Dec 12, 2008
Ozzie and Harriet
The current census data on Allentown shows that the idyllic 50's is long gone by almost every measure.* Nearly 60% of mothers are unwed, and a quarter of them do not live in the same apartment for even a year. This year as the recession gets deeper, there are many thousands of children with young, poor mothers, not in a position to buy presents. Over 2,600 of them have applied to the Salvation Army for assistance this holiday season. While demand is up 18%, donations have decreased 50%. Those of us, in a more fortunate position, should consider donating to Toys for Tots or dropping a few dollars in the Salvation Army Kettle.
artwork: Family by Jessica Lenard, mixed media on canvas, 50" x 66"