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darlene

United States

#1 Nov 29, 2012
I am newly divorced and as you can imagine money is very tight. I want to be able to give my stepson a few gifts for Christmas but there isn't anything left over after after I pay my bills. I am
Not on welfare and I never have been. I've never asked for help before but I need it now. I know that some churches and organizations help out with children's Christmas gifts however with mine being a stepson (I've raised since he was a year old, he's 9 now) I don't know if I qualify. Please if you have any information on this let me know. I would not be asking if I didn't need to!
neighbor

State University, AR

#2 Nov 29, 2012
I recommend calling the churches during business hours to ask about it. YOu need to do it prtty quickly because some groups within the church may already be purchasing gifts. Let us know if you get help.
Good luck to you.
GUEST
#3 Nov 30, 2012
darlene wrote:
I am newly divorced and as you can imagine money is very tight. I want to be able to give my stepson a few gifts for Christmas but there isn't anything left over after after I pay my bills. I am
Not on welfare and I never have been. I've never asked for help before but I need it now. I know that some churches and organizations help out with children's Christmas gifts however with mine being a stepson (I've raised since he was a year old, he's 9 now) I don't know if I qualify. Please if you have any information on this let me know. I would not be asking if I didn't need to!
Get a job beggin won't help. You won't go to church but you will beg them for christmas gifts.
darlene

United States

#4 Nov 30, 2012
neighbor wrote:
I recommend calling the churches during business hours to ask about it. YOu need to do it prtty quickly because some groups within the church may already be purchasing gifts. Let us know if you get help.
Good luck to you.
Thank you. I will do that. I appreciate your help.
darlene

United States

#5 Nov 30, 2012
GUEST wrote:
<quoted text>Get a job beggin won't help. You won't go to church but you will beg them for christmas gifts.
When I was married I was a stay at home mother and full time housewife. I married my husband instead of finishing college bc he wanted me to be at home with our son, so the types of jobs I qualify for don't pay that well. However I have held a steady job since our separation I just don't bring home much. I plan on going back to school to finish my degree as soon as I am more financially stable. I work nights so I'm usually either working during church services or sleeping to prepare for work. But I do attend a church in Jonesboro whenever I can and I have a very strong spiritual relationship with the lord that sustains me in between.

I'm not begging anyone for anything. I want my sons first Christmas with divorced parents to be as normal as it can be. His father is well off and he will have plenty of presents there but I want him to have gifts under my tree as well. Asking for help when it is needed is not begging. I don't get welfare or child support as he isn't biologically mine and I was never able to adopt him. Times are tight, that's all. You shouldn't be so quick to judge. You didnt know my story, now you know a portion. Do you still feel the same way? We are all here to help one another, when I was able I helped many, and will again! Merry Christmas and God bless.
guest

United States

#6 Nov 30, 2012
If he will have gifts under his dad's tree then he won't be without. If you attend a church in Jonesboro, ask them for help. Or maybe they know the kid will get stuff from his dad and had rather help someone who really needs it.
darlene

United States

#7 Dec 1, 2012
guest wrote:
If he will have gifts under his dad's tree then he won't be without. If you attend a church in Jonesboro, ask them for help. Or maybe they know the kid will get stuff from his dad and had rather help someone who really needs it.
Please go away.
GUEST
#8 Dec 1, 2012
darlene wrote:
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Please go away.
Why don't you go away deadbeat.Support your own kid.
darlene

United States

#9 Dec 1, 2012
So full of hate. What happened to you to make you so hostile? Whatever it was must have really messed you up. I will pray for you.
guest

United States

#10 Dec 1, 2012
I think it is that most people have worked all their life to support a family and get tired of being used by others.

Since: Oct 11

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#11 Dec 1, 2012
darlene wrote:
I am newly divorced and as you can imagine money is very tight. I want to be able to give my stepson a few gifts for Christmas but there isn't anything left over after after I pay my bills. I am
Not on welfare and I never have been. I've never asked for help before but I need it now. I know that some churches and organizations help out with children's Christmas gifts however with mine being a stepson (I've raised since he was a year old, he's 9 now) I don't know if I qualify. Please if you have any information on this let me know. I would not be asking if I didn't need to!
I'm currently commited to another Topix family for Christmas dear, however...perhaps a couple of more gifts could be squeezed onto the list:) What's he into? Plese don't feed the trolls (they live off of hate & constant bullsh!t)...they tend to get cranky this time of year due to lack of nutrients such as compassion & empathy:)
GUEST
#13 Dec 1, 2012
The Laptop Lolita wrote:
<quoted text>I'm currently commited to another Topix family for Christmas dear, however...perhaps a couple of more gifts could be squeezed onto the list:) What's he into? Plese don't feed the trolls (they live off of hate & constant bullsh!t)...they tend to get cranky this time of year due to lack of nutrients such as compassion & empathy:)
Why don't you butt out -itch.You need to mind your own busines laplicker.
Grymlyn

United States

#14 Dec 1, 2012
In times of economic strain, people tend to become more suspicious and a bit less giving. It's not an absolute lack of compassion and empathy, but a realization that you can't provide the needs for everyone else. People tend to become overwhelmed by others wants and needs, and it becomes frustrating. However, they may very well reach out to someone whom they SEE has a need.

To many people, Darlene's stepchild is not in "need", as he will receive a Christmas...albeit not presents from her. Even without her, he would not be the pitiful child at school with nothing to talk about as to what he received for Christmas. Many children will not have Christmas at all. Each year I help some of those kids. Although I understand the urgency Darlene feels for providing Christmas for her stepson; love, caring, affection and sharing what little she has (perhaps making a batch of cookies with her stepson to take home with him), will be more important and meaningful to him than presents from strangers under the tree...even if he believes she bought them. It could also make him a better kid. Christmas is not all about "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme", it SHOULD be about love, kindness and sharing...and those things aren't materialistic.

Since: Oct 11

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#15 Dec 1, 2012
GUEST wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you butt out -itch.You need to mind your own busines laplicker.
Isn't Laplicker getting a bit old dear? Darn, a little creativity is in order. Let's see there's Lapdance, Lapdog, HOlita, Loloser....perhaps Lapband could be next:) I believe you should work honing in on that pathetic craft you call insulting me instead of worrying about what threads I'm posting on.
GUEST
#16 Dec 1, 2012
The Laptop Lolita wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't Laplicker getting a bit old dear? Darn, a little creativity is in order. Let's see there's Lapdance, Lapdog, HOlita, Loloser....perhaps Lapband could be next:) I believe you should work honing in on that pathetic craft you call insulting me instead of worrying about what threads I'm posting on.
Nobody would want a lapdance from you laplicker.That name fits you well since you use your mouth on manpoles so well.
help
#17 Dec 1, 2012
Darlene, don't even bother bout the grinch. Laptop, i have grown to admire you and your wit. I have read various posts and each time i have found myself admiring your wit. You seem like a nice person... You help people without makin them feel bad for it. Now back to darlene, please message me [email protected] i May be able to help. Laptop, if you wouldn't mind messaging me too on that address it would be much appreciated
wbf

United States

#18 Dec 1, 2012
BJ ?
help
#19 Dec 1, 2012
wbf wrote:
BJ ?
no one wants to give ya one you pervert
GUEST
#20 Dec 1, 2012
darlene wrote:
I am newly divorced and as you can imagine money is very tight. I want to be able to give my stepson a few gifts for Christmas but there isn't anything left over after after I pay my bills. I am
Not on welfare and I never have been. I've never asked for help before but I need it now. I know that some churches and organizations help out with children's Christmas gifts however with mine being a stepson (I've raised since he was a year old, he's 9 now) I don't know if I qualify. Please if you have any information on this let me know. I would not be asking if I didn't need to!
By the way you say stepson.Why are you doing with him? He belongs with his mom or his dad.
help
#21 Dec 1, 2012
GUEST wrote:
<quoted text>By the way you say stepson.Why are you doing with him? He belongs with his mom or his dad.
hey douche nugget! Have you thought maybe the kid lost his biological mom and that's the only mom he ever knew

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