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1. Log into facebook and connect with your friends; see if you can provide advice to anyone
2. Log into myspace and connect with your friends; see if you can provide advice to anyone
3. Log into Aidpage and see if you can provide advice to anyone
4. Take a nice long hot shower
5. Do some dishes
6. Do some laundry
7. Browse job ads
8. Watch television
9. Clean the house
10. Organize your clothes
Please tell us if you are able to raise funds through Aidpage.
I just read some of your posts and I had to only imagine what it's like to battle addiction. I've met a lot of people and I understand.
This is what I suggest. Put this AidPage as your home page. Anytime, you want to get a drink, donate the amount of money you would have spent on a drink. That donation will go toward helping someone who will use that money for groceries, gas, childcare and health care or something else.
Also, you are not only trying to break the addiction for yourself. It is also for your teenager. When you start paying attention to your daughter, you will find that it is not too late to be a better role model.
I think you are a good person. Be that good person to your daughter. She will benefit from it. Make this next moment your new moment and a step toward a newer and better you.
In so much pain right now.
I had to tell my husband how we were living well beyond our means and that I feel that I cannot handle the all the stress on my own anymore. I told him that we have a single income and we have a family but we are living like we are single. And, really, he felt that I was putting the blame on him.
I wasn't trying to blame anyone. I wanted him to help me figure things out and I felt like I've run out of air and I was trying to hang onto anything that I could find.
So now, he's up playing video games and I'm up searching for ways to pay the coming month's rent. He cannot work because of his disability and if he works SSI will cut him off. The small amount of money from disability is nothing.
Our son is sick and it seems like he has the stomach flu so he'll be going to the doctor tomorrow. I'm hoping my husband is not too depressed to take him to the doctor tomorrow.
Husband is refusing to go to sleep and he didn't want to drink the juice I brought him tonight -- he said he felt like he was taking food from the children. I told him with lots of optimism that there will always be money for food and gas. Well, I really hope. We are down to our last couple hundred dollars and I am short more than $1000 fr rent. I also have to pay for preschool (subsidized at the YMCA but still too expensive for me).
I don't know what to do. I am really trying to hang on. This website is helping. Everytime I'm in pain, I come here and I write. Maybe that's my calling -- being a writer?
Help out someone today. Can anyone give $1.00 today? Every bit will help someone in need.
As a pessimist, I tend to believe that there is "no such thing as a free lunch" or "the glass is half empty".
I was wondering about the likelihood of someone "donating" any money to anyone here at Aidpage without having a tax benefit. With that said, I do not believe that cash assistance is likely unless the person giving is truly giving or expecting a tax write off.
If you are giving cash, can you tell us to whom? If you are receiving, can you tell us from whom?
I welcome a good discussion.
I will add my experience about each source that I encounter. Please feel free to comment on each source and your experiences. To make it easy for veryone, please put the name of the source in the title.
My comments are not meant to promote or slander anyone, but my own experience and knowledge of them.
When accepting assistance, do not provide your personal information to just anyone.Also do not accept payments that require you to pay back a portion.
Cyberbeg (www.cyberbeg.com): Uh oh, am I mistaken, or does this site want people to pay to post "beg"? I beg your pardon?
Digital Charity (www.digitalcharity.com) looks like it will work if someone is really intending to help. Here's a link to a post. http://www.digitalcharity.com/m.php?id=63965
Mayer Foundation (www.mayerfoundation.org): Has anyone had any experience with this organization?
My Donation (www.my-donation.com): Who's getting the donations? No thanks.
Greedy or Needy: Maximum is $100 grant to the winner. This site seems to make light of problems. I'm not sure how credible this is.
Modest Needs (www.modestneeds.org): This place is outtapped and a joke. They supposedly offer assistance to people who are self-sufficient and have not experienced a long-term decrease in income. They denied me after they approve me and after asking for all documentation. Useless and waste of time.
Red Cross: Only provides aid to disaster-stricken victims. They referred me to United Way.
United Way: Hung up on me.
SNAP: This is food stamps. For those of us who work, we most likely do not qualify. They told me that I make $2000 over the limit. How outrageous is that? They go by gross income and not actual take home pay. It is really to keep people poor.
I met a really kind person on Aidpage whose identity I will keep confidential.
I keep getting errors everytime I log in, but if you want to make a donation, you could connect to my chip in through this blog
anything will help.
I will be certain to pay back when I am in a better position.
It's no fun to go hungry, but after being through that for so long, it's easy to ignore the hunger and thirst.
Aside from money, you need the essentials:
Explain everything to the children. I know it's tough, but you can only do this by yourself for so long. I had to tell myself to face reality and got myself a few jobs and tell the children we couldn't go to Legoland or Disneyland. If you're strong and show your children how you will get through the tough times together, they will learn a very important life skill.
Make sure to tell the children it is not their fault.
Gary25, I felt so overwhelmed today. Coming back to this site helps because I see other people suffering. When I concentrate on helping someone else, I am also helping myself.
I think if we can't see or figure a way out, no one else can. And if someone tries to help, we are helping that person help us by trying to help ourselves first. Keep on trying.
If you find a place that offers assistance to people on disability, let me know. I know disability is barely enough to pay the rent. Perhaps you should apply for Section 8 rental assistance in the county you wish to reside. "I know some counties ran out of funding last year and waiting lists are long without people willing to rent to section 8 voucher holders. However, your disabled status could allow you to share a house with people (non-related) willing to rent a room to you, possibly to your children.