Paid 12/30/2011
New Employment Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I want to thank all the donors who funded my need for rent help application. A very stressful burden has been lifted due to your generosity and compassion. As a social worker who routinely helps people in dire conditions, I found myself in their shoes and felt their desperation first hand. I hope to get back to work in my field so I can continue to make differences in people's lives, as all of you have made a difference in mine. I can now breath a little easier knowing I will not be evicted from my apartment. During this holdiay season of giving, your kindness has made a difference in my life. Their is no greater gift than the gift of giving. May all of you be blessed in the coming year with love and joy unimaginable. Thank you so much for helping me!

Finally Back to Work: Need Rent Help

My Story:

My name is Karen and I am a divorced single woman. I have one son who is 23 and a senior in college. I have been a social worker for 15 years, but for the last year I have been unable to find a permanent job in this field. I assume that is because of the economy troubles.

To make ends meet while I look for a full time position in my field, I've recently taken a job as a telemarketer. This has allowed me to catch up on most of my bills, but I'm not yet caught up on my rent, and I'm asking for help with this bill because today because I just received a three day eviction notice. This is a first for me.

I am scared to death that I'm not going to be able to pay my rent in time to prevent my eviction. If you could help me to stay in my home, in the future, I should be able to pay rent on my own and on time.

As a social worker, you never really think you'll be in the position of the people you work with. One thing's for sure. When I get back to work, I'm going to have a whole new perspective on how important my job is.

I hope you'll think about helping me with my rent. Thank you so much, and Happy Holidays.

As of 2011-12-30, 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 2012-01-03, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $525.00 to CSF on behalf of this deserving individual.