I had a mother call me in tears this week. She was embarrassed and ashamed to need to ask for help. She asked if she could come in and meet with me discretely, so that her daughter wasn’t made aware of the family struggles. After meeting with her, listening to her story, and going through the pantry with her, she left again with tears in her eyes, but this time they were tears of thanksgiving for the help she had just received. She said that she felt like 20 pounds had been lifted off of her shoulders, because her family would be able to eat for the rest of the week. She was so very thankful for the generosity of others.
6th Grade School Counselor
Piedmont Lakes Middle School