Computer for Tom’s children
Tom, 46, is trying his hardest to support himself and his four sons, ages 11-17. Seven years ago, Tom’s wife left him for another man. After some time, it was agreed that Tom would have custody of the boys, while his wife took custody of their two daughters, ages 18 and 21.
Tom and his sons live in a small three-room apartment with minimal furniture. Tom has incurred debts over the years while trying to support his children. He works as a part-time custodian but was put on unpaid leave for two months during the first wave of Corona. This period of unemployment only added to his financial struggles. Luckily, he is now back at work.
Social services helps Tom in whatever way they can. Despite the aid, Tom’s monthly expenses outweigh his income. He is a devoted and dedicated father and only wants the best for his children. At the moment, Tom’s most urgent need is a computer so that his children can continue their studies during the current lockdown. It would be a shame for them to fall further behind.