Suddenly, summer is in its last days while fall, with its shorter daylight hours, crisper air, and glorious foliage, is upon us. For the Hamidi family, this means their school-aged children are at last in a reliable school routine. At the same time, many of the benefits the family was initially entitled to are expiring, reducing their income to slightly more than $14 per hour – not nearly what this family of 8 needs to survive. While they still lived in Afghanistan, Mom was employed as a seamstress, and would dearly like to work again. If she made a steady wage, the family might be able to survive with her additional income. Do you know someone who employs seamstresses? Or someone who knows someone? Her skills are versatile and she has extensive experience. She has a sewing machine (donated) and will need to work from home so she can be available when her children leave for and return from school. We’ve received many generous donations of different types, but this is a different request: Mom needs to work and the sooner the better! Please think of anyone you know who might have connections. If you have ideas that could help, please contact Cassie Emanuel at email@example.com.