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Zane State - Student Assistance Program

Dear United Way, 

I am a 31-year-old single parent of twins. I had lost my job due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I took 
the opportunity to further my education and show my little ladies the importance of an education. I did not have anything to start classes when I made the decision to go back to school.

I was borrowing my mother's computer and borrowing gas money to get back and forth, because I did not make 
much money. I am on government assistance, and it only covered my living cost as far as rent and utilities. 
I was about 2 weeks in, and all a sudden the computer gave me the blue screen of death. I had started working in the CCP Office where I met Kisha King. I explained to her my situation with my laptop, and she told me that Zane State College has funding through a grant from United Way that could help me with getting a laptop of my own. After applying for the United Way Emergency Grant, I was able to not only get a new laptop, but it also helped me out with gas money. The United Way has helped me continue my education by providing me with the ability to further my education! 

I am almost done with my first semester at Zane State College, and I can honestly say I do not believe that I would be done without the help of getting a laptop and gas to get back and forth. So, thank you to everyone. who has donated and helped me get this ball rolling for my future! I am forever grateful to Zane State College and United Way for making this happen for me. 

Thank you,