PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – Single parents with cancer face many challenges, from paying their bills to spending time shopping for groceries. The Singletons is a Phoenix based nonprofit that helps mothers and fathers with these difficult diagnoses.
“I didn’t work this through, a lot of doctor visits and things happened,” said Marleah Nigro, a Phoenix mother fighting breast cancer.
Oncologists told her about The Singletons and how they gave families free resources like household items, eating utensils, and help with paying bills.
“It was stressful, but I feel good. Just knowing that I have support made it easy,” said Nigro.
This year, Joanne Grady, The Singletons Outreach Coordinator, said the need for help has increased by about 50% compared to previous years.
“During the COVID pandemic, so many donors who would coordinate collections from offices or social groups have ceased to exist in normal ways,” Grady said.
The nonprofit said store shelves are getting less than usual.
“Our enrollment has gone up quite a bit,” said Grady. “I think the latest count is that we have 70, 72 families on program services.”
International Charity Day falls on Sunday, and Grady hopes Arizona residents will consider making a donation to help people like Nigro.
“You often feel like you’re on your own,” said Nigro.
Learn how to help or get help from The Singletons Here.
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