Paid 12/19/2017
Self-Sufficiency Grant

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI am inundated daily with the terrible happenings in our country and try so hard to remain positive, look for the helpers, and face the world with a sense of gratitude. When times are good, this is so easy. It is when times are tough and the world feels like it is crushing you that it becomes near impossible to look for the light, the good, and the positive. Dealing with my life situation these past months has been a heavy weight and daily I have to find the good just to keep myself afloat. It is when something unexpected that I gave up on comes through because of the good, caring, giving people - like yourself - that I am reminded that we are all in this together and our hearts are connected. I am so grateful for your gift. I call these 'God moments' and feel that they are a reminder that I am supported. Thank you for being that reminder for me. Thank you for sharing your love and light with me and my family. Many thanks, Clair

Savings Drained For Custody Of Child; Need Rent Help

My Story:

I am a single mother of a 16 month old baby boy. My son is the light of my life and loves cars, trucks, and really anything that moves. My father lives with us to help care for my son while I work. I am an elementary teacher and my father is a retired police officer and military veteran.

I earn enough to pay for our expenses month to month, but have a difficult time having enough to save up for a rainy day. Our rainy day struck two weeks ago when my son's father decided to file for custody. His home is not a safe place for our son, nor is he have the best mental or emotional state to care for a child, and so I had to take on unexpected legal fees that drained what little savings I had. I need Modest Needs' help to pay my portion of the rent for October. I currently have $150 to my name and will not be paid until after the October 1st due date.

This funding will allow me to stay current and get back on track for the end of the year before the holidays. I will be able to restructure my budget for the next few months before the last of my debt is paid off in December - which I have been working toward for almost 4 years. With this last push, I will be able to start saving and therefore have the means to handle unexpected emergencies in the future.

As of 2017-12-19, 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 2018-01-02, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,375.00 to Lil WILt, Landlord on behalf of this deserving individual.