Hi, my name is Amanda. I’ve never really had to ask for help before, but I have to swallow my pride when it comes to my kids. So recently I separated from my husband, he disappeared and doesn’t help with anything involving our kids. It has taken everything I have just to barely keep a roof over our heads. I never thought I’d see the day when I couldn’t even afford presents for my children. This is their first Christmas that they’ll actually understand it, and they’re so excited about it. I just hate to think about them waking up to no presents under the tree. They really don’t need a whole lot, just something so they don’t feel left out. I’ve tried many places, but can’t find any help at this point. We really don’t have any family besides ourselves now. This just feels like the worst timing for all of this, and I can barely keep my mind away from it. All I want is to see them happy and to have something like the rest of the kids. I work six days a week and barely even have time to spend with them. It took every penny I had to pay what I could on my bills, but I’m currently still behind on rent. That’s the reason I’m doing this, because next weeks check will all go toward rent too. I have to keep a place for them, even though I want to get gifts so bad. I just feel like they shouldn’t have to suffer and not get anything just because of their mother. It’s hard enough going through all of this, and during the holidays. Please help make this a special Christmas for my babies. That’s all I want and ask for. I don’t want them to miss out. Thank you so much for your time.