On behalf of a friend, please consider lending a hand. Contact info is in the letter below. This person really deserves to catch a break. In the spirit of the holidays, signal boost and show a little love?
Dear friends: please read the following letter and share as widely as possible. Donate if you can. And for those of you who know the person in question, please do not share any further information than I have given here, including her name. Thank you.
I implore your help on behalf of a young woman who is struggling mightily to make ends meet.
Since the premature birth of her son almost two years ago, M.J.M. has been unable to find the things she wants most: a safe and stable living situation, a steady job that pays a living wage, or the resources to return to college.
She has multiple health problems, including hypertension, migraines, and serious anxiety/panic disorder. Two major surgeries without adequate recovery time left her with severe chronic pain and a need for physical therapy.
M.J.M. is not just a single parent, but her child’s only caregiver. The system is taking its sweet time getting the boy’s father to pay child support. State aid doesn’t cover rent, much less all the things an active toddler needs. The only family she can turn to are grandparents across the country, with medical bills of their own.
This woman has clawed her way out of some tough situations in life, and continues to fight tooth and nail for a better future for herself and her son. She’s reluctant to accept charity, but things are looking pretty bleak right now.
At this time of year, no one should have to worry about homelessness with a small child. Please, whatever winter holidays you celebrate, help me brighten her days with enough money to cover rent through the end of her current living arrangement (a few more weeks) plus a little extra for a security deposit to get her into a new place.
Donations can be made via Paypal to Lyzardcraft@gmail.com (Or email me for a snail-mail address. I’m using my business account as she doesn’t have regular internet access or a bank account; all money donated will be given to her in cash). In return, we’ll send you origami ornaments (you can see examples in my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/
(And a HUGE shout-out to all the wonderful folks who have donated time, money, energy, transportation, childcare, hand-me-downs, and everything else that's kept them going so far!)