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My daughter is turning 10 in two days and I am afraid her birthday will prove to be as sad as christmas! We had b only a couple dollar store gifts and I cannot afford birthday gifts either! I am praying for a little help to make her birthday GREAT! even if it is a late party it will be special...she wants a justin bieber cake from walmart bakery and a monster high doll!
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Glory Be
 in response to aodtwo...   I know what you mean about the holidays. Most people who are alone, down, and depressed find the holidays even more depressing.

You might be able to save some money on your starter if there is someone that rebuilds them in your area. I think I paid about $35 for the last one that I had rebuilt. I depends on if it's the brushes, winding, solenoid or what ever.
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Hello ,I'm looking for some help with utilties. I had a angel sent to my children for christmas. Thanking her again .
Glory Be
 in response to aodtwo...   

Well, you sound a bit more optimistic today!. Have you registered on the illinois dept of employment security? If not, here is the link.

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I am a single Mother of a 6 year old boy that has been through a lot in her life to have a better life for me and my son. I was in a domestic abusive relationship with my sons father her is a brutally aggressive man that does not care who he hurts. I stayed with him because I was to afraid to leave him because when you disobeyed you where either tortured or worse. His favorite thing was to lock me in his crawl basement till he felt I learned my lesson. I can not get food stamps or financial assistance because the courts say they have to go after him and if I do that he will make me pay in one way or another or worse find out where I am living now. I work full time but things are so pricy these days with a babysitter and food and all I am in debt and just need help. I guess what I am asking if there is any help out there that I may not have heard of or tried that will not go after my sons father for anything because I will not be able to do that. I just need to look into something because I need to pay off credit cards and get a reliable car. So if there was somewhere I could get help for food or clothes or so on I would be very grateful. Thank you.
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finally christmas is passed. I am spending another day alone because of no money my disabillity just does not cover gifts and extras. I am able to have the bare necessities but there is no extras. I have no care sand being disabled cannot walk very far so the holidasy's for me are very depressing. I do ok on a normal day but when i see people giving gifts I get depressed because i know it just is not possible. we make sure there is one per child but usually nothing left for the adults so at least it will be another yr until it comes around
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just to clarify I was saying thanks to all the ppl who were so happy and gracious and thanked us for helping w the kids this yr.. that is why we do it, to try to spread the magic of xmas! i know we weren't able to help every one, but over 40 children got a gift. so thank you for your kindness and thank yous! thats all we need. happy holidays to you all and a good new year from zblue
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 in response to aodtwo...   what size do you wear???
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i wld like to say to all we helped happyholidays to you and your families, may this next yr be a little brighter for you... And i rreally appreciate everyone who was truly thankful and appreciative. that is why we do it... and when u get around to it send me some pics of kiddos at xmas! :) i already got one and it brought such joy to me.... happy new year to you all !!
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 in response to angel1972...   How old r the boys. Let me know. Can't guarantee anything but let me know their ages. Thanks
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Christmas was yesterday and my 2 boys didn't have any presents this year to open up. They were very disappointed that nobody would help us. Couldn't even send a gift card to share. January 3rd my oldest son will have a birthday and nothing to give him. Could someone please help me. I've been out looking for work for a long time and have had no luck.
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Hello All!

Well I have been contemplating my situation some more and I have decided I really need to repair my car. It has to be top priority. I found a new site today called Visiting Angles and gave my info in hope of being contacted for a care giving job. I really don't want to go back to care giving though. It is emotionally horrible. Ya love these people and then they pass away or the adult children start fighting over everything. Any how my car is going to take a bit of money to repair and I need help. The longer it sits the more work it is going to need. Right now it is the transmission, head lights and inspection and registration. I have to have transportation if I'm going to be able to keep a job. Please help me figure this out. If you have a church ask your church pastor to please help me get a job. I will come and sing for your church...I don't have any other gift really. I am going to write letters to all the churches within walking distance of my house and see who can help and who would be willing to let me sing special music at their service. We'll see....not very many churches obey Jesus right now, but it is worth a try. God says to use our talents man says "Not in my church" go figure! But if any one can help me come up with the money to fix my car that would be wonderful. At this point it would be a miracle.

Thank you for reading.

I hope everyone had a pleasant Christmas.

God Bless and happy New Year.
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update . still desperatly seeking help finding a mechanic who can replace my motor on payments , i have 8 days left to have my car situation fixed or i wont have a job , im already 170 short on house payment because of being off work im afraid if i dont figure things out i will lose my house and wont be able to care for myself or kids please help
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I hope everyone had a merry christmas! My children were a bit sad and dissapointed because Santa did not bring them hardly anything but...i was able to get a few dollar items so there was something beneath the tree! We had each other and that is what mattered!
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 in response to AICIVART...   I will pray for you.
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 in response to AICIVART...   CORRECTON: I was told that my goals and ambitions were un-realistic.
 in response to Anonymous40784...   Thanks. Because i am aware of what learned helplessness is long before now, then i fear the same thing. But because of my being "in the know" of the situation i tried to avoid it with a positive attitude. Yet, then I was told that i was having feelings of grandiousity. That i my goals and ambitions were realistic. This coming from a person who seems to have no drive at all. This coming from an individual who doesn't really stand up for anything unless it is me (it seems). But anyway as you can see, i am stuck between a rock and a hard spot. Damn if i do and damn if I don't. But that is why i pray so a hard. Because although i live and interact with humans 24/7, also; i must admit that humans can be...well...human.

Sadly, people tend to label, stigmatize, and categorize without even the first thought. Being so impervious to all possibilities. And to explore all possibilities could take more time, energy, and attention that any sane person with a life may even have to offer. So, i usually get the responses from people who explore only one possibility and that is one of self. They share with me an opinion of really what they feel of themselves.

How do i judge this much you may ask. Well, when the person only offers me one aspect of an situation as a means to advice then the answer is somewhat biases. Therefore this much speaks for itself. But anyway. Pray for me! Because, as you can see, I need it.

Thanks anyway.
 in response to Jamie1115...   Jamie, have you checked your area churches? You can either go by or call to see if they have a food pantry or where one might be. I also had to go earlier this month to a food pantry. It was a local Methodist church and they were So nice and helpful. Please don't give up! I SO know how you feel, somedays you just want to crawl in bed, go to sleep and never wake up. For me though, having my son to take care of and his father being dead, he needs me, even if I can't do much for us! Believe in God, REALLY believe in him, pray and talk to him like you would a friend, you will be amazed at what good things will start to happen in your life!
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I hope that everyone had a blessed the families we were able to assist this holiday it meant alot for you to let us know how you spent your day yesterday and to include us in your childrens reactions of when they opened their gifts. I appreciate knowing that they liked their toys and things they got and felt like my husband and I really shared in their happiness. For the family who has not contacted us since they received their gifts, we find it a little distrubing and your behavior since we decided to help you has taught us a lesson about how some just give their sad story and once a person steps in to offer them help, they feel entitled and cannot even give a thank you.It is beyond my understanding why you would be so rude to someone that can help you with what you cant provide to your children but in any case I hope the kids enjoyed the Christmas gifts and we wish you the best from this point. Our help to you is complete and the clothes we have to send are going to go to another needy and thankful family.
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 in response to PJsMom...   thank you so much , its been hard almost everyday my lil girl ask me whats for dinner last nite it was beans and rice tonite i dont know the place we live there is not much around so i gota try to find a pantry to get something , but i hope t get better for you to :-) and as for me being sick i get migranes real bad to the point my nose bleeds and i get sick to my tummy, and i can to nothing and it last 2-4 days sometimes but ill be ok i will keep intouch and same with you . hugs jamie
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