Growing up in a single-parent household, I witnessed my mother's relentless struggles without access to a vehicle. Meeting basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter became challenging for her. Employment opportunities remained out of reach due to the absence of reliable transportation. Living in a rural area meant there were no dependable public transportation options. Consequently, if I missed the school bus, attending classes became nearly impossible, leading to frequent absences. When my mother did manage to acquire a vehicle, it was often repossessed due to the inability to keep up with monthly payments.
Leaving an abusive relationship was an incredibly difficult decision, and I departed with little more than a basket of clothes, diapers, my daughters, and a strong sense of faith. My car was more than just a mode of transportation; it was the vehicle that drove me toward success. Now, I am determined to extend the same opportunity to others.
Having a car was a lifeline for us. It granted me the means to commute to my two jobs, enroll in college, and transport my daughters to school and daycare. Without that vehicle, I often wonder how I could have escaped the clutches of poverty and the hardships of that situation. Today, the fog has lifted, and I realize that this is my chance to assist those who are still engulfed in the overwhelming journey of single parenting. As the Founder of Driving Single Parents Inc., I want to offer respite to those of you who just need a chance to breathe.
If you're facing challenges related to transportation and could benefit from assistance with obtaining a vehicle, I'm genuinely interested in hearing your unique story. Your experiences and aspirations are important to us, and we want to understand how having access to a car could make a significant difference in your life.
In a video that spans between 3 to 5 minutes, please take the opportunity to share your narrative with us. Begin by introducing your yourself, allowing us to get to know you better. Then, describe the circumstances you're currently navigating and the hurdles you face without access to a vehicle.
Most importantly, let us in on what having a car would mean to you. Explain how it would empower you to reach your goals, pursue employment or education, or simply enhance your quality of life. Your story is unique and valuable, and by sharing it, you're helping us better understand how we can make a positive impact in your life and the lives of others facing similar challenges. Your voice is essential in shaping the support we provide to our community.
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Driving Single Parents, Inc. was awarded 501(c)3 status by the IRS in 2017. Since then, we have helped multiple single parent families take the next step towards success for their families. Our recipients have gone on to graduate college, get promotions, even started their own methods of community service. We give a hand-up to single parents in need, will you help us change another life?
Our team is made up of 100% volunteer community leaders. Our leadership team includes former vehicle recipients through our program, public servants, the legal industry, and travel and tourism. Because we have no paid staff, we are able to keep overhead low to continue the growth of our organization.