SWEDESBORO — King’s Things is deeply in debt to residents of the Greater Swedesboro Area, Woolwich, Logan, South Harrison and East Greenwich. Your help allowed us to fulfill Our Mission: To Feed and Clothe the Needy.
Our mission has always gone beyond that. Our benevolence fund has helped families maintain their electric service, natural gas supply, fuel oil as well as water and sewer services, we even helped bury the dead.
Before Christmas, a social worker referred a family to us. This family consists of a single Mom and four wonderful kids. This is where I have a real challenge and express my deep concern.
One of the children was born with one kidney. The little guy, just after being born, needed immediate surgery; his kidney was too small and a tube was placed in the kidney to drain. Nine surgeries later his Mom must catharize the little boy 3 times per day.
The kidney function is down to 26 percent. A kidney transplant is warranted, and he is on the waiting list.
The mother’s car was totaled after being hit in a parking lot. She lost another car to mechanical failure. Finally, she bought a Honda Accord, dropped it off at gas station to have it tuned up, and it was stolen.
If you are thinking of trading in a car, please consider donating the car to King’s Things. You can use the appraised value as a charitable deduction. We will register the car in the mothers’ name as well as make sure the vehicle is adequately insured.
You can contact King’s Things at 467-1796.