Hi there. I’m Corey. I am a single dad raising my daughter all by myself. Some days, I feel completely alone.
Not long ago, when Ta’shawna was just an infant, I ran out of formula. That was a lousy day. I had called everyone I knew to borrow money or even just to get a ride to get some help, but no one would help. The baby started crying pretty hard by mid-afternoon so I realized I had no other choice. I bundled her up and started walking. I was headed for Catholic Charities. By the time I arrived, it had been six hours since Ta’shawna’s last meal. “Kathy”, the staff member at Catholic Charities, heard my baby crying and immediately stepped in to help. She went to the office lunchroom and made a bottle right then & there for my baby. Once Ta’shawna was settled down with a full belly, Kathy was able to help me even more. She gave me several cans of formula and also told me how to connect with WIC and to apply for food stamps so that I wouldn’t run out in the future. Kathy was even able to give me a used stroller that had been donated. To me, it looked brand new.
Kathy figured that if my baby was hungry, I might be too, so before I left that day she gave me a bag of food from their pantry and a couple of gift cards to local restaurants. Once we were finished at Catholic Charities, I strolled Ta’shawna over to Wendy’s in her new stroller and had myself a great lunch.
Thanks to Catholic Charities and their staff, my lousy day turned out all right after all. Just remember, sometimes even though you may feel all alone, your’e not.