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Dec 2, 2011, 02:00 AM
 
Fort Wayne, IN. USA
Unhappy Family could really use some help this Christmas...

To try and make a very long, sad story short... I'm a single mom of 5 kiddos ranging from 3-10 yrs old, trying desperately to survive on disability which barely covers the rent. I moved almost a year ago to try to start over, again, after a horrific abusive marriage left us all broken and without much of anything besides the clothes on our backs. Right after I moved, the family's only car died (needs a new motor), my boyfriend at the time (my very best friend since I was 12 years old, and my only support whatsoever) passed away unexpectedly from a clot in his heart at 30 years old, and my "new" (to me) house turned out to have more problems than benefits, aside from costing me $200 less per month than the old one. Being closer to family hasn't helped anything... they just have new excuses as to why they can't or won't help us with so much as an occasional ride to the store. Long story short, the state came in, decided that I was "neglecting" my kids, (because I couldn't drive them anywhere with no car and had to walk in the snow for groceries and such) and would probably "run" from their allegations once I got a car, and I've been fighting them ever since then (Feb. 2011).
I've been doing everything within my power to keep our heads above water... maxing out credit cards, doing jobs on fiverr, paid to click emails, surveys, etc. I've sold off just about everything that wasn't nailed down or absolutely necessary for our survival. My old college is refusing to release my transcripts until I pay them nearly $1900 that they claim I owe, so I can't even get into school down here to start my doctorate. No one wants to buy my SUV for more than scrap price, which isn't enough to get a "beater", and I can't afford to fix it, either. It's getting to the point where I am running out of ideas. Last year we didn't even have a tree, between the move, the financial hardships, and everything in between, there just wasn't any extra money for anything. I desperately want this year to be different. I haven't even been able to sign up for any local programs or even go to food pantries in the area thanks to my ongoing lack of transportation. I know that material things aren't what's important, and my kids have had to learn this lesson the hard way... but as their mom it breaks my heart not to be able to give them ANYTHING after all the heartache that we've all been through already.
I got a fake tree off of my local freecycle, so at least I have that. I plan on sitting down with the kids and making popcorn strings, cereal strings, paper ornaments, whatever we can find that we can put on the tree, because I definitely can't afford any "real" decorations. I don't have a working stove right now, amongst other things, thanks to my horrific landlord and my carefully/sneakily worded lease, so I can't even bake cookies with them.
I'm trying to keep this long story to a minimum, but even the minimum seems to be rather long and overwhelming, I sincerely apologize for that.
Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated, up to and including advice on other sites like fiverr where I might be able to earn a couple extra bucks here and there. I know this is an amazing community with huge hearts and unlimited resources, and I am setting aside my pride and counting on you guys to point me in the right direction. I'm more than willing to provide pics of the kids, screenshots of my empty paypal, maxed credit cards, closed bank accounts (due to overdrafting), more information or more of the story, whatever is needed, if needed.
Thank you guys for being here, and for any and all advice or help you are able to provide myself and others who are struggling in this nasty economy. I can honestly say I am proud to be a part of such an amazing community.
  #2  
Dec 3, 2011, 12:08 AM
 
GA
Heart Re: Family could really use some help this Christmas...

I truly wish that I could help! But my situation isn't the best either. I live the same struggle just to survive. I'm sorry for all that you've been thru & are going thru. I'm praying this New Years is a fresh start for your family. I'll also be praying that you get the help you need!
  #3  
Dec 3, 2011, 01:28 AM
 
Fort Wayne, IN. USA
Default Re: Family could really use some help this Christmas...

Thanks.

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I truly wish that I could help! But my situation isn't the best either. I live the same struggle just to survive. I'm sorry for all that you've been thru & are going thru. I'm praying this New Years is a fresh start for your family. I'll also be praying that you get the help you need!
 

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