Matthew James Bruce is organizing this fundraiser.
Hello, my name is Matt. 2 years ago my wife and I separated. This coming April, our divorce will be finalized. We will be sharing custody of our 2 children, Lili and Violet. Our family home was purchased using an inheritence from my father-in-law, and therefore the house will be awarded to my wife. In short, I will be moving out of the house and will be renting an apartment that will act as a second home for my daughters. Now, during the time that my wife and I separated and the present, I have been the sole caretaker of our children. I have paid all the bills, bought all the groceries, paid for all the childcare, cooked all the meals, etc. Being a single parent is expensive. Getting divorced is also expensive. And so I haven't been able to save as much money as I would have liked to. Moving into my new apartment is going to be expensive, and I will need to furnish it: beds for me and my daughters, furniture, lamps, tables, silverware, dressers, etc. Some of these things I will be taking from the home, some of them I will try to get for free or get very cheaply. But some things I will not be able to avoid spending money on. I want my children's second home to be a nice home, a place they want to be and spend half of their time. Asking for help does not come easily or naturally for me, but in this case I feel like I need to reach out and just say it: I could really use some help right now. My fundraising goal of $2000 could be first month's rent and a safety deposit. It could be a bed for me, and beds for my daughters -- literally a cushion for us. Please consider helping me and my family make this transition. Thank you.