Single Moms Looking For Help

Published: 04th December 2016
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It's a time a year that feels like a tug of war for single moms. It's barely Thanksgiving, and single moms are already thinking about Christmas. How are they going to afford it? What are they going to do for gifts? How can they ensure their kids have a good holiday?

In a society where people think more is better, Christmas is the epitome of that. You eat more, you spend more, and you get more. It's more, more, more. Single moms don't always have the luxury of more. They want to give their kids what they want for Christmas but they may wonder where it's coming from.

They barely have money to pay their bills, how will they afford gifts for their kids? They live paycheck to paycheck, where will the $50 or $100 come from in order to give their children anything for Christmas?

With the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days, retailers know it's not too early to be thinking about Christmas, but if single moms want their kids' names on the angel tree, it's already too late. They should have reached out months before to be considered, which leaves them in a tighter predicament with less available resources for help. So what then?

Single moms looking for help this holiday season here some places who might be able to help you. You may have to make several phone calls, but don't give up. There are plenty of places out there to help you, so you just have to keep doing it. After all, to ensure your kids have a great Christmas is worth it.

1. Local churches--they often have holiday drives and need families to give to.
2. Salvation Army--they are in charge of several angel trees. Contact them to see what the deadline is (you may still have time in your area).
3. School--contact your neighborhood schools. They have canned food drives and toy drives. See if you can become the recipient.
4. Toys for Tots--This is their biggest time of year for their fundraising. Call to get details on what it takes to be on their list to give to.

If you contact these places and for some reason, they can't help, ask them for a referral. A great way is to say, "Do you know someone who does this" or "What other organizations or places might be able to help me." There are several non-profits in your area who want to help families this holiday season, but they need the families. So when you ask for a referral, it might lead to another place and another and another.

Keep calling and asking, and you'll get the help you need. It's also a time of giving and no one wants children to go out gifts this time of year.


As a single mom and founder of The Single Mom Movement, Jessica Rector is determined to educate and empower single moms. Single motherhood affects everyone. You can Join The Movement, Become An Advocate, or Partner with Us. Do you feel isolated? CLICK HERE and never feel alone. Single moms CLICK HERE for FREE 50 Resources Every Single Mom Needs.

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