Help complete the Marvels’ Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

Joyce and Kenneth Marvel, who both have intellectual disabilities and are 74 and 65, need more in-home care for Joyce, who uses a walker, a medical alert system and all new furniture. The couple and Family Eldercare met with CG&S Design-Build last week to talk about possibly remodeling their condominium to make it more accessible for Joyce.

Kenneth and Joyce Marvel have intellectual disabilities and are struggling to pay their bills. Kenneth is a dishwasher for El Mercado restaurant but will be retiring soon. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

To find out more or donate an item, contact Family Eldercare, 512-450-0844, familyeldercare.org.

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Help complete the Negron family’s Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

The Negron family, who lost their father to a car accident last December, got some things for Christmas such as wrestling items for 10-year-old Luis and a computer for Samanta, 25, and Mayleth, 18. The girls need help with tuition assistance, and the family also needs a used car, repairs to their existing vehicle, another computer and a math tutor for Luis.

The Negron family celebrates after decorating the Dia de los Muertos altar. The Negrons lost their father and husband, Jose, and an uncle in a car accident last year. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

To find out more or donate an item, contact Foundation Communities, 512-610-7391, foundcom.org.

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Help complete the Hassan family’s Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

Hawa Hassan, 31, who lived most of her life in a refugee camp in Kenya, got to see her 9-year-old son Haji Mada try out his new electric wheelchair from National Seating & Mobility and Quantum Rehab last month. She still needs pots, pans, kitchen utensils, bedding, dressers, after-school tutoring for all the kids, a minivan with a wheelchair lift, driver’s education and everything for a new baby.

Hawa Hassan, whose estimated age is 31, sits on the sofa with her three children inside their East Austin apartment. Hassan fled violence in Somalia as a child and moved to Austin in 2016 from a refugee camp in Kenya. QILING WANG / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

To find out more or donate an item, contact Caritas of Austin, 512-646-1277, caritasofaustin.org.

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Help complete the Sherwood family’s Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

The Sherwood family — mom Trisha, 40, who has multiple sclerosis; son Alden, 16, who is in a wheelchair after brain cancer; and son Jacob, 13, who is on the autism spectrum — need an accessible apartment; an assistance dog; help with rent and utilities; grocery store gift cards; art therapy and equine therapy; clothing and gift cards to the movies or Game Stop.

The Sherwood family plays  Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Edition. Jacob, 13,  is on the autism spectrum, 16-year-old Alden is in a wheelchair after a brain tumor, and Trisha, the mother, has multiple sclerosis. Suzanne Cordeiro / For American-Statesman

To find out more or donate an item, contact Any Baby Can, 512-454-3743, anybabycan.org.

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Help complete Bertha Foster’s Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

Bertha Foster, 43, who is paralyzed from a series of strokes, needs assistance getting a larger apartment so she can be moved out of bed more easily as well as a car for son, Donovan, 16, and driver’s education, a cellphone for him and cellular service. Donovan did receive his biggest need: a bike to ride to school from Waste Connections.

Bertha Foster shows her son, Donovan Clay, a picture on Facebook. ANA RAMIREZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

To find out more or donate an item, contact Meals on Wheels Central Texas at 512-476-6325, Ext. 159 or at mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org.

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Help complete Lyric Wardlow’s Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

Lyric Wardlow, 19, who grew up homeless, had the tuition she owed at Austin Community College paid off by a group of college employees as well as received a laptop, printer and books for school. Her biggest need is tuition assistance to restart school. She also would like health insurance, gas cards, bus passes, cat food, cat litter, a gym membership, a bedroom furniture set, lamps, a vacuum cleaner, organizational bins and gift cards.

Lyric Wardlow works at Playland Skate Center. She spent most of her childhood homeless. She is now living on her own and struggling financially, but still makes time to advocate to end childhood homelessness. Erika Rich for American – Statesman

To find out more or donate an item, contact LifeWorks, 512-735-2400, lifeworksaustin.org.

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Help complete the Season for Caring wish list for Nikki Jones and her daughter

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

Nikki Jones, 35, and her daughter Adeline, 6, kicked off the holidays by lighting the Driskill Christmas tree. Nikki Jones, who has common variable immune deficiency, still would like a playhouse or swing set; a backyard awning; foundation repair; a dishwasher; help with medical bills; food delivery service; gym membership and gift cards.

Lance Stumpf, the general manager at the Driskill, helps Adeline Jones, 6, as she lights the Driskill tree Nov. 28 alongside her mom Nikki Jones, who has common variable immune deficiency, a rare disorder that makes those affected highly susceptible to life-threatening infections. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

To find out more or donate an item, contact  Wonders & Worries, 512-329-5757, wondersandworries.org.​

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Help complete the Matias family’s Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

Last month, the Matias family — Margarita, 72, who has ovarian cancer, Jessie, 60, who had kidney cancer, and son Ricky, 46, who has cerebral palsy and testicular cancer — went on a shopping spree at Academy Sports and Outdoors and now has a new accessible bathroom provided by Austin Facility Services.

Margarita Matias, 72, who is currently going through treatment for stage four ovarian cancer, 46, watches television with her son Ricky Felix Perez, who has an intellectual disability, cerebral palsy and testicular cancer. Erika Rich for American – Statesman

They still need a wheelchair lift for their truck, ceiling fans, a couch, microwave, a laptop, smartphones, Tejano music CDs, an electrical wiring upgrade and a new window.

To find out more or donate an item, contact CareBox Program, 512-296-2180, careboxprogram.org.

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Help complete the Johnson family’s Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

Jazmyne Johnson, 24, and her three children had an amazing Christmas thanks to Grisham Middle School students, who donated more than $8,500 worth of gifts and gift cards. She is in desperate need of a car, an apartment near Hutto and tuition assistance.

Jazmyne Johnson, 234, is a single mother of three, from left, Nehemiah, 3, and twins Nakayla and Nyliah, 4. Nakayla has microcephaly, which has caused developmental delays.
RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

To find out more or donate an item, contact Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties, 512-763-1400, opportunitiesforwbc.org.

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Help complete the Ríos Marcial family’s Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

Last month, Rogaciano Ríos Marcial, 46, who lost his wife in May and is raising his four children alone, moved into a new apartment before Christmas furnished by Season for Caring donations and with rent paid in full by Austin philanthropists the Sheth family.

Rogaciano Rios Marcial, right, watches three of his children explore the family’s new three-bedroom apartment. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The family still needs a TV stand, children’s books, bookshelves, clothes for 10-year-old Alma, new shoes for all four children, a computer and internet service. They also need help with utilities, car insurance, life insurance, and gift cards to H-E-B, Target and Walmart. They would love to have gift cards for family activities as well as a DVD player and Spanish movies.

To find out more or donate an item, contact Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area, 512-444-7199, bgcaustin.org.

To make a monetary donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.