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Single Mother in Desperate Need

Organized by: Amber Logan

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Things are getting better, but they are still not out of trouble!
October 04, 2016

Thanks to everyone who has helped.  Things are getting better little by little.  Karin landed a contract job which is great experience, but See More

THE STORY:

Last week, Karin and her friends reached out to social service agencies across the region and others who are connected to them for help. She was many months behind with her rent and facing eviction and homelessness. She was terrified and desperate. I've never seen her so upset.

Karin is the only parent to a son with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and pediatric migraines. She was laid off from her last job because of budget issues, and she hasn't been able to find another. Unemployment ran out. She doesn't not have family who help her. She was working part-time, but it was unreliable, and Daniel's medical issues became overwhelming. With no way to pay for child care through the summer, working became more difficult, and things slid further behind.

With God's grace and the help of some human angels he inspired to help, there was a miracle last weekend, and the eviction has been averted. Daniel was able to start school without worrying about whether he could stay there.

Others have come forward with viable job prospects, and she is hopeful that she will be able to get back to work quickly in some capacity and that a good job is on its way to her now that school has started and child care can be manageable. Getting back to work is her first priority right now. She is selling the things that she can, and she has an appointment with social security in a month that might translate to at least a small amount of steady income for her every month.

But she still needs to pay some bills. AT&T is about to shut off her phone, and her utility bills are past due. The car insurance needs to be paid. Daniel needs new sneakers and a USB drive and some other small things for school. She's driving to CHOP in the city for appointments once a week, so gas and $4 to park at every visit add up. Her phone is a necessity if she's going to get a job and work with Daniel's school and doctors.  And Daniel will be 10 in two weeks, and he'd really like to go to the Camden Aquarium for his birthday (the library can provide the tickets but, gas, tolls and parking).

Friends have been helping where they could, but if others could help pay things off so she can have a truly fresh start when she starts working, it would be great! She is a really good person, and she has a huge heart. Even with things so hard for herself, she is still always ready to help others. It would be great if we could help her.

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106% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Donor Comments

Dese'Rae L. Stage & friends

Dese'Rae L. Stage & friends

DONATION: $50

Symbolic turkey! 10 months ago

Cathy

Cathy

DONATION: $40

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Jennifer Koch

Jennifer Koch

DONATION: $100

In solidarity with you in the Pantsuit Nation! 10 months ago

You are so loved! ❤️

You are so loved! ❤️

DONATION: $25

In tribute to your strength! 10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

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Rebecca Enslein

Rebecca Enslein

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Darlene Paulauski

Darlene Paulauski

DONATION: $100

Would love to help by sending "stuff" that you might need or your son might need. Not everyone can give cash, but they sure might have a lot of things to give besides that. Plus sometimes people just really like to pay towards a "thing." 10 months ago

Pantsuit Nation

Pantsuit Nation

DONATION: $10

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Jessica Newman

Jessica Newman

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Heather Knorr

Heather Knorr

DONATION: $25

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