After being laid off from her job as a Support Worker at the beginning of the pandemic, Cindi decided to finally pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. As a single mother of two boys, she was worried about the financial aspect of going back to school. Thankfully she was introduced to Cause We Care Foundation, and in the Spring of 2021 was awarded a $10,000 grant to help cover her living expenses while she is a nursing student. She is currently halfway through her nursing program and well on the way to living her dream.
We asked Cindi how she feels the grant from the Single Mothers Support Fund contributed to her success. Here’s what she had to say:
“Receiving the funding has taken a huge weight off my shoulders while in school. It essentially allowed me to attend this program and follow my dreams! I am currently halfway through the program – if it wasn’t for the funding opportunity, I am not sure that I would have made the choice to go back to school.” Cindi is excited by the opportunities this new career path will create for her and her boys. “Going to school for nursing is going to allow me to have a stable secure career where I will always have a steady income. It is going to give me the ability to provide for my children independently, andreduce a lot of the financial stress that comes with raising children on my own.”
To Cause We Care donors, Cindi wishes to express a huge thank you. “It is amazing to know that there are people out there that understand how hard it is raising children on your own and we are often limited in our options due to financial constraints. With their generosity, I have been able to work towards providing a better life for my sons and I.”