WHAT WE DO
We aim to support single mothers who have fallen into economic hardship, despite their hard work, determination and tireless efforts.
We will pay a one-time only, one month rent payment to one single mother at a time—regardless of economic status. We understand everyone can fall on hard times and are here to provide “A Leg Up”.
A single payment of one month of rent, capped at two thousand dollars.
So you can get back to focusing on what's important.
Agree to pay it forward.
So we form a community, by giving back a one-time one hundred dollar contribution to ALUF to support another single mother.
We want to hear your story.
So others know they are not alone.
To provide short-term relief to single mothers with long-term goals.
HOW TO HELP
Our success is built on the meaningful relationships we foster. Be it your donations, spreading the word or offering your most precious resource: time.
We are currently identifying our trusted partners, collecting donations and always looking for friends of the foundation. Please say hello and help us give hard-working single mothers a leg up.
To support our work, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org—or donate below.
We can't wait to meet you!
IT ALL STARTED WITH A CALL FROM NIGEL CHEETHAM.
After seven years of hard work, starting several businesses, single mother and A Leg Up Foundation co-founder, Jennifer Wisniewski, found herself unable to meet the financial needs of her family. The anxiety and worry of that current state interrupted her attempt to make the situation better. At the precipice of a breakdown, her brother-in-law stepped in and offered to pay her rent for the month—without judgement.
That simple act of kindness re-focused Jennifer to start fighting again, so she could be effective for her businesses and provide for her daughter. As she hung up with Nigel that evening, a thought came to her—almost instinctually: "there must be thousands of women, just like me."
A Leg Up Foundation was born.
We want to be your British brother-in-law on the other end of the phone: “Hello, darling. I sent you money. Please stop worrying and crying—and go have a drink, on me.”