Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bike repairs for homeless shelter residents – December 17, 2015

The new men’s homeless shelter, the Lowcountry Home of Hope in Summerville, is where most guests lack a vehicle.  Most of the men have been provided with bicycles for basic transportation around town by the generous donations from residents of Summerville.  Several of the shelter guests had bikes that recently needed some repairs.  A local bicycle shop offered to do discount repairs and Change for a Dollar paid for the repairs on two bicycles.

Bicycle repairs - $55.00

Single Mom no money for Christmas for kids – December 14, 2015

A very young Summerville single mom has had some legal problems that resulted in her children being placed in temporary custody of the grandparents.  The young lady is semi homeless as the environment at her mother’s house for her is very toxic and she is in and out.  As she struggles to address her issues ARC has been assisting and supporting her along the way.  She has never worked out of high school and married very young which resulted in divorce after the birth of her 3rd child.  As she struggles and works towards putting her life together, find and job and a place to live she was not in a position to get any gifts for her children for Christmas.  Change for a Dollar helped her with purchasing gifts for her to give to her children on Christmas morning.  We helped her with the shopping and delivered the gifts to the grandparents to be put under the tree.

Car payment - $157.73

Summerville man in need of assistance – December 13, 2015

Expanding the Table participated in the 2015 Summerville Christmas Parade.  During the parade set up a gentleman from Summerville noticed someone he knew in our group of parade participants.  He was a coach with a group of young boys from a little league football team that were participants in the parade as well.  They talked and caught up and during the conversation it came to light that his truck was in for repairs and he was short the money to pay for the repairs and was currently walking to his job.  Change for a Dollar offered to help with a partial payment for the repairs.

Car repair payment - $100.00

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Single man loses job, car at risk of repossession – December 2, 2015

A 63 single man was living with a friend.  He had a job and was contributing to the rent and expenses.  He recently lost his job due to health reasons and was applying for disability.  The friends were working with him letting him stay without contributing while he waited for his disability to be approved.  However, he had a car payment that was past due and the car was at risk of being repossessed.  His friends did not have the means to help with the car payment and he was seeking assistance through Trident United Way.  Change for a Dollar helped by making the car payment plus the $5.00 late fee.

Car payment - $250.00