Here are a few answers to "Please explain your need for assistance" which is part of the application all of our families complete:
I just got a job and am only working between 15-20 hours a week.
In need of help cause I was involved in a house fire and lost everything.
It's just me and my 2 boys and I just recently found a job and things are really tight.
Single dad and I cannot afford gifts for my kids. I take 2 buses to work everyday.
On 11-09-11 my house caught on fire and I lost everything. I'm a single mother starting all over.
My husband has been in an accident that left him disabled. He is unable to work. He is a quadraplegic. It is hard only having one income at this time. He is in a nursing home.
Things are tight. I am very grateful for this program. Just to see a smile on my kids's faces is special.