Hey! Thank you for taking the time to read my story! My name is Mariah I’m 23 years old and I am a mother of two amazing children Makayla 3 (left) and Makavelli 6 months (right). Now I’m not really sure how to do this but this is my last option. I’ve had a pretty rough year. My son Makavelli I know you’re wondering what’s on his head my son was diagnosed with something called Craniosynostosis it’s a condition where his soft spots closed early. There was nothing I could do to prevent this. In the beginning of May he was going to a regular 3 month check up and by the end of May he was having surgery on his head. They stripped the bone at the stop and slits down the sides of his skull to create space for his brain to grow. In between that time prepping him for surgery was very fast it all came at me so fast I was up at the hospital weekly for appointments one week I had on or two everyday of the week it was tiring they were poking and proding my baby it was painful to hear him cry. My 3 year old was confused I had to make sure she didn’t feel how terrified I was all while trying to work was very hard. I had very little help having to call off so much even though it was excused it became a lot and they started giving me less hours. After my car broke down leaving one of his appointments my alternator gave out on me. I had to work around the bus schedules which became a problem I had to quit my job. After my son had his surgery a week later he was fitted for a helmet and a week after that he had to wear this helmet for 23 hours a day my baby is only 4 months old at this point. He has to wear it until his first birthday. I’ve been trying to save up for another car but with losing my job I had to dip into my savings. He goes to see his neurologist and his prostetics doctor for his helmet regularly I have to catch the bus with my two children and it’s not a easy thing to do I get the stares and the whisper’s and the pointing it’s painful because he’s only a baby. While all that’s going on I’m trying to make sure I study and get my work done in a timely manner so I don’t cram. I’m in school for the association of business fundamentals my goal is to own a business by the time I’m 30. I’m trying to be the best role model for my children I can be but it’s so hard. I’m asking for donations today to help me with getting another vehicle I’m out of work at the moment because my son has to have the right care daily if it’s too hot or too cold. He has to have is washed everyday he’s uncomfortable in it so sometimes he just cries and I can put that on anyone you never know how someone will react to that kind of pressure. Anything will help me because I desperately need it my savings are now gone and bills are due soon and I’m running out of options anything helps and it means the absolute world to me and my kids I’m just trying to get ahead my PayPal is paypal.me/mamaabear23. Again thank you so much for taking the time to read my story even if you can donate thank you for your time. Have a wonderful day
Researchers have said that just in 2015 year ending alone over 80 percent of the households in America that we’re single households we’re in fact ran by a FEMALE head of household which we’re mostly living very poor.
Many people may say well there is government assistance for them to get a grant but it’s hard to find and information regarding that said topic anywhere. So in hopes to help the single mothers out in the world this article will give you some insight on the different assistance topics we can cover including where and how to get a grant or scholarship. Also, you will read and see how simple it is to receive help with income expenses and medical insurance.
Are there really grants for a single mother?
Of course they do but these grants are not only for single mothers. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t help for a mother to receive one. I know its mind boggling that the government hasn’t had any means created for money for a single mother that is actually in the shape of a grant. One thing the government does for a single mother is they assist them through a group or have set sponsors through a company, and sometimes they are covered by the actual income assistance completely.
Below are a few websites that will redirect you to free items that you can get just for registering on the website.
Low Income Assistance for Single Mothers / Government Grants
As I said there is not an official grant for a single mother available that is FEDERAL. However a single mother can go through federal programs and register and sign up for them. Those kinds of programs are usually for households with low income. Which means you would also qualify for Welfare. No matter what the case these are programs to help those who make below the limit and live poorly.
Below are different types of assistance based in the United States.
TANF – TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES
TANF is a crucial for many low income families located within the US.
With TANF you receive a small amount of cash every month that you can use toward your food, rent, and other necessities. However you only receive TANF for up to 60 month limit.
If you are a single mother and you have children in your home who are less than 19 years old you are eligible for TANF.
SNAP – SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Food-stamps or SNAP as other people may refer to is financial help for meals. You can receive money every month to place food on the table if you are on low or no income.
For most of Americans living in poverty SNAP is potentially the only assistance they can get.
Research has shown that in 2015 SNAP benefits have helped at least 45 million Americans. Most of the ones who receive the stamps are under are up to the age of 18.
When you go to use your benefits for SNAP you have your own personal debit card to ring your groceries up with at the register. If you are interested in trying to get on with SNAP benefits all you have to do is fill and application out and send it in or take it into a local office that deals with SNAP benefits.
NSLP – NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
This is a program that gives free (or discounted) food to students whose parent’s income is bellow a poverty level. The income needs to be at least between 130-185 percent bellow the poverty line.
Most the time if a person is a receiver of SNAP benefits their children will be accepted into this program for free lunches. But, that doesn’t mean if you don’t have or receive SNAP that your children are disqualified.
You need to contact your child’s school to apply.
TEFAP – THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Food for the American families who are in the poverty range not matter what the age.
If you have received food stamps before or any other program assisting you and helping you such as the ones in this article you could also be approved for this program.
You will need to contact your State distribution agency to learn more about the Emergency food assistance program.
Local Food Banks
A food bank doesn’t exactly fit into the whole “Grant” program area as it is actually a location in your town where you can get food if you are in need.
Do not allow you or your family to go without food. If you ever reach that trouble you can call 211 and ask them where the nearest food bank is based on your location.
More then 200 food banks exist with the feeding america foundation and they supply enough food to feed over 40 million people.
WIC – WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN PROGRAM
This program includes a package deal where you as a mother are able to receive healthy foods, whether you are pregnant or a new mother, and also to children who are 5 or under.
WIC is a program that is temporary and only used for a short amount of time – usually between 6 to 12 months.
EARLY HEAD START / HEAD START
These programs are for children up to 5 years old.
You can receive free child’s medical and dental care along with their schooling, and dietary needs.
Find your closes headstart office on their website or call at 1-866-763-6481.
Insurance for unemployment
This is a special program which will pay you weekly if you are unemployed and it had nothing to do with you for you being fired or let go. You will only be able to receive this benefit for maximum 26 weeks. Different states have different benefit rules. But most states will average out at about 45% of whatever the average weekly income is.
Single mothers who are out of a job temporarily can find solace with these benefits and can help make the burden less for themselves because this pay will restore what you have lost from losing your work.
If you want to try and get this started and opened for you, you will have to find your local unemployment office or apply on the website for this specific program. Most states will allow you to also try to sign up for this over the phone.
Section 8 housing
Section 8 is basically a program that helps a family be able to pay for their housing. If approved you will receive a voucher of up to 70 percent of your bills (utilities and rent). You are expected to pay the other 30 percent.
If you want to apply and feel you qualify you can get in touch with your local office involved with public housing, the HUD office.
CCAP – CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
This is a benefit for families who can’t afford to place their children in daycare while working.
You still have to pay a certain percentage but it isn’t a big lump of money. The less you earn, the less you need to contribute.
EITC – Earned Income Tax Credit
It is a tax benefit for people with low income. You could potentially get as much as $6,000.
If you normally have a tax rate of $1050 but you are allowed $5550 then you get refund of $4500.
There is a Children’s Tax Credit too for as much as $1,000 for EACH child.
LIHEAP – LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMLIHEAP is a program that is a one time help to help pay for heating / cooling expenses.
Most of the time this is for the disabled or families with children or disabled person in the home.
If you need any extra information regarding this topic you can get in touch through the number 1-866-674-6327 or a local number for your local LIHEAP office.
WAP – WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Weatherization assistance program lowers energy bills for families in need. Usually the elderly and families involving children are accepted and put to the top of the list before all.
Your monthly income need to be below 200 percent poverty level.
To apply, find a local WAP center.
Medicaid is help with medical expenses. If you do not have health insurance this gives you certain benefits as long as your income restriction meets the level it should.
A lot of single mothers may meet the standards to be recipients of Medicaid even if you are unemployed.
Every state has different rules about Medicaid plans. You can find out exact requirements on this website.
Together with ObamaCare it ensures that even single mothers who didn’t receive any health benefits will now be able to have coverage.
CHIP – CHILDREN HEALTH INSURANCE
CHIP gives children without health insurance a chance to have health benefits all the way up until they are nineteen. It is for families whose income is too high to receive Medicaid benefits.
It provides every type of benefit you can think of — dental, eye exams, and even annual doctor’s exams.
Every state has its own rules. If you would like to learn a little more about this specific benefit you can call 1-877 Kids now (1-877-543-7669)
Federal Pell Grants
Aid program for students of up to $5,815 for those in need to be able to set foot into college.
This is the best opportunity for a mother who is single to finally be able to finish her schooling and finally continue in the workforce. The money is completely free of charge with no interest rates or paybacks ever.
You need to fill out an application and submit it for a pell grant and have it turned in on or before June 30th of every year.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
Similar to the Pell Grant. If you already have had pell grants and you are at the top of the charts in need you will be first on the list to receive this. Depending on a persons needs that are wrapped in with their financial struggle will ultimately decide who will receive anywhere between $100 too $4,000 annually.
Charities can be a way to seek help for you and your children whether you are in need of food or clothing or even housing. A lot of charities around the world actually have their own food banks that they run and they will give you bags of free food.
If you go to salvation army a lot of the times they will let you sleep there if you have no where else to go especially if it is a result of violence.
Most churches will offer you food and clothes or maybe even a place to stay if you have been recently kicked out by the one you are living with.
To find information on this you should look through your phone books local listing or yellow page. You can also research online and see what churches are available to your area and call them and ask what services they do offer.
Single moms can receive loans usually relatively quickly but I would not recommended that at all. You could potentially go into debt and not be able to rise back from that.
Sometimes you have no choice because you have to fix your broken car or maybe pay for utilities and food and need the help right then. But you have to be able to pay that loan realistically quick.
Pay attention to your credit because if you try to get a loan through a bank or anyone they will check your credit score and see if it is even available to be able to place a loan out to you. If it is a loan that is for payday loans or credit card advances they will not run a check but you will end up paying more after fees and costs.
Line of Credit
If your credit is decent some people ask a bank for a loan personally. Most of the time this is a better idea then asking for a payday loan because if you need quick money with lower rates of interest this is it.
On a personal loan interest is lower dramatically but you have to pay in instalments. It doesn’t really fit criteria for an emergency. Normally if you just tell them you do not have any more funds and that is why you need this they will turn you away. If your credit is poor you will not be able to even touch this offer.
Short term (payday) loans
This is a very popular type of loan. You may know it by the term “Cash advance.” The interest runs really high on these and it is a loan that is only for a small time frame.
This is a loan that would more then likely be considered if a problem arises and you needed to repair your car or had a disastrous dental emergency. You have to know for sure you will be able to give every penny back.
If you do not pay this type of loan back you could be in loads of trouble financially.
Credit card cash advance
Do you own a credit card? If so you will be able to get money from a bank as easy as 1, 2, 3. This is not a method that is highly praised though because as soon as you start taking money out of the bank the interest keeps rising and you also are charged for using and pulling out of the bank a fee. This is potentially the easier options if you do need cash asap but you have to pay it back and make sure you absolutely can.
When it is all said and done grants will not solve your money issues within your home if that is what you expect. To get a grant is definitely not easy it isn’t a walk in the park by any means.
If you are looking to get a more stable source of financially being stable you should probably look in areas around you or find a women shelter until you can get back up on your feet.
If you think you have all the time in the world you can apply for other areas of assistance such as Food stamps, HUD, and etc. They do take a lot of time and effort for someone to get back with you and let you know if you have been accepted and enrolled. Try finding a part time working job as a way to financially start becoming stable again.
The moral of this is you can not expect a grant to fall into your hands without effort and take all your worries away. They are only here too do one thing and that doesn’t usually fix anything with your financial setting.
This is all on you and what you decide, no one else can decide for you.
I have worked hard all my life I started working when I was 13 years old. ( I am now 48) When I was 20 I had a child while working a full-time job. Her father and I did not stay together but however she was raised in a wonderful environment she’s a wonderful adult, wife and mother. She is a registered nurse. She recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby girl who is just amazing.
I had met a man after my daughter had graduated from high school and started college. He was a single father with two little boys that were four and five years old. He was living in his dad’s Barn and was working everyday to build up a farm.At the time he owned two tractors and was probably worth around $20,000.
he had a couple of people that he rented farmland from to grow crops on.
at first I did not want to date anyone that had small children because I had raised my child and I was looking forward to spending time with someone that I could travel with and enjoy single life with.
This man kind of forced himself into my life and before I knew it him and his children moved in with me into my small 2 bedroom apartment within 3 months.
Needless to say we stayed together for 10 years. I helped him get full custody of the boys and we ended up putting a house on 30 acres for our family and he kept getting more farmland I would help him farm and raise the children as they were my own. (Doctor’s appointment dentist visits I signed them up for school I made them breakfast lunch and dinner etc. Helped them with homework drop them off at sports they each had their own bedroom that I painted and decorated. I actually painted that whole house inside and out and it looked brand new.
when we put the house on the 30 acres of land that we bought he asked me to marry him and he gave me a ring. I had found a double-wide that was only $12,000 through a friend of mine I knew and after a lot of hard work we had the house in and we put cows on the land and everything was going well. when we had moved into the house he had asked me to quit my job to help him take care of the farm and the children. which I gladly did because I figured I was going to be with this man the rest of my life and be his wife and this was my family. So, I had no reason to worry.
I can’t tell you exactly what happened because I’m not even sure. He had a problem drinking and we started fighting and I really wanted to try to make this work I figured 10 years of being together that we should try to make it work and I did try. I tried for a year-and-a-half. He threw me out last June for the last time. I was done being used and being treated like crap. he had been talking to at least 15 women on messenger and wanted to date other women.
the very last time he threw me out which was over a year ago he moved in another woman immediately.
He is worth well over $1000000 now. but since I did not marry him I don’t get a penny. Every penny that I had, I had sunk into our house our home and our family. I had a very nice Colorado truck that was 3 years old when I bought it and I paid it off within 3 years and it was still worth $10,000 and he burned it to the ground. I did not press charges and he had canceled the insurance a few days before so I couldn’t claim anything on it and I didn’t want him to go to prison for what he did. I was stupid and naive.
So right now I have an old beat-up car that needs new tires and a oil change. I am job hunting and I am staying with a friend right now which is a blessing, but I have found an apartment for $350 a month including all utilities.
I have worked hard all my life and once I get a job I know I will be okay.
I have no money no gas in my car and absolutely nothing to move into the apartment I have no furniture, dishes,towels, sheets no bed no dresser.
I have very little clothing and shoes that are about worn out.
if I was a selfish person and I didn’t give all my money these years I would probably be okay. I probably wouldn’t be on here embarrassed and begging for help.
I’m sitting here crying writing this. I am ashamed of myself and I am ashamed for the man that left me in this position.
I am a strong person and I will get back on my feet I do need a little help. if you can find it in your heart to help me I guarantee you I will pay it forward.
Much love and peace to you, thank you so much.
Any donations can be made to me through my PayPal account.
Thank you so much and bless you
So i was in a shitty marriage but tried to make it work as i was obsessed with the fact I had to be a wife to be succesful…. persisted even though desperately unhappy. Had a child and received no support for my PND…cracked on smiling. Put all my savings into buying and renovating a house and thought it would all just work out. One day I snapped and made told him I’m done. Since then for 3 years I’ve been mentally abused and been blackmailed with seeing my son. Work took me away and now i have to go to court for custody. I signed over the house without question for my son and as i needed to free myself… it was worth losing every penny I put into it.
I got left with credit cards and car purchase. I’m making my payments but only minimum on cards and the interest and not seeing it decrease coupled with feeling I have nothing is affecting me.
I don’t want thousands and thousands…Well £15000 . To clear my debts and start saving. To get my head above water to pay for court and to be in a position to eventually have a deposit for my own home for my son.
Clearing this debt will help me start focussing on the important things like getting my son back and building a future for us without the never-ending statements and bank checks.
I will never use credit cards again and want to manage my money as a strong single woman, I just need help to get to s line and start fresh without the debts of my past haunting me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story x
Hello, my name Is Hayley Ann. I’m a 25 years old single mother living in Ohio. I guess I’ll just start by giving you a little bit of background on myself and then I’ll go into my current situation and what I’m asking for help with. Well I grew up in a pretty darn low-income family, so I’m used to doing everything on a tight budget. I never need much to get by. When I was 16, I met an older boy and it resulted in me getting pregnant with my daughter. After being cheated on with several women and both mentally and physically abused by him for my entire pregnancy and the first 4 months of my daughter’s life, I left and decided that I didn’t need him. If my mother could do it alone with My sister and I than I could. When my daughter was about 8 Months old I met a boy and his mother quickly became another grandmother for my daughter. After 3 years, Him and I split but I stayed friends with his mother. Sometime later I ended up moving in with his mother so that Ava could go to a better school system. When she had to move out to help her son (My ex) pay for a house he bought that he couldn’t afford, I talked with the landlord and asked if I could take over her lease. He told me that he would rather just do a month to month deal. So fast-forward 5 years later, and I get a call from the landlord that he has sold the property. I asked him what would happen to us and he said he has no idea what the new owner plans to do and that I should expect mail or a phone call from him soon. Oh! I forgot to mention, my landlord didn’t bother to tell us that the house was even on the market so I had no idea until it was already sold and I later found out he has been working on this sale for 3 months. So I get a call from the new owner and he says that he sent out our 30 day notices and that he is just gutting this house and raising the rent on it too 1500/month. So, we now have 20 days and there is just no way I can come up with the 1200 its going to cost to move in 14 days, because I need to give myself a week to pack and move everything as well. So, I guess that’s what I’m asking for.
Money for the initial move. Application Fees, Back ground Check fees, first month, last month and a security deposit. Plus anything additional for the actual moving. Someone to help because I don’t have anyone in my life capable of moving furniture and money for a moving truck, Had I had more time I would have been about to come up with it. On this short of notice, I just can’t. I want to stay in this city because of my daughters’ school. She has incredible anxiety issues that cause her extreme stomach pain and switching schools would be terrible for her. Especially because, she would probably have to go to school in a lesser school system… If we can get this house, I don’t know what we are going to do, Our animals with suffer, Im in college online and wont be able to continue that. I work from home online, So that’s out as well. This will literally set back my entire life. So, I am asking for help., Swallowing my pride and asking. Will you help me?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and I hope everything you put out into the world comes full circle.
P.s Sorry for the short novel.
No idea I typed this much until I went back and read it.
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Hi. My story is too incredible to fit into 400 words.
5 years ago my ex bf was arrested in a spectacular way , while my 3month old son and I waited for him to return home. Of course he never did and instead, our home was raided by police. The worst day of my life. I had no clue what was going on and it would take 2 years before I had a clear idea of his involvement in a sizeable Class A drug supply conspiracy. My ex was a charmer. Known and loved by everyone, educated, handsome but apparently quite greedy as well.
It turned out that we were (amongst others) under surveillance for some time and my ex used me and at times my car as a “clean cover” for some of his activities. Following his arrest, amongst the confusion, daily sickness, insomnia, media coverage, extreme anger, and exhaustion that I lived with daily, I returned to work full time. In addition I attempted to take my ex to court to try get some funds from him. I failed and in the process sold my house just to pay legal fees and all the other expenses that landed with me because of him.
5 years on I am still working as much as I can in order to provide for my son entirely on my own. There is no maintenance and no welfare in this household! While I try crawl my way out of the hole dug for me, it is very difficult to save quickly enough or even just enough, to make a dent in a mortgage application. I am trying to overcome the hatred I have toward my ex for putting me and my son in such a horrid place that I am still trying to recover from financially and mentally.
I really do just need a miracle to help me provide a home that I can one day pass on to my son. In order to do this I am asking for GBP£50,000 to put toward a deposit for a home. I need to get out of renting. Miracles do happen.
On Easter Sunday my significant other told our family that he was leaving. We were beyond shocked. Shortly after I discovered he had been entertaining another woman on the side.
This is where my life started to fall completely apart. My significant other and I have been together for almost 16 years. We have four children, two of which were from my previous marriage. Everything we had together over the 16 years is in my significant others name. EVERYTHING.
I raised our children 95% of the time on my own so that he could work a job where he made 5x the amount of money that I did working as a licensed childcare provider in our home. His job required him to live away from home, as it was too far to commute on a daily basis. He lived away from home mid February through the end of November. He would come home on the weekends if he didn’t have to work to spend time with our family.
Now, with everything in his name, he is asking me and the kids to move out of our home. Because of this request I had to quit my job of 13 years as well, so we are now homeless and I am jobless. He is sitting pretty well, as he is able to pay his bills with one check, with the ability to bank the other three each month. I do not have any money in my bank account, as I barely made it living check to check each week. It was humiliating to have to ask him for money if I needed help so I depended heavily upon my credit cards. I owe thousands of dollars, as I relied on them for everything; groceries, gas, school supplies, school clothes, school functions, birthdays and holidays, etc..
So, here we sit. Homeless, jobless and broke. Not only broke money wise but broken as a person. No place to live, no job to save money to find a place to live, drowning in credit card debt and totally heartbroken.
Depression has set in double time. I feel like I’ve failed myself but mostly I feel like I’ve failed my children. I only have my love to offer them right now but sometimes it doesn’t feel like enough. I feel like I’ve finally hit rock bottom. I’m trying to be strong for them but I feel like I’m dying inside. I’m totally lost, trying to figure out how to pull myself out of this situation so my kids and I can move on, rebuild our lives and be happy again.
Any donation to help us get on our feet would be truly appreciated. I am a grateful person and I always pay it forward when I can.
Halo good people! I live alone with my daughter since her birth. We are alone for full 17 years. My daughter’s father didn’t want her. I don’t have parents so we don’t have any kind of support in life. We are renting apartment for 10 years (we changed 8 apartments in that time) so I do two jobs to provide survival to me and my daughter. We live in one small town in Serbia.
We need finance help to change our life. We want to move from Serbia because we are alone our whole life. We want to move to Austria because of better future. We need money specifically for rent to apartment or room and survival to first salary. Total amount of that is about 2000-2500 euros because of deposit for apartment or room.
My daughter was student of generation in elementary school (she was 15 years old then). She was going on contests from math, biology and chemistry and she was winning awards on city and province levels.She played volleyball and she was perspective player but she quit because she broke both of her arms and unfortunately she missed her change to change life in that way. I want to secure her good life and going to college.
We are struggling our whole life. I have heart disease and I am taking beta blocker for five years. That are consequences of hard life. I have been handball player and I have never drink and smoked so my disease consequence of stress. Unfortunately here in Serbia and beside two jobs we can’t buy house and secure nothing more than survival.
I can not tell that we don’t have what to eat or that we are sleeping on the street but we have nothing more than that. We never had car, we went on vacation once but we have been trying to make our life better but we never can change a lot. I wanted to go first alone in Austria to secure accommodation for us but I didn’t have anyone to look after my daughter if I would go because out family contains us and our seven years old cat.
We don’t want to give up and we still believe there are people who want to help.If you want to help us please donate on http://paypal.me/mama566283
Thanks to all people with good heart and those who read story of our life!
I am a single mom of 2, I am also caring for my mother who has early on-set Alzheimer’s and who was also a single mother to me and my 3 sisters.
I have been without a car for several months now. The car I had previously was a 99 Lexus LS400 that the owner gave me a deal on around income tax return time several years ago. When my alternator went out a few months ago I took it to a shop and a kid there did okay with replacing that but then he put in a new battery and hooked it up to the posts wrong. Blew all the wiring and chips. Instead of admitting that he replaced all the chips and hoped I wouldn’t notice that everything was only sporadically working. The car finally completely died and the repair was astronomically priced. I just sold it to a junkyard and have been walking and taking a taxi as needed.
That is until last week.
Last week I walked to a local car lot “just to look” and I drove home that night in a 2013 VW Passat after only paying for auto insurance. They told me I could pay out my down payment and not have an actual first payment until Oct. 5th. I had only saved $500. They wanted $1000 total down. My boss (Single mother of 1) gave me a Christmas bonus early, which I don’t think is a thing. We are a small two-person non-profit office for the homeless. Pretty sure she just gave me $500 herself. Especially because I didn’t get a bonus last year at Christmas.
Today, after a week of driving it, the lot called me and said that their lender decided not to accept the contract. That my income wasn’t high enough and my credit was bad. They tried to bully me into signing for a much higher payment I couldn’t have handled with a higher interest rate or to add a co-signer. I have no one. I can’t magically double my income. So I gave them the keys and walked home.
Eventually, I’ll get partial reimbursement for my insurance payment but I really want to be able to give my boss back the $500 she gave me. I feel sick that it was literally for nothing. Anything more than that will be saved and go towards another car if I can ever work up the nerve to try to get another. All help is greatly appreciated!
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I am 32 years old, a veterinary technician and mother of 3. I have never done this before and feel a bit of shame in doing so but I need help. Let me tell you about my 3 beautiful kids or little monsters as I’ve always called them. Levi is the oldest, my golden lion. Ever so funny, caring and brave. Since he was 4 he’s dreamed about going into the military. Selfless little boy who always thinks of others. Lanie my beauty queen, book work, violinist and shy kitten. Her music and drive is one I envy. When other kids were playing and making mud pies this little girl was listening to classic music and dreaming of her own violin. Today she’s part of her school drama club and rocking her violin. She wants to mark her place in this world with music notes, a simple but lasting mark I believe. Now to my dreamer Leland, the ever so sweet, innocent and “head in the clouds” little boy. He was 2 when I bought him his first art set. Those cheap little boxes that had markers, pencils and watercolors with some paper. He never put it down. This child blew my mind. The creativity that burst from him was blinding. As time went on he started creating his own characters and style of drawing. He immersed himself in old comics, newspaper comics, picture books and online tutorials. Learning how to blend colors, shadowing techniques, placement and context. My friends have asked for his drawings equally amazing at how this 10 year old could almost close his eyes and create whatever you ask for. Now that you’ve learned about them and seen a small view of what they can accomplish, know that they had to fight to become that way. Our lives have not always been easy but it has finally gotten to a true happy place. I was married to their father for 15 years, highschool sweethearts if you will. But he drank, womanized and was abusive. I can’t count how many times they had to call police or help pick mom off the ground and go hide. I take full responsibility and blame. I tried to leave several times and was able to for 2 years, during that time I earned a degree in Animal Science and for those 2 years it was amazing. But I went back to their father just after my graduation. He showed up and appeared to be “changed” same old story but I truly believed him and wanted to keep my family together. Flash forward to 2017. I finally had enough. I couldnt couldnt my monsters and their father, who refused to work. He would tell me “you have a degree and make more than me, theres no point in me working too” I was exhausted and beat down but I finally got enough courage to leave. I got a divorce but in doing so it left me broke. Between the lawyers and trying to provide for my babies I got behind. My car was repossessed, my student loans went into default and our pge skyrocketed. I made minimal payments and pleaded with every organization I could. But minimal payments just hold them off for so long and because I do work I am not eligible for a lot of the programs used to help pay. Yesterday after getting off work, I was met at the door by my monsters and they told me the power was off. My heart sank. I had started the year with a 2400 dollar pge bill and gotten it down to 1700 and it wasnt enough. I had been paying over 400 a month to catch up and keep it on but yesterday was the end of the road. I dont don paid for another 2 weeks. My babies need hot water and light to do homework. If you find it in your heart to donate I would appreciate it more than I can express. My little ones have been through so much in their short lives. Help me ease their minds that life is not always this cruel. http://Paypal.me/jenniebeans
I’m a single mom of three kids
I was in a car accident in 2009 ended up injuring my neck I have three deteriorating disc and arthritis in my neck and back now. So with that it’s hard for me to acquire a steady job because I am minimize to what I can lift and what I can do. But I continue to push for to make things happen for myself and my children. But with no study income is hard to say and one home.And that is due to high rent cost, and bills. So I used my savings when I found a small 1776 mobile home in a not so great area but I knew we wouldn’t have to move anymore because of its space rent is cheap . I paid $5000 cash . Well come to find out he had termite damage and extremely bad plumbing needs a lot of cosmetic work and painting . Well i put myself in debt trying to fix and do everything myself. I ended getting my car reposed and has to buy a cheap used A-B car to get my kids back and fourth to school and doctors. I also lost a $250 deposit because i did get the outside panels fix of the home painted. I feel an extremely heavy weight on my shoulders from the stress and worries. I’m exhausted from the pain and anxiety about it all. I had to spend my sons money I said for him to go to driving school. He just turned 16 and wanted to get his permit and I can’t even help him with that. I know this may not even work for me but I truly hope there is some one out there that can understand what I’m trying to do for my children. I want to give them stability and a mom with a smile on her face. I have to say no to everything the ask for or everything the want to do or any place they ask to go. Because i just can’t afford it. But if anyone can understand me and can help $3000-$4000 could truly help take some of the weight off and I would truly just be grateful for anything honestly. Me and my kids would be grateful with any help. Because i say and cried today counting my coins just to put gas in the cheap 2007 Toyota Camry with 166324 miles on my car. And a $115 electric bill because off the portable A/C until I have running all day because of the 104 weather .
I live in Guatemala city, I´m a single mom, I take care of my widow mom, my little sister and my daughter here, I work full time but since my dad passed away two years ago, it has been quite difficult since then, I had a car accident in January where I almost die, and I change my job to be closer to my family.
Right now I´m just desperate because I need to pay our rent and I don´t know what else to do.
It´s hard to be a single mom because my daughter has many allergies and the food that I need to give her it has to be without soy, gluten, oats, and other things and here in this country this type of food is very expensive.
I’m currently studying in collage because I got a scholarship thanks to my grades and also my little sister because that was one of the last things my dad did before died.
I really need help to cover the payments and to get out of all this.
I am sure that in the way I receive help, this will be multiplied to the people who can support me, with whatever amount, by the exchange rate, it is a great help.
I haven’t continue my medical treatment because on the job that I’m currently working, I do not have insurance and it’s okay because I need to work for my family and that is more important for me now, I know that there are good people around the world that can help those we need.
Thank you for taking the time and read my situation and especially for empathizing with me and helping not only me but my family in this hard situation, I never thought that this life and this moments without my dad they would be so difficult, I think that is actually one of the things that hurt the most and it is the hardest way you can at least try to live with that pain, that felling you have that not only you miss that person but also you miss their support, their strong, his bravery, their way to remain positive after a lot of problems around you and your family.
I really want to be strong, and I am thankful that I found this website where I can express what I feel and try to let off steam.
I am a single mother of two girls. My vehicle broke down 4 months ago and when I took it to a mechanic, they said it’s not worth fixing. I am disabled on fixed income with no help from their father. So all my money goes to rent and bills. I have come across a vehicle locally, and to be able to buy, register, and repair I need about $1,000. I dont normally do these kinds of things because I’d rather figure it out on my own, but I can’t do it right now. So I put my pride aside and writing this.. thank you for your time.
I haven’t had the pleasure of living my life over 15 times (Though if you are looking for a good book the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is a great idea.) So sadly this one is messy and bumpy. If you are in for a bit of a story please continue to read. I can only hope to entertain you enough, you might hear me out.
This life has finally began to turn its self around for me or rather I have actually began to steer for myself. A woman’s life should be preoccupied by the pattering of little feet down hallways she just cleaned and the sounds of laughter as the children are no doubt into something that most would not permit. At least that is what I would want my life to consist of. It was with this notion that I left my husband. I couldn’t bare the emotional strain of trying to be the everything to everyone without the help of a partner if one was supposed to be readily available and vowed to be so. He had left my bank accounts as empty as he left my bed. Not that I could hate the man for that, no. But, I could hate him for the state of the house and the children as I toiled away from the place often twelve to sixteen hours out of twenty-four.
My story is common place enough. I dropped out of college at his behest that I get to work and had babies. I married a man I did not love because he was and is still dying. He has MS. So I destroyed my own future for the comfort of his present. But as the months turned to years he became unwilling to assist even in the slightest tasks and I was not beloved wife and mother. I was servant.
I am a servant no longer. Losing my mother, losing a pregnancy, and a well paying job took its toll in a short time. So as all my safety nets, all of an ounce of security I had to fall back on, disappeared he became unabashedly willing to abuse my good nature. And I decided to leap, because falling or flying was a better option on my own. It took homelessness and hard work to get me into an apartment of my own. And being poor comes with extra costs. And I laugh when people tell me to apply for food stamps and help like medical coverage. I have. The truth is I do not qualify for anything because I constantly work one to two jobs and I am a fan of overtime. So why exactly am I asking for help? I am looking for help to remedy three problems in my life, my student loans, reliable transportation, and for the short term hurdles that I’m trying to get over.
I borrowed $12,ooo for my education that I wasted. I admit my own fault that I should have finished and gotten something out of it. And if I could redo it I wouldn’t have gone there at all but rather found someone to teach me a trade. As that is precisely what I plan on doing now. the problem is with working and living in a financial abusive relationship my student loan debt is now staring down $20K like it is a foot race where the prize is a private screening of the latest blockbuster with the stars at your side.
My car is not long for this world. He sputters oil like an old smoker in the early mornings. I recently picked up a beater with a heater in an attempt to remedy this problem as I had worked over 59.5 hour the past week. Not realizing that this was also the week I have to buy school supplies and pay my phone bill. I am a master of poor timing. Which would be my current headache. You see because next week I have rent due and the job site is unwilling to continue to allow me to work such hours. And all of this is compounded by the fact that I am going to need a babysitter to ensure my children are dropped off to school and picked up on time. which will run an additional $140 a week.
All in total I believe I need a reboot button.
If I receive $500 that would solve my short term headaches.
If I receive $ 1,500 It would alleviate my short term hurdles and allow me to fix my car which will allow me to get the apprenticeship I’m wanting.
If I receive $2,000 It would do all of that and allow me to get my divorce.
If I receive $25,ooo that would reboot my life and clear away my debt so I can be free from the bad choices that I made in my past.
The last bit is unexpected of course. But If nothing else, It couldn’t hurt to ask. If you do decide to help, know that its not just me that you are helping. I have two beautiful little hellions that make my life worth while. And I want to give them the confidence and guidance so they are never right where I am in this moment. So thank you.
On July 28 it was brought to my attention that my husband of two years had been selling our things to buy drugs. Somehow I didn’t even realize he used drugs, let alone had a problem bad enough that he’d be selling stuff to get them. My first reaction was to kick him out but the next day he came back and we talked. I told him that I’d be willing to take him back if he’d go to rehab. He swears he doesn’t have a problem and refuses to go. I love him more than words can do justice, but I have a daughter that I have to look out for. I can’t risk him bringing that crap in the house with her or him being on it around her. Unfortunately he was the primary source of income. I am a full time student going to school to be a dental hygienist and I work part time as a dental assistant 24 hours a week. I fear I am going to have to make some hard choices in the very near future to get by. I really don’t want to give up on an education that will provide financial security for my daughter and I. After this semester I have one semester left. I am currently paying almost $9000 a semester but hoping that without his income I will qualify for some financial aid next semester (will be my final semester). I also really do not want to sell my house, I know if I can make it through May when I receive my degree and get a job in dental hygiene I will have no problem affording it by myself. I have already eliminated all unnecessary expenses that I have and have become very frugal. But if I don’t get a little bit of help I’m going to have to quit school to work full time plus lots of overtime or put my home on the market and hope it sells in time for my daughter and I to live off the equity until I graduate in May. I can’t sit back and hope my husband comes to his senses and realizes how much he has to lose if he doesn’t get clean and what he’s putting his family through. Bills are coming due faster than money is coming in to cover them and what little we have left in savings after paying for my tuition and books won’t last nearly long enough.
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Today I’m doing something I’ve never done before.. Today I’m asking for help. I’m a 19 year old mom of my 1 year old son, named Leo. I’m trying my best at being a single mother and the help I have is much appreciated, but I am in need of a bit more assistance in order to proceed with the success I have worked towards. I am currently finishing up my senior year of high school, online. I’m trying to find a job that will accept me for full-time or part-time, that’s not the hard part. My struggles involved Mobility and a stable living situation. The father of my son is no longer in the picture due to his decision, but his mom has been trying to be as much of a support system and help as possible. Though I appreciate and I’m grateful for everyone’s help now, I am asking today, to be given a vehicle or money to purchase a vehicle of my own. With my own vehicle, I can get to and from work and be able to drop off / pick up my son from his grandma’s while I attend my job. With a vehicle of my own, I will no longer have to worry what will I do if my son has an emergency involving Mobility to a hospital. With my own vehicle, I will be able to go to stores to purchase the items necessary for my son. I am not asking for the most expensive car, I’m not asking for the fastest car, I’m not asking for the best looking car, I am asking for a vehicle that runs and is sustainable to make it from point A to point B. I prefer a non-smoking vehicle so my son can breathe fresher air, otherwise I can clean out the vehicle. I know I’m still asking for a lot even though it seems like so little to me, but my sister told me I should try this online. I never once asked for anything, I’ve only ever tried to give. My sister is a motivator for me to post this online. If there is anyone who does not have a vehicle but would not mind helping me raise a decent amount for purchasing a car, anything and everything is appreciated. I am currently not in a home so I keep my son with his grandma as much as possible and it’s an emotional tear on both of us because I’m away from my son and she has to make time for her grandson because I can’t afford a home. Once I get a vehicle I will be working and saving for a place of my own and if I achieve my goals, I would love to repay all that is given to me in some way. when I was 13 and I got my first job, I was taught a thing called paying it forward. I lived up to that saying since I heard it. If I have a vehicle within the next week, A friend of mine has agreed to let me and my son stay with her as long as I prove that I have Mobility to and from a job. I apologize if this is an inconvenience to anyone and thank you for your time. I appreciate and I am grateful for anyone and everyone who helps me during the struggle I am currently going through. Again I apologize, please feel free to email me with any further questions.
-Faith(I prefer my alias, Max) & Leo
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Let me give a short backstory to explain how I ended up here.
The company I had been working at for the past three years made a lot of changes that primarily benefited the company while hurting the employees. Each month I saw my pay decrease by the $100s. This year alone, I had made about $7000 less than I had at this same time last year due to those changes. I am a single mother with a son who recently turned 4 and has a language delay (this will be relevant). With the loss in pay and decrease in hours, I got behind on all of my bills including his daycare. In July my parents, who are older and both on disability, decided to help me out by offering to keep him for a month so I could try and catch up rather than continue letting payments pile up. This would have been a wonderful idea if my pay wouldn’t have decreased even more in July causing me to get behind on my rent and other necessities.
Around the last week in July, I was informed that the school I had applied for him to go to had forgot to call and let me know he had been accepted. This was about 2 weeks before the first day of school. Still being behind on his daycare, not being able to get him back in until the balance was paid, and working crazy retail hours put me in a tight predicament. I had to either keep him out of school for the year or leave my job and pray that everything would work out. With him having such a language delay, many people had told me school would be great for him and he could continue his speech therapy there so I REALLY wanted him in school. I didn’t think a job that no longer valued it’s employees or allowed me to properly pay my bills was worth putting off something I felt like would help my child’s development. I made the decision to leave. School started on Aug. 6th. I stayed until Aug. 5th.
I am looking for work, and had hoped my unemployment (In Alabama childcare is a reasonable excuse for voluntarily leaving a job and still qualifying for benefits) would have kicked in to help me pay my important bills. I have a wonderful landlord who has worked with me, but can only do so until the end of the month and then it’s out of her hands.
I’m not here to ask for some ungodly amount just because I can. I need about $1000 to catch up on my rent and other bills for this month. Just until I can find something to start bringing in a check again. It’s very hard finding a job that allows me to still be a present parent, and outside of my parents, I have no one else to help me with him. Anything over that would be an absolute blessing to go towards my September rent which will be due on the 1st.
Anyone willing to give anything would be appreciated more than you know. Whether you give to me or not, thank you for taking the time to hear my story.
I have been struggling to get out of a bad situation for over a year now. We lost our home and had to move into my in-law’s house. There is a lot of tension and I feel like its a toxic environment for not just myself, but my kids. My in-laws are trying to say “their house their rules” when it comes to MY kids, and how I discipline them. Constantly contradicting me with the kids, and doing things I explicitly say to not do with kids. Speaking ill of me to them in Chinese, because they think I can’t understand them. My youngest has severe food allergies, and they are constantly exposing him to them and I am afraid he is going to have a reaction.
I tried going to college to finish degree, but with childcare being so darn expensive I wasn’t able to stay. Huge lack of support also. My spouse works and is a student, while for the last several years I have had no choice but to be the stay at home parent and put my spouse’s needs and career ahead of mine. That has backfired spectacularly in my face! Our relationship has crumbled, and he constantly yells at me and puts me down. I want a divorce, but have no financial power in this situation. I feel utterly helpless. My youngest child is now thankfully old enough to start school, and I have recently gotten a job that is during school hours. I also sell baked goods at the farmer’s market when I can, but I am not allowed to keep any of the profit for myself. I cannot hide very much money away to be “mine” and I don’t know how I’ll ever get enough to leave. He controls everything. I don’t even have enough clothes to go a week without wearing the same outfit. Both of our cars are in HIS name too.
My new job will be enough to cover rent in a cheap apartment, and utilities, and not much else. I need help to get from here to there, because I just don’t have the funds to make that leap. I can’t file for divorce until I know I have enough to pay for rent immediately, because I will be kicked out. I want to have apartment ready and set up before I leave, because once I leave I won’t be able to come back and get anything. It’s going to be ugly. Things are already ugly now, but it’ll be so much worse.
I hate asking for money. I hate that it has come to this. But I just don’t see how I can make that leap from where I am currently at, to where I want to be, if I don’t have some help. Please. I want to give my children a stable and loving home.
My name is Karen. I am 32 years old, and I am a mother of two and recently divorced. I’ve never done anything like this before, but over the years I’ve learned to humble myself, know when you’ve done you’re best but its time to ask for help, and that the world is still filled with good understanding people. I had kids young, we married young, and had a lot of unfortunate things happen to us in the 12 years we were together. I dealt with things that range from him cheating from day one, our daughter (first born) having an illness called cystic fibrosis, unexpectedly getting pregnant with our son(2nd)…. To him never keeping a job, his brother mother and uncle living in every home, or his buddies, me working two jobs, him working out of town making good money but still cheating. A bad car accident I had that caused the beginning of an opioid addiction. My ex-husband got a younger girl pregnant in 2014 and as a result of that I lost my mind. I could not take anymore. I had already sacrificed my life for him, my career being a nurse, everything. And so he left me and took EVERYTHING. I had to move in with family and I could not bring myself to take care of myself mentally, therefore I couldn’t take care of our two kids. So, after taking the house, cars, furnishings, my sanity.. he takes our kids. And makes a family with the new girl. I’ve been on a journey, to find myself the past 4 years, and I’ve still been drug by him. The moment we got our divorce, 3 YRS LATER… I get hit with child support as soon as I start making a little money to build a new life for me. One thing I haven’t been able to get is another car. My gma helped me get a car I paid off $22,000, that he convinced me to sell right before he left me claiming we needed the money and the other car “was mine”. He gave it to her. Smh… I have walked, and walked, and walked… To every job, every rehab class(which I completed btw), and to everywhere else. And I just cannot get ahead enough to provide myself with any kind of reliable transportation. I want so badly to finish school, and get a better job (which are all across town) so I can be just a little happy. Im not even asking to “get ahead”… Just a break so I can be a good mom again, and see a light at the end of this tunnel. Could someone please help me with getting a vehicle? Sorry so long, but there was no way to make it any shorter and still explain how crucial this is for me and not just a cry for help bc my legs are tired of walking lol
Hello, my name is Grace. I have recently moved and just started my job. And surprise, I’m having a baby. This is my first and I’m not sure what’s going to happen when I have to go on my maternity leave. I’m not asking for a lot. I’m asking just for some help to keep me on my feet. I have a car payment, insurance payment, apartment payment and some debt. And I barely make enough to make it by living in such a high cost and demand area. I would appreciate anything that would be able to help me save for when the baby is born. This coming January. So I’m hoping to have enough saved to cover my bills for at least 3 months. Again, anything helps. It would be amazing to have this opportunity and help to be able to do this and get through it without struggling. Unfortunately I don’t have any supportive family and I live alone. I want to be prepared for this and start now that i know what’s going on. I am unable to save due to groceries and high hospital costs and doctors visits for my baby. I am unable to work the hours I normally work due to my pregnancy. I’m a high risk because I’ve had two miscarriages in the past. I have a lot of medicine I have to take and I was just not ready for what the real world had to offer me. I want to do what’s best and be healthy and take care of everything that needs to be taken care of. I know it’s a lot to ask coming from a random girl off the internet but I would be truly grateful if I received any sort of help. I work as hard as I can to provide for myself. But barely making it by is really scary for me. I don’t want to become homeless again and have to go down that road. Especially while carrying a baby. I apologize for the long story. I just hope someone reads this and has it in their heart to help a confused, scared and young woman out with this new journey of her life.
This is really embarrassing for me to do because I don’t like to ask for help! However, I am in the end stages of over a year long divorce process and need financial help badly. My ex hasn’t given me a penny since the divorce was filed in August of 2018. In January of 2019 he up and left our state and moved across country to Texas where he is originally from, leaving behind 5 kids for me to take care of myself, 6 large dogs and 2 turtles. I have sucked all that my parents are can give from them. I have borrowed from my neighbor and a friend just to barely get by. I owe them over $15000.00. I have a large amount of debt…car loans…home equity loan…credit cards that are all maxed out now…I tried for months on end to get a half decent job but the market is not good and I had to take a part-time housekeeping job at a hotel just to pay the basics. My ex has been ordered to pay me child support and spousal support but is refusing to do so. I have only received one payment that my oldest daughter sent in for me and she got yelled at for doing so. I go through a 50lb bag of dog food every 3-4 days and can’t afford it so I am trying to re-home some of our dogs, but haven’t had any luck with that either. My stupid ass got in a car accident and totaled the only running vehicle I have and had to use the insurance money to pay bills. I have an ’04 pickup but it needs about $600 in repairs and I don’t have the money to fix it, so it sits and I am constantly using my parents vehicle. I have around $25000 in credit card debt. I owe around $25000 on the home equity loan. There are several vehicles financed in my name that are being used for my ex’s business and now he isn’t paying them so he can continue to ruin my credit for the second time. I already filed chapter 7 once about 15 years ago. I am desperately trying to avoid that again. I have barely been able to buy my kids school clothes. I go to the food pantry twice a month. I really need help. I am not lazy and I am not a scammer. I was always the bread winner in the relationship until he got going into his business, in which I lost my job over because he made me call into my job to help his business and from their I worked my ass off working and running the business…more than he ever has…and now I am virtually left with nothing. He is very ill also and has only been given about 5 more months to live. He also started seeing someone in Texas a month after he left and I’ve been told that he has left everything in his will and life insurance to her. He also has the IRS after him and he laughed at the fact that they might try and take away my house. That’s what a true P.O.S. he is laughing that our kids could lose the roof over there head. I just need to get this debt wiped out, get this divorce over and move on with my life.
My name is Crystal Adams and I am a single mother of a 15 year old daughter. I graduated college in 2010 with a Associates of Applied Science degree as a Legal Administrative Assistance. I was told when I originally signed up for college in 2008 that I was entering into a field that would be wide open with jobs by the time that I graduated. So I worked my butt off, missed time with my daughter so that I could do the classes, work night after night with very little sleep. After a couple of years the time finally came, it was time to do an internship, but unfortunately I could not find a lawyer to let me do my internship with them, so I go to my instructor which promised that she had plenty of spots she could place us if we were unable to find internships ourselves. Well that was a lie, she placed me in a group called Casa of Bradley county which is nothing to do with legal. They are child advocates and they were more worried about doing fund raisers and getting scholarships to pay themselves. The program director would not even allow me to go speak with a lawyer or judge in order to get more information for my schooling. She even threatened me by saying that she would disqualify me for my internship if I didn’t go out and hang up posters for a fund raiser. Needless to say after speaking to my instructor, she advised me that this was the only option that I had and could not move me to another location. I hung it out and when I graduated in May of 2010 with a 3.33 GPA I was 20,000 dollars in debt, and started going out and trying to find a lawyers office that would allow me to come in as an entry level position. Then came the even more bad news, I didn’t have any experience in a law office and the program that they offered me gave me little to no law experience in class. I was devastated but not as devastated as I was when I was sent a letter advising me that now that I had graduated it was time to start paying back the $20,000 dollars. The best that I could do was go back into being a CNA which is what I was trying to get away from, making $9.00 hour. That was barley enough to pay my bills. I was on food stamps and falling behind on everything. So I filled out the paperwork to defer my payments. At the time I was told that it would only have to be for 7 years then they would delete off the amount that I owed because of the inability to pay and find a job in the field. Well that was a lie too. It is in fact 21 years. I am so tired of the lies and when I call it I the federal loan people they keep telling me that I either have to be a teacher or work in a not for profit program in order to have the debt cleared. I just need the help please. I have tried to do so many things and I just don’t have the money to pay this debt off. I can’t find a legal job because I have no experience and can’t get experience if they are unwilling to hire me. I live in an area where the pay is very little compared to the national levels. I work so hard and just want this monkey off my back. I am at the end this is my last resort for help. otherwise I am stuck for the next 12 years having to explain why I can’t pay this bill. The school lied the loan people lied, and the lawyers are stuck in their own little world that they have forgotten what it is like to start out and need to work in an area to get experience. If I can pay this off I will never ask for the government to help me again. They have really messed me up with this loan stuff, I think it should be illegal for them to offer it, or at least charge the school for it when they fail to teach you correctly.
Since everyone here has fallen on hard times, I’ll skip the sob story and cut to the chase. I’m a 38 year-old mother of 4, and I need help with back-to-school shopping for the kids.
I’ve hit up all of the local charity organizations that help with this stuff, but they’re all tapped out. I was able to come up with a couple packs of notebook paper and a few pencils, but that doesn’t cover all the necessary supplies. The children need new backpacks, clothes, and shoes as well. We aren’t a wasteful family, so if a backpack gets a hole in it, I patch it. If shoes start to fall apart, I break out the ShoeGoo and fix it. We’re just at the point now where the stuff we have is beyond repair and they’ve outgrown almost all of their clothes.
There is a thrift store nearby that sells clothes for a dollar each, and I plan to do the majority of the clothes shopping there. They have gently used shoes for $4 a pair. Anything I can’t find there I’ll get from Walmart, including underwear and socks. I can get school supplies from Dollar Tree and Walmart, too. I’m a bargain hunter, so I will make your donation stretch as far as possible, but within reason. I also hope to get things like toiletries (i.e. tampons, pads, shampoo, conditioner, and soap) for my older daughters.
I’m including pictures of the school supplies lists from the schools to show everything they need. School begins on the 12th, but I have until the following Monday to get everything. We should be alright until then. I waited until the literal eleventh hour to ask because this was a last resort. I don’t actually think anyone will choose my request, but it’s worth a shot.
My kids aren’t like most others who are lucky enough to have grandparents that spend money on them. They don’t get birthday cards in the mail, or Christmas packages. They’ve been through quite a bit in their short lives, but they’ve learned to appreciate everything they have. The younger two don’t fully understand why I can’t just go buy them the things they want, but they understand that I’m doing the best I can to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. They suggested we hold a yard sale to come up with the money for school supplies, and offered to sell their toys and even their toothbrushes. Their hearts are in the right place.
If anyone out there is willing to help, I’m asking for $200 to cover clothes, shoes, and necessary school supplies. My Paypal can be found at paypal.me/deevyl
Thank you for your time.
Hello Divine Beings…
I am a mother of two Beautiful children aged 13 and 10. I am not good with words so i will just explain why i am in need of some financial help.
I was 13 when i was taken from my birth place and brought over to the western shores by my step father. He didnt want to deal with the lengthy process of immigration applications so when he came to get me from my homeland he bribed an official at his countries embassy and got me an illegal passport.
Before leaving my homeland we stayed at a hotel the night before we were due to leave and he told me i would have to use this passport from now on with his last name. It was my new identity with my birthday changed a day earlier and i would have to remember to use those details at school too. He got me to sign it and then the next morning we borded the plane and i was reunited with my mother and baby brother.
I went on to finish school, got my first job at 16 with the same passport which i used until it expired a few years later.
I couldnt renew it because upon entering the country a year before i came (My step father and mother) told the immigration officers they only had one child, my little brother. They had the records.
So now i am a single mum unable to work. I had to move back to my mums a couple years ago I cant work to provide for my children without the right documentation. These past few years have been tough. I feel stuck…!!!
I have spoken to a lawyer from a free legal advice service and i was advised to first register my kids as they are over 10 years old and spent their whole lives here. And then after that i can apply for my stay as based off of having 2 kids who are citizens in this country.
The cost for both my kids will be £2.024 and then after that a couple thousand for my application aswell…
This is so weird asking for help. The site name doesn’t help…! but i gotta do what i have to do for me and my babies i suppose.
Anyway Blessings and Blessings your way…💫💫💫
Thank you for your time…!
Hi, I’m 26 and a single mother. I was working two jobs but then I lost one job due to being laid off and other job doesn’t provide enough income each month to buy enough groceries and pay all of my bills on time. I have had to pick feeding my daughter over paying some of my bills. My phone has been off for two weeks now, which makes it hard to get calls for a job. I have been filling one of my tires up with air every day because it has a leak and I don’t have the money to fix the tire just yet. I also have to fix one of the oxygen sensors on my vehicle. I have tried applying to unemployment but since I still work this other job, I don’t qualify for the lost income. I have tried applying for food stamps but I don’t qualify for that either. My family and friends have been helping me as much as they can but that can only go so far. I’m constantly trying to find side gigs and clean houses for some extra money. On top of paying for my child’s daycare, I also have a few other bills that I have fallen at least two months behind on. I’m constantly struggling with gas and food money as well. I have been searching for another second job but due to my circumstances I’m having to work gigs that pay me the same day and that isn’t even enough. Unfortunately, I have fallen so far behind that I’m in danger of having my vehicle (my only mode of transportation) repoed and I would just like some help to help me catch up. I would like to ask for a donation of $2,000. With $2,000 I can catch up on my car payments, insurance payments, and a few other bills. This will also give me back some of my time so I can focus on my 5 year old and focus on finding that second part time job that I will need to work until some of these bills are paid off. It will also make it easier to get some groceries to feed myself and my child a little more. I have tried and tried to play catch up but now I’m breaking down and asking for a little bit of help. I will be so thankful to whoever decides to help me.
My kids and I moved to Texas to be with a man who helped me to leave a previous bad relationship. I sacrificed everything, job, house, and family to move from NC to Texas. Everything was ok in the beginning it was hard to find work because I was new there and couldn’t find childcare. Eventually, I was able to obtain a work from home position a few years ago. Right now I am still employed but money has been scarce for me because of self-employment taxes and having 5 kids. I ended up selling my only possession which was my car and the only reason is that I couldn’t even fit all my kids in the car with me. My husband pays for everything right now. In the past, me and him hit crossroads where I found out he was not being faithful and I asked for a divorce. The conversation ended up with one of my children calling the police. At the time my youngest was only a week old and the police came out and told me I had to leave the home. Not sure why since I was the victim and no physical violence occurred outside of him threatening me. With no family around I had to literally borrow a neighbors car to pack me and my kids up with nowhere to go. We had to set at a rest area in the rain until I broke down and begged him to let us come back and that I wouldn’t file for divorce. Just recently I found out that he has been up to his tricks again but this time it involves a man. My first thoughts were; wow I must be that unattractive that he would stoop that low. But my next thought was if he would do that, what’s to say he won’t try to go after one of my kids. At this point, they are my only priority and I will do what needs to be done to keep them safe. He doesn’t know that I am aware and I am absolutely afraid to confront him about it because it will end up bad. I need assistance to get legal aid and file my divorce but I want to ensure that I am safe and far away from him in another state because he would turn into a flight risk and try to take my smallest kids to another country as he has threatened before. My plans are to drive back to NC and start over. The money I make working from home only covers the essentials each week: kids lunch money, diapers, gas, household necessities. So, even if I, managed to save enough for the gas and expenses for the drive. I won’t have enough to stay at a hotel to accommodate me and my 5 kids long enough for me to work and look for adequate housing. I think the most important thing is getting away and getting a stable environment for my children and then I can probably work on funding my divorce myself. I am a strong-willed 31-year old woman, and all of this is new for me. This is my first marriage and I have tried to be the wife God would have me be but I can no longer pretend if my kids’ safety may be at risk. I do not ask my family for help because they never wanted me to have kids. My biological mother was a severe drug/alcohol addict and died when I was 12 of alcohol poisoning and they are wanting me to end of up like her, and lose everything. I have worked very hard since the passing of both my parents to prove them wrong. I don’t do drugs ad I graduated from college with 2 degrees. But situations like this can really make or break someone. Anything at this point would help because I literally only have $21 to my name. I’m open to anyone who wants to just send prayers for us as well because they help too.
As many of you know, I am an extremely proud and private person. It is taking a lot of humility and vulnerability to write this campaign. If anyone ignores this, I completely understand. I know there are so many more people out there struggling. I am in a position that I won’t be able to pay anyone back. I can only say thank you and more than likely start to cry. I have worked so hard and the last 3.5 years as a full time working single mom barely making ends meet, I have been so happy to be able to do it and make a life for my son. This involved so many sacrifices that I never thought twice about. It meant living pay check to pay check and not having any room for emergencies such as a car breaking down. I have managed to get by and love every minute of being a mother. But currently there was an emergency that I had no choice but to pay for it. After paying it, I am now not able to pay 2 mortgage payments and 2 car payments. It is so embarrassing. Here I am working so hard to keep a roof over my head for my son and now I am terrified it may all go away. His “father” decided to step in and ask for custody at my expense after not being around for 3 years. I would be so grateful for any help or small amount. I will never forget and promise to pay it forward as soon as it is possible for me. I promise that this is the most embarrassing and exposed thing I have ever done but I need to do this for my son. Thank you for reading.
My paypal is email@example.com
Hello my name is Ashley.
I am a 22 year old mother of three beautiful children. I have an autistic 4 year old little boy. He has asbergers syndrome and ADHD. I have a 2 year old little girl. I have a 2 month old little girl who is having treatments for Cystic Fibrosis. I have come here to ask for money because I have no where else to turn. My vehicle is about to be repossessed because I have exhausted all my monetary options on rent and utilities and keeping food on the table for my little miracles. Things weren’t always like this. Almost two years ago my house was burnt down by a sick evil man who is STILL awaiting his trial for what he did. And because of that fire I had to pull out loan after loan to get a new home and new vehicle and furniture and things for my children. I myself don’t have much clothing because I make sure my kids come first. We were renting so no we didn’t get an insurance payout. The past two years have been an absolute struggle and I am nearing my end and I have been begging god for a blessing day after day after day. Now with that said my youngest and oldest have a lot of doctors appointments that we need that vehicle for. So I need help paying it off so I can keep it and not have to worry about it being taken and keeping me from working and taking my kids to appointments. My son has behavioral health appointments and he is about to start preschool and I have to drive him because of his disability he cannot ride the bus without an aide and around here that also cost money. All I am asking for is enough money to pay off my vehicle so I can keep it and so I can make sure my kids are able to go to appointments and to school. So I can go to the grocery store and get food to feed them. But I owe $9000 left on it and I know that is a lot but I am hoping there is someone out there who can help me with it. They won’t let me refinance my loan for it because I am behind but that won’t matter because my credit score is under 500 anyway so it wouldn’t do any good. I have exhausted all of my monetary options and I could really use a blessing right now. Thank you and god bless.
Genuinely and embarrassingly, I’m writing this to ask for any assistance due to my dire situation at this time. I’m a single mother of a special needs 3 year old. I have been struggling since his last unexpected hospitalization due to a minor complication from his kidney transplant and simply keep drowning and cannot catch up or catch a break. I’ve considered every possibility and done all I can to no avail so this is my last resort. I had to quit my job to stay home and attend to him since he was born. All we have are his benefits. I hate to even ask but any amount will be helpful and very much appreciated. My son is fixing to start Pre-School Special Education soon and am needing money for his supplies and such. Not only that my truck which is 20 years old needs maintenance in a bad kind of way. The air conditioning isn’t working properly and someone just gave me a new compressor thinking that was what was needed but its still not working. I know that seems like a luxury but I will need it fixed to take my boy to and from his school which is 30 min away because he can’t get dehydrated. That’s not all…the windows (all but passenger front) are not working. The drivers side window just simply won’t roll down, the back drivers side just falls down won’t roll up, and the right passenger rear window is broken so there’s not one there. I’ve had a clear plastic shower curtain liner in place to suffice until fixed. This is my only vehicle and cannot go far in case of emergency and my sons doctors/hospital is 2 hours away and he will be starting school soon in the heat of the day and afternoon. Right now, my checking account is overdrawn -26. I have a bill that is over $100 that got sent back with more late fees attached on and more bills coming up. My car insurance was due on the 3rd and its $60. Due to paying rent and getting other necessities, I’m left with barely nothing until next month. Again, I hate to ask and understand if you can’t but any amount will help in a major way. I’m not sure exactly how much is required for above mentioned but am humbly requesting $500 or any amount will help tremendously. My son and I hope and pray for a good samaritan(s) to come along and selflessly answer our prayers! When I get back on my feet and out of this hole, I will most certainly pay it forward! Thank you for your time, consideration, and hopefully generous contributions to us both!May your day and life be blessed always! Any amount is most certainly and genuinely much appreciated and welcomed! Will send proof of shortcomings and pics(could not find one of appropriate size), and updates upon request!
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My name is Jean. I am a mother of three beautiful girls that are 5, 4 and 18 months.
I’m 26 years old and have dedicated all my time, efforts and abilities to helping my kids and others.
I have been a single mom for a year. I was able to build up the courage and self respect to leave an abusive and toxic relationship. No one thinks it will happen to them until it happens. Hitting rock bottom.
I was left with nothing but my kids and a backpack.
I took that opportunity to see my situation as a learning experience and told myself that I would never let myself be in this position again.
Living with my mother was never something I thought would happen again. My kids and I have been able to barely get by with my in home childcare and with qualified government help. Not much but at this point I have to take what I can get. I am educated, but have no means for childcare to find a job in my profession. Having my mother quit her job to watch my children is not an option. She has osteoarthritis and just got diagnosed with leukemia.
My whole life I have been dedicated to serving others because that is what my sweet mother taught me. This experience has been extremely humbling. It is never easy to ask for help. But everyone needs help in life at one point or another. Right?
I am grateful for this journey of well being that I’ve embarked on. I am setting a great foundation for my children.
Sometimes to move forward means to start over. I have nothing but a wall behind my back and all I can do is walk forward.
I am working towards getting out of the rut of the day to day, getting my own place again and continuing my education.
I am in repair mode so that I can again serve the ones I so treasure.
It is not easy to make oneself vulnerable. But here we are.
I appreciate your time!
I have faith that things will continue to get better!
My name is Tracy. I have been a single mom of 5 kids for two years after being a stay at home mom since 2000. I have managed so far to keep up on the bills although it’s been tough. This month I am really struggling. My vehicle broke down and a friend of mine is trying to fix it. Me being a house cleaner, I rely on my vehicle to get me to jobs. I haven’t been able to get to jobs in 2 weeks. This has put my family in a very bad hardship. I can’t pay the rent, the water might be getting shut off and I can’t afford the parts for the jeep. I have sat in my room and cried almost everyday and have felt like a complete failure. I have tried every state agency we have here and they either don’t have the funds or never call back. Please help this struggling single mom get back on her feet. I am attaching a part of my lease and a my delinquent water bill. I am normally a fighter but for the 1st time in my life I feel absolutely helpless and hopeless.