From a comment on another post, reader asinglemom asks:
Does anybody know where I can sign up for Christmas assistance?
In today’s TD
“To apply for help:
The deadline to apply from the Richmond Christmas Mother is Dec. 15.
Requests for assistance should be made in writing to the Christmas Mother Fund, P.O. Box 12400, Richmond, VA 23241, Attn: Christmas Mother.
People seeking aid must include their addresses and phone numbers in their written requests. Aid requests for children ages 15 years or younger must be made by a custodial parent or guardian.
Letters must include the reason for needing aid as well as the mailing address, phone number and the name and ages of the child or children included in the request.”
Also go to this link for a directory of donation needs, etc. http://www.yourunitedway.org/media/HOLIDAY2008-09.pdf
Here are a few on that list:
YMCA Downtown 2 West Franklin St. Contact person: Samantha Leiby, (804) 644-9622 ext 342.
Child Savers/Memorial Child Guidance Clinic 200 North 22nd St. Cynthia Bedell (804)644-9590.
Children’s Home Society of VA. Jenn Sgro or Debra Wilson (804)353-0191.
Check with Fourth Baptist Church at 28th & P Streets, & 31st Street Baptist Church. Also call the Salvation Army. Our Boy Scout Troop has been working in their Christmas Warehouse on Laburnum Avenue and they have TONS of really nice winter coats in all sizes!
i am a mother of four with my last two at home a twelve year old boy who has been understanding and a terrific son for the past two years while his late blooming mother went back to school . his brother has been understanding as well but as of the year become a legal adult at 18,although he has always been the man of our house after loosing their father in a robbery to multiple gun shots.The reason we need help this year is my health went south for five months leaving my finances way in the negitive with time coming up short anyway with school its just not going to happen this time the utility bills are past due and i still have three weeks till i have earned with my degree our faith has pulled us through some hung dinger of situations since i went back to school and we are so close i just am out of answers i figure since i usually do not ask and have not even got monthly goverment assistance that maybe i find a person with a mirical and a heart for single moms doing life backwards but getting somewhere never the less please if you have a answer to our problem my e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-648-1720 believe me when i say this was hard on me to ask but i am out of tricks and so close to makeing changes in our lifestyle for ever i just need a little more time i feel like i am being tested before becoming a part of something better than streets poverty and low life mentality with hand outs to look forward to .i have earned everything that we have i just can not work like i used to till i heal and get out of scool GOD BLESS YOU ALL DURING THIS HOLIDAY AND SAFE TIMES FOR ALL THROUGH OUT 2008 AND 2009 PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE READING THIS AND THE ONES WHO WILL NEVER READ THIS NOT KNOWING THE PLEAS GOD LOVES US ALL THE SAME THANK GOD