Arts Education and Volunteering

July 19, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent my stimulus check on airfare to Nicaragua; I traveled to the city of Granada to teach art classes. I am a volunteer for a non-profit, Building New Hope (, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Granada, Nicaragua. To read more about our new arts education cooperative, please visit “ Mauren Antkowski, 26, Art …


July 19, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, I tought I would be  able to buy something with my stimulus check but the only thing I bought was a moving van and boxes and a storage room.  Now that the economy has almost crashed, me ,y husband and my two children can’t afford to live own our own so we have to …

Basic Necessities

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband was laid off of work for six months recently. I was very glad to be getting some much needed extra money to catch up on bills, put food on the table for my son and us, etc. “ Jennifer L, 32, HR admin/manufacturing/KCMOIndependence, MO

Not enough…

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“We spent most our check on bills that were months behind! And my husband and I actually got to have a date night…first one in almost 6 months! The rest went to our sons 2nd birthday and savings. But it won’t stay there long…we need a bigger house! So the stimulus helped but not nearly …

Summer Vacation

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“My rebate paid for two sets of sneakers, pads and football camp for two weeks during summer vacation. We both get a much needed break. Best investment ever!” Kerrie, 35, TeacherMobile, AL

Kids grow fast

July 2, 2008 0 Comments

“Had to buy kids clothes because they out grow so fast and also paid rent” janice, 42, officebronx, ny

Summer Camp!!!

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“My wife went back to work at the end of last year, after being home with the kids for 10 years. Of course we did not put a whole lot of thought into the SUMMER and no school! So, the rebate check went towards a great summer camp for the kids. They are having a …

My Savior from eviction!

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“Well ,that drop in unemployment happened to us, on the day before i went in for a c-section my husband was laid off for the 3rd time! buy the time the check arrived he had been laid off a fourth time!Thank god for that check! We saved ourselves from eviction,paid the electric,paid the water …

Stimulate what?

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent my stimulus check on food and clothing for my son and I. It didn’t go far. Of course, because I am a single mother with a low income job, I didn’t get as much as others. How’s that for sense?” Windy, 29Greenfield, MA

Our First Child

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“3 days prior to recieving my stimulus check, my husband and I had our first child. Without this check, I would not have been financially able to take any maternity leave. I used this check to pay bills that would have been covered by my paycheck.” Karen, 32, Inspections ClerkSpringfield, IL