Filling Tanks with Love This Valentine's Day
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This Valentine's Day brighten TWO lives with a gift card to a woman struggling to escape poverty.
For women with children struggling in poverty, small challenges can loom large, which is why CTL prioritizes helping clients with immediate needs that conventional social services do not support, such as bus fare, help with medical bills, or a work uniform. We see this as supporting a client’s steps toward self sufficiency.
However, today we are nearly out of funds to support transportation and medical needs. Could we count on you to share love this Valentine’s Day and provide $20 gift card to a woman escaping poverty?
$20 Gas or Uber gift cards can ensure a mom can get her children to school and makes it to work even when her tank is empty and she is struggling between paychecks.
Essential needs are often unmet by families escaping poverty. A $25 Walmart or Walgreens gift card can ensure a mom can meet her children’s needs, even when her funds are low.
Gift cards can be dropped off or mailed:
512 W 4th Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Attn: Ruby Mumtahin.
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Simply donate below and include your honoree's mailing address in the comments field. We will send your loved one a Valentine!
Transportation: The Overlooked Poverty Problem
During the height of COVID-19 closures and domestic violence shelters filling up rapidly, Cari and her two sons fled their home with only a few belongings and her car.
CTL found the family a safe home, but Cari lost her job within weeks due to the continued COVID closures. Without income to make the car payments, Cari's car was repossessed.
Determined, Cari found new employment, but without a car she was caught in a catch-22. So, sacrificing a portion of each paycheck, Cari relied on Uber to get to and from work daily.
It was about that time is when CTL friend Alicia Thoms called to donate a car to a family in need. As an active CTL volunteer and donor, Alicia knows how small challenges can loom large for families in poverty, which is why she decided to tangibly help by gifting a car to Cari over Christmas.
While CTL does not accept donated cars, the connection between the two women was made, and a huge barrier on Cari's path out of poverty was finally removed.
Today, with a reliable car, Cari is able to get to work regularly, where she has full benefits for herself and children. With her family safely and stably housed, her children in school and Cari working, this family is solidly on the path from poverty to prosperity.