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i need help for christmas for my family

im a single mom with two kids ages 16 and 15 most places have a cutoff of 13 so finding help for teens is almost impossiable im in tacoma wa please

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Jamie K.

Asked by Jamie K. at 12:10 PM on Nov. 25, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

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  • You shouldn't post your email on here.
    Try facebook, there are many sites offering help for Christmas.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 12:13 PM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Check your local freecycle.

    People will be replacing alot of electronic items, plus more and may be ready to give them away now, if not now than on Dec 26th.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 12:16 PM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • I have worked in non profits for years, and I agree that it is hard to find assistance for anyone over the age of 13. You would probably be better off selling something, finding an odd job here and there, etc than looking for public/private assistance. I know it's discouraging, and Im sorry about that. We all want to give our kids a wonderful Christmas, but it seems the age cut off gets lower all the time....
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 12:17 PM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • It's not too late to find an extra part-time job. Many places are hiring. Good luck.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 12:19 PM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • There are lots of places still hiring seasonal help
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 12:27 PM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • It's also not too late for your teenage children to find jobs.
    A good work ethic is a wonderful gift!
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:57 PM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Your girls can get jobs & so can you. Good luck
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 3:45 PM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Can't help you. Teenagers are old enough to understand money nis tight so gifts, if there are any, aren't going to be all fabulous. Call 211 and see if they can help you.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:17 PM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Church? Your children are plenty old enough to understand that money is tight and the point of Christmas is to spend time with your family. ALL of you are old enough to get jobs.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:44 PM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • going to churches or local charities for help.
    christina122952

    Answer by christina122952 at 3:01 PM on Dec. 3, 2013

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