Tonight I received the following plea for Christmas help from a very frustrated mother. I don’t have any answers for her. I’m hoping other mothers in the same situation, or people involved with organizations that do help, might have answers for her.
hi everyone…i do not qualify for christmas help thru the salvation army because im not in the military. i dont qualify for help thru the angel tree because im not a convicted felon. i’ve never been in jail or even in trouble with the law. i dont qualify thru trust because im not in an abusive relationship. so where does someone like me who has a lot of kids and living on disability go for help? every place i go to says no because of “something” i dont qualify for. where does everyone else go? thank you for any answers u can give me. :O)
This concerned mother is located in Virginia, but I’m sure there are other mothers in need of Christmas help throughout the 50 states who are also being turned away. If you can offer any help, please share your experiences below so that others may learn, too.
PS Try these sites:
- FreeCycle.org (free used items)
If anyone knows of other websites where families in need might find help for Christmas, please include that in a comment below.
I’m giving it another try. Go to the New Help Forum Page. Click on this link.
To all of you who are seeking help for your family,
I have closed comments. Unfortunately, the few “donors” who responded with offers to help turned out to be deceitful. It breaks my heart to read all the requests for Christmas help and to find that so few are willing to donate. And it makes my blood boil knowing now that there are people who don’t mind adding to your heartbreak by playing a sick joke by offering help and then not responding. I am truly sorry I couldn’t help any of you.