♥ Family needs a mini van ♥

$3,000 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
Where do I begin? Please hear me out....I worked with my previous employer for 7 years, I was a single Mom to 3 kids because their Dad didnt want to grow up and take responsibility for his kids. I was borrowing my parents car to get to and from work (my ex kept our car). I was working over time whenever I could and I was saving every penny I could to buy us a car. When that time came, I looked around at car lots (Not having a clue what I was doing or looking for.) When I came across a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica at a used car lot, using every penny I saved I bought it thinking it was the perfect car for my kids and I with an awesome warranty.  I signed the papers and away I drove with my new (to me) car that I worked so hard to get! I just imagined myself taking my kids on road trips, or to the park without having to worry about returning it at a certain time. It was MY car, I was so proud of myself! I did it! Then 5 months later after I purchased the car I was driving to Goodwill to drop off some donations when I noticed smoke coming from under the hood, I pulled into the Goodwill parking lot jumped out to discover my car was on FIRE! Yes, you read that right! ON FIRE! I ran into Goodwill and they rushed out with a fire extinguisher. I called the car lot and explained what happened and wanted more info on that AWESOME warranty only to be told "warranty? what warranty?" So there I stood with my car, burnt engine, stranded, and finding out I had no warranty. The car I worked so hard to get was gone! I went back to borrowing my parents car and trying to work over time again and once again saving up money for a new car. But you know when they say "when it rains it pours?" well isnt that the truth? Because a few months after my car caught on fire...My boss walks in on a Friday to inform me the company had been bought out and everyone in my department was being let go, and to pack our stuff and leave. There I was, no car, no job, 3 kids. I took $600 that I saved up and bought what I knew was a really used Dodge mini van, but I needed something. I still drive it to this day, but its to the point of breaking down. I cant go far, especially with my kids in the car in case it breaks down.  The AC doesnt work, which sucks when you live in Florida, The passenger side window wont roll down, The lug studs are seized up, and I cant afford to have them fixed. I was told that if they break off the wheels can fall off the van. There is a burning smell coming from the engine, even after getting an oil change..and that scares me because of my previous experience being in  a car that was on fire, and the transmission is going out. My son has epilepsy and I worry about something happening that I wont have transportation to take him to the doctors or the hospital. I don't know what to do anymore! I am trying my best to support myself, my Husband who is a disabled veteran fighting for his disability and our 4 kids. I just want a car! I want to take them places. When they ask "can we go to my friends house." I want to say "SURE! get in the car!" I want to be able to take them places! Jobs are really hard to find in our area, I want to be able to apply and get a better paying job and be able to travel to where I know there is employment opportunities. I just want so much more! I am tired of sitting at home, I am tired of walking because I am afraid the car might break down, I am tired of worrying that the car will break down with my kids in it, or that the wheels will fall off. I hate asking for help, but I need it...We need it! To get a car would mean so much to us!! It would help us so much!! We greatly appreciate anything! any help! THANK YOU!!! ♥
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THIS...This is the car I worked so hard to get!...Every penny I saved went on this car!...I still remember how proud I was. It makes me sad seeing this....little did I know this car would catch on fire with me in it, 6 months after I purchased it. All the money I used to get it, all that hard work I did to get it, that proud feeling I felt when I got it..all burned along with it.

~*Faith, Trust, and pixie dust.*~
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The car that caught fire :(
The car that caught fire :(
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Went and looked at a 2016 Chrysler town and country and fell in love ♥
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$3,000 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
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