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Recent Grants

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Car Repairs for Local Man

A 41-year-old single man lives on his own. Between Food Stamps, odd jobs, and plasma donations, he lives on very limited income but is seeking employment. He recently received a college degree but had to have surgery after graduation, and he has not been able to find employment since then. A grant of $950.07 will allow him to repair his car in order to get to and from job interviews.

Bed for Disabled Man

A 41-year-old disabled, single man recently moved from a motel into an apartment. He has very little furniture and no bed. Between disability and Food Stamps, he is able to pay rent, minimal bills, and medical expenses. A grant of $599.20 will allow him to purchase a new bed and improve his quality of life.

Car Repairs for Veteran

A 61-year-old single man lives on his own. His VA benefits were recently reduced and garnished due to a clerical error on the VA's part. He also receives Food Stamps and Housing Assistance, and he is able to pay his minimal expenses each month. A grant of $781.74 will allow him to make some much needed repairs to his car, so he can get to medical appointments and the VA.

Dental Work for Disabled Man

A 63-year-old disabled man lives with his wife. They both work part-time, and he receives disability payments. A grant of $1,000 will help him pay for much needed dental work and a full set of dentures.

New Bed for Disabled Man

A 26-year-old young man with a disability has been working with Big Lakes Developmental Center for over 6 years to live independently. He has just moved into his new place, recently got a job, and has been trying to get acclimated back into the world of living on his own. Because he has been sleeping on a couch, he has received a grant of $381.31 for a new bed.

New Beds for Father and Son

A single, working dad is making only enough money to take care of his and his 11-year-old son's basic needs. The two of them were sleeping on the floor of their basement apartment, but a recent grant of $761.56 provided beds for both of them.

New Bed for Disabled Man

A disabled, working man is making only enough money to cover his basic needs. A $299.98 grant from The Guardians has allowed him to purchase a bed in order to get proper rest.

New Refrigerator for Disabled Man

A 59-year-old disabled man living on his own receives disability and food stamps, which he uses to pay rent and provide for his basic needs. However, he could not afford a refrigerator to keep his food fresh. A recent grant of $404.09 allowed him to purchase a used rerigerator and have it delivered to his home.

New Tires for Local Man

A 59-year-old man has no income other than food stamps and struggles to pay his bills. He has received assistance from local agencies but is seeking employment and would like to attend financial education training. A grant of $375.74 from The Guardians has allowed him to get new tires and an alignment for his truck, so he can confidently apply for jobs, knowing he has a reliable vehicle to get him there and to various other appointments.

Car Repairs for Single Father

A 41-year-old divorced man struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He owns and operates his own business but is struggling to make ends meet; furthermore, his children are in foster care, and he is working hard to get them back. He is open to financial and mental health counseling, has been attending church, and is trying to get his business established so he can work towards reuniting with his children. A grant of $904.51 has allowed him to have his car repaired so that he can continue working. 

Car Repairs for Single Father

A single, working dad is making only enough money to take care of his and his son's basic needs. A $699.16 grant paid for car repairs so that he can continue to care for his son on his own.

New Bed for Man Re-entering the Workforce

A 32-year-old single man is re-entering the workforce after being released from prison. He is trying to get a good start with independent living and work, and he is unsure of his upcoming expenses besides rent. A grant of $448.10 purchased a new bed for this man so that he can be rested for his new job with a construction company.

Dental Work for Single Dad

A 53-year-old single dad lives with his adult daughter and 2-1/2-year-old grandson. He helps take care of his grandson while his daugther works and is completing her degree at K-State. He is a military veteran recovering from a serious back injury, which occurred at work. He is receiving worker's compensation and has applied for disability. He is able to pay for his rent and basic other bills, but a $729 grant from The Guardians has allowed him to receive much needed dental treatment.

Car Repairs for Disabled Man

A disabled, divorced man receives disability and food stamps and maintains a very strict budget. However, large, unexpected expenses like car repairs can be burdensome. A recent grant of $1,000 allowed him to make the necessary repairs to his vehicle without affecting the income he uses for his basic needs. 

Dental Work for Disabled Man

A 53-year-old single, disabled man suffers from a chronic heart condition and degenerative spine and back issues. He receives disability and food stamps, and with a very strict budget, he is able to pay for his basic needs. His ongoing medical bills put a strain on his budget, though. Through a grant of $530, he was able to receive some much needed dental work while still staying on budget.

Car Repairs for Disabled Man

A 54-year-old disabled divorced man receives disability and keeps a very tight budget, but he has considerable expenses with medical prescriptions. A $139.42 grant allowed him to make necessary car repairs so he can continue to get to doctor appointments and run day-to-day errands.

Car Repairs for Working Father

A 59-year-old married father of an eleven-year-old works full time. His wife is seeking to return to school to get her nursing license updated. After rent and car payments, their income is tight, but they need help with car repairs in order for the man to get to and from work, and for his wife to get to her recertification classes. In addition to seeking financial education classes, they received a grant for $386.93 to repair their car.

Scooter Repair for Disabled Man

A 49-year-old single man is severely handicapped and struggles with Parkinson's. He receives disability and food stamps to cover his rent and minimal expenses. A $786.02 grant allowed him to make much needed repairs to his scooter so he can continue to be mobile.

Car Repairs for Local Man

A local man had been staying at the emergency shelter. He recently acquired a job and is seeking permanent housing; however, he needed help paying for car repairs in order to transport himself to and from work. He received a grant from The Guardians for $712.94 to do so.

Used Car Payment for Single Dad

A single dad has custody of his 9-year-old daughter. He has been paying to repair an old car that continues to have issues, but he needs a reliable vehicle in order to drive his daughter to and from school. A $1,000 grant from The Guardians allowed him to make a down payment on a used car.

Car Registration for Widowed Man

A 55-year-old widowed man works full time but faces a seasonal reduction in hours. He is on food stamps and maintains a very tight budget in order to stay current on his bills. He sought assistance from The Guardians to pay his car registration and 3 months of car insurance in order to drive to work and seek additional part-time work. He received a grant for $474.51 in order to do so.

Dental Work for Disabled Man

A 35-year-old mentally disabled man is cared for by and lives with his sister. She works full-time, he receives disability, and they maintain a very tight budget. However, after a much needed root canal and permanent crown, their finances are strained. They have received a grant from The Guardians for $725 to help with these unexpected expenses.

Car Repairs for Man in Need

A 20-year-old man shares a home with his partner. He has been off work for a period of time with a lingering illness, and his partner receives disability. Between car payments, rent, and not having a good handle on their finances, they are in need of a grant to help with major car repairs. In addition to seeking help through financial education classes, the man has been given a $1,000 grant towards repairing his car.

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