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Meet our courageous moms! Single parenting is hard. Everything is up to them. They drop their children off at daycare or school, go to work, pick their children up, make dinner, help with homework, tuck them in to bed, to do it all again the next day and the next. Now they are adding school and homework!! surprised

Why? Because nearly half are working minimum-wage jobs and are unable to pay all the bills. Hope for Single Moms uses a “teach-a-woman-to-fish” approach. With a better paying job, single moms can provide well for their children. With better food, children will grow better physically and do better academically. See graphs about poverty’s effects on children.

We plan on working with these families a minimum of two years. This includes helping them transition into the workforce.

Hope for Single Moms has two single moms on their student parent journeys. Jasmine is working on growing her business. We have two additional women preparing a firm foundation in order to go back to school.

These women and their families need YOU to invest your time and resources to go back to school. By doing so you fight poverty and childhood hunger in single mom families.

Become part of one of our single mom success stories!

Meet our courageous student parents!

Chemere

Meet Chemere! She is a real go-getter! We are so proud of all her energy and motivation. What motivates her? Besides a strong work ethic, she is expecting a little boy in October.

Chemere is working online and starts online classes at GRCC this fall. Hope for Single Moms is helping her pay rent. And, we helped her pay for a good used car, so she can get her son to his doctor appointments.

We also want to help her get ready for her little one. She is almost ready but needs a few more things. Will you join us? Baby registry.

Danett

At 57, Danett never expected to re-enter the world of diapers and daycare. But here she is with two of her granddaughters! Danett has full custody and contacted Hope for Single Moms believing, and hoping, that there are other grandparents out there parenting their grandchildren. And she is right! We were able to connect her with a support group appropriately name, Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren. We are also referring her to community resources.

The girls are signed up for Head Start and Early Start. They need a few things to be ready. Can you help? Consider purchasing or donating to the purchase of the following item: Pull-ups size 3t-4t, Size 4 diapers, 2 backpacks, little girl panties, shoes sizes 8 and 5.

Jasmine

Jasmine is the beautiful mother of three adorable children. Pictured with her are her son, Keith, 13, and daughters, Zandaeh, 6, and Zannia, 5.

Jasmine is a graduate of Spring GR. She is working hard on building her cosmetology clientele. One of our donors is helping her with her in salon and online business selling Monat products. You can visit her table at Fashion for a Future 2022 on September 8.

Jasmine is also working with one of our business partners, Comerica bank. Her goal is to open her own salon.

While her business is growing, you can help her family out with gift cards for groceries, gas and fun family activities. It’s back to school time and growing children need new clothes. Please consider helping her out.

Will you be one who changes the world for this family. Your donation changes four lives!!

Grace

Grace is pictured here with her two adorable sons, Eddie, 7, and Emerson, 4.

She is in the Healthcare Systems Administration program at Ferris-Grand Rapids. Grace is finishing up her internship at Mary Free Bed this summer. This fall is her final semester. She graduates in December!

Thanks to donors like you, Hope for Single Moms was able to pay the unmet tuition need for her final semester. Grace still has a 4.0!! Amazing job!

Consider becoming part of Grace’s tribe. You can join her Dream team of monthly support or make a one-time donation on her link below.

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