'It is with tears in my eyes and bleeding heart, that I now contact you.
I live alone with my daughter of 19 years.
And we live of my pension just around dkk 11,000 - a pension I came, when a young man drove into the back of me and in a few seconds ruined my life.'
How to initiate a single mother, who wishes to remain anonymous out of consideration for his daughter, a letter to the nation! on the way, gets shared julehjælp out in Denmark. Extra Leaf has - as you may have noticed - together with the Danish people's aid collected money for the julehjælp for 11 years in a row. But the recipients must be single parents - and their children must be under 18 years of age. The mother will, however, want to focus on that she can't get julehjælp - and her letter continues thus:
'I have searched and searched julehjælp, but there is no one who believes that my daughter needs to keep christmas, as she is over 18 years of age. All the places we will be rejected.
I heard then, that In shared julekurve out and I will so give it a try, but ...... I am aware that it can also be a ' no.'
'My daughter has never had it the other children have had, while she grew up.
No fine game console - no fin mobile tel. - no fine tv - no skolecomputer and it becomes difficult, now that she is in training for a social worker (so she can help others).
I even have an old faulty mobile. Glasses 12 years and that gives me the headache, since they say I need to have the new. They cost just 6500 kr.
My teeth are rotting away because I can't afford to have them made. And none of us have been to a barber in the last 5 years.'
'But to stand here 14 days before christmas without christmas food - candy - soft drinks and christmas gifts makes me feel like the worst mother in the world.
I wish I could give my daughter the very lack of skolecomputer and the tv as she so ardently wants, although I well know that a Ps4 and clothes also is something she wants with all her heart.
And I know that she is embarrassed to walk with me in my pierced and too big clothes.
We have no more family, and we have no friends.'
'It is very dreadful to stand as a mother and just cannot buy the most necessary things and should probably also say that christmas this year must be cancelled.
I have no money and have nothing I can put to the side for anything.
Have a rent incl. water/heat/electricity on the button 7150 kr. In addition to that, we have the internet/tv and phone - and yes, I am, due to my injured back and now the knees, forced to have a car.'
'It is not a nice car but an older car that can drive us from A to B and yes, I have invalideskilt to the due to my injuries.
So we have insurance and misc expenses, blah medication so there is not much left when all is paid.
winter clothing is not something I can go out and buy, and at the moment, we live a little bit from day to day', writes the mother. What do you mean?
Last year got 9540 single-parent families on public service a julehjælpspakke, which has a value of 1500 kr: A gift card for Rema, a gift card to BR and a gift certificate to the Sportmaster. More than 15,000 single-parent families have applied, and there is preliminary collected money so 10.820 families can get help. the
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