This post is not for Kenneth, my one monthly contributor. (Yes, one.) Thanks, Kenneth. For everyone else, the tip jar is empty. Regular readers know that I am a disabled single mom of four who does not receive welfare, disability assistance, Medicaid, food stamps, etc. Now and then, we do go to the local food bank (private, local charity), and the kids’ father provides for us some, but we are still well below the poverty line. If you are a regular reader, please consider a $5/month donation to help. I use the money to support my children in their extra-curricular activities (sports, chorus, vocational studies, etc.), to buy clothes for them, extra school supplies, etc. I do not spend money on frivolities. Example: the only article of clothing I have purchased for myself in the past year has been a Rick Santorum t-shirt, and that was to help with his campaign. One of my sons is working and so he was able to purchase his own Christmas present — a deer rifle. I don’t have any extra money to spend on Christmas. When I have blogged on this before, I received about $25 in donations but one of my Obama-supporting readers called child protective services to report me for not signing up for government programs while being in a state of what she deemed to be “need.” We are not in “need,” in the sense that we are not doing without basics like food, shelter, and medical care, but then, we do not consider things like being on the Cross Country team a “basic need” as others might. Anything you can donate will be used to give my kids a better life. Thank you.
P.S. Child protective services did come to our home, but when they realized that we are not doing without basics and that the call was politically motivated and by someone who does not know us at all, they left us alone. Still, this experience gave me an education on the state our country is in today, where charity is rare, even among those who claim to believe in it, and government dependency is demanded by many. It is also testimony to the fact that not many people have extra money to donate to people who are also struggling.
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