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I am a single mother of 7 children. I was working 2 jobs before COVID-19 hit, and they had to let me go. I have been at home with my children since the shut-down began as I didn't have work, and all my children were receiving online schooling. Online schooling all my children has been a full time job. Recently, I had to make a trip out of state as one of my family member's passed away due to COVID-19. During the time I was away, there was a small kitchen fire in my house. I have to repair the damage or risk getting evicted. I am really nervous about the situation and don't want my family to become homeless again. I would greatly appreciate any help we can get coming up with the money for the repairs. Thank you!!
I am the proud mother of 7 beautiful children. I grew up in Pontiac and have a large extended family. It's important to me that my children have family around them. I work a lot of hours in the food service industry. I wish I was able to spend more time with my children, but I need to make sure they are being properly cared for. They mean the world to me.
I lost my housing back in 2010 when I was diagnosed with cancer and became too sick to work. As a single mom not able to work, I had no way to pay rent and keep a roof over my children's head. This is when we became homeless. At that time, it wasn't possible for us all to stay together, so I sent the children to live with different relatives and I found space in local shelters. We were homeless for 3 years until we found the SOS Housing Program in 2013.
I plan to continue working to support my children. As my kids get older and more independent, I want to try to go to college or a trade school to further my education. I always emphasize how important an education is to my kids, and I want to lead by example. I was working 2 jobs before COVID-19. My employer had to let me go when COVID-19 hit due to everything being shut-down.
Despite the hard times we've gone through as a family, my kids have made honor roll at their school for the past few years! I couldn't be prouder of them. They mean everything to me, and I want them to have the best life possible.
I'm raising money for security deposit so I can find safe housing.
I'm raising money for clothes so I can take care of my twin boys.
I'm raising money for a bus pass so I can make housing and medical appointment.