First of all, I would like to say thank you in advance for realizing that sometimes others just need that extra help.
I have been a single mom for 8 years now, and have held 2-3 jobs since then. I have an almost 9 year old daughter that deserves the best, and I work extremely hard just to keep a roof over our head and food in the fridge.
The living wage compared to living cost has gotten extremely hard to keep up with, and my rent just raised as well, making it even tougher. I substitute teach during the year and serve tables. Now that school is out for the summer, it’s been hard to keep up. I have started doing photography on the side to try to get extra income, but building a clientele takes time.
I have paid $800 towards my rent, but have 2 days to come up with the $600 left before they start the eviction process. My car payment of $300 also happens to land on the same week.
It all piled up very quick, and have done all I can on my own to come up with it myself, just am still falling short. I am an extremely hard worker, and I can assure not a dime of any donation will go towards anything but to live and transport myself and daughter. I hope to be able to return the favor someday, because I know what it’s like to feel lost and overwhelmed. I am gathering as many items from home to sell to work towards these outstanding bills as well. Including items I cherish, but not getting evicted is priority of course.
In turn, my daughter suffers from feeding off my stress. Our world is tough these days, and I hate seeing kids have to pay consequences for it as well. People like you are making a difference, just remember that! We are starting to run low on food as well, adding to the stress. We have utilized food pantries, but have used up our visit for the month. With her home for the summer, she’s not receiving free school lunches, adding even more to our expensive grocery bill.
The shame and discouragement is weighing so heavy on me, I am having multiple anxiety attacks a day not knowing what’s to come if I’m not able to scrape up the funds. There is no affordable housing in my area, making it hard to find another location to move. Not to mention moving costs.
I have also looked into rental assistance, which hopefully will be reviewed before next months rent is due. However, the state is a little behind on going through applications, therefore, wouldn’t work for this month. I have no friends or family that are in the financial position to help me at the time either.
Again, I would just like to say thank you in advance.. when thank you doesn’t even seem to be enough. I promise you are helping someone with a kind heart with nothing but good intentions, that just happen to fall on hard times. so THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.