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I have a 14 year old son and we just got back from a family matter out of state to find out we have lost our house. Now I'm staying with a friend and I don't have anyway to get him Christmas. I love my son.
By Susan from Summerville, SC
The fact that you love your son doesn't have anything to do with the problem. Also you had to have had some warning that you were about to lose your house. You can't lose a house without some warning. When I was a single mother there were times I had to miss out of town family matters because I couldn't afford to leave town and pay my bills. That being said any of the charities that I am familiar with that provide Christmas help have age cut off limits of 12-13 years and that is because teenagers are old enough to understand the situation. Also most of the charities have a mid-November cut off date for taking applications, along with income verification. I didn't want to make you feel bad, but I've been there, done that, only I never lost the place we lived. Even when my late mother was terminally ill, I couldn't afford to drive the 200 miles, if my Dad hadn't given me money for the gas for the round trip. For the gas to get up there I would have to borrow from a neighbor and then pay her back when I got back to town. My car was an old clunker that got 10 miles to the gallon on the highway.
I also meant to tell you that WalMart had quite nice t-shirts for no more than $10.00, also thrift stores have really nice gently used things along with some new items that still have the store tags on them. Talk to your pastor, sometimes they will take up an anonymous offering for a needy member of the congregation.
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