Funded 06/11/2021
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Temporary Loss of Income

Awaiting Funding

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This person has left the following thank you note:

We are thrilled and so very appreciative that you have funded our request! My son has had a rough three years and his therapy has been helping tremendously! This funding will help us to be able to meet our financial needs and at the same time continue to provide the care and support of therapy that he needs. Words cannot fully express how grateful our family is that you are providing us with this opportunity to continue to live day to day without the anxiety of having to choose between paying a bill that will keep us going or paying for the therapy our son needs to continue to move in a positive direction! Again we are truly thankful and blessed that you chose to fund our request and when we are able we will most certainly pay it forward and try to help another family! Thank you and God Bless! The Oakes Family

After Paying for Our Son's ASD Therapy, We're Struggling with Car Payments & Need Help!

My Story:

I am married and have three children who are 22, 25 and 10 years old. My 10-year-old little boy has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and has a very difficult time with social and emotional skills. He is a very smart little boy who enjoys playing outside, fishing, video games and anything to do with science or math. My older two children live out of our home and work full time jobs and spend as much time with the family as their schedules allow. My 10-year-old loves his older siblings! I am a schoolteacher in a public school and my husband is a pest technician.

Our son recently started therapy to help with the social and emotional issues that he deals with due to his ASD. Our insurance is a high deductible plan, and although I have a health savings account, we've burned through a big portion of it as a result of my son's weekly therapy sessions. We don't have any other savings set aside, and while we have enough to keep up with our day to day expenses, we've been unable to take care of one bill in particular that is very important. We're behind on our car payments, and I'm worried that we could lose our car just as we close in on paying it off.

We desperately need this help if we're going to hold on to our car until it's paid-off. We live in a rural area with virtually no public transportation, so having our car to get to and from work, school, and my son's therapy appointments is absolutely vital to us. With this help, we'll be caught up and will even be able to get ahead on our car payments. We could even use this to put more towards principal and less towards interest on our car, thereby allowing us to have one of our major expenses taken care of permanently. On behalf of my family, I want to say 'thank you' for your generosity and kindness during this hardship.

As of 2021-06-11, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.