The story: The first time we met Irma, she told us her stove was broken. Without a working range, oven or microwave, every meal her family shared was either fast food or eaten cold.
She said her kids didn’t even ask for toys or clothes, they just wanted hot meals and simple comfort foods like baked goods and cookies. Thankfully, Abt Electronics sold us a brand new oven at cost, delivered it and removed her old one for recycling—all with the comforting courtesy of a bilingual delivery person.
Our pals at Tipsy Cake (who know all about sweets and ovens) contributed to the donation too. Thanks to them for helping to give this family a more functional kitchen.
A few months after delivering the stove, Reason to Give surprised Irma with a stroller and car seat for her new baby.
The generous donations over the 2008 winter holidays provided Irma with a blender and the DeLeon children with new clothing. The oldest boy was nice enough to help his younger brother try the clothes on, and all the children had a blast showing off their new outfits.
In May 2009, Reason to Give visited Irma and her family with a new high chair and toaster. We stayed to assemble the high chair and to see baby John test it out.
In September 2009, Reason to Give delivered Irma her final success story, a new comforter and sheets set for their bed. Irma and her family are so grateful for all the help they have received from our generous donors.