Heartfelt Kindness: Homeless Single Father Receives Over $50,000 From Sympathetic Strangers
February 12, 2019 13:21 By Fabiosa
Single-parenthood is usually tagged with the single mom image, and single dads don't get the same recognition. According to a Pew Research demographic study, there has been a noticeable increase in the percentage of single dads.
The rate was 14% in 1960, but it dramatically increased to 24% in 2014.
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Single dads face a lot of challenges, which include overprotectiveness, fear of single dad stigma, how to maintain harmony at work and home and extending courtesy to a former spouse in their presence or absence.
There are inevitable struggles that come with being a single parent and it takes a lot of support to overcome them.
It is incredible to witness what the worldwide movement, #GoBeKind, has done for a single dad, James Moss.
James gets much needed help
A single father, James Moss, from Colorado, Denver experienced the benevolence of philanthropist and motivational speaker Leon Logothetis.
Logothetis is known for his worldwide #GoBeKind movement, in which he interviews odd people on the streets through his YouTube channel and assists them however he can.
According to FOX 31 Denver, Moss told Logothetis how he didn't get the job he moved from New York to Denver for, and ever since he has been destitute.
Moss revealed that wasn't the plan he had for his son, Zhi, and that although he was currently struggling to attain the life he wanted for his boy, he wouldn't give up.
Logothetis sponsored James’ dream on the spot with a whopping $1,000 cash and a seven-day stay in a hotel! Logothetis shared Moss’ touching video on his Facebook account on the fourth day of the #GoBeKind movement.
The story was so heartfelt that Kayla Heskett, from Kansas, created a GoFundMe account for Moss and raised a total of $56,560 during the campaign.
Maintain healthy spending
Being a single parent can be difficult and sometimes you want to go overboard with spending on your kids, maybe in an attempt to fill up the space of the other parent.
However, it is not advisable to spend heavily because your family is dependent on your income. Below are some tips to help you navigate through spending:
1. Don't buy everything you fancy;
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2. Insurance is a ‘bill saver’. Get insurance for life, properties, medical and everything you can;
3. Don't have a lavish lifestyle. As a single parent, you should be moderate your spending;
4. Have a budget and try your best to stick to it;
5. Try to think of less expensive ways to celebrate birthdays, festive seasons, etc.
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Philanthropy has gone a long way in helping when the government can't. We are glad to see Moss getting the help his family needs, and now his son will hopefully get the life he envisioned for him.
We wish the Moss family well in their endeavors. Much gratitude goes to Logothetis and Heskett for bringing the struggling single dad to light.