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Metro Denver Single Moms In Need Receive Gifts and Food For Mother’s Day

Every year, mothers are celebrated with special gifts, meals and time with loved ones on Mother’s Day.  What about those single moms who struggle to make ends meet? What do they get on their special day? Historically, the answer has been not much.

This year, IFCS addressed this problem by providing 150 single moms with gift baskets to make their day special. These mothers reside in the communities of Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan and unincorporated Arapahoe County.

The baskets included a variety of items including a skin care gift bag, cake mix with frosting, tea and various meal items like chicken, rice and bread. These baskets helped raise the single mom’s self-esteem and give them hope.

moms15.kAdditionally, the baskets featured 150 handcrafted, fancy washcloths from the Volunteers of America’s Project Warmth knitting group and carnations, which kept with the original tradition of the holiday.

“We continuously work to put smiles on people’s faces and our Mother’s Day program is a great example of this,” said Sandra Blythe-Perry, IFCS Executive Director. “The reality is we should be celebrating all mothers on their special day regardless of their circumstances or lack of financial stability. I’m proud this program meets this need, not just as IFCS’ executive director, but as a mother myself.”

moms15.fThe baskets, estimated to be valued at $50, were donated by community supporters of IFCS. In total, the baskets equaled $7,500 in donated items and benefits 593 individuals.

IFCS started the Mother’s Day program to help meet the needs of the large number of single mothers it helps. Every year, IFCS helps 19,000 individuals of which 76 percent are single moms.

moms15.jThe Mother’s Day program is just one of the innovative ways IFCS works to better address poverty in South Metro Denver and meet the needs of the people and community it serves. Visit for more information on how you can make a difference.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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