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Blaze, When I first started M.O.M.S. I gave so much of my paycheck to helping others that I couldn't make my mortgage. I found myself facing a dilemma... Quit helping others or find another source of income. Well there was no way I could stop helping single moms. There are so many in need of help and nobody really helping them. So, quiting was out of the question. I didn't have time for a second job but decided I would rent out both bedrooms in my home to help make the mortgage. I converted my two car garage to a great room and moved my daughter and I into the garage. Even living here in Southern California it was chilly in the winter... but we made it through it and I rented our bedrooms out and broke even on the mortgage. Did I like having roommates? Not particularily... but sometimes you do what you have to do and I prepared for the sacrifice and made it through it. Where there's a will, there's always a way... Sometimes the way is covered with brush and thorn bushes and yes, you might get a few scraps, bumps and bruises, but you'll make it! Feel free to send me your telephone number if you would like to talk to someone. Perhaps I can help you come up with a game plan. And if I can't, I have thousands of members that may have even better ideas than I would! Ms. Spencer Betz
Blaze, I couldn't access your post and consider what your needs are. We are a non profit, but unfortunately do not funds available at this time. We are working on grants which will allow us to provide minimal scholarships. What needs do you have that we might be able to assist you with? Spencer Betz
Thank you for creating this space which knows no boundries for good people to help good people. Bless you and all those connected with you that make it possible for people to connect with one another and make a difference. Ms. Spencer Betz
You're still unemployed from August 2005? I've had two friends undergo surgery for breast cancer. One had a double masectomy and was back working in less than a year. The other had the cancer removed, saved her breasts and was working within a week. Both went through radiation etc. What is your situation that you are still unable to work?
M.O.M.S., MakingLemonade.com & SingleMoms.com have teamed to help single Moms and their children.
As founders of our single parent organizations, we know first hand the struggles most single parents families on a daily basis. The most common challenge for working single moms is just making it through the month with enough budget to buy the bare necessities and pay the bills.
This is why we created Give A Single Mom A Vacation! It's simple for our single moms to participate. Each month our members contribute $5 to have their name included in the following months drawing for a vacation giveaway. Some members put in $10 or $20 and they are given an extra entry for every $5 they enter. Or in some cases, the members put in extra for to enter the name of a single mom who cannot afford the $5. Our first vacation will be awarded September 15, 2006. Gift From God founder Brian Cook will draw a members name literally from out of a hat and that Mom and her kids are going on a VACATION. Every single dollar contributed is used for that months giveaway.
Unfortunately, the majority of the members cannot even afford the $5. Five Dollars is equal to a Gallon of milk or a couple of gallons of gas which will make the difference in getting to work or not. So, as some of us can sponsor a few members that cannot afford to contribute toward the drawing, we certainly need help in sponsoring others.
Please consider sponsoring one or more of our members.
Ms. Spencer Betz
What single mom couldn't use a vacation? Lord knows we all need it, but those of those who aren't chosen that month will live vicariously through you who won!
Please contact Spencer at email@example.com, Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda@singlemom.com with any questions you may have.
Thank you and Good Luck!
Spencer Betz Founder of www.singlemoms.org
Jodi Seidler Founder of www.makinglemonade.com
Amanda Bach Founder of www.singlemoms.com
Members May Only Win Once In A 24 Month Period. This gives better odds for those that have not yet won...
SEPTEMBER 16, 2006
OUR FIRST VACATION WAS AWARDED TODAY, BY DRAWING TO MICHELLE O. OF BEAVERTON, OREGON. SHE IS MOM TO ONE TEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND THEIR IDEA OF A VACATION IS TO GO TO DISNEYLAND. WE HAVE RAISED $385 TOWARD THE TRIP AND I AM WORKING HARD TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR HER. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING MICHELLE OR OUR GROUP IN GENERAL.
M.O.M.S. Board Members
We will create avenues to alleviate stress, eliminate the all-too-frequent feelings of loneliness and isolation, and increase self-esteem in both single parents and their children.
We will encourage a harmonious relationship between joint custodial parents so that their children may flourish and grow up in a loving family environment.
Through determination we will put the past behind us, focus on today and build a better future for ourselves and for our children