CFK Weekly—Dec. 25, 2000

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

**A Short Weekly


NEW ON CONNECT FOR KIDS

**Home, or Homeless, for the Holidays

**Let's Connect!

**Kids and Community Service Topic Page

**Hunger and Homelessness in America's Cities


CONNECT TODAY

**Kids Building Communities


FOCUS ON THE STATES

**State-by-State News


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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


**A Short Weekly

The Weekly is taking a break for the next two weeks, but you can still visit the Connect for Kids home page for highlights of original articles from the past year and links to great online resources. We'll be back with a full, special edition of the Weekly on Jan. 8, 2001!




NEW ON CONNECT FOR KIDS


**Home, or Homeless, for the Holidays

by Susan Kellam

Not all kids get to experience the classic American dining room scene at holiday time. Writer Susan Kellam explored the feelings of grown foster children and foster parents during this season in a story reprised by Connect for Kids as a holiday favorite.

http://www.connectforkids.org


**Let's Connect!

We enjoy hearing about what you're doing for kids in your community all year round. Learn more about the Connect for Kids team and share your stories this holiday season!

http://www.connectforkids.org


**Kids and Community Service Topic Page

Whether you're a teacher, parent or concerned adult, we've got ideas and information to help you encourage kids and teens in contributing their knowledge, talents and time to improve their communities.

http://www.connectforkids.org


**Hunger and Homelessness in America's Cities

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment rates, demand for emergency food assistance and emergency shelter increased in 1999 -- especially for families with children. What's behind the trend? According to this survey from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, low wages, high housing and utility costs and welfare reform regulations played a role.

http://www.connectforkids.org

CONNECT TODAY


**Kids Building Communities

We're still looking for stories of kids who are making their communities better for families all year round. Send yours to julee@benton.org.



FOCUS ON THE STATES


**State-by-State News

Check out news about kids in your state in the "state-by-state" section of the Connect for Kids Web site.
http://www.connectforkids.org/homepage1576/index.htm


Happy holidays, everyone!


Jan Richter, Outreach Specialist and the Connect for Kids team

Jan@benton.org