Paid 09/18/2012
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Unsupported Single Parent

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI don't have the words to show my appreciate for your donations. The funding of my application will allow me and my children a chance to meet our basic needs at a time of financial hardship. The relief and ability to once again be self sufficient is more than I ever expected. Your kindness and generously will neither be forgotten or given in vain. As soon as I am able to stabilize my finances, I will give back in anyway I can. Modest Needs have saved my family from what would have been a huge hardship. I am inspired by each contribution made and am forever grateful. Sincerely, Elizabeth

Teacher Needs Help - Summer School Cancelled; Need Utility Assistance

My Story:

I am a single mother who lives with her 10 and 16 year old children. I am a public school teacher and normally teach summer school to survive, but the second session this summer was cancelled and I had an unexpected loss of income. Now that school is back, I will start receiving my normal salary again, but the loss of income did not allow me to pay all of my monthly bills.

My particular need is to be able to afford my utility bill which has been high due to the extreme summer heat in my state. My past due balance built up due to the loss of income, and even with me returning to work, this is now beyond my means to afford. If I opt to pay this bill, then I would fall behind on rent, and at this point I just don't know what else to do but turn to Modest Needs. I have made a number of adjustments in order to prevent this from ever happening again. I have cancelled all non-essential services to my house, such as phone and cable, and am working with an online education center, which will provide me with weekend tutoring hours.

Receiving this one time assistance will provide my family the relief necessary to lower our financial burdens and much built up stress over it. My children and I would greatly appreciate this help, as I continue to try to supplement my income as a teacher. Thank you!

As of 2012-09-18, 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 2012-09-20, Modest Needs sent payment via Credit / Debit Card in the amount of $658.58 to Tucson Electric Power on behalf of this deserving individual.