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Self-Sufficiency Grant
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Unsupported Single Parent

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I'm Struggling to Adjust After a Divorce, & I Need Help Heating Our Home Before Winter Comes!

My Story:

I'm a single father of two, a 3-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl. I split custody of our 3-year-old with my ex-wife, but my daughter is in my custody full-time as her mother is not in the picture. My kids mean the world to me, and they are my greatest achievements. My son is a very energetic kid who loves monster trucks, while my daughter loves anything to do with horses. I work full-time as an estimator for a cabinet and mill workshop, but when I'm not working, I spend most of my free time with my kids doing simple things like going to the park and playing outdoors with them.

As I mentioned earlier, I share custody of my son with his mother on a 50/50 basis. Still, I have to pay a large amount in child support despite having my daughter to care for full-time and despite splitting custody of my son. Those child support payments have made it really difficult for me to get by, and we're living paycheck to paycheck. On top of that, the divorce was fairly recent, so I'm still adjusting to life with just my income to rely on to feed my family. It's hard for me to handle any expense outside of our monthly budget, and right now, I'm trying to look ahead in order to get on top of any unexpected expenses. With that in mind, I'm humbly asking for assistance with affording oil that we need to heat our home for the winter. I know that it's still a couple of months away, but I'm not confident that I'm going to be able to afford to heat our home when the time comes, so I'm seeking this assistance in advance.

Getting this help would allow me to prepare for the winter, and most importantly, it will allow my kids and I to stay warm when the temperature starts to turn. I'll also be in a better position to get my finances in order, as we won't have this huge expense looming over us anymore. Thank you all in advance for keeping my family warm through the winter. I will never forget this.

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