Help a Grandma & Granddaughter Facing Homelessness

Our family is initiating this Go Fund Me on behalf of a grandmother raising her granddaughter who live in our neighbourhood.

We have known Cecilia & Emma personally for a few years, and they have a special place in our hearts. The situation they are facing prompted us to reach out to other compassionate individuals who would be willing to help . They are facing homelessness in a couple weeks, and we want to bless them with rent and living expenses for 6 months to help them get back on their feet. 

Due to a financially devastating divorce, they are losing their home in less than a month. This is heartbreaking, considering it's the middle of the cold Canadian winter, and the middle of a pandemic.

This woman's granddaughter was born with special needs and was abandoned by both of her parents. Being the courageous woman she is, she decided to raise this child as her own. 

Raising a child that requires a high level of care has been especially difficult, but she has never given up. She altered her entire life to give this precious girl the best life possible; she is truly a hero. She is in her early 60’s and she has chosen to home-school her granddaughter due to difficulties in the traditional school system. 

She made a comment the other day that really speaks to the type of woman she is. She said, “the commitment I have made to my granddaughter is for life.  I will never give up on her.”  She said this in reaction to people suggesting she should place her granddaughter in foster care due to the situation they are currently facing. 

We are hoping to raise money to help cover rent and living expenses for 6 months. The cost of rent(rent being roughly $1200/month) x 6 months = $7200 + utilities for 6 months =$8500.  

We want to surprise them with the outpouring of support and generosity.  That said, in the spirit of full transparency, the photo we used is just a stock photo. 

2020 has been a very challenging year for many. This grandmother and her special granddaughter have been especially hard hit. We appreciate donations in any amount - even the smallest donation can make the biggest difference. Let's all pitch in & help them give them the second chance they deserve before they are forced into a shelter.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!♥️

  • Ryan Carlson 
    • 50 $ 
    • 9 mos
  • Janis Pritchard 
    • 250 $ 
    • 9 mos
  • Frances Barnes 
    • 100 $ 
    • 9 mos
  • Matthias Woehr 
    • 100 $ 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 250 $ 
    • 9 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Corinne Pratt 
Organizer
Raised 1,390 $ from 8 donations
Medicine Hat, AB
Corinne Pratt 
Team member
Raised 520 $ from 4 donations
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