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Raised by 18 people in 10 months
EDIT: am now in danger of losing car/apartment in the next couple of weeks before I go back to work. No car or health insurance because no money for premiums, and my car tags are expired.

I put off doing this for a while, but it's down to the wire and all of my other tries at financial savings have come to nothing. In fact, I'm already behind the 8-ball on my car payment and am trying not to get evicted *before* going on maternity leave...

Baby boy is due on August 1st, via caesarean section. This means I won't be able to work for several weeks while I recover from major surgery. I need to support myself, my 8-year-old daughter, and newborn baby in the meantime.

I'm over a month and a half behind on rent, from being in and out of the hospital for severe pains/illnesses both related and unrelated to pregnancy. I haven't been able to work enough hours to pick up the slack. I'm also two months behind on car payment. I've signed up for WIC, but don't qualify for food stamps or TANF, because of my hourly wage at what is supposed to be my full-time job. (The saving grace being that at least I'm not in danger of *losing* said job... unless I lose my apartment or my car.)

I calculated the back amount owed, plus two months of rent, car, utilities, and some groceries, and a conservative budget for incidentals on baby stuff for while I'm laid up. I'm hoping there's enough to keep us afloat through this. PLEASE help. I'm desperate here, and can't afford pride about it. Donations, sharing around friend circles, etc. All useful!
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Almost out of the woods but not quite. Payday loan was a short term fix, but now I have to pay it back and after the car there’s no way I can make rent. I already owe them $1400 and the next month is about to come due and add $725 to that. They’re not going to stay patient and have already started sending people to my door. I really have no way of coming up with that much money and no local agencies can or will help with a sum that large (or even incremental amounts which might even add up to it).

Desperate not to lose this place before I can file for taxes and try to get in somewhere better.
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Word came down from the auto finance people. I have until Friday to come up with the $450 or they come get the car. /sigh I start work tomorrow, dammit. By the way, that gofundme balance doesn't update when it cashes out. That's the total contributed since I went on leave. There is nothing happening with the fund and hasn't been in weeks, which is why I'm about to lose the car/apartment again. I'm grateful for what's been given so far, truly, but I start work tomorrow and may only get to work a day or two. Forget getting the kids to appointments or school, I will literally lose my job for a lack of means to get there.
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Still trying not to lose my apartment or car. First real check from returning to work won't be until almost a month from when I go back (sept 27). I have to come up with $725 for rent and $450 for the car (and they won't stop calling). At the very least I need to be able to keep the car so that the kids and I have something to sleep in if I get evicted. The stress is starting to really get to me and it's affecting my parenting. I've also been told I have borderline postpartum depression and that with my anxiety are kicking my ass and making it impossible to breathe. I just need help holding out one more month.
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Well, the electricity has been shut off as of this morning. Any food we have is going to spoil, along with expressed breast milk. They want $200 to turn it back on.
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