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April 7, 2015
Jill had two young children, and she soon discovered that local childcare costs were more than her salary. She decided to become a stay-at-home mom.
Her husband's paycheck was a few dollars too high for their family to qualify for government assistance, like food stamps, yet their family income wasn't enough to make ends meet. Rising rents, monthly bills, groceries, and increasing gas prices quickly made a challenging situation even more difficult.
To keep her children from going hungry, Jill was able to access services from the Food Bank for Larimer County, a United Way Community Impact Partner. Not having to worry about how to feed her family was a huge relief to Jill and her husband. When Jill's kids were in school full-time, she returned to work.
Now, everything has come full circle. As an employee of ADP, Jill was given the opportunity to volunteer at the Food Bank as part of United Way's Business Cares program.
She is now a regular volunteer and part of a committee within ADP that promotes the value of social responsibility.
“I know that I am helping another family, a person with a disability, an elderly person, or simply a person between jobs to be able to put food on their table.” Jill said. “Volunteering brings the human element to light and humbles the soul. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to pay it forward!”
For more information about how you can volunteer, visit www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.
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