Here are a few of the stories from families we’ve helped through The $1K Project.
From the Pacific Northwest to Miami and Maine, we’re committed to helping families everywhere get financial help during this trying time.
"I can not thank you all enough for doing this. You have helped my family pay our rent right as our rental company sent an eviction notice for violation of lease. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I will be forever grateful!"
"For the past several months, I have been praying. Praying for a medical solution, praying for answers, praying that my family can survive financially, praying that I can put food on our table and praying that my business does not fail due to my lack of income. Then out of nowhere you came into my life. I can only believe that YOU are the answer to so many of my prayers! I now know that because of your generous donation, my family and my business will survive the next few months. There are truly no words to express the gratitude I have in my heart! Thank you for your giving heart and for helping my family through this storm!"
"I would like to thank you for your generous contribution during a difficult time for my family and I. This eases some stress and uncertainty for myself as a mother. No amount of thanks yous can really express how grateful I am today. When you’re constantly hitting walls and dead ends, a gift like this is only a dream. Now I feel like I can ease up a bit and enjoy some time NOT feeling anxious and overwhelmed because someone like you cared enough to help someone like me. I’ll be forever indebted to you!"
"Thank you all for what you are doing for us families in need. When I received the email we had a sponsor I dropped to my knees in tears. I will be forever grateful. You have given me so much hope and I've already been trying to find little ways to help others by volunteering support over the phone and on zoom calls. I can't thank you enough for your generous donation. You brought so much relief to both my husband and I. Today feels a little brighter in our household and I feel a little weight lifted off of my shoulders. This morning I feel like I can focus more on being present and play with my children rather than being anxious and sad like I have been unfortunately. This donation will help our household significantly. There is so much unknown and it's been quite scary for us. This gives us a little more stability and hopefully can get us back on our feet until I find employment. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I hope you are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Again thank you from the bottom of our hearts <3"
"To my amazing sponsor, my family is eternally grateful for your kindness and generosity. When I was told I had the opportunity to be referred to this program I was happy yet skeptical. So much has gone wrong for us over the past few years I tend to not get my hopes up. When I got the message I was sponsored I was in complete shock, and disbelief! I broke out into tears as I was driving home from dropping masks off to a friend. My kids know things are hard at home, they are aware of our struggles but at the same time appreciative of everything. They missed out on so much through my husband's cancer treatment, a beach trip, a trip to a water park, little things but big for them. We are now able to put money toward the medical bills, to pay for food and keep a roof over our head, and to hopefully be able to sometime in the future when we are in a better place take them to the beach. This money is so important and needed in my family, it is something I wasn't able to provide and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope you and your family stay safe through this, you are always in my thoughts as our special person, thank you!”
“Wow!! God bless you all! I am at a complete loss for words. I am so grateful for this, for the sponsor and for all of you. From the bottom of my heart, my sincerest gratitude and thanks! I've set up my account and began the withdrawal process so I'll let you know if there are any issues. But most importantly, thank you again! From my entire family, from my son -- we are eternally grateful for helping us through this dark time. I cannot wait to be in the position to pay this forward in the future. Thank you, thank you! And please let my sponsor know how appreciative we are.”
"I just wanted to take this opportunity to again thank you beyond measure for your incredible kindness in sponsoring my family. As you read in my statement, my husband and I work in the culinary field and we have never experienced anything like this before and never imagined something so life altering could happen so quickly. We thought if one of us lost our job, our modest savings would hold us over until we could find a new one. We never imagined our entire industry would basically disintegrate in a matter of days on a national scale. Your generosity though, has truly helped keep us afloat. It has meant not having to miss our mortgage payment, and having the security of knowing we can pay for our youngest son’s rather expensive asthma medication. Those are no small concerns, and you have provided an incredible comfort in a terrifyingly uncertain time.I can only hope to be able to pay it forward one day and carry on the amazing example you have set.”
"We cant thank you enough for helping our family during this time. From our family to yours a huge thank you. We hope and pray everyone stays safe."
"I'm not sure who you are but I want to personally let you know that your act of giving this gift has sparked up hope, more faith, and just overall joy. This will help my family in so many ways such as being able to pay my light bill, car insurance, materials needed for my daughters art projects since were homeschooling , food and so much more that just before today I just needed to moment of stillness to take it all in, because of the waves of overwhelm. My prayers have been answered. You've given us much more then just financial help, with everything going on i try to be very mindful about the information I take in but there's no getting away from the reality especially in my case were this virus has directly impacted my family health in NY. Thank you for sparking light again, to know that people can act on love to a stranger, they will. Hard to see at times living in this city. Although we are physically disconnected. I never felt more connected. My family and I Thank you."
"This is unreal love and light your way I will do that and keep you posted. Thank you a million times!"
"I want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart. The past few weeks have been very tough on my family but your generosity has lifted a tremendous weight off my shoulders. I feel like a can breathe again. I’ll keep you in my prayers always and I will never forget your kindness."
"I would like the sponsor to know that we appreciate and are very grateful for their donation to our family. We hope they stay safe during this difficult time. Also thank you to the 1k project for the help."
"I just want to take the time out to thank the sponsor. The entire world is going through this virus pandemic and you took the time out of your busy life to help me and my son. I appreciate you more than you will ever know. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you."
"Thank you for helping my family during a time of crisis. You have no idea how much you helped us. I am unable to work due to schools being closed and because of you, we will be just fine! I promise I will pay it forward one day when I can! You are an angel on Earth."
I really appreciate such a blessing!
"When I saw the initial message that my family has received a sponsor, I was in disbelief. Why would a stranger want to help me? I cried. In March I was mandated to close my business. I own Little Lion Photography out of Pennsylvania. I'm a published, award winning Fine Art children's photographer. My small business truly is my passion. I immediately had to refund hundreds in deposits. I lost $4k in income for March. I applied for the SBA loan and the money ran out before I was approved. We have not gotten a stimulus. Unemployment isn't available. I just filed my taxes and I owe taxes, I owe my accountant money, I owe rent for my photography studio. I'm completely overwhelmed. To top it off, I had some medical debt go into collections a few years ago and it has destroyed my credit. I've been working incredibly hard to build my credit so that we can buy a bigger house for my family of five. So my first thought was not being able to pay my bills and having negative marks on my credit report that I've been working so hard to repair. The last few weeks my children have been getting their lunches from the school and I've been eating their leftovers instead of spending any money on groceries. Several nights we had noodles or cereal for dinner. I am just...speechless. I'm beyond grateful to my sponsor for allowing me this opportunity. I am so scared and this has been my one beacon of light. If my sponsor is somewhat local, I would be happy to offer my photography and artistic services to their family in the future. We appreciate you so much. Thank you."
"Thank you so much. This such a blessing to my family and will allow me to keep providing and being the mom they need right now. This is helping me stress less and play more."
"Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your day and blessing me at a time in need. You are amazing and if I can pay it forward in any way I will do so at a time like this I'm glad people come together. God bless you and stay safe!"
"Thank you very much. This is really a blessing and I pray God bless them. So much stress has been taken off of me and I am so extremely grateful."
"I am beyond humbled & so incredibly thankful for your support and kindness during these strange times. Thank you so incredibly much from my kids and especially myself. Wonderful to know there are people that care ♡"