ratmessiah:

with my rent and car payment i’ve got $235 bare minimum in expenses per month, with paychecks rarely clearing $200. 

that $235 bare minimum is if i don’t spot my mom any money whatsoever for gas, house maintenance, divorce expenses, groceries that our food stamps don’t cover, etc.

with the SNAP cuts my mom and i are down to $47 a month in food stamps for the two of us, so groceries are definitely where we’re hurting most. 

most donations i’ve received in the past have been either $5 or $10, and those add up fast. if you feel you can spare anything, no matter how small the amount, my mother and i would be very grateful. and if you’re not up to donating, signal boosts are greatly appreciated.

thank you.

— sadie

ratmessiah:

with my rent and car payment i’ve got $235 bare minimum in expenses per month, with paychecks rarely clearing $200. 

that $235 bare minimum is if i don’t spot my mom any money whatsoever for gas, house maintenance, divorce expenses, groceries that our food stamps don’t cover, etc.

with the SNAP cuts my mom and i are down to $47 a month in food stamps for the two of us, so groceries are definitely where we’re hurting most. 

most donations i’ve received in the past have been either $5 or $10, and those add up fast. if you feel you can spare anything, no matter how small the amount, my mother and i would be very grateful. and if you’re not up to donating, signal boosts are greatly appreciated.

thank you.

— sadie

ratmessiah:

there is currently $45 available in my bank account. my latest paycheck is around $180. my rent (due by the 15th) is $150 and my car payment (due by the end of the month) is $85.00, meaning i’ve got $235 bare minimum in expenses for the month and $225 to pay it with - that is, if i tap out all of my resources and don’t spot my mom any money for gas, house maintenance, groceries that our food stamps don’t cover, etc.

i’d like to be able to buy a few christmas presents. i’d like to ensure my mom and i can even afford a fucking tree this year. but that stuff comes second to the fact that starting next month our food stamps are being cut by $250, and i don’t know how we’re supposed to make that work.

i first asked for donations a couple months ago, and as a result was able to get winter boots and a new pair of glasses for my mom. paid for with donations rarely exceeding $20, usually closer to $10 or $5. when i say anything counts, i am being absolutely literal. 

the moment i told my mother that she didn’t have to pay for her glasses because i could pay for them with money people had given to us online, she was so relieved she started crying. i’ve gotten so used to seeing her cry out of fear that seeing her cry out of happiness was a welcome shock. 

please, if you can spare anything, donate. and if not, please reblog. along with accepting donations, there’s also:

a room in our house available to rent on a nightly or weekly basis to travelers

and

some light content available on my mygirlfund profile. if you join and tell me you’re from tumblr, i’m approximately 8000% more likely to respond to you. 

charliebronsons:

charliebronsons:

hey guys

the situation: my mother and i are living in our home of twenty years. i was born in this house, and the intention has always been to keep the house in the family. 

but my parents are in the middle of a (long awaited) divorce. my father is out of the house, but is currently still in control of much of my mother’s money, and the divorce is slow going. this house is a huge undertaking for my mother to maintain herself (as well as the surrounding garden - i’m not the skilled gardener that my mother is), and not being able to afford to live here is a very real threat. 

my current job typically offers me 12 hours a week at 10 cents above federal minimum wage. as it is, my average paycheck is put instantaneously towards my rent ($150/month paid to my mother) and car payment ($85/month) towards a car i do not yet know how to drive (i can’t afford driver’s ed and all the drivers i know rarely have the time to instruct me) and which is in need of repairs.

example: my last paycheck amounted to $184.99, minus $85 for my car, and minus another $150 towards rent. that’s $235 bare minimum personal expenses per month against paychecks that exceed $200 if i’m lucky. to say my earnings don’t cover my cost of living - let alone my mother’s - is an understatement.

my mother is unable to work due to disability from sustaining severe brain damage (she suffered a series of strokes when i was young). we have been bringing some extra income into the household through hosting guests via airbnb.com.

so far i’ve gotten no response to applications i’ve put in in looking for a second job. i try not to think about what my situation will look like once i’m able to drive and have to make room for gas in my budget. the prospect of going to college is a fucking joke.

please signal boost and consider donating. literally anything helps. anything that puts my mother and i farther away from having to leave our home, anything that could possibly supplement our food stamps (which the government has recently decreased), anything to go towards my mother’s medication or help me buy winter boots without depleting my goddamn bank account. anything at all would be deeply appreciated.

thanks for your time.

- sadie

my mom’s been intermittently dancing all day because she got new glasses in the mail that are an up to date prescription (also they have hearts on the frames which is very important)

i wouldn’t have been able to afford buying her new, current-prescription glasses if it weren’t for the donations you guys have made, most of which were either $5 or $10, so when i say every bit counts, i really fucking mean it.

thank you guys so fucking much.

charliebronsons:

hey guys

the situation: my mother and i are living in our home of twenty years. i was born in this house, and the intention has always been to keep the house in the family. 

but my parents are in the middle of a (long awaited) divorce. my father is out of the house, but is currently still in control of much of my mother’s money, and the divorce is slow going. this house is a huge undertaking for my mother to maintain herself (as well as the surrounding garden - i’m not the skilled gardener that my mother is), and not being able to afford to live here is a very real threat. 

my current job typically offers me 12 hours a week at 10 cents above federal minimum wage. as it is, my average paycheck is put instantaneously towards my rent ($150/month paid to my mother) and car payment ($85/month) towards a car i do not yet know how to drive (i can’t afford driver’s ed and all the drivers i know rarely have the time to instruct me) and which is in need of repairs.

example: my last paycheck amounted to $184.99, minus $85 for my car, and minus another $150 towards rent. that’s $235 bare minimum personal expenses per month against paychecks that exceed $200 if i’m lucky. to say my earnings don’t cover my cost of living - let alone my mother’s - is an understatement.

my mother is unable to work due to disability from sustaining severe brain damage (she suffered a series of strokes when i was young). we have been bringing some extra income into the household through hosting guests via airbnb.com.

so far i’ve gotten no response to applications i’ve put in in looking for a second job. i try not to think about what my situation will look like once i’m able to drive and have to make room for gas in my budget. the prospect of going to college is a fucking joke.

please signal boost and consider donating. literally anything helps. anything that puts my mother and i farther away from having to leave our home, anything that could possibly supplement our food stamps (which the government has recently decreased), anything to go towards my mother’s medication or help me buy winter boots without depleting my goddamn bank account. anything at all would be deeply appreciated.

thanks for your time.

- sadie

ETA: i changed the link to my main blog because i’ve been getting feedback that the donate button on my sidebar works but the link in the original post didn’t.

charliebronsons:

hey guys

the situation: my mother and i are living in our home of twenty years. i was born in this house, and the intention has always been to keep the house in the family. 

but my parents are in the middle of a (long awaited) divorce. my father is out of the house, but is currently still in control of much of my mother’s money, and the divorce is slow going. this house is a huge undertaking for my mother to maintain herself (as well as the surrounding garden - i’m not the skilled gardener that my mother is), and not being able to afford to live here is a very real threat. 

my current job typically offers me 12 hours a week at 10 cents above federal minimum wage. as it is, my average paycheck is put instantaneously towards my rent ($150/month paid to my mother) and car payment ($85/month) towards a car i do not yet know how to drive (i can’t afford driver’s ed and all the drivers i know rarely have the time to instruct me) and which is in need of repairs.

example: my last paycheck amounted to $184.99, minus $85 for my car, and minus another $150 towards rent. that’s $235 bare minimum personal expenses per month against paychecks that exceed $200 if i’m lucky. to say my earnings don’t cover my cost of living - let alone my mother’s - is an understatement.

my mother is unable to work due to disability from sustaining severe brain damage (she suffered a series of strokes when i was young). we have been bringing some extra income into the household through hosting guests via airbnb.com.

so far i’ve gotten no response to applications i’ve put in in looking for a second job. i try not to think about what my situation will look like once i’m able to drive and have to make room for gas in my budget. the prospect of going to college is a fucking joke.

please signal boost and consider donating. literally anything helps. anything that puts my mother and i farther away from having to leave our home, anything that could possibly supplement our food stamps (which the government has recently decreased), anything to go towards my mother’s medication or help me buy winter boots without depleting my goddamn bank account. anything at all would be deeply appreciated.

thanks for your time.

- sadie

ETA: i changed the link to my main blog because i’ve been getting feedback that the donate button on my sidebar works but the link in the original post didn’t.

charliebronsons:

hey guys

the situation: my mother and i are living in our home of twenty years. i was born in this house, and the intention has always been to keep the house in the family. 

but my parents are in the middle of a (long awaited) divorce. my father is out of the house, but is currently still in control of much of my mother’s money, and the divorce is slow going. this house is a huge undertaking for my mother to maintain herself (as well as the surrounding garden - i’m not the skilled gardener that my mother is), and not being able to afford to live here is a very real threat. 

my current job typically offers me 12 hours a week at 10 cents above federal minimum wage. as it is, my average paycheck is put instantaneously towards my rent ($150/month paid to my mother) and car payment ($85/month) towards a car i do not yet know how to drive (i can’t afford driver’s ed and all the drivers i know rarely have the time to instruct me) and which is in need of repairs.

example: my last paycheck amounted to $184.99, minus $85 for my car, and minus another $150 towards rent. that’s $235 bare minimum personal expenses per month against paychecks that exceed $200 if i’m lucky. to say my earnings don’t cover my cost of living - let alone my mother’s - is an understatement.

my mother is unable to work due to disability from sustaining severe brain damage (she suffered a series of strokes when i was young). we have been bringing some extra income into the household through hosting guests via airbnb.com.

so far i’ve gotten no response to applications i’ve put in in looking for a second job. i try not to think about what my situation will look like once i’m able to drive and have to make room for gas in my budget. the prospect of going to college is a fucking joke.

please signal boost and consider donating. literally anything helps. anything that puts my mother and i farther away from having to leave our home, anything that could possibly supplement our food stamps (which the government has recently decreased), anything to go towards my mother’s medication or help me buy winter boots without depleting my goddamn bank account. anything at all would be deeply appreciated.

thanks for your time.

- sadie

ETA: i changed the link to my main blog because i’ve been getting feedback that the donate button on my sidebar works but the link in the original post didn’t.

charliebronsons:

hey guys

the situation: my mother and i are living in our home of twenty years. i was born in this house, and the intention has always been to keep the house in the family. 

but my parents are in the middle of a (long awaited) divorce. my father is out of the house, but is currently still in control of much of my mother’s money, and the divorce is slow going. this house is a huge undertaking for my mother to maintain herself (as well as the surrounding garden - i’m not the skilled gardener that my mother is), and not being able to afford to live here is a very real threat. 

my current job typically offers me 12 hours a week at 10 cents above federal minimum wage. as it is, my average paycheck is put instantaneously towards my rent ($150/month paid to my mother) and car payment ($85/month) towards a car i do not yet know how to drive (i can’t afford driver’s ed and all the drivers i know rarely have the time to instruct me) and which is in need of repairs.

example: my last paycheck amounted to $184.99, minus $85 for my car, and minus another $150 towards rent. that’s $235 bare minimum personal expenses per month against paychecks that exceed $200 if i’m lucky. to say my earnings don’t cover my cost of living - let alone my mother’s - is an understatement.

my mother is unable to work due to disability from sustaining severe brain damage (she suffered a series of strokes when i was young). we have been bringing some extra income into the household through hosting guests via airbnb.com.

so far i’ve gotten no response to applications i’ve put in in looking for a second job. i try not to think about what my situation will look like once i’m able to drive and have to make room for gas in my budget. the prospect of going to college is a fucking joke.

please signal boost and consider donating. literally anything helps. anything that puts my mother and i farther away from having to leave our home, anything that could possibly supplement our food stamps (which the government has recently decreased), anything to go towards my mother’s medication or help me buy winter boots without depleting my goddamn bank account. anything at all would be deeply appreciated.

thanks for your time.

- sadie

ETA: i changed the link to my main blog because i’ve been getting feedback that the donate button on my sidebar works but the link in the original post didn’t.

charliebronsons:

hey guys

the situation: my mother and i are living in our home of twenty years. i was born in this house, and the intention has always been to keep the house in the family. 

but my parents are in the middle of a (long awaited) divorce. my father is out of the house, but is currently still in control of much of my mother’s money, and the divorce is slow going. this house is a huge undertaking for my mother to maintain herself (as well as the surrounding garden - i’m not the skilled gardener that my mother is), and not being able to afford to live here is a very real threat. 

my current job typically offers me 12 hours a week at 10 cents above federal minimum wage. as it is, my average paycheck is put instantaneously towards my rent ($150/month paid to my mother) and car payment ($85/month) towards a car i do not yet know how to drive (i can’t afford driver’s ed and all the drivers i know rarely have the time to instruct me) and which is in need of repairs.

example: my last paycheck amounted to $184.99, minus $85 for my car, and minus another $150 towards rent. that’s $235 bare minimum personal expenses per month against paychecks that exceed $200 if i’m lucky. to say my earnings don’t cover my cost of living - let alone my mother’s - is an understatement.

my mother is unable to work due to disability from sustaining severe brain damage (she suffered a series of strokes when i was young). we have been bringing some extra income into the household through hosting guests via airbnb.com.

so far i’ve gotten no response to applications i’ve put in in looking for a second job. i try not to think about what my situation will look like once i’m able to drive and have to make room for gas in my budget. the prospect of going to college is a fucking joke.

please signal boost and consider donating. literally anything helps. anything that puts my mother and i farther away from having to leave our home, anything that could possibly supplement our food stamps (which the government has recently decreased), anything to go towards my mother’s medication or help me buy winter boots without depleting my goddamn bank account. anything at all would be deeply appreciated.

thanks for your time.

- sadie

ETA: i changed the link to my main blog because i’ve been getting feedback that the donate button on my sidebar works but the link in the original post didn’t.

charliebronsons:

hey guys

the situation: my mother and i are living in our home of twenty years. i was born in this house, and the intention has always been to keep the house in the family. 

but my parents are in the middle of a (long awaited) divorce. my father is out of the house, but is currently still in control of much of my mother’s money, and the divorce is slow going. this house is a huge undertaking for my mother to maintain herself (as well as the surrounding garden - i’m not the skilled gardener that my mother is), and not being able to afford to live here is a very real threat. 

my current job typically offers me 12 hours a week at 10 cents above federal minimum wage. as it is, my average paycheck is put instantaneously towards my rent ($150/month paid to my mother) and car payment ($85/month) towards a car i do not yet know how to drive (i can’t afford driver’s ed and all the drivers i know rarely have the time to instruct me) and which is in need of repairs.

example: my last paycheck amounted to $184.99, minus $85 for my car, and minus another $150 towards rent. that’s $235 bare minimum personal expenses per month against paychecks that exceed $200 if i’m lucky. to say my earnings don’t cover my cost of living - let alone my mother’s - is an understatement.

my mother is unable to work due to disability from sustaining severe brain damage (she suffered a series of strokes when i was young). we have been bringing some extra income into the household through hosting guests via airbnb.com.

so far i’ve gotten no response to applications i’ve put in in looking for a second job. i try not to think about what my situation will look like once i’m able to drive and have to make room for gas in my budget. the prospect of going to college is a fucking joke.

please signal boost and consider donating. literally anything helps. anything that puts my mother and i farther away from having to leave our home, anything that could possibly supplement our food stamps (which the government has recently decreased), anything to go towards my mother’s medication or help me buy winter boots without depleting my goddamn bank account. anything at all would be deeply appreciated.

thanks for your time.

- sadie

ETA: i changed the link to my main blog because i’ve been getting feedback that the donate button on my sidebar works but the link in the original post didn’t.