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Christmas can be a burden for single-parent families

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Christmas is just around the corner, and many families in the Midlands are going through some tough times.

Take the case of Samantha Brown. Samantha is a full-time mom.

"I love my kids and they love me. Without them I wouldn't know what to do from day to day," Samantha said.

She says all five of her kids are excited for Christmas.

"But I just hope they can wake up to the Christmas that they want, deserve and appreciate God for what he has done for us," Samantha said.

The kids all know exactly what they want: Transformers, a bike, a Playstation 3, dolls, and wrestling toys.

But right now Samantha's having a hard time. After moving to Columbia from Sumter, Samantha says she's having trouble finding a job. Doing without the Internet and a car is making things even harder.

"It's rough. It's rough being a single parent," Samantha said.

Samantha says her kids help her out when they can.

"My 10-year-old does help me with cooking and my other ones help me with cleaning, so we all just basically do it together," Samantha said.

Samantha just has one Christmas wish for all her kids.

"Hope that they can get their dreams. It's not all about what they want, it's about what they can get," Samantha said.

With Families Helping Families, you can help families like Samantha's have a good Christmas. To adopt a family, please visit the Families Helping Families page.

Reported by Jackie Faye

Posted by Jeremy Turnage

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