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On Sunday, July 7, our van died on the highway. It was 15 years old and had lived a long and useful life. I maintained it as best as I knew how, but the repairs to the engine to get it up and running again will cost more than it would cost to get a new vehicle. Unfortunately, I don't have enough saved. I work full-time, but as a single mom, I constantly live paycheck-to-paycheck. I cannot even afford the payments to be able to finance a vehicle. 
I've found a vehicle that will meet our needs. I'll have it checked out by a mechanic before purchasing, but it looks perfect for us. I have 3 children, the middle one has autism and cannot sit directly next to either of his brothers because he gets overstimulated and violent. We also have a dog, which I hope to train as his service dog. We need at least a 5-seater (so there's space between the kids) and it needs to be open to the back (no enclosed trunk) so that the dog can travel there (safely harnessed and tethered to anchor points.)
I'm looking for something with 100,000 miles or less, because I can't spend a lot on repair costs, and I can't afford to miss work because my car is breaking down constantly. I'm constantly busy with the kids' doctor appointments, therapies, school events, IEP meetings, church events, etc. Taking the bus or a taxi/Uber is not affordable or possible with our schedule. I currently travel 45 minutes each way to work. I work really hard to be as independent as possible, and I just can't get over this hurdle on my own. I have to get a working vehicle and I need it ASAP. I can't afford to rent a vehicle until I get a replacement one, as rental fees cost more per day than I earn at my job.
If you could pitch in any amount, anything helps. If I know you personally, I can pay you back by providing childcare, pet care, or doing sewing for you. If you can't help financially, please share. God's taken care of us this far, and I know He will continue to do so. Thank you!

ROBERT MACINTOSH

2019-07-13 20:20:41

Looking up!

Anonymous

2019-07-09 21:59:30

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Greg Leavitt

2019-07-09 13:08:37

Happy to help!

Update #2
July 15, 2019, 5:59 pm

(Those who donated, check your Facebook inbox or real mailbox for a letter.)
Dear friends,
Thank you so very much for contributing to my GiveSendGo Fundraiser for a new vehicle. I was not expecting or prepared for my van to completely die on me when it did! I created a full-page spreadsheet comparing 41 different vehicles and important aspects of each. I have spent every spare moment of the past week looking for a vehicle and comparing features of each. 
Dear friends,
With your help, I was able to purchase a 2007 Kia Sedona in decent shape and low mileage that will hopefully meet my family’s needs for several years to come. It has Stow-N-Go on both the 2nd and 3rd rows; a 60/40 split 3rd row seat; power windows for all 3 rows; automatic sliding rear doors and lift gate; fancy schmancy cassette deck and new-fangled CD player; and most importantly, great safety and reliability ratings plus enough room for my whole family. 

For those who are nerdy like me, here are some fun numbers:
 Total amount raised: $2,495
 Number of donations: 17
 Average donation: $146.76
 Amount donated most frequently: tie between $100 and $50, each being donated 4 times.
 Day with most donations, both in number of donations and amount donated: 2nd day of fundraiser (6 donations and $845 raised)
 Total number of days for fundraiser: 5
 Average total donations per day: $499

I'm leaving the fundraiser open in case anyone wants to donate to help me with repairs. The purchase wiped out my savings/emergency fund plus what donations have come in so far. It needs back struts, oil change, new tires, and a sliding door motor repaired.

Again, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart (& gas tank!) for your help in getting me back on the road so I no longer need to worry about how I’m going to get to work, appointments, etc.

With much appreciation,

The Quigley family (Anna Aaron, Liam, Matthew, & Jagger!)

We found a vehicle! Still need a little more funding.
July 13, 2019, 7:14 pm

Update: The SUV I had my eye on sold before I had enough money. But I was able to find a minivan that will meet our needs! It's one of the 2 top rated minivans for that model year. 3 rows of seating (for Mom's sanity with 3 kids), room for our 50 lb dog, plus groceries, camping supplies, etc etc.
It does need a few things. We got a good deal, but it still took all of my savings plus $2,000 of the funds that have come in so far. Would consider donating towards the cost of repairs? It needs back struts, oil change, new tires, and a sliding door motor repaired. 
​​​​​​Thank you!
It's a huge relief knowing that I have a reliable vehicle again so I can get my family where we need to go. I couldn't have done it without you all coming alongside me and giving me a hand up.
May God bless you abundantly for your thoughtfulness!
Love, Anna Quigley

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