Paid 08/25/2018
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeOn behalf of my daughter and I, THANK YOU!!! Your kindness and generosity have restored my faith in people. To be honest, the first few months of being a single mom have been the most challenging (yet rewarding) that I have ever experienced. I felt helpless at times but thanks to you, I am reminded that I am not alone and that it truly takes a village. I am overwhelmed with emotions right now and I will be eternally grateful to all of you. You have blessed my daughter and I with the ability to pay our rent for this month and I hope you understand how incredibly helpful that is for us. I am determined to keep working hard to get back on my feet, and once that happens I fully intend to pay it forward! You are all so wonderful to my daughter and I. It makes me happy that she will be able to grow up with the faith that there are people out there that are truly amazing and gracious. Muchas gracias!

Please Help This Single Mother of a Newborn With Rent After Unpaid Maternity Leave

My Story:

I am a single mother to a beautiful newborn. She is about to be 12 weeks old and has completely stolen my heart. I currently work as a school counselor in an inner-city high school. Although it is a tough job, I love working here and I recently got to see hard work pay off at their graduation ceremony. I also coach volleyball and love to stay active and healthy.

I generally live paycheck to paycheck and when I found out I was pregnant, I started saving as much as I possibly could. I did not qualify for FMLA and my school does not provide any sort of paid maternity leave. I was able to scrape by on my savings until I returned to work 7 weeks postpartum. I missed a total of 3 full paychecks while on maternity leave. When I received my first paycheck after going back to work, it was much lower than it was prior to my leave. I do not have any more in my savings and cannot afford to pay some of my essential bills. I am requesting that Modest Needs' please help pay my rent. I do not have enough to pay rent and child care for the upcoming month, and I need to pay child-care to keep my job. I am a single mother and I worry that if I do not pay my rent, my newborn daughter and I will not have a place to live.

This funding would help tremendously because it would allow me to continue to pay for child care costs as well as everyday costs like diapers, food, and gas. Receiving your assistance would help me more than I can put into words! I work with families every day to help provide them assistance and the time has come that I myself, need some help. To be honest, being a single mom has been the most challenging thing I have ever done and I would love to know that there are people out there that are willing to help and support. I hope that one day in the near future, I will be in a position to help someone else out.

As of 2018-08-25, 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 2018-10-12, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $869.00 to Willow Creek Apartments on behalf of this deserving individual.