An organization that supports single mothers, based in North Texas Our mission is to help single mothers out of the tight spots with no strings attached.
Sometimes, mothers just need someone to talk to or information about resources for her family. The Gifts for Moms Project was born about a year ago. What began as a small Christmas gift drive for single mothers, took on a life of its own virtually overnight. Stephanie Ward, a single adoptive mother of two small children, had grown to dread Christmas because of the isolation and sadness she felt. Year after year, she would spend most of her money on her children. On Christmas Day she would watch as they opened their gifts, wishing there was something for her. As Christmas 2008 approached, Stephanie decided that she was not going to endure yet another miserable Christmas. Instead, she told her children they could choose one gift each, and that they were going to spend the rest of the money buying gifts for single mothers. She invited a few friends to help her purchase gifts, hoping to deliver 25 gifts to mothers at her children's day care. However, when a local television station picked up the story, the drive escalated beyond expectation. People from all over North Texas began donating gifts, wrapping gifts and volunteering to deliver them. In 2008, Gifts For Moms distributed over 250 gifts to single mothers who otherwise would have had nothing to open on Christmas Day. This year, 2009, we expect to double that number!
Mission: To help and support single mothers
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Good Afternoon Wealth Builders:
Following are homework action items for the next two weeks. Our next meeting is Saturday at 10:00 am to 11:00 am online. Please work on completing the MoneyLife indicator and answering the questions from last week video.
1. Click on the link above to complete the MoneyLife® Indicator. MLI is a unique assessment designed to determine your financial health from a biblical perspective. (Please note: The MLI website is separate from the group study. It is for your information only. Therefore, it’s important that you create an account on the MLI site in order to refer back to your report throughout this course.) In the assessment, you will be asked 52 questions relating to your beliefs and behaviors in 9 key areas. After completing the questions, you will have immediate access to a report that includes your scores in all 9 areas. Your MLI scores, which are based on alignment with biblical principles, will serve as an indicator of your financial health. Prayerfully review your report and consider your top strengths, as well as key areas for improvement. Ask God to help you close any gaps between your beliefs and behaviors.
2. Start working on your budget, using any method you are comfortable with. You may prefer an online budgeting tool or app, software you have installed on your computer, or paper and pencil. We like to use Every Dollar Budgeting by Dave Ramsey: https://www.everydollar.com/app/budget. The goal is to find what works best for you and stick with it! You should complete your entire budget by the end of Week 4.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Following is the zoom meeting information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82388211037 Meeting ID: 823 8821 1037
If you have any questions, please us know.
Bud and Terra Raine
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[09/06/20] Pray: Lord, I know your wisdom is greater than any riches or earthly wisdom I could ever gain. Please forgive me for the ways I do not trust your judgment, and instead rely on my own. I pray that you humble my heart before you, and give me the wisdom to fear, serve, honor, and trust your wisdom above all else.
https://www.collincountytx.gov/cares/Pages/SmallBusinessGrants.aspx Grant Money for Small Business.
collincountytx.gov Offices Closed for Labor Day: All county offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, for the holiday. This includes parks offices, public works, courts and all other administrative offices. Offices will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 8.
collincountytx.gov Please complete all of the information on the application. Print in ink or type. If you have any questions about how to fill out this application, please call the Secretary of State’s Office toll free at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683), TDD 1-800-735-2989.
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gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced that the federal government has further extended the deadline to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. The deadline has now been extended to Aug. 28, 2020 for Medicaid and CHIP providers as the sta...
Five Bible-Based Decrees
I decree that:
1. I trust in the plans that God has for me, knowing I have a future filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
2. I am blessed because my hope is in the Lord. (Psalm 42:5)
3. Because I have sought wisdom, I have a future, and my hope is not cut off. (Proverbs 24:14)
4. The Lord is my portion; therefore I have hope in Him. (Lamentations 3:24)
5. The God of hope fills me with all joy and peace in believing; by the power of the Holy Spirit, I abound in hope. (Romans 15:13)
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DAY SIX - Prayer to Think Like a Warrior
Father God, I pray You help me to change my mind if my thoughts are not aligned with Your will and Your way for my life. I pray that You strengthen me to be greater than I was the day before.
Lord, help me to apply my mind to things that will benefit me. Help me to surrender and sacrifice every thought that makes me feel unworthy of the purpose You have for my life.
God, help me with my observation of others and my observation of myself. I come against any seeds of thoughts that have been planted in my life by the enemy. I submit my thoughts to You. I give You full authority over my mind.
I ask, God, that You teach me to know when it is time to strengthen my spirit and when it is time to rest in knowing that You have it all under control. I pray, God, that You show me how to be open but also teach me how to guard my heart. Help me not to fight the wrong way, but to think like a kingdom warrior.
Thank You for being the light that directs my path. I give You glory and praise for being my way maker. It is so, and so it is. Amen.
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Grant Targets Out of School Youth
The Wilkinson Center, a non-profit that helps families suceed, has been awarded a grant to help 17-24 year-olds get their GEDs, search for jobs, connect to training, and receive financial coaching. Transportation assistance, GED costs may be available. All are welcomed, but young African-American males are the target because their numbers are under-represented in the workforce. CONTACT: [email protected]””
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Are you worried about being able to make your upcoming car payment?
Many automakers are scrambling to offer car payment programs to help those whose paychecks are threatened by the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are links to a few of the programs:
If your car is not financed by the manufacturer, and you anticipate trouble making your payments, reach out to your financial institution that made the car loan or financed the lease. Many lenders are also offering flexible payment arrangements and payment extensions or differed payments.
[06/26/20] Prayer Starter: God, You are all I need. Help me not to trust in myself, but to put my trust in You and to rely only on You.
nbcnews.com "Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now," the advocate for female education wrote alongside a picture of herself smothered in colorful cake.
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All healthcare providers are eligible and encouraged to participate in the COLLIN CARES COVID-19 testing program!
Collin County residents without health insurance are eligible to receive free COVID-19 testing and physical evaluations under the recently announced Collin Cares plan.
On Monday, the Collin County Commissioners Court authorized $3 million to cover the costs associated with testing Collin County uninsured residents of all ages through a voucher system, whereby the county will be billed directly by local healthcare providers. The funding for Collin Cares comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The testing service includes FDA-approved COVID-19 testing and a medical evaluation during drive-through or in-office visits. The voucher does not cover prescriptions, and only uninsured Collin County residents are eligible.
All health care providers are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Collin Cares COVID-19 testing program. PrimaCare Urgent Care and CommunityMed Urgent Care have already agreed to accept the Collin County vouchers. Uninsured Collin County residents are encouraged to contact their health care providers to determine whether they will accept the Collin Cares vouchers. Health care providers that would like to inquire about the program may contact Collin County at (972) 548-4702.
Visit the Collin Cares webpage to download the free COVID-19 test voucher and more information about Collin Cares. Additional information about the Collin Cares direct assistance program will be available and posted online as soon as possible.
Do you know what a round tuit is? It is something you meant to do when you had time to get a"round to it". It seems like a great time to mark one of those items off your list - writing some of your memories, your stories, life events that brought you where you are today. Yours is a story worth sharing. It is rich with memories, people, and places. But where do you start? We have the answer.
Join us for an interactive course that takes you on your own unique writing journey. Molly Boyd will lead you through this process.
This is a beginners class and no experience is necessary.
Notebook, personal journal or paper and your favorite writing instrument.
Bring 1-2 photographs to the session on Thursday and bring your complete/incomplete memory list from last session.
Meets every Thursday in the month of May
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN: https://zoom.us/j/92719717808
Dial from your location :
Toll-free 1- 877 853 5247 or 1- 877 369 0926
Meeting ID: 927 1971 7808
Connect to the call ahead of time (at least 10 minutes before the class starts) to make sure you are set up on time!
Happy Mother's Day. Please post your Mother's Day wishes for single moms here.
Today is giving Tuesday. Please consider us :)
northtexasgivingday.org We believe that if we support the growth and development of a single mother, we empower her to change the lives of her children.
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During this time, Chase Oaks Church is privileged to partner with DFW-area YMCAs to provide FREE CHILDCARE for essential workers throughout the Metroplex while we shelter in place. Visit https://www.chaseoaks.org/YMCA for information about FREE childcare services. #YMCA #ChaseOaks #BetterTogether
chaseoaks.org During this time, Chase Oaks Church is privileged to partner with DFW-area YMCAs to provide FREE CHILDCARE for essential workers throughout the Metroplex while we shelter in place. Childcare will be provided for children ages 5-12 years. If there is any way we can serve you during this season, pleas...
Gifts for Moms is a peer-to-peer support group for single moms with school-aged children. We believe that happy moms make happy children. We are a support bridge for mothers struggling to raise children alone. We provide support in a number of ways - we offer resource referrals, educational seminars, entertaining and informative events, support groups, counseling services, and online peer-connections and information exchange.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a governing board. We currently have over 300 moms on our roster. The organization is open to all moms, but our primary focus is serving the needs of mothers and children in Collin County.
Those who join our group agree to these tenets:
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