Today, we have a private donor that is willing to match any amount that comes in today towards this need to help get this mom back to work.

Last week, a different private donor generously gave $1,000 to this need but this family still needs $2,000.

Here is the need:

A CAP Energy Assistance client contacted me a few weeks ago asking for help with car repair.  Her story is truly remarkable.  Not only is she caring for her 4 children, 2 of which have autism, she also is taking care of two siblings who their mother abandoned! She is only 25 years old and is able to run this household on a hospitality income and social security disability income for the two sons with autism.  The children range in age from 15 to 2 years old.  The youngest 5 are 7, 5, 5, 4 & 2.  What a busy household!  She has spent the last two weeks contacting various mechanics to get the best deal.  The car is a 2008 Yukon XL Truck with an extended cab with 3 seats to accommodate all of these passengers! The first mechanic said it needed new piston rings and coil packs?  She found another, more reasonable quote of $3,000.00 which is almost a third of the original estimate.  The cost is split with $3,000. for labor and $3,000. for parts.  She is working very hard and is in low-income housing, gets EBT (food stamps) utilizes the food shelf and EAP from CAP as previously mentioned.  She will go back to work at her hotel job when she is able to get help with fixing her vehicle.  Even though she already works very hard, she was also open to obtaining another part-time job to further increase her monthly wages by potentially becoming an independent Chore contractor which show a lot of initiative and willingness to improve her situation.  Please donate any amount you can so she can go back to work.

Cost: $2,000 – Donate Online Today!

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200 4th Avenue West
Shakopee, MN