This is very hard for me to do - to ask for help. Especially in a super public way, but the consensus among my friends is that if you need something you might as well just ask!
I'm a single mom... My son & I moved across four states in May 2012, to start life anew in a little city outside Houston, TX. It's been harder than I thought! I just finished my ceritifcation program for Medical Transcription Editing in August, and have begun applying for jobs, but it's BRAND new and I've not heard anything back yet. I am working a couple part-time transcription jobs from home, and do housecleaning once a week or so also. My final student loan for this year ran out last month.
I'm a little embarrassed to be putting this out there for people to see/read, I just don't know how else to ask for help. It's very difficult for me to ASK when we need something!
I have put in well over 100 applications and resumes (probably closer to 150 now) since we moved here, but so far, the right position for me has been elusive! I've had 3 interviews in the last 2 years but wasn't chosen for those jobs. I've got rent, car payment... a bunch of credit debt that I've gotten over the last 3 years living on credit, and the balances of my student loans will soon have to be paid on. I've now stopped paying my credit debt (temporarily) to try keeping the 4 walls up.
If I could pay down the debt and/or my car (it's only a year from payoff!), I would have a much easier time with handling the monthly things. I have stuff listed on eBay and Craigslist, what I have that might be worth anything, which isn't much left, as I've been selling it off a little a time. This 'fundraiser' was another way I thought of that could possibly help us.
As of October 1st we will not have rent or car payment or anything. Also, as my son is now 6 and starting back to school, getting him his supplies and uniforms has been more of an expense than I'd have liked.
My son and I pray together, thanking God for providing for us and asking Him to continue providing the things that we need. I'm just being super real and open here.
To anyone who donates, and to all those who HAVE donated to help us get through these struggle-y times, THANK YOU so much. Y'all have been angels, and I am more grateful than I can tell ever tell you. I hope I'm able to bless someone, someday, the way we have been blessed. And to those who don't want to donate or can't - please pray with us. Prayers are SO welcome.