Paid 11/25/2010
New Employment Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI am sitting here with tears streaming down my face because I am so incredibly grateful for each and every one of you who chose to donate in order to help me during a very difficult time in my life. I cannot begin to tell you how thankful I am.....and how befitting that I am able to express my gratitude to you on Thanksgiving Day. This is such an incredible help to me and to my children to have one less bill to pay. As I had written in my application, I never thought I would have to reach out for help. I have always been very self sufficient and independent, but the loss of my job really set us back. Life can be very unpredictable and sometimes extremely difficult. I've been working now for a few weeks, but still on a temp to perm basis and praying daily that I am hired for a permanent position with benefits. I truly appreciate your kindness and generosity more than I can ever say in words, and I promise you that when I am working full time and I am back on my feet, I will come back to Modest Needs. However, when that time comes, I will be one of the donors - paying it forward and helping out someone else in their time of need. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and God bless you and your loved ones.

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My Story:

I never thought that I would need to reach out and ask for help, but here I am. I am an extremely hardworking divorced single mom of two great kids. I am the primary caregiver and financial supporter of my children, my son being a special needs child who receives special education services at school. I lost my job in July when my employer of 13.5 years filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

I just secured a temporary to permanent position and I start employment tomorrow, 11/1/2010. However, my salary is much lower than what I was making and these last few months of being unemployed have been extremely difficult financially. As a result, I am behind on my bills, the largest being my electric bill. I would be eternally grateful if you can find it in your heart to help me. I have always been generous; sponsoring needy families on holidays, feeding and clothing the homeless through programs at my church, collecting canned goods for my local food bank, etc.

I am praying that karma really does exist and that some kind soul out there will help me so that I can continue to pay it forward. Hopefully one day when I am back on my feet, I can come back to Modest Needs and help someone else. Thank you very much in advance for your generosity.

As of 2010-11-25, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2010-12-01, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $496.38 to The United Illuminating Company on behalf of this deserving individual.