The Palm Beach Post launched its annual holiday campaign, Season to Share, in 1995. Each year, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the paper and website tell the stories of more than a dozen struggling families who have been nominated by local charitable organizations. Readers are invited to contribute money, merchandise and services to help them.

Thank you for sharing.

Gardens boy, 5, has endured heart surgeries, stroke

Camden Schwartz seems like a happy, energetic 5-year-old boy as he plays in his backyard, and gives his mom…


Mother of 9 fights aggressive lung cancer

Janice Gumbs doesn’t have much to give in terms of money, possesions or time, but she gives freely, visiting…


Displaced mother grieves daughter’s death of liver cancer

Vanessa was having a really hard morning. “She has a lot of pain,” explained her mother, Madelin Garcia. The…


Boy in a ‘bubble’ fights acute leukemia

Peter Caasi is not yet 3 years old, but he can utter his West Palm Beach street address, recite…


Mother of six escapes abuse, works fields to support family

It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way for Margarita Francisco Jimenez. When she left Guatemala at age 18,…


After wife dies, farmworker raises kids in dilapidated home

She was the love of his life, the mother of his children, the young woman he met on a…


Medication costly for boy with rare form of leukemia

Three of the tiny orange pills — about $300 worth — that are saving Brandon Cooper’s life sit on…


Eugenio Gonzalez, 86, lost his wife of many years in December and struggles to keep up with a crumbling home in West Palm Beach, November 10, 2016.

Widower survives each day in crumbling home

Eugenio Gonzalez wishes to forget many things: the heartbreak that ended his first marriage five decades ago, the daughter…


Man with cerebral palsy, mom struggle to survive

Robby Suranyi is a bit of a ladies man. He loves getting out of the house and going places…


Blind, ailing, he subsists on kindness of neighbors

Richard Romero’s apartment can’t measure much more than 6 feet by 10 feet, tucked into a little street with…


Couple give up jobs to take in severely neglected nephew

When Idi and Aura Kenner agreed take in Idi’s nephew, they knew he’d been neglected and was just hours…


Boy’s family struggles to keep him mobile

Meghan and Robert Castle know their 5-year-old son with severe mental and physical disabilities will always need constant care.…


Grandma gives up home to take in abandoned grandchildren

Gabriela Lagos’ grandchildren don’t have mattresses. They don’t have a bathtub. They don’t have expectations of shiny presents as…