Holiday Wish Week has returned to Fun 107.

Every holiday season, Fun 107 teams up with The United Way of Greater New Bedford to help local families in need. These families have seen hardship and have experienced heartache, and they need a helping hand.

Thanks to heartfelt nominations, we have the chance to help five local families this week, including Janie and Kyle Lewis from Fall River, who have been hit with one obstacle after another this year.

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The Lewis’s Story

Janie and Kyle Lewis live in Fall River with their three daughters, 12-year-old Jaylee, 9-year-old Khylee and 1-year-old Ohklee. While caring for their own children, Janie and Kyle have also opened their home to foster children in previous years, but that came to a crashing halt in August when an electrical fire destroyed their apartment.

Since then, the Lewis family has gone from hotel to hotel and ultimately found solace in their family camper.

Then, when Janie was doing the family’s laundry at a local laundromat, the family’s clothing was stolen.

From living out of a camper to tracking down their clothes, Janie and Kyle are also dealing with not one but two vehicles that have broken down, forcing them to rent a car with dwindling money.

Despite all the turmoil, the Lewis family has remained positive and strong for their children.

“Through it all, they hold strong to the belief and the love they have that nothing can stop them from believing things will come together,” said their friend who nominated them.

“They are the most selfless people I have ever met,” said another.

How to Help the Lewis Family

Assistance with their car troubles would make their lives so much easier, and helping with holiday gifts would ease their burden greatly.

Clothing sizes: kids size 12, size 10 and 12 months

Text to Donate to Holiday Wish

Text WISHES22 to 26989. You will be sent a United Way e-link that allows you to make a donation via credit card to this family when you select the day and date of which family you wish to help from the drop-down menu.

Donate By Check to Holiday Wish

Make checks payable to the United Way of Greater New Bedford and in the memo line, write HOLIDAY WISH and the day and date of the family you wish to help. Checks can be mailed to United Way of Greater New Bedford, 128 Union St., Suite 105, New Bedford, MA, 02740.

Donate by Credit Card to Holiday Wish

You can make a secure donation to the United Way via credit card here. Select the day and date of the family you wish to help from the "Please Select a Family" drop-down menu.

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

Meet The Families from Holiday Wish 2021

Check out the incredible donations to these deserving families during this year's Holiday Wish Week.

Out of respect and privacy for each family, we have not listed the monetary donations in the following recap.

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