I graduated from college with a Bachelor's in child psychology and was looking forward to going to grad school, and my father got cancer and he died. It was a thing that was found out late. It was… Read more
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My goal is independence. I want a job, a real job, preferably something that utilizes my education, but a job that will enable me to move out of the attic and give my daughter a better situation than living in the attic. I want to be able to buy her clothes. I want to be able to take care of her. I can't take steps to get a job without a computer.
I'm really finding it nearly impossible to do a real job search without a computer. You can't go to Walmart and get a job without it being online. You can go to the library but they cut you off after you run out of time. I need to do resumes and fill out job applications. I graduated college and they have a Linked In group I want to join for my job search, but I can't get on without a computer.
My daughter is at the point where she's getting assignments from the teacher that are on the computer. She has to do reports and can't because she doesn't have a computer. Her teacher gave her login information for assignments but she can't get on. Also she's taking Spanish and I think if we could go online it would help. We need a printer too, because she needs to print out her assignments.
My long-term goal is to go get my master's degree. I want to work with children. That's why I got a degree in child psychology. I need stability to focus on school--for my daughter. I'm her role model. I want to be able to show my daughter that even if you get stopped now, it's never too late; your dreams don't end because you get stopped. We can't control the changes in life but we can control the not giving up. I've told my daughter to think of college as high school: there's no question as to whether or not you go. I want to show her that this college degree needs to be supported by another one. Even if I'm 60 and walking across the stage with my diploma! I want her to see that.
You feel like you're in a rock and a hard place. You try saving but you need to pay bills, or the car needs work, and it's one thing or another thing. We don't have the money to save for a computer.
It's a need for both of us. I really need to find work and need access to a computer for job searching and resumes, and my daughter needs it for school.
The funds from meeting this need will cover:
- A laptop computer, because there is nowhere to fit a desktop in the attic where we live
- A printer, so my daughter can print out her assignments and I can print resumes
- Ink cartridges for the printer
- Microsoft Office for typing
- 1-year of antivirus protection, so if we go to the library to use the Internet, the computer will be safe
- Taxes from purchasing these items
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I am the parent coordinator for Erie Charter School. I advocate for parents and act as a go-between for administration, teachers and parents. I help give parents perspective, raise money, create parent events, and communicate between invested parties. I also have three children that attend… Read more
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I've known Lorelei, from her being a parent at the school, for about 2 years now. She is a very devoted mother of a friendly and good daughter. She is a familiar face in this school.
Lorelei needs help getting a computer because this amount of money will not be available to her at one time. She struggles financially, but is committed to doing the best for her daughter. She cannot raise that amount because basic needs will always come first. A computer is a luxury.
Meeting this need will help her move her life forward so she can do daily tasks, like looking for a job. She can receive job postings from organizations.
Homework is posted online, and there are study tools for her daughter that can be used at home. She can access the ISAT study through the use of a computer. All school newsletters are posted online. Emails are sent every day. I know Lorelei really wants a computer for her daughter.
I am very proud of Lorelei. The love and commitment for her daughter is great. She tries her best and sometimes has a need for clothing or other things and she really wants change for her daughter. She is a loving and caring girl.