Teacher w/New Job Can't Afford Move

$1,300 of $4,532 goal

Raised by 10 people in 12 months

I have a great new teaching gig waiting for me in Aurora, Colorado, teaching Latin to 4th thru 8th graders at the Vanguard Classical School.   My last hurdle?   Actually getting to Colorado and getting through my first six weeks.

What I want most in my life is to support my family and provide a home for us all—we have had to live apart since we lost our farm in 2014.  I want to do it as a Latin teacher, because I love kids, I love Latin, and I love teaching kids to love Latin.

But I have to move on July 20th, and we don’t have the money to get me there, much less cover expenses while awaiting my first paycheck on August 31st!

I will be grateful for any amount you share.  Your faith in me and what I will accomplish with my students in Colorado will mean the world to me. 

We need:
$2,902 by July 20th, and another $1,630 by early August (details at bottom). So, we are a total of $4,532 short, and the clock is ticking down to July 20th!!

If we can raise the money to get to Colorado, and to get through August, we will be self-supporting from September on, our lives turned around completely!  Your assistance will allow me to support and reunite my family, and spread the love of Latin.

Any amount you may be willing and able to contribute will be received with fervent prayer and deep gratitude, and we will pay the kindness forward as soon as we have our feet under us. Please also pass this URL along to others. Thanks, and God bless!

Our assets and income:
July (remainder)
$            0 - savings & retirement $       
$      150 - Kerry’s guesstimated tutoring 
$  1,000 - pawn of Frances’ last valuables
$  1,150 - total
$            0 - savings & retirement
$      200 - Kerry’s guesstimated tutoring
$  1,135 - Frances’ SS disability
$   1,335 - total

July (remainder)
$ 1,645 - rent & deposits, July 21 
$ 1,390 - rent & other charge, August 1

July (remainder)
$ 1,415 - rental van, loading, gas 
$       27 - Colorado driver’s license
$       60 - Colorado pet licenses
$       87 - total

Living expenses:
July (remainder)
$    942 - hospital bill, groceries, utilities 
$      50 - bus pass
$     992 - total
$      675 - groceries, doctor, utilities
$         50 - bus pass
$         35 - gas for Frances’ car
$      300 - car insurance
$      360 - car loan
$      168 - Frances’ college loan
$      100 - “headhunter” payment
$  1,688 - total

Grand totals:
July (remainder)
$   1,150 - assets & income
$ -1,645 - housing costs
$ -1,415 - moving expenses
$ -    992 - living expenses
$ -2,902 - amount needed by July 20th 
$   1,535 - assets & income
$ -1,390 - housing costs
$ -       87 - moving expenses
$ -1,688 - living expenses
$ -1,630 - additional amount needed in August

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I am happy to say that I have been able to lower my goal by $150, because:
* I have a bicycle for which I don't need to pay until September (thanks to Catriona!)
* I have earned $100 more for tutoring this week than anticipated!
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Wow!! The response so far has been phenomenal!! And Frances and I truly do appreciate all this more than you all know. Your faith and support and belief in me are what are making it possible for me to make this move, and I appreciate that from the bottom of my heart.
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Raised by 10 people in 12 months
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