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Families Turn to Nonprofits for School Supplies

Students are heading back to school, and that means they need supplies that cost money. As the economy remains uncertain, with many out of work, nonprofits are stepping up school-supply drives to help more families with this expense.

Unemployed and Seeking Shelter from the Storm

The housing crisis continues unabated, and millions of unemployed Americans remain at risk of ending up homeless. But additional government help is arriving from the Obama administration, and nonprofit agencies are making a difference in the efforts of some families to get help from their lenders.