Meet Sammy. Sammy represents Aurora’s vulnerable children. Sammy’s mom is the only parent and she is working two jobs. She and Sammy get their food at the food pantry. They don’t have enough money to pay for internet services – they are just trying to keep a roof over their heads.
Sammy’s mom struggles to help with homework and it is pretty darn near impossible without online access anyway. This was before the pandemic. Remote learning is so hard. Sammy was behind before Covid-19 and now is way behind.
Sammy’s mom shares, “I am scared and tired. I can’t wait for the Bookmobile to get back into service.” Sammy gets excited about learning when the Bookmobile rounds the corner. We can check out books, games and movies. We use the computers. It doesn’t solve all of our issues but it will help more than you can imagine right now.”