I’m hoping this can finally be the answer to my prayers. I don’t usually ask for help or take hand outs but I’m desperate for help to get back on my feet especially during the holidays. So a little bit about my story, I am a single mom to 3 amazing children, 13 year old with adhd and behavioral and mental health problems, an 11 year old, and a 3 year old. My husband and I divorced 2 years ago so my life is work and kids and that’s it. Their father isn’t much help financially but I have always been able to provide so I wasn’t worried about his money I just wanted his time for our children. I am a nurse and was employed at a tbi (traumatic brain injury) and mental health rehab/ nursing home. I ran the floor with 38 patients by myself most of the time with one of the most vulnerable populations, I worked with patients with behavior problems and tbi’s from alcohol abuse and drug overdoses to 99 yr old Dementia patients, and I absolutely loved my job. Recently I was dealing with a lot of stress at home with my children and school situations, while working 12 hour -18 hour shifts 4 to 5 days a week and it was becoming unmanageable for me. I felt myself failing in both places trying to be super woman to both work and home, so I asked my supervisor if I could cut back at work so I could be with my children more. Well she didn’t like that idea too much but she really couldn’t tell me no, right? I proceeded to work only 12 hours 3 days and that was it I gave more than 2 weeks notice before I dropped my hours, so everyone would be happy. Well the supervisor didn’t like that she now had to work, and long story short started ruining my job. She would tell the department head things that were untrue and start unnecessary drama with coworkers about me. Mentally I couldn’t take it anymore I was already running myself way too thin and then I’m being harrassed at work, so when I got suspended for 2 days for not answering my phone on my day off while I was out of town, I decided I had to leave . I applied for jobs asap and made sure I had everything in order. Apparently my luck doesn’t work out the way I want it too. It’s now been 3 and a half months with no income. I applied for unemployment but the employer fought it tooth and nail so I was denied, I applied for benefits but because my ex husband doesn’t pay child support they wanted to open a case for him to pay and since I said no I was denied benefits. We do get snap benefits which helps with food but that’s all. On top of this my car was repoed due to non payment, and I’m 2 months behind on rent, all my bills credit cards everything is past due and christmas is coming. Christmas has always been a big deal in our house. It’s a time for love and magic and fun. Decorating, building snowmen, singing carols, looking for the elf, baking, and opening presents. My kids have been so supportive and strong through everything and I just want to put some magic back into their hearts! So please anything helps , I’m so desperate to help make my kids Christmas be the best Christmas ever so I can show them how amazing strong and helpful they are, and how much they are loved. I am in the process of getting another nursing job but the hiring processes is taking much longer than I originally thought, it’ll probably another month or so before I can even start my training let alone making money. I also want to let it be known that I plan to donate to as many families as I can once I do start working. Usually every year we all each take a kid of the tree at our local Walmart and shop for those in need. I hope karma is real and can help my babies. Thank you and God bless.