My youngest is now in her first year of college at Mills College in Oakland, Ca. I am a single parent earning $10.16 an hour at a job which can only provide about 30 hours a week but with a schedule so erratic that I cannot commit to a second job. I ride public transpotation which takes 3 hours total each day to go to and from my job. My daughter is looking for a part time job to coincide with her class schedule. We live in a studio apartment and believe me our budget is modest. I cannot afford all her school supplies and groceries and rent and am reaching out for a helping hand to get over this initial shortfall in our funds. She has scholarships, fafsa etc. but we still find ourselves in this position (Mills tuition is about 40k +). I am so proud of her achievements and grateful that we were able to pull ourselves from homelessness to this point. Please consider any amount to this emergency and thank you so much in advance for your compassion.