“You all know what it’s for – Helen can’t leave those children to work while Tom’s in jail. If everybody gives one more dime, we’ll have it – “
– Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 12. After a church collection is taken up for Tom Robinson’s wife Helen, Reverend Sykes says that more money is needed. He explains how Helen Robinson can’t leave her children to take a job to provide for her family. Scout and Jem witness first hand how the black community rallies around to provide for one of their own.