only ones asking for help.
This year, grandparents in Littleton are in need of assistance after the grandchildren’s dad was deported four years ago. Grandparents in North Billerica are raising their two grandchildren with financial challenges. A Stow grandmother living in low-income housing relies on public assistance just to pay her daily needs while battling health issues.
Families of all shapes and sizes do their best to makes ends meet, but sometimes it simply isn’t enough. And the pain is magnified during the Christmas season.