Funded 09/30/2022
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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We're Struggling to Keep Up with Our Bills as We Await the Birth of Our Child! Please Help.

My Story:

I am a married mother of two, and I'm also expecting a new baby in about 8 weeks! My oldest son is 7 years old, and he was recently diagnosed with ADHD. We have been learning how to properly navigate this, and while the adjustment has been a little difficult, he's doing well so far. My youngest son is 5 years old and has just started Kindergarten. Both of my boys are amazingly bright and loving children, and they're very excited and ready to meet their new brother!

I work full time as an AR clerk for a company in Akron Ohio. We earn enough to cover most of our expenses, at least we do most of the time. The problem is we unfortunately do not have much of a support circle as far as family and friends go. We have had to start buying things that our new baby will need in two short months, so we have had to sacrifice some of our bills. Normally, these would be paid on time, but we're struggling right now. The cost of gas and groceries being so high lately is also a factor, as I always prioritize food for my children first. I always make sure my boys are fed and happy regardless of our financial situation.

Right now, I'm really worried about our financial situation because we're already behind on some of our important bills, and I'm just weeks away from giving birth. When our new baby is born, I'll have to take time off of work, and that could push us even further behind on our bills. With that in mind, I'm seeking assistance with catching up on our gas and electric bills so that we can head into my maternity leave completely caught up on our bills. My family would be very grateful for this assistance, as it would do so much to keep us stable during my pregnancy, both in terms of finances and stress levels. Thank you to everyone in advance who assists us with these bills, and I promise to repay the generosity and kindness we're shown as soon as we can.

As of 2022-09-30, this application has been fully funded!

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