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Old 09-12-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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Hello!

We are a group of guys and gals from a local church in Seattle called The MC, and we would love to serve any of you who are single Mothers and/or widows. The reason is because we know how tough it can be to take care of a household and raise children on your own, and our hearts go out to families without fathers. So we are willing and ready to help you take care of any household/yardwork needs! If there's any yardwork, weed-pulling, lawn mowing to be done: WE WILL DO IT! If there's any furniture that needs to be moved, or things that need fixing around the house: WE WILL DO OUR BEST! We just want to serve you and much more than that: be a friend and neighbor to you and let you know that you aren't alone and there are people who can lend a hand.

We are available to work for free every Sunday from Noon - 2pm!
Feel free to contact me, so we can get to know your story and see how we can help!

If you're not a single mother or widow, but know someone who is and who can use a helping hand, don't hesitate to refer them to this post!
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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So are you descriminating against us Custodial Single Fathers or is that just an oversight in your writings?
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Wow DC... I don't think this is a discrimination thing. I think there is an assumption that most men are good with the labor end of things, whereas most women are not. At an old church that I went to, we talked about doing this same thing for the women. It was not an intent to discriminate, more of the church trying to fill the physical role of "husband" of doing yard work or such that a woman might not have the skills or strength to do.
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LSL, not meant that way...Whas about the areas where many men lack...the domestic duties section. that's where some of the single dads could use help...
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Cooking 101. That's what the guys meant!

Personally, I love that you are doing this and reaching out beyond your own church family. I don't live in Washington but thougt I'd say that this is a great thing to offer, particularly since many single parents feel judged by the Christian community....at the very least left out.

I am Christian and would like to point out how left out we often feel for Father's/Mother's day activities since our kids are sometimes without through no fault of their own. Additionally, be sure the single parents in your own church family feel invited and included in what seems to be "crowds of happily families".
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In part the misconception that us dads don't get the kids.... Yes where we could use help is in the "Domestic" areas.

I think the Church seeking to help is great, there are more people in need now that ever before. My church has several local programs as well as two missions in Columbia and Mexico we help with. We know we cannot do everything, but we can do something.
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Thank you so much for the feedback everyone. Everything that you have all said is really beneficial and helpful to us. Thank you once again. We're going to keep on doing our best to find opportunities to help families that could use an extra hand.

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What I've found, through myself and being around other single parents is we hate to ask for help. Be watchful... there are many struggling and on the brink of disaster that could use a 'miracle' You'd be amazed how little it takes to brighten up a parent's day whether it is a little food, gas, offer to babysit, drive, etc. Most of us don't want a thing for ourselves, when people give 'gifts' it feels wrong when the kids are needing (even if that means paying the electric bill -- the kids don't always know they are needing!)
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