Yolanda and her two young boys live in New Bedford and have been struggling since her second son was born prematurely.


Yolanda and her boys have recently moved into their own apartment after her second son was born early. Because he was a preemie, he has some issues with his hearing and doctors are skeptical about whether or not he will be partially or entirely deaf as he gets older.

Because Yolanda is the primary caregiver for her boys, and doesn't have a car of her own, she's found it hard to keep a job while juggling her baby's appointments at Schwartz Center and finding babysitters or a daycare she can afford for both children. Since they've moved into their new apartment, Yolanda hasn't been able to furnish much and her youngest son still sleeps in his Pack n' Play while her older son sleeps with her.

Yolanda, who is extremely humble and just grateful to have what she does, could use bedding for her two sons, a kitchen table, other housewares, and Christmas gifts for the boys.

If you would like to make a donation to Yolanda, you can do so by texting “wishes” to 313131 and pledging a donation amount of your choosing. Or by calling 508-994-1071. You can also make a donation online here

All of our families are pre-selected through the United Way of Greater New Bedford. If you are in need of assistance, please contact the United Way directly. 


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