Paid 11/07/2017
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeWords cannot express the gratitude my son & I have for your generosity. How reassuring it is to see people so kind and willing to help people they do not even know. We have recieved this help during a time of great need. Your funding is allowing me to get caught up with my rent. As a sinlge mother I do my best to provide for my son but unfortunately I hit some bumps in the road. I can rest easy knowing that I have a chance to possibly get ahead of my bills since I have returned to work full-time. We hear so much negativity on the news, so it is truly overwhelming to see there still exist people with kind hearts and a giving spirit. They say there is more happiness in giving then in receiving but let me assure you how happy you have made my son and I. Modest needs is truly inspiring and I'd like to congratulate you on having an organization to assist people in need. You have greatly impacted our lives and many many more. Again I'd like to thank you for considering my family and assiting us when I saw no light at the end of the tunnel. Forever greatful and indebted. Sincerely, Michele N Knight

Single Mom Needs Rent After Unpaid Leave From Work Due to Injury

My Story:

I am a single mother of a wonderful 3 yr old son. My husband abandoned us shortly after he was born. He does not contribute to our household and hasn't seen our son in over a year. Everyone who comes across my child comments on how happy and full of energy he is. He loves music, trains and cars. We try and spend as much time outside having fun. My goal is to keep our house full of love!

I suffer from a chronic illness called Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have lived with this pain for over 6 years but still manage to work a full-time job as well as any side gigs in order to support myself and my son. Recently I injured myself at work and was out of work for over a month on a leave with out pay status. I live pay check to pay check so this put my in a bind. I am back to work but need help catching up as I do not have a saving account to lean on. I need Modest Needs help with my rental payment.

We have been here coming on 3 years after living in the basement of my sisters house which is now occupied by her son. My son flourished once we were able to move into our own space. Having funding will help me to have less anxiety and get me back on track for the month. watched my mother raise 4 kids on her own so I am no stranger to hard work but I also know sometimes you need to ask for help. Your funding would be very much appreciated. Please consider my family. Thank you!

As of 2017-11-07, 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 2017-12-06, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $850.00 to Deborah Odell, Landlord on behalf of this deserving individual.