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Brother, can you spare a dime?

Compassion sometimes is lacking for those struggling to survive
Single father Butch Lawrence and his four children depart Walmart after going on a winter clothing shopping spree with Durango Police Department school resource officer Jim Martindale, funded by the Durango Elks Lodge.
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Local families who require affordable child care in the very early mornings or late evenings said they struggle to find it.

How you can help: Volunteer to baby-sit. If there are children you care about around you, offer to pick up some child care slack for their parents. In addition to appreciating the needed help, parents said their children benefit from having more time with loved ones.
Consider the business possibilities.

Operating a child care center can be both rewarding and profitable, social service providers said. For more information on licensing and how to accept public assistance payments, contact the La Plata County Human Services office.

“One of the greatest needs is for evening and weekend child care,” said Eve Presler, program director for Advocacy for La Plata. “Without it, people are being forced into some very difficult situations.”

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Brother, can you spare a dime?

Single father Butch Lawrence and his four children depart Walmart after going on a winter clothing shopping spree with Durango Police Department school resource officer Jim Martindale, funded by the Durango Elks Lodge.
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