Where Will SMORE Go?

SMORE is Out of Luck but WE Still Have Vision

I’m discouraged! We had finally found a way to earn the money necessary to support one single mother at a time through college for two years. Bingo!

Well I’ve learned that we must be a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 with tax exempt status for three years in order to get a license to conduct charitable bingo. Today I’ve called the Secretary of State, the director of Bingo in Texas with the Texas Lottery Commission and another call to the Texas Bingo office. 

We cannot conduct bingo (legally) for three years. All I want is to give single moms a chance to succeed. We are able to see Jackie through to graduation. After that I have to practice what I preach and trust that I’m on the right path or change paths. Today I can’t tell you what will happen to SMORE for Women. I may take a step (or three) back and teach and coach single mothers in my home. I may just continue to write. I cannot retire. The passion is in me. Maybe I need to look at another way to encourage single mothers.

Just being honest-this is discouraging. For twelve years I’ve worked to encourage single mothers. Today I need some encouragement. 

My vision is to see single moms in southeast Texas able to support their families with independent skills and know-how.

If we can get 80 donors to give $20 a month I think we can continue.

To donate click HERE.

Gail logo by Makena

I raised three children as a single mother before I remarried. I have experience the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years I know a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. I am the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. I’m also a Certified Professional Coach and my stories have been published in several books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving is available on Amazon.


  1. natausha clark · · Reply

    Mrs. Gail I can pay an extra $20 a month above what I already give. I’ll look for the link to make the change.

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. My dear Natausha, You already do more than you need to do. Let those who aren’t single mothers do this. I do love you! Someone just yesterday was talking about your speech at the PEO convention. You are dear!

  2. alabamatrio · · Reply

    Oh wow…. this is news. 😫Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

  3. Dana Johnson · · Reply

    I’m so bummed for US!! I’m pretty sure there are violators everywhere, but we can’t risk that!! I know God has a plan, and these stumbling blocks are all part of that plan. Jeremiah 29:11 ❤️

    Dana Johnson, REALTOR, ABR, ASP, GRI, SRES, TAHS



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