Some say that “the best parents get promoted to grandparents.” However, when families are struggling with substance abuse problems, sometimes Grandma and Grandpa must take on the many responsibilities of Mom and Dad. Emotionally, physically, and mentally, it can be a lot to handle. Especially for little guys like William.
When we found him, you could count his ribs and see the pain in his eyes. It was no way for an animal to live.
After five years of abuse, all Santana knew was a life of deprivation. Even his most basic needs were not being met. His water bowl was filled with an unidentifiable liquid. His food bowl was empty.
The scantily-clad couple moves purposefully through the woods, always staying close to the creek. Their clothing, made from woven plant material and animal skins, keeps them warm enough in the sunlight of this autumn day. He strides ahead, she comes behind, carrying baskets and herding the children, several members of their extended family and his elderly parents, who struggle to keep up.
From June 11-17, the WCCF will host Clicks for Cash, an annual web-based contest for qualified 501(c)(3) charities, on the Heart of Giving Charity Storybook website. The winning organizations will receive a total of $6,000 in unrestricted grants from the Foundation’s Acorn Fund.