Paid 12/19/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Vehicle
Unsupported Single Parent

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

WOW...thank you so much for taking the time to read my story about myself and my family and making a decision to help me and my children! It means so much to me to know that people I have never met were willing to help me at a time when I really needed some help. I can't thank you enough for the sacrifice you all have made to make my life better during this means even more that you helped me during this holiday season. I know it's a time of stress for me and probably for a lot of you also. I will now be able to get to work everyday and get my son to all his appointments which are crucial in his treatment. May God Bless all of you for the help you have given my family!!!! I will keep you in my prayers always and I will return your gift to others as best I can! Thank you

Mother of Four Asks for Help Fixing Car

My Story:

Hi, my name is Susan and I have four children and a granddaughter, all who live with me. My oldest son is a Marine so he is not living with me right now, but comes home occasionally on leave. I work with developmentally disabled adults. I also have a second job filing at an insurance company. I have been a single mother for 18 years and have always worked hard to provide for my children.

I am asking for help with a repair bill for my car. As a single mom the biggest stresser to me has always been my car! I have never had a new one and I seem to have the worst luck with any car I have owned. This car just shut off last week while I was driving with my son. My car is my only means of transportation for so many important places--my children's doctors appointments, getting to and from two jobs, etc. I also need it to be safe for my children and granddaughter. It would help me so much if you would consider my request for help with my car repair.

At this point the money I have in my bank account is to pay my rent. If I used that money to pay the car I would not be able to pay my rent. I always try to put my rent first because I can't afford to be homeless with so many people depending on me to take care of them. We absolutely need this car to survive.

I already work a part time job. At this point I have no time to work any more jobs because I help with my granddaughter, my daughter is trying to go to school at night, and I need to be at home to take care of my 8-year-old son. I am, however, going to try and save a few dollars a month for unexpected expenses such as this.

We would so appreciate it if you could fund our request. I try to be a good person and always have a smile on my face! It is just a wonderful thing when people reach out and help other is something I am trying to teach to my family. I try and teach them how important it is to be a good person. It would be so wonderful to show them what happens when good people come together to help those in need. Thank you for considering this request.

As of 2011-12-19, 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 2011-12-21, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $763.16 to Quality Automotive on behalf of this deserving individual.