Back to school can be a lot for any family, especially when you have multiple kids. The cost to get new clothes and supplies can start to add up quickly. I don’t take for granted that I am able to shop and get all of my kids needs. I understand didn’t on what you are facing this can be almost impossible.
With that, I wanted to bring back my community giving – Back to school edition. Below are families that reached out to me, and shared their personal story. I got them set up with an Amazon wishlist, and my goal is help 100% clear each family’s list.
Anything will help these family, whether you grab 1 item or many. Click below the families Amazon Wishlist link. This will send you directly to their personal page. From there you will shop the list like you would normally shop on Amazon. When checking out you will select the families private address. Thank you in advance for making a contribution.
Meet the Aguayo family. Unfortunately hours were cut drastically due to COVID and it’s been hard to get back caught up with bills. This family has 3 beautiful daughters (ages 11, 9, and 8), with the hours being cut it makes it next to impossible to complete their back to school shopping.
This is the Loeun family. They have a beautiful son named Nathan (age 8) who has Autism. Currently this family is down to one income due to Rosemary’s job being reduced, and needing to be home to take care of Nathan. This is Nathan’s first time going to school since COVID and could use the help making sure he is set up for success this new year.
This is the Moss family. They are a family of 5 that bought a home but then lost their income due to negative impact of COVID. Struggling to make ends meet, and get their 3 children prepared for a successful new school year. They have a 3 year old and a 6 year old.
The Lynne family lost both of their businesses due to COVID. The pandemic has been so damaging to so many businesses, as they have been unable to recover. After many attempts at getting a stable job, her husband was able to find a job but in a different state. The family has been moved across the country and only with 1 income. The Lynne Family have a Preschooler and a Kindergartener.
Meet the Robles family. This mama has two children (ages 7 and 2). Kassandra worked as a teacher’s aide but lost her job due to COVID. She was unable to return to work due to her son being in virtual school at home and being a single mom. Her son will be returning to school but without work it has been difficult to fulfill her son’s back to school needs.
The Holamon family has completely had their world turned upside down. Going through a tough divorce this mom had always worked with her husband. Unfortunately, with the divorce the job also ended. To try and make ends meet Leah has been trying to clean homes to generate some income. The difficultly is her daughter that is in high school has Lyme disease along with herself. Leah often is unable to work due to having to care for her daughter. She also has another daughter that is in college. Leah’s daughters are 16 and 18 years old.
Mary Morris is an awesome grandmother that has to provide for her grandchildren (ages 8, 6, and 5). After the sudden passing of one of her twin grandchildren, she had to take primary care for her grandchildren as her child was unable to care for the children. Not only is Mary having to take care of her grandchildren, her son (age 19) is now returning back to college for the first time since COVID. Her son is the first child in the family to go to college. With all the kids returning back to school this year, times have gotten difficult and unable to meet all their school needs.
Meet the Helmsderfer family. Alexis is a single mother of 2 toddlers. She recently had to remove herself and kids from a toxic household a year ago and now in a new state. She expected to be able to find work quickly but was not able to. She had to stay home with her kids. While she is no longer in a toxic environment, she is struggling to make ends me. She has a preschooler and kindergartener starting this year.
Say hello to the Oberg family. They have 3 kids (ages 15, 12, and an 8-week old) with a child suffering from a rare genetic disease called Tuberous Sclerosis and also has Autism. Kelly also has an 8-week old and was unable to work due to health reasons during the end of her pregnancy. She now stays home with her 12-year old who has many doctor appointments and just underwent surgery. With the medical expenses and being reduced to 1 income they need our support more now than ever.
This family of boys has been hit tough with financial strain and candidly shared they only have $50 to their name right now. Having 2 boys (ages 7 and 3) that are going back to school in person, with the limited income it has made it hard to complete back to school shopping.
Tina is a single mom of 4 beautiful children (ages 17, 15, 11, and 10) and also has taken on raising her nephew. Tina is working two jobs and often has to miss work due to her having a disabled child who has many appointments to attend. I know first hand from my mother being a single parent it can be difficult to take on any additional spending.