Paid 07/22/2008
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Vehicle

Fully Funded

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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!



This person has left the following thank you note:

First of all I want to truly thank modest needs and the people who generously give to this foundation for granting me the funds needed to fix my van.I am a single mother of 5 beautiful daughters.we have been through many struggles through the years from being homeless and living on public assistance to being without a vehicle,making getting to work very difficult,however I never gave up hope of being able to provide for my children.and getting off the system.In fall of 2007,I was approved for sec.8 housing,and that was just the begining,after getting settled in my beautiful new home,I applied for a job working in a retail store part time,and was hired.a van was donated to my family but soon thereafter the transmission went in the van,the cost to fix it was to high,so I turned to different agencys for help to no avail,I managed to keep my new job by borrowing a car and, recently was given a promotion to assistant manager,I had almost given up hope of having the van repaired when I received the message from modest needs that with the kind giving of strangers my grant had been approved!!I cant Thank you enough. we are so happy to receive such a blessing.I am looking forward to a bright future ahead.I do hope that I am soon able to give back a portion of what has been give to my family by becoming a modest needs partner.God Bless all of you who helped make this happen for me! Scincerely, Phronsie sawyer and family.

Needing Help To Pay For Car Repair

My Story:

This past March, a Mazda minivan was donated to my family, so I could transport my three year old daughter to daycare and obtain a job. I was hired at a retail store for a few hours a week, and within a week was offered part-time employment, which I gladly accepted.

As I was driving home, my transmission failed. I am unable to afford a new one, which can range upwards of $3,000. I was able to find a used transmission for a fraction of the cost.

I have been able to keep my job by borrowing a car, but I am in desperate need of van repairs, so I may continue to be self-sufficient. As a single mother of two, it has been quite a challenge to leave the welfare system, but with a working vehicle, I will be on my way. Thank you so much for caring.

As of 2008-07-22, 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 2008-07-22, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $577.50 to Rich's Auto Parts, Inc. on behalf of this deserving individual.