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Does one grant really make a difference?

A case worker explains 


We as case workers know this because we see it and hear it every day, but in case you all come across a more fortunate person who thinks that something like a zero balance on a utility bill does not really illustrate the “wow” of the funds being donated – here is one way to consider it… families in poverty frequently rely on a carefully orchestrated dance within their budgets.


Because utilities tend to have some tolerance for manageable balances month to month, it is common to see less of the budget delegated to those bills if another, such as car insurance, has no tolerance for a less-than-full payment. Obviously, this only works for so long before the “manageable” balance is over that limit and a true crisis arises. When a family is able to apply say, $500.00 from AGSF to things like utilities, the relief can last for months.


Because now they have that space for the balance “back” and can get by making partial payments on those types of bills, to focus on “no tolerance” bills to avoid cancellation, repossession, etc. until they can regain more stability through resumption of work or Social Security Disability (SSD). 


Please use the link below and contribute a small amount to help provide a grant for a mom who really needs it right now.


“There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude to A Giving Spirit Foundation! The generosity displayed towards my family is unmeasurable, and the speed in which they were able to send me the grant made a huge difference.  AGSF not only lessened our financial load, but made my heart smile during some of my darkest days. Thank you to everyone at AGSF!” 


"Oh my gosh thank you so very much you guys have just lifted such a weight off of our shoulders. We are so appreciative words can't even express please tell everyone there thank you so much for all that has been done for my family thank you, thank you, thank you. "


"I wanted to take a minute to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the help you’ve given me.  I can’t express in words the relief of stress that I feel.  To know that all my bills are caught up for a change and to be able to take care of other things that need to be, like clothes for my son.  Thank God for foundations like yours." 

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