Car repairs to help my family beat the odds and regain our footing
I turned my life around to focus on being a great mother. I was 16 when I had my first child. She is 20 years old now and attends a four year college. My 17 year old will graduate high school in… Read more
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Update on Alisha's Need: Sep 20, 2012
Alisha needs over $900 to fix her car, but will provide the first $300 herself in matching funds. She is grateful to the Benevolent donors who will assist her! - The Benevolent Team
I need transportation for me and my 8 children. I currently have a car but the car can't pass the emissions test because of the repairs needed.
This includes repairs for an intake manifold gasket & isolator bolts ($490) as well as an evap. vent solenoid ($295). Once these repairs are complete I need to transfer the registration into my own name to enable me to park at my current residence ($95).
Meeting this need will help me because I would not only be able to continue taking care of my children on my own, getting them to school and activities as well as appointments but I would also be able to get too and from daycare as I search for a job.
Meeting this need will help me achieve future goals because eventually I want to go back to school to do hair and one day have my own business. In order to do that I need to be able to get the children to and from school and daycare efficiently. Having my car would allow me to do this.
My current situation is that my husband left myself and 8 children at home. I am going through a divorce and am left to care for my children on my own. I need my car to get the kids back and forth to doctors appointments, school, church and the grocery store. Having transportation is necessary for me to care for my children and property management will no longer allow me to park my car at my residence unless I get the repairs and transfer the title into my own name.
Right now, my biggest challenge is everything. The thought of not having transportation would make each aspect of my life more difficult. I have a son who is 7 years old and has a pacemaker. He definitely needs to have a working vehicle to get him from place to place and to transport him in case of emergency.
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My job title is Resident Service Coordinator. I have been in this position since May 2012. My work involves helping families meet their needs and achieve their individual goals as they work towards self-sufficiency. What I like about my job is the opportunity to build connections and supports to… Read more
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I have known Alisha for two months since I became the Resident Services Coordinator in her apartment complex. She is a proactive resident who keeps in contact and has introduced me to her children.
I think meeting this need is important because Alisha will not be able to effectively provide for her household if she loses the use of her car. With eight young children living in the home it is essential that she is able to drive from place to place in order to get everyone where they need to be and to purchase groceries and supplies for the household.
This will move the recipient's life forward by giving her what she needs in order to provide for her family. Having a car is the best way to ensure that the kids needs are not only met but that they are able to participate in additional activities that will help them succeed as well such as extra curricular activities after school.
Alisha is a very involved mother who is always seeking out the best for her family. She is a strong advocate for her children and has their best interest at heart.