Paid 10/24/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Unsupported Single Parent

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I just want to say thank you, and this means so much to my kids and I. It is nice to know that there are other people out there in the world who has a heart like mine. I always try to put myself in other people shoes and treat them how i would want someone to treat me, because you never know when you will need a helping hand. When I help someone i never expect anything in return because i did it from my heart and i wanted to do it. You just dont know how much your help means to me, this is like a big stress reliever, i cant say thank you enough i wish i could give every last one of you a big hug. Once again Thank You so much i really really really appreciate this and so do my kids. My tears are for happiness. Thank You, I Love you all,because you didnt have to do this if you didnt want to or didnt care. So once again Thank You so much highly appreciate it. Thank you

Mortgage Help Please: Struggling Single Mom Spread Thin

My Story:

Three people live in my home, myself and my two daughters. I have a 5 year old and my oldest will be 11 on the 19th. I am single, and I work full time. My children are my life. My 5 year old keeps me going and a smile on my face. She just has a way of knowing when i am sad or depressed. She always gives me a hug and kiss and tells me 'you are such a good mama' and 'I love you so much.' My soon to be 11 year old has her own little way of keeping a smile on my face too, somehow she just knows when i am having money problems. She tells me, 'I am fine with what i have' or 'I don't need anything, just you.' I told her that I will have to get her something later for her birthday because I don't have the money right now, and she said, 'That's okay I really didn't want anything, you can just get me a cake and i am fine with that,' and she gave me a hug. My kids are just so smart and thoughtful. I just love them and hate that i am going through these financial issues.

I really just make enough from my employment to pay bills and buy little things for my kids that they may need, and sometimes I don't have that. I was having car problems and that is my only transportation to get my kids back and forth to school and myself to work. My car was just getting worse, and if i didn't get it fix soon, it was just going to be a bigger problem and much more expensive. I had to take my checks and pay for my car to get fixed or i wouldn't have a way to work or a way to get my kids to and from school. I get off work too late to try and catch the bus to my kids' daycare, then to get back on the bus to come home. I really needed my car. My mother and father usually help me when they can, but they just didn't have it this time. Now, as a result, I am behind on my mortgage and am seeking assistance with paying it.

I could lose my home and, eventually, I will have to make choices between the electric bill, food and my kids. It's bad enough I can't do anything for my oldest daughter's birthday. I just don't know what to do. I pray and pray and cry almost every night. I am giving myself headache by just stressing myself out. I really dont know what else to do.

I am looking for a part time job or a better paying full time job. Whenever i can catch the bus to where I am going to save on me paying for gas, I do.

It will be some kind of stress lifted off of me to get this help. I will not be as behind on bills. I will see some kind of light that things are getting better. It will mean a lot to me if people that i don't even know are willing to help me. I have helped people in the past and it just feels good. I try to put myself in other people's shoes and treat people how I would want to be treated. This help will really mean a lot to me and my kids. We won't have to fear losing our home and my parents can stop stressing on how they can help me. They are having a hard time themselves. I would just really. really appreciate it and would be so thankful. Thank you.

As of 2011-10-24, 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 2011-10-27, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $552.78 to HSBC Mortgage Services on behalf of this deserving individual.