Help for Shawn

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Hello and thanks for reading. I set up this GoFundMe for my friend Shawn who is going through a really difficult time. Most of you at OSVS know her as a tech assistant, and those of you who do not work at OSVS likely do not know her. She is a single mother of 1 who works but does not make enough to afford things like a car or reliable childcare. Her son is 4 years old and struggles with severe behavioral problems. He is currently in a special school but will need to switch schools soon and Shawn is having a hard time finding a new place for him. Because she does not have a vehicle, she takes an Uber every day to work so that she can provide for her son.  Unfortunately, she often has a hard time finding someone reliable to watch him, as she has no reliable family or friends to help her. She is struggling so much financially right now that she has been forced to take a leave of absence from work because she can no longer afford to travel to work and care for her son. Her plan is to try to find a new job within walking distance of her home, but I know that she loves working at Ocean State and would love to come back. I don't know her extremely well, but I do know that she has a good heart and is completely alone in a very difficult situation. I know that those who do know her would agree. Because of this, I feel a strong need to do something to help her. While I'm not sure of the best way to do this, I know that if we can raise enough money to put towards a gift card for groceries and perhaps one for public transportation, this would make a world of difference until she can get back on her feet. Even if everyone who knows her contributed only $5 it would make a huge difference in her life. Shawn does not know I am doing this and would never ask for help from anyone. She probably does not even know that I know this much about her situation, but I have spoken with others who care about and are worried about her and have pieced together her story along the way. I know that even a small gift could make a real difference in her and her son's lives. Thank you so much to everyone who is able to give anything.
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Update: I am about to close down the campaign and withdraw the funds for our friend Shawn. I will be delivering them to Shawn directly within the next two days in the form of a gift card for groceries and the rest cash. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and shared, this is going to have such a huge impact on the lives of Shawn and her son. And thank you for reminding me that there is good in people.
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Beverly Phillips
10 months ago

the reply was to the kingman;s. sorry courtney

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Beverly Phillips
10 months ago

how r u going to receive help if we can't share. the people on this site are asking for help and don''t have funds for you. u should probably put this on the website for people to donate to u

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Sarah N Chuck Kingman
10 months ago

Hello I was told to contact some people for help as there's no funding available in my area to help my family. We desperately need help, we are a very loving small family who needs help to stay afloat for the month of December. We live in Michigan in the snow belt and it's gotten cold and it's only going to get colder. Please find it in your heart to donate to our cause if only $1, to ensure that our bills are met this month and that our family can have a Christmas :( thank you for your caring heart and please request permission before sharing, we are not beggers and we are very prideful, we like to give , not to take so this is very personal to us. We have always been loving people towards our fellow man and we do everything we can to provide for our family, but we really need help right now so we are reaching out to our fellow man. Merry Christmas and God bless Go to go fund me /family-trying-to-unflood-the-boat

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Raised by 46 people in 16 months
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LA
$50
Linda Adams
16 months ago

Stay strong Shawn. We miss you.

$35
Anonymous
16 months ago
$25
Anonymous
16 months ago
$25
Anonymous
16 months ago
$10
Geraldine Mejia
16 months ago

My cousin is a social worker and recommended these agencies EOS and Northeast Behavioral Services hopefully they can provide some help.

HL
$25
Heather Long
16 months ago

Hope this helps some.

Beverly Phillips
10 months ago

the reply was to the kingman;s. sorry courtney

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Beverly Phillips
10 months ago

how r u going to receive help if we can't share. the people on this site are asking for help and don''t have funds for you. u should probably put this on the website for people to donate to u

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Sarah N Chuck Kingman
10 months ago

Hello I was told to contact some people for help as there's no funding available in my area to help my family. We desperately need help, we are a very loving small family who needs help to stay afloat for the month of December. We live in Michigan in the snow belt and it's gotten cold and it's only going to get colder. Please find it in your heart to donate to our cause if only $1, to ensure that our bills are met this month and that our family can have a Christmas :( thank you for your caring heart and please request permission before sharing, we are not beggers and we are very prideful, we like to give , not to take so this is very personal to us. We have always been loving people towards our fellow man and we do everything we can to provide for our family, but we really need help right now so we are reaching out to our fellow man. Merry Christmas and God bless Go to go fund me /family-trying-to-unflood-the-boat

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