In recognition of National Single Parent’s Day on March 21, our Angel Soft® brand has launched a poignant video celebrating the nation’s 12 million single parents. The video shares the daily struggles, sacrifices and triumphs of three single parents and culminates with a granted wish to help make their everyday lives a little easier.
The three featured parents include:
Jonathan – This father was raised by a single mother who passed away when he was 14. He is now raising his three-year-old son on his own. The Angel Soft brand will cover his childcare costs for one year.
Kylia – This mother has moved nearly every year over the past decade in an effort to find the best home for her and her 11-year-old daughter. She is currently living in a friend’s basement. The Angel Soft brand will pay one year’s rent so they can live in a safer home.
Liz – Finding quality daycare is Liz’s biggest daily challenge as she works three jobs to provide for her and her three-year-old daughter. The Angel Soft brand will pay for preschool for one year.
These stories are examples of the extraordinary journey that single parents are on every single day. Through this video tribute, the hope is to not only honor them, but to build awareness for National Single Parent’s Day, while encouraging others to recognize the single parents in their lives.
On National Single Parent’s Day and every day, the Angel Soft brand celebrates the softness and strength of all types of families to handle life’s circumstances.
Join the #SingleParentsDay conversation and recognize a single parent in your life!
Facts About Single-Parents:
- 84 percent – 9.8 million – of single parent households are single mother families and 16 percent are single father families.
- The median income for families led by a single mother in 2013 was about $26,000, one-third the median for married couple families ($84,000). Nearly half of single mother households have an annual income less than $25,000. Thirty-nine percent of single dads have an annual family income of $50,000 or more.
- The annual cost of center-based infant care averaged more than 40 percent of the state median income for a single mother.