Hi, my name is Tiffany and I’m in a difficult situation. I am a nurse and work long hours. Within the past year I left a very toxic relationship with my children’s father and moved out my own. My children are my world and I try to do everything I can for them. It hasn’t been easy being on my own, I cant imagine it would be for anyone. I only have the essentials in my home such as rent, electric, propane, phone, and car insurance. No cable, internet, or anything extra that would cost me more. Although I feel bad for not having some of those things for the kids I was at least able to get a tv and DVD player so they can watch movies. Here’s the main problem. I work 12 hr shifts so the days I work the kids are with their father and when I’m off I have them. I often stay late if I’m needed or pick up shifts when possible to try and have a few extra dollars instead of breaking even or not even having enough to cover all the Bill’s. I’ve done and continue to do what I can to keep everything as cheap as possible. Christmas is in 3 weeks and I have no way of being able to buy any gifts not even one. I have asked family and friends for help but they can only help so much and everything is greatly appreciated! I’m an independent person normally and dont like asking for help but right now it’s my only option as I’ve tried applying for loans but my credit is horrible. Please if you can help with even $5 I will forever be grateful, and once I get on my feet and have extra funds I promise I will pay it forward and help others in need.