FIN #5, AZ
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if you have something for this family.
What is your family situation?
I'm a single mom, working as many hours as I can get. This usually works out to part time 2-4 days a week. I am at the mercy of my current job, I take what I can get. I lost my job 3 years ago and have been unable to find something full time that pays as well with hours that allow me to still be available for my child. My sons father is not around and there is no child support. My family is not supportive. It's a very simple life of just my son and myself these days.
Winter is our low cost season because the temps are cooler and I do not need to run the air conditioner 24/7. This is when I play 'catch up' on all the other bills that have been shuffled around.
My son is great about doing with out. He is getting older and just seems to go with daily life. My son is also super-duper great about seeking out activities that have scholarships instead of fees. He has been able to do so much this year just by switching locations or taking a slightly different activity. I can not say enough about my son. He should not have to accommodate our financial situation but he does in so many ways.
We live a warm climate so clothes are not a need. We basically can wear summer clothes 10 months out of the year. The other 2 months we just add a sweater or something and are good to go.
Thanks to everyone who makes this happen. While we are a FIN, I do everything I can to help other FIN's as well.
Any allergies or sensitivities in the family? (e.g. cat, dog, smoke) DS has asthma, please no smoke or cat. Dog is ok as long as there is not a ton of shedding.
Which holiday(s) does your family celebrate? Christmas, (non religious please!)
Please list up to 2 items per person in your family and up to 2 items for your family as a whole below. (If you are requesting gift cards, please specify local or online stores that, if money is available, gift cards can be provided that you can conveniently use.)
Of the items requested below, please prioritize the top 3 overall needs of your family (this can not include direct financial help such as bills paid):
*Grocery store gift card
*Things for DS
*Books or Barnes & Noble card
Age and gender: Boy age 11
1. Thinking games like "Q-Bitz, Qwirkle,Qwirkle Cubes,Pentago"
2. Books (Shadow children series, anything by Haddix; - likes fantasy right now,) DS is a very advanced reader and can read any level.
(please add more child sections depending on the number of children in your family)
Adult #1 (YOU! ):
1. Please get my son an extra something if you can- or the art therapy supplies below
2. Postage stamps, we are part of postcrossings.com for a homeschool project and sent out lots of mail!
Needs for Your Family As A Whole:
1.Frys Grocery Gift Card. This is where I grocery shop and while we do receive FS those do not cover non-food items. (Frys is part of KROGER)
2. Good colored pencils. Derwent Colorsoft is our favorite (Derwent pastels is a close second). Both of us are in some type of 'art therapy' and good colored pencils make all the difference. Also sketchbooks and journals for the New Year (I do NOT like pink)
--Gods and Monsters DVD
--Veronica Mars, the complete first season DVD set
--Being John Malkovich DVD
--The Ice Storm DVD
--The Negotiator DVD
--Playmakers DVD set
--Photo Album That Holds 100 4x6 pictures; cover with butterflies and flowers
--Pooh’s Little Instruction Book
--Parlor Games book