The holidays signal a time of relaxation and enjoyment with friends and family. It is also a time when our thoughts turn to those less fortunate than we or who are suffering through hardship.
Experiencing the loss of a parent has repercussions within a child’s life that most of us cannot begin to fathom. Often those repercussions are exacerbated by financial struggles if the parent did not have adequate life insurance.
I encourage you to read or listen to the stories of young students facing just such struggles, students like Esther Kim, Karim Abouelnaga and Mashell Ewing.
This year, the LIFE Foundation, through its LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program, awarded $105,000 in scholarships to 59 students who, like these three remarkable young adults (who all won scholarships), are struggling to pay for college due to the death of a parent. But this is just the beginning. There are many more deserving students who need our help. As you do your last-minute charitable giving, consider giving a tax-deductible donation to this worthy cause.