Extended Family Assisting Single Parent Families In Financial Need



For Release:
December 19, 2012                                                

                                                           For Further Information:
Mark Carmer



Brianna DiOssi and her beautiful children
Pictured: Brianna DiOssi and her beautiful children (Gianna 9, Gino 6, Gion 4 and London 2)

Good Morning Mark,

I can’t find words to express my gratitude for your assistance in my time of need. When I received the grant letter and check I couldn’t stop tears from coming down my face. I get discouraged often, but your organization lets me know there are people who do care and want to see others succeed. Through all of my “character building” I am able to smile :) this was the help that I have been praying for, I’m grateful! My family and I just want to say thank you and we appreciate your quick response to our need.

I have given information about Extended Family to [a committee within my company]. They assist with getting donations for non profit organizations and I hope that they are able to get donations sent to you so that more families in need can benefit from the wonderful work you do!

We took the picture at the YMCA this morning!

Thank you! 

Single Mom of Four Works Full Time Yet Struggles To Afford Child Care

Woodland Hills, CA – December 19, 2012 – Brianna DiOssi is a hardworking single mother of four children (9 year old Gianna, 6 year old Gino, 4 year old Gion and 2 year old London).  The children’s father is not a part of their lives (physically or financially), so Brianna has to raise their children on her own.  She has worked full time for many years as a claims processor for an insurance company.  The discounted cost for after school care at the local YMCA is still very expensive.  Brianna said, ”…after paying for rent, food and other necessities I don’t have enough money left to cover the cost of child care.”  Brianna’s mom and grandmother help as much as they can, but they can only do so much and without child care Brianna is unable to continue working at her job. 

Brianna DiOssi is working hard, setting the right example for her children, but struggles every day.  She desperately needs and absolutely deserves a break.  Fortunately for Brianna, she found an organization called Extended Family that was able to assist her.

According to Mark Carmer, the founder of Extended Family, “we assist those single parents who are employed and working hard for their families, but find it’s still not enough.  Our current government programs are not designed to provide aid to those who are trying to better themselves. Single parents, who are employed in an effort to improve the lives of their children, often fail to qualify for government or charitable assistance because they are earning an income.  Extended Family believes these are the people who should be supported the most.  We believe in helping those who are alone and working hard to help their family.  Being a good single parent is tough enough, but being a good single parent with limited financial resources and little or no support from family or friends is almost impossible. Extended Family tries to make it a little easier.”  Mark Carmer also stated that “100% of donations received by Extended Family go directly towards assisting single parent families. No donation money is used for the cost of offices, phones, supplies, postage, administrative costs, marketing costs or any other expense not directly related to assisting a family in need.”

Thanks to Extended Family, the future is a little brighter for Brianna DiOssi and her children.  Extended Family rewarded her with a grant to pay for the next six months of her ongoing monthly childcare costs.  Extended Family also provided her help with ongoing bills and added a little extra cheer so she can make this holiday season a little more special for her children.

For more information about Extended Family and/or to make a tax deductible donation, so this 501(c)(3) organization can help more families, go to:
www.ExtendedFamily.org or contact Mark Carmer at 818-936-2614 or at MCarmer@ExtendedFamily.org .


Cute and Happy Kids

March 8, 2013
Brianna DiOssi emailed:


Hi Mark,

I just wanted to send you a picture of the kids
and let you know that we’re doing well.

Thank you again for all of your help over these months.
I appreciate all that you have done for us.

Have a great weekend! 





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