This past Christmas, Modest Needs funded 74 grants in just 48 hours, helping dozens of families wake up to a very happy holiday. Now we've got the New Year in our sights, and we're determined to help just as many individuals start off 2012 on the right foot.
Today's application comes from a single mother. A social worker effected by the downturn in the economy, she's had difficulty finding a permanent employment over the last year. Rather than get down, however, she got busy, finding work as a telemarketer in order to stay afloat financially. Now she needs our help catching up on the rent that went past due while she was looking for a job.
This applicant dreams of getting back to helping others in the New Year, and we support her dream. With just a little funding, we can keep her in her home and propel her toward success. Read on to get to know this Applicant of the Day in her own words, and for a link to help her directly:
"My name is Karen and I am a divorced single woman. I have one son who is 23 and a senior in college. I have been a social worker for 15 years, but for the last year I have been unable to find a permanent job in this field. I assume that is because of the economy troubles.
To make ends meet while I look for a full time position in my field, I've recently taken a job as a telemarketer. This has allowed me to catch up on most of my bills, but I'm not yet caught up on my rent, and I'm asking for help with this bill because today because I just received a three day eviction notice. This is a first for me.
I am scared to death that I'm not going to be able to pay my rent in time to prevent my eviction. If you could help me to stay in my home, in the future, I should be able to pay rent on my own and on time.
As a social worker, you never really think you'll be in the position of the people you work with. One thing's for sure. When I get back to work, I'm going to have a whole new perspective on how important my job is.
I hope you'll think about helping me with my rent. Thank you so much, and Happy Holidays."