Helping the Coopers find a home

$4,815 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 12 months
This past weekend a lovely member of our pre-school community in Westport lost her housing for herself and her two sweet kiddos ages 4 and 8, just after losing her brother.  She is a single working mom and is in grave need of support to transition to a safe home and to acquire a car in order to keep her job and bring her kids to school. My husband and I have happily opened our home to them for the time being, and the amazing moms in our community have generously helped find clothing for the kids and have provided meals.  She bravely asked for help with her kids safety and well-being in mind. She is a sweet and loving mother, a hard worker, and has had a pretty hard life, yet has endured and even perservered despite those challenges. We're now hoping to raise enough that she can put a down-payment on a car, and afford first, last and deposit on a home for her little family in the next 2-3 weeks.
If our story resonates, please consider a donation to help re-launch this family.  Grateful for anything you are able to give.
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It's been a busy couple of weeks, but thanks to you, Aisha and her family are now settled into their new home! The funds allowed her to get a car and for the first, last and deposit (plus another 2 months rent) on their apartment. We are all so very grateful. I keep saying it takes a village - so, thank you for being ours. We are so lucky! This board will remain open, so if you are feeling charitable over the holidays, have a visit :) It's a long road for them, but this is an incredible start to a new season for this amazing family. xoxoxo
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We are thrilled to share the amazing news that the Coopers have become eligible for a subsidized 2-bed which they are able to accept because of your generosity! The funds we raised are paying the first-month rent and deposit for a move-in date of April 1st. We are now looking for help in furnishing their apartment - so if you are interested in donating please do! We are working locally on furniture, bedding, kitchenware etc but happy to accept amazon orders as well. Our wish-list is here: http://www.wishlistr.com/homeforcoopers/ --be in touch with me (saraholt1@gmail.com) for mailing address info if you'd like to mail a gift. Otherwise, you have done plenty and we are so grateful you've made obtaining a home possible!! Xoxo Thank you for doing something wonderful for a much deserving family in dire need!
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Update! We've had amazing success surpassing our half-way mark, but as all thing go - it's one step forward, two steps back. Aisha (mom) brought home a "new" car and 2 weeks in, it broke down. This has caused a major setback for getting to work. So, this week while the car is in the shop, she's hitched rides, finagled trains, and has been doing fill-in slots at work to earn a bit. That said, we are just $750 away from raising enough to get a first, last and deposit on a decent rental in this area to keep her kids in our amazing school district and experiencing a semblance of stability. Plus, a cushion for these inevitable setbacks. They are still a very warm and welcome part of our home, and we are thrilled with the generosity we've been shown so far. Please continue to share our story and every little bit really adds up as we've seen! We are so close...so thank you to those who have given or have shared - our message has reached far and wide. We are so grateful for the good we are feeling from all of you! We'll keep you posted - as the next step is....a rental the family can move into!!!
Cozy with the housemates!
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Helping the Coopers find a home has reached 51% of its goal!! Thank you all for your generosity and for sharing -- love certainly is in the air! With Aisha's new car, she is now ready to sign back onto a permanent home health aid case, and is looking at an apartment this week...amazing how far a little can go!! xoxo
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$4,815 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 12 months
Created January 26, 2017
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