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Elf Network Partners to Bring Christmas Joy


December 28, 2018

The holidays can be touchy for families who are struggling to pay rent. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, there are about 772,000 households where there are children whose parents lack secure employment in Illinois alone. In many cases in many homes in Zion, Waukegan and surrounding communities, there is unstable employment. And according to the Casey Foundation about 18% of the community lives in poverty. Poverty means that the income of the household is significantly lower than the median income and that the family's resources are insufficient to secure basic life necessitie...

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