Help a single mom buy a home

I watched my friend Jenny meet the love of her life, get married, enjoy a fabulous marriage, adopt her gorgeous daughter Sienna, and then lose her husband tragically at the tender young age of 49, when Sienna was just 4 years old. While John was alive, he was the main breadwinner in the family, but unfortunately they neglected to get life insurance.

I've watched Jenny pull herself out of the sinkhole of grief, push herself to keep parenting even when things felt bleak, remake her career, and look to the future. Jenny and John had purchased a home when John was alive, which Jenny was forced to sell after John died. But Jenny now has an opportunity to purchase a home on her own, which she found through an affordable home-buying program with the help of a realtor friend.

Jenny and Sienna need our help. They want to stay in DC, which has become outrageously expensive, yet it is where Jenny and Sienna have built an incredible family of friends and community—a network of other single moms, families, and true soul-connection friends who have helped them through the ups and downs after losing John.

Help Jenny and Sienna (now 11) stay amongst their tribe and purchase their first home. Even with the affordability program, there are closing costs, moving costs, and more. Jenny and Sienna have been living in an affordable-housing rental, priced well below market, and have the opportunity to call this new home their own. I've known Jenny since we met in college when I was 18 years old; it's hard to believe that was 30 years ago.   We have a very special friendship, and are so grateful to have each other in our lives after all of these years.  I would be so glad if you could help me help my friends! Love, Sandi

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  • Barbara Donohue 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Jen Dilzell 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Vera Garibaldi 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • David Flaxman 
    • $250 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sandi Hammond 
Plymouth, MA
Jenny Nordstrom 
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