Organized by: Tzedaka 4MyKids
We are a family living in NY because of our jobs. My husband and I both work honest legal jobs. However that puts us into the "poor middle class" - we pay taxes, and can't make enough for our rent, food and clothing. I'm not a big shopper. I have minimal clothing in my closet. Our rent goes higher, tuition goes higher, cost of food goes higher. Yet we can't make ends meet. Ideally, we'd love to move out of NY. However being that we have jobs here, we find it tough and irresponsible to just drop the jobs and move without any income. The next best is to buy our own home. The cost on housing just goes up and up in NY. The longer we wait, the less likely there will be anything left to buy. However, rent keeps going up as well. For the amount of rent we pay, we could be putting it towards our own home. One problem: Saving enough needed for down payment / closing costs / lawyer's fees. I know everyone is out there making their own fundraisers for their wants. I feel this is a need, more than a want. My kids are growing and in need of space to call their own. They need a yard where they can play outside. They need a calm clean area that's not over full of everything we need to save where they can concentrate on doing their homework. We need a place where we can relax after really long days of working to make ends just meet. We need a normal kitchen where I can make homemade dinners without the stress of working in a tiny kitchen. I really hope you will all be generous to this cause and help our family be able to purchase a home of our own.