I am a mom of four beautiful children asking for some help for my family and I. We have been in a financial crisis ever since my husband lost his job and we had to relocate to a very high cost of living area when an opportunity for work arose. We moved 12 hours away from any family members who often provided support for our family in times of need. The relocation and mountains of student loan debt have made it very difficult to get ahead. My husband works 12 hour days and has little time to enjoy his family. I work part time (yes I will go full time as my children are bigger but I have 2 very young children and one who has significant needs that make working full time hard for our family) so most of my salary is poured back into childcare. We are living paycheck to paycheck and if any crisis comes up…a sick child, a car issue, therapy for our youngest, or an unplanned expense we just dig deeper into debt. I have had to use credit cards to cover month to month expenses and those have piled up. My husband has a father who basically dropped him from his life as soon as he turned 18. In turn he took on a ton of student loans to complete his college degree. Then as he finished school repayment was in issue. He was not ready to pay the loan back and did a few things that still affect him today. We both have student debt that takes about $1000 dollars of our monthly income. My husband has poor credit from not paying on these student loans in the initial years of repayment and in hard times. He also has very little credit history. We just need a break. We have done all that we can to better ourselves…we both graduated from college and I even have my masters degree. We haven’t ever been on a true vacation, we rarely eat out unless it is fast food because we cook most meals to save money, we aren’t out shopping for the latest and greatest, we buy what is needed, and buy things for our children only on birthdays and holidays. The problem is we look like we make enough so we don’t get any help anywhere. We make enough on paper but our student loan debt is choking us. We would love to buy a home, but we don’t have a down payment and do not qualify for a decent loan. If we could even get a home versus paying an obscene amount in rent in the area we live that would leave us with a great deal more a month. We would love to pay down our debts to so that we can live more comfortably and have money to save for a home. We are both in our forties with young children. At this rate, I will be working until I am in my 80s trying to pay back my debt and care for my children and their education. We are the working middle class family who is struggling. We are working, contributing to society, caring and loving our children, and helping those in our community by giving of our time. My dream one day is to be financially fit enough to use my income for freely to help others. I just hope that in the present time I can feel a bit less suffocated by debt. If you are looking for a family to help we would forever be grateful. We are the everyday family who is struggling to make ends meet.
Emergency Rental, Food, and Bills Assistance Programs
How to get help with rent?
At times, many families find themselves homeless, or unable to continue to occupy the premises of their choice. This may be due to fire, accident, storms or many other causes, but often it is merely a problem in paying the rent. Illness that forces a breadwinner to stay home, or loss of a job; any and all of these conditions can put a family in need of temporary assistance to tide itself over until the members of the family find themselves again in a position to pay their own rent without the need of subsidising or other rental assistance.
Agencies have been set up in many parts of the country to help in this regard. Non-profit organizations, these charities, such as The Salvation Army, as well as some governmental agencies are often able to offer emergency rental assistance for families who are being evicted by a landlord, or who simply have no way to pay their rent at the moment. Realizing that landlords, despite the old cartoon imagery of a rich greedy person feeding off the work of renters, the vast majority of landlords are not really making a profit at all on the current tenant. This is only a stopgap so that the landlord may pay the monthly house payments in the hope of some future profit if housing increases in value some years later. If the tenant can’t pay the rent, the landlord may soon find himself in the same position with regard to the lender. Lenders do not want to hear sad stories.
Although these different programs for rental assistance may be available, much depends upon the funding at the moment. Some programs quickly run out of money and are simply unable at the moment to provide further help to persons in need of assistance.
The vast majority of families in need of temporary rental assistance are those to be found in the low-income range; seniors, disable persons and children are among those most often affected. Others too, faced at one point or another with a temporary emergency may qualify for assistance in these cases.
In most cases, those in need of longer-term assistance, persons who have not been gainfully employed for a considerable length of time with not prospects for the immediate future may not qualify for rental assistance under these temporary emergency programs.
Those more likely to receive aid are persons who are able to convince interviewers of their willingness to do what is necessary to get back on their feet along with the ability to do so. Since emergency funding is considered a short-term “fix” for a crisis situation, the grants may be only issued for a few days, perhaps to defray the cost of a motel room, pending the applicant’s ability to find other lodgings.
Therefore it is important, in most similar cases, for the applicant to show the interviewer the imminent possibility to become self-sufficient.
Most non-profit agencies as well as other agencies attempt to work closely with rental assistance applicants to help them with any additional support as needed depending upon each applicant’s situation. Often applicants are further given counseling and referrals to other agencies that may be more helpful to an applicant.
In such cases, any additional services rendered are free to the applicant in crisis. This may include lack of employment and such other problems that may arise such as medical emergencies. Most agencies participate in these endeavors as well as teaching applicants the processes involved in applying for governmental programs, immediate rehousing and how to apply for Section 8 vouchers as well as information about low income housing, and assistance in paying the security deposits that are almost universally demanded by today’s rental market.
Since the goal of all similar agencies to to render aid to persons in immediate need of emergency housing and other crisis situations, the funds issued to applicants for rent or other necessities is only meant to allow the applicant extra time to deal with the emergency. However, at the same time, applicants will normally be provided with support in the long term to guard against similar future emergencies.
If you have an eviction notice or expect to be unable to pay the rent in the immediate future, or even realize that you need to find less expensive living quarters, now is the time to apply for assistance. Often with early application, money may be available to catch up unpaid rent as well as other options that may be explained to you.
Assistance may also be available to help with the security deposit, the initial rents and even moving costs. In some cities non-profit agencies may offer other emergency assistance to those in crisis. These funds are normally paid out on a one-time basis. Depending upon the location, resources that may be in place for housing crisis families can be wide-ranging.
Potential applicants are advised to find the telephone numbers as well as any other information available to them and educate themselves about the different programs that may be able to help with emergency assistance.
Not only non-profit private agencies, but many governmental agencies, are able to provide interim assistance, depending on the locality. Massachusetts has a program called RAFT, while in Texas a rental assistance program called TDHCA is available. Florida has a similar program called EFAHP and in Connecticut their program is called RAP. Many other government programs around the country also offer assistance to pay rent or a portion of overdue rent in their ongoing efforts to reduce the growing threat of homelessness in their particular communities.
Another program, called the Federal Stimulus Program is a little-known program through which our federal government provides billions of dollars across the nation to provide rental assistance for qualified applicants. These funds have become invaluable to families that find it increasingly difficult to keep up with the rising costs of rent and other housing needs.
HUD the Housing and Urban Development, agency works throughout the country as well. A number of families approaching two million are able to use this program, a program that can not only help those in need to pay their rent and/or security deposits, but HUD can issue vouchers to provide temporary housing as well as providing assistance to senior citizens and the disabled to keep up with overdue rental payments.
These programs not only offer grants to help pay rent, but the government Rent Voucher Program aids applicants to seek housing in the privately owned housing market.
These agencies can, generally, offer legal advice to those facing eviction. Every year millions of people receive free legal advice and assistance to educate them with the eviction process and their rights as well as responsibilities. The government provides funded Legal Services Corp. which provides attorneys who may mediate a solution between landlord and tenants in addition to advising tenants of their rights as well as help them apply for Section 8 or other assistance and another positive aid they offer is help and counseling on housing discrimination.
Counseling may also be provided to help applicants apply for government and/or private grants. Money is available for many of these crisis situations.
It is the goal of these agencies to prevent evictions wherever possible. The federal government as well as the many non-profit private agencies strive wherever possible to help applicants remain in their current quarters without the fear of being summarily evicted. Often these agencies are able not only to prevent evictions, but subsequent lawsuits that may be brought against a tenant. Alternatively, the agency may be able to find more suitable and affordable housing for an applicant facing eviction.
Many churches too offer funds that can help those in short-term financial difficulties. United Way and The Salvation Army are only two of the better-known charitable institutions that may be able to offer help when needed. Generally they give priority to those living in apartments and facing short-term financial crises.
A good number of other national and local charities are ready to help with the expenses of rent and other essential needs as well as providing case management and many other social services. No all charities have ready money all the time, but even those may be able to help by helping an applicant with information about other resources and assistance in applying for free grants to pay overdue rent.
Other agencies that often provide help might be, for example, Catholic Charities, Social Service Offices, United Way, the American Red Cross, the Legal Aid Society and as mentioned earlier, The Salvation Army. Aside from these examples there exist many other emergency aid agencies for those who are able to become informed.
While most of these programs provide only short-term emergency aid, they are designed for the most part to tide a family over until a longer-term solution becomes available. Often these same agencies will be able to direct qualified applicants to resources that may assist them in finding an apartment or house for more permanent security.
It is important however, during these times of crisis, to keep in touch with creditors and the applicant’s current landlord so they understand what you are doing and what you expect to accomplishment. It is important that the applicant be extremely honest with everyone about the situation and it may sometimes be possible to have monthly payments temporarily lowered, or even be allowed to skip a monthly rental payment. Other plans may be devised and put into place to avoid being evicted.
It is well-understood that not only landlords but other creditors too are much more willing to cooperate with persons who are up-front with them, honest in their discussions and show a willingness to cooperate and do whatever they can to improve with situations.
How to get help with bills?
Ask The Energy Company
if energy bills are the source of the hardship, then the energy providers’ own in-house programs are often the quickest way to help rearrange and meet repayments.
LIHEAP: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
This national program’s focus is on subsidies for repairs, weatherproofing and utility bills that families cannot afford to pay.
LIHEAP covers any energy related home repairs for low-icome families, including seasonal expenses like air cooling systems and winter heating bills. The local LIHEAP office is the first point of contact for those in need of energy or utility assistance. Eligibility varies from state to state.
WAP: Weatherization Assistance Program
The WAP is a federal grant organized by the Department of Energy that helps needy families improve their homes’ energy efficiency, and has assisted over 7 million households across many states, territories and Native American tribes since its inception in 1976.
According to the DOE guidelines, a household with anyone over 60 is eligible for the WAP, as are legally recognized disabled people. Most states make families with children eligible, and the website for the WAPTAC (Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center) can advise others if the grants are available in their area, and whether they qualify.
LifeLine Assistance: Free Cell Phones
Americans in need of a cell phone plan but without the means to maintain one can get assistance from LifeLine Assistance‘s free phone program. This is indeed a lifeline as daily life and business in particular is practically impossible without a mobile phone.
LLA is an FCC mandated scheme offering a free cell phone with at least 250 monthly minutes included. It’s available in the 49 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico, and typically requires a household income below 135% of Federal Poverty guidelines. For some states it is below 150%. Eligibility varies across participating states, with slightly different rules around qualifying income.
Other sources of help are available at state government level, or many national and local non-profit and charity organizations, and the energy companies themselves.
How to get Food For Free?
It doesn’t always require money to eat, and there are many ways to gain free food without adding to your debts or joining the 10% of Americans who have resorted to shoplifting. Ask people you know, or traders and restaurant and store owners.
Above all it’s important to explain why you are asking for food: because you can’t afford to eat. And not to be critical about what food you eat. Without a certain amount of money, there is no longer the choice of what to eat. So meat may become harder to get or if meat’s all that’s on offer and you are a vegetarian, it’s best to accept it with thanks.
Grow Your Own, Share With The Community
The most sustainable – and satisfying – way to provide free food for yourself is to grow it, and you can start with just seeds if you live in the country or with just a small space in the city. Guerrilla gardening is an interesting urban option, more organised community gardens and allotments can share space and expertise for growing, and seed swapping communities among gardeners are a good source of materials and encouragement.
Ask A Farmer
Out in the sticks there won’t be the option of stores and restaurants as a source of food, but ask any farmer and there’ll be some left on the fields that they didn’t or can’t sell. Many will let you pick these leftovers.
A rapidly growing movement in the United Kingdom and US is the organized and charitable distribution of food to those who can’t afford it. Most of the food is donated, and food banks are one of the easiest ways to obtain some nutritious food. Many banks have conditions for who they can give food to, but there is no need to be ashamed about visiting one.
Links to Food Banks in various countries
Offers and coupons
Online and direct from the stores, many coupons are available to promote new products. And companies across the United States send out free samples of new products. They’re unlikely to provide a healthy, balanced diet on their own but could supplement free food from other sources.
In an affluent country there is an abundance of unsold or waste food, and a little social interaction and resourcefulness can unlock access to a surprising amount of it.
Ask at the market
Often around closing time, stall holders will sell off any remaining stock for next to nothing, and it’s always worth telling them you have no money and asking if they’ll give you something for free. You can often pick up some fruit or salad, and if they can’t offer anything, thank them anyway and ask at another stall.
Free Supermarket Food
Ask at the big stores and you’ll be too far down the chain of command: “My boss doesn’t allow us to do that” will be the usual answer. So smaller supermarkets and neighborhood stores are a better option, where you can talk to that boss. You may find warmth and generosity among Muslims and immigrants to the West who run stores.
It requires some patience, a little nerve and a bit of practice, but it’s possible to get free, professionally prepared food, even a table to sit and eat it at. Restaurant districts in cities are obviously the best place to try this, and expect a success rate around 5%, so it requires persistence, but will sharpen your bargaining skills, and who knows where else that could lead?
Turn up at a restaurant after the busiest time but not too late, and explain that you have no money and ask if they have some left overs in the kitchen. It can help to have a container such as a plastic box ready in case they do have something, and if they’re friendly and can’t offer anything the first time, maybe they can put something aside the next day.
Searching and Foraging
It grows on trees, on the ground and some seasons there’ll be abundant fruit and tasty plants such as dandelions or chickweed. Even cities can produce some tasty wild food, and anyone near downtown Seattle has access to America’s first Food Forest in a major city.
Growing media coverage of the colossal food wastage at supermarkets and restaurants has made it much less weird, and more popular, to search through the dumpsters in search of some quality food to turn into a meal.
Hello I was in a car accident June 1 2016 and due the injuries i had sustained it caused me to lose my job. I was attending physical therapy 3 times a week with 2 of my children whom were in the car with me for 8 months. When I filed a claim with the insurance company they denied everything and I had to get a Lawyer to file a Suit which has been ongoing. Without being able to work I had got behind on my bills so every little bit of money I received was going towards a bill well I finally got a Job in April but in May after my training and 4 days before Memorial Day of this year they told me that I was not one of the Candidates who they choose at the moment. So here I am again at a lost cause now I have bills due and No way of paying them on top of that 3 children that I have to raise on my own. My Water bill was due on the 6th of June I contacted them to see if I could make some arrangements and was told No the payment is due if not paid within 2 days that the full amount will be due, well I didn’t have it so on the 26th of June they came and Shut Off my Water I have been out of Water for 11 days now desperately trying to seek help if there is anyone who can help me in my time of need I will forever be grateful. I am in dire need of help please any and every little bit will help. Thank You
Have you ever felt like you were trying to dig yourself out of a hole and the dirt is just falling down on top of you? That is where I am at this point. In July 2015 I found out that I had a blood cut in by leg from the knee to the ankle in an artery and I had an 8 pound tumor on too of my uterus that was causing me to bleed out. From then until November I had several blood transfusions and surgeries. The bleeding out stopped, they restored a little blood flow in the leg. Then told me I have several blood clots in the arteries under my lungs and one in my aorta. I then developed an infection in my abdomen which required a wound vac and eventually another surgery. I missed a lot of work and am the sole provider. Any money saved was gone to co-pays and bills while no money came in. Things began to look up and then November 2016 I was layer off and was not hired again until March 2017. And in March my landlord raised the rent 200…We moved in May to a much smaller place to reduce bills but are behind and struggling to hold on. I lost one car already and have sold anything I can to keep lights and water and rent paid. Everything is seriously behind and I have used every extension I can. I know others may have it worse but I am falling and need a little help to get back on track. Due to losing my job in November I also was uninsured so have been off my medications as well, I could keep on but even I can’t believe all that has happened this last year and a half. The stress is overwhelming.
Hello and sorry for my bad English.
I’m in a difficult situation because the online company I worked for closed up.
For months I have not seen the salary and I need urgent help to pay for water, energy and gas bills.
I also have pets that have been living with me for many years and they are all my life.
I urgently need within 10 days because they will cut off my home energy and water. I waited until this moment because I was hoping the money would come. The company, on the other hand, is unable to pay because of the problems of the crisis.
For months I don’t work and in September I will be without a job.
For me it’s not easy to find a job because I have important physical problems (but I don’t have any retirement for this). Here in Italy unfortunately social assistance does not work at all. Besides, I have a small house, so according to the law I do not expect any subsidies.
The situation for me at this time is really serious as I can barely buy to eat. So I ask someone who can afford to give something to help me deal with a moment I consider tragic.
I had thought of selling the house, but it’s very old and for crisis period it has little value, so I would end up staying without money and even without a home.
I talked about my animals before. I could not get away from them as they to me.
Any donation to me is very important because I have to be able to carry on until September when I should have a new job if everything goes well.
I apologize for the urgent request but I absolutely have to find the money by 15-16 of July. The electric company does not accept any further referrals.
If necessary I can prove to anyone my need. Among other things, it is difficult to ask for me because I have never been in such a situation and I would never think that I was facing such a serious problem.
Unfortunately, my age and my health problems do not allow me to find easy work offline and in Italy very few companies offer serious online work.
I would also like to ask if any of you have the opportunity to offer me a serious job.
I thank all those who will help me to deal with this moment. I know that I will never know you to thank you personally, but please help me.
Hello to everyone out there and thank you for taking the time to read my story. I’ve faced many problems throughout life, but I am currently at an all time low. I’d say the bulk of my problems began when I started college 4 years ago. College started off great. I met new people. I had a 4.02 GPA at the end of my first year. It seemed as if everything was on track and the next 3 years would be a breeze. I was wrong.
As a first generation college student, I wasn’t prepared for some of the trouble that would come along. At the beginning of my sophomore year I was raped and held hostage for over 24 hours and from that moment my life hasn’t been the same. I began to suffer from depression and anxiety which as time went by it got worse and worse. I cried out for help, but no one listened. Eventually I suffered a nervous breakdown and ended up in a mental institution.
After regaining my mental health, I wasn’t just going to sit and let that stop me from accomplishing my goal of being the first in my family to graduate. I picked myself back up,got back to school, worked 2 jobs, and maintained my own apartment. Obviously with two jobs plus school, stress levels were high, but I was doing pretty well will managing my anxiety. But that’s when the evil forces returned.
My home was broken into. They completely destroyed my home and even tried to blow it up. The gas lines were tampered with. The batteries were removed from the smoke detector. And the patio door was left slightly cracked to let the smell of gas air out. Unfortunately, police never found who did this to my home. I was told that I had to move out immediately. Just a week later, I was told I was being laid off from my job due to budget cuts. This left me homeless and jobless. On top of that, I have ran out of scholarship money and was forced to drop out during my last semester of school. Here I am, left to face all of these problems alone because my whole family recently relocated to a new state and couldn’t afford too take me along. Being 22 years old, I was pretty much told just to figure it out. Currently, I work but I only make $80 a week. Its certainly not enough to afford an apartment, so I use the money for food and gas and just sleep in my car. I have been on a job search and hopefully will have an offer come in soon. With all that is going on I have become severely depressed and anxious again. I spend most of my days (outside of work) in tears, begging god for help. I have even had multiple nervous breakdowns in the past few weeks, but cannot afford to seek medical attention for them.
This is an all time low for me and I just need a little help getting on my feet. Any donation will help, even if it is just a dollar. Please find it in your heart to donate.
I’ve never made anything like this before but then again I’ve never been in a situation quite like this before.
My name is Joanie and I am a 61 year old widower. My husband died in May of 2015 unexpectedly. I am also disabled. I have had a stroke and been paralyzed before therapy and hard work gave me the ability to walk again with assistance, I have had cancer, and emergency heart surgery and most recently I have had a partial amputation.
The costs of this funeral plus all of these medical bills and prescriptions are exorbitantly high and since my husbands passing and my inability to work the debts and bills have mounted. Due to these medical bills I have a horrendous credit score lower than 500. This means I cannot get a loan anywhere. I have the money to pay it back over time just not the credit score to receive it.
I only have one vehicle that I use to get to my doctor’s appointments and to get groceries and pay my bills and it was repoed last week due to late payments.
I owed less than $5,000 on it so they refuse to refinance with me. To get my vehicle back I must pay it in full along with their fees which add up to $5,300.00 I barely have $100 at the moment and that’s spoken for by the electric company.
Please I need some help. I need $5,300.00 before July 9, 2017 I would definitely be willing to set up payments to pay you back for any help provided. I am in desperate need. Please anyone that can, please help me.
Thank you and blessings,
Hi I am Lisa. I am 19 years old. I need a bit of help though! Growing up my mom and I never had a good relationship. We fought everyday and she even got abusive. I came out as bi to her in 2013, and she did not like that. Her and my brother used to call me names, hit me with their hands, fists, chairs, etc. With all this happening, it put me into a deep deep deep depression. I was in and out of mental hospitals, foster homes and i missed a total of 109 days from school my junior year. I would love to go to college but i have multiple mental disabilities such as depression, anxiety, ptsd, bipolar 1, border line personality and a learning disability in math. I cannot work, I have tried to but not many places will hire me with my disabilities. My mom kicked me out and I am struggling to make ends meet. I don’t have clothes and when i ask her to help with clothing or food she turns me down and shuts me away. Being adopted by her i would hope she would be different. I really need someone or some people to help me financially until i can get ssi approved. Please let there be a caring individual help me, the money would go towards housing, clothing , food and counseling. Thank you for reading! Have a good day. My paypal me is paypal.me/lisapraz
Hi, I’m a 47 year old male. I have type 2 diabetes, bad knees, bad shoulders, bad back, and bad luck. I’ve been looking for work for the past year and a half with only two job interviews to show for it. I’ve had my resume on Indeed for some time now. My employment insurance ran out 3 weeks ago as of this plea, and I have no income. I honestly would like to give up this life but I believe in God and if I do give up there is no way I can be with God.
I haven’t paid my rent this month. I just tried to get help from social services but was denied. I was denied because I still live with my former fiancee. She and I are great friends and we had a living arrangement to reduce costs for both of us. She is going to have her gall bladder removed later this month and she had to book two weeks holidays to have the surgery. We live in a community where the cost of living is very high. I can’t live off of her income as she makes very little as a dishwasher. I just overheard her on the phone looking for a home for herself.
In 2003, I worked for a mobile sign company. I injured my back when a gust of wind blew a sign on top of me. The injury is a compressed disc in my lower back. In 2012 I was a dock worker and would occasionally shunt trailers. One night I was getting into a truck and I tore the ACL in my right knee. I continued to work, causing injury to my left knee due to being overworked as I was favoring the right knee. It took months to have my knees looked at and I finally had my ACL replaced. They still don’t know what is wrong with the left knee but I’m in pain daily. I have no idea how I injured the shoulders but an MRI showed I have torn rotator cuffs. The diabetes started shortly after the knees as I had put on a lot of weight.
I just got my first notice from my landlord for non payment of rent today. I’ve been praying for God to help me find work but am still unemployed. Every night now, I pray for God to take me from this world so I can start over in a new life. I don’t know what else to do and have nowhere else to turn. I don’t drink, don’t do drugs, and am considered a nice person. If the shoe were on the other foot, and you were asking for help, I would help instantly. Unfortunately, I’ve never been in that position. If I ever won the lottery, my dream is to find other people in my situation and help them out.
I had a decent vehicle up until about 6 months ago but a front strut bearing seized and I kept driving it because I could not afford the repairs. Eventually, the front spring broke making the car un-driveable. Instead of giving the car to a scrapper where they could profit, I gave it to a young father in my community. He repaired the car and sold it. I bought a 500.00 car in hopes of finding work. Now that car has over heating problems, and worn wheel bearings, high mileage, and is sure to break down soon. Therefore I can’t sell the car as it has no worth.
My last job interview was 2 weeks ago and I went for a drug test, and a driving test. It was for a P and D driver position. I was told they would let me know either way and I was so excited. I haven’t heard a peep so I called, and the manager is currently on 3 weeks vacation. I didn’t get the position.
I know there are a lot of scammers out there and if you think I’m one of them, feel free to contact me and I can verify everything I’ve written. I wish this life was over but it’s not. I’ve never been the type to rely on others but I don’t know what to do anymore. Please help take the burden off. I continue to pray.
Hello everyone. Firstly, I’d like to thank you for clicking on this page, and I apologize, I’m not very good at writing posts such as this. Please excuse any foolish mistake that I might make in this post, English is not my mother tongue. I disdain being in this position, asking people for money, but I’m afraid I don’t have any other choice… I’m Michael, I’m 18 years old and I grew up in a poor family of 6 people in terrible conditions. We used to live in a tiny apartment, which we later abandoned due to debt issues. Currently, we live in another house that is in a bad shape, it’s 50 years old and it has construction issues, it lacks thermal, fire and impact insulations and a handful of walls were riddled when we first purchased it. The house is big, sustainable for our family and paid at a relatively small price in instalments, which is why we stuck to this one. My father suffers from bipolar disorder and is taking medication and visiting a therapist (Which costs around $6,500 each year in total), my mother has problems with her legs and requires surgery (I apologize for not having enough information in that regard, I’ve tried to ask her multiple times but she doesn’t want to talk about it, her surgery costs several thousand dollars), my older brother is struggling to find a job, my older sister now has a child and she and her husband do need money from time to time to raise my nephew, and my little sister is often bullied in school because she does not always have everything she needs, like new clothes. I’m suffering from depression for a couple years now due to this and the fact that I’m unable to help them. I’ve tried multiple times in the past without any success. I’ve tried looking at part-time jobs, but I was unable to find any at my age (At the time). I graduated in computer science, and I want to become a game developer, but I do not have a computer anymore, I’m typing this from my friend’s computer. Our computer was wrecked last year and it was powerful enough to sustain my needs. I wanted to help them so badly and I stumbled upon this website. I do not ask from you to help pay my financial issues… I’m begging you, please, to donate to me $400. If you’re wondering why I’m asking for such a small amount of money in comparison to our debts, the answer is this: I’m done being a bargain, unemployed, jobless. I’m tired of seeing my family suffer. I’m tired of seeing our debts increasing, and my mother struggling to spare enough money for us to survive. I want and wanted to take action at a very young age. I found an offer online to purchase a good workstation for $400, and from that I’ll start as a freelancer programmer, write programs, create webpages, etc… Whatever pays. I have the motivation to work for 16 hours straight. I do not care what happens to me. All I want is to help my family… Deep-down they are great people who have taught me many things. I’m sick of being in this helpless position. I believe there’s good in humanity, that people do have the kindness to help other people, otherwise this website would never exist… I’m terribly sorry I’m asking from you money… Please believe me, I’d never do that if I didn’t have to. I realize some of you might be going through the same, and/or perhaps even worse… If you do, please, I encourage you to create a page on this website. I’m not an advertiser. I’m sure there are people that have the good to help other people…
This is my mother’s PayPal.me link. I don’t have a bank account yet. http://www.paypal.me/kgmike
I apologize for the long state of this message, I’m sure you understand… Thank you very much for reading, and I’m sorry for the sap. I couldn’t contain it… I’d really appreciate it if you could help me. Thank you once again, I wish you the best in life and peace. Much love.
I am a 24 year old female who works 40+ hours a week at an assisted living home. I will be completing my bachelors degree in psychology at the end of the year with intentions to become a social worker. I work very hard at my job. I take care of the elderly and I really love doing it. I have a passion for providing people with good personal care and helping maintain their dignity at the end of their life. I love the relationships I have built with my residents and how much they depend on me to help them daily. I unfortunately don’t get paid very much, but I manage to survive. Between my tuition, car payment, rent and bills, I don’t have much money leftover to save. Yesterday, my car was repossessed while I was at work. I had missed a couple payments at the beginning of the year when I was in the process of moving. I have been paying down the debt in small amounts over the past few months. I was in contact with my loan provider who warned me repossession was possible, but unlikely since I hadn’t abandoned my payments. When I called yesterday after being told by a coworker my car was repossessed, they told me after 45 days of being late, they send my information to the collection agency and my car can be repossessed without warning. Without my car, I cannot get to work or school. I am hoping somebody would be kind enough to donate whatever they can to help me get my car back. The loan provider told me I needed to pay my loan in full in order to get my car back. That is around $15,000. It is a 2016 Ford Focus that I worked very hard to purchase in the first place. This repossession has really shaken me up and I have nobody to ask for help. Any amount of donation would be helpful. I am really hoping there are kind and wealthy people who are looking to help somebody like me. I’m doing everything I can to make as much money as I can to retrieve my car, but $15,000 is a lot to earn in 15 days. I am a good person who puts out positive energy into the world not only by helping my residents, but by helping anybody I can in any way. I believe in “paying it forward” and karma. I am hoping and praying a miracle can be made for me on this website. Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you donate, an even bigger thank you.
Here is my PayPal account:
I was raised by a strong woman who taught me to be independent and ward working, but life has gotten the best of me and now I am asking for your help. I know there are hundreds of people online asking for financial help, and you may be wondering why am I different. Well honestly, I’m not. Life has its ups and downs, but I find myself in a hole that I cannot get out of without asking for assistance.
My grandmother adopted me at four days old out of a bad situation. She worked two jobs to make sure I had everything, and stopped her life to raise me. As I got older I realized all she had done for me and promised her that I would care for her myself and never put her in a nursing home. We both know that abuse and neglect can happen and I would never want her to be unhappy or in harm’s way. I moved from Connecticut to Colorado in search of a new and better life, where I could work and provide for her. I started working a great job, but it was through a staffing agency and was only temporary. I thought that I could easily find another job with my educational background, and I did. However, because I am my mother’s caregiver and she was getting ready for heart surgery, she had a lot of doctor’s appointments. My employer ended up firing me because I had to come in late to take her to the appointment; and since I was employed through another staffing agency I was ineligible for unemployment.
Things after that got worse. I put in dozens of applications daily, but no calls. I started getting behind on my rent, utilities, and my car. I tried to stay afloat but I just couldn’t. My mother and I were evicted and she kept my security deposit, so we were homeless for two months until I could save for a new place. Although, I was and am working my car has been repossessed and I have to walk 5 miles to work, work a 9 hour shift as a custodian, then walk back home 5 miles. I leave at 2:00 p.m. and return home at 4:00 a.m. I can’t take her to her appointments because we have outstanding medical bills, we have no food in the house because we cannot afford it. We usually eat popcorn and Raman when we can afford it for substance. I tried to get her on food stamps, but her social security is “too much” at just over $1,000 a month. We have lost everything and I have no family to ask for help since they disowned us when she adopted me. All my friends have families of their own to take care of, so it is just the two of us.
I am asking for your help, so I may get back on my feet. I have never asked anyone for help, but I don’t know what else to do, I am at my breaking point and have hit rock bottom. Anything you can donate to food, rent, and helping me get transportation again would be so appreciated that words cannot describe it. Just taking the time to read my story means so very much to me. I never thought I would be in this situation, but now that I am I am asking for help. Please, help me keep my promise to my mother, and help us stay home.
The picture you are looking at is what my current rent is for the month of July.
So, I need some help.
I am a mom of 2, I go to school full time and work 2 jobs. I am trying my hardest to save money to get out of the situation I am in, but paying for school on minimum wage plus bills is killing me.
I need to get out of my boyfriend’s house. I signed up for section 8 and applied to low income housing, but the wait lists are insane. I won’t be done with school for 3 years, when I’m done I’ll be making good money as an RN (I am in the process of getting my Bachelors of Science in Nursing.) But until then I am barely scraping by.
I went to go to the women’s shelter but it is full, and they told me even if they had an open spot most of the other women are meth addicts and are high almost constantly and I don’t want my kids seeing the things they told me these women do.
I am now facing 3 surgeries this summer to fix damage done to me by my boyfriend, who I obviously am breaking up with asap, but can’t leave until I am afraid of what will happen if I break up with him before I have somewhere for my children and myself.
I can’t take this anymore, I’m constantly terrified, and I really don’t know what will happen next, every time something happens it’s worse than the time before, not to mention I’m afraid my grades will slip if this stress continues. It’s impossible to focus on my studies when I have all of this to deal with, but if I get less than A’s and maybe a couple B’s I will lose my spot in the nursing program, because they give the spots to people based on their grades and the competition is fierce.
I just want a safe home for me and my children, I feel so defeated and stuck. We deserve better but I don’t know how to get it. I’m trying everything I can think of. I really need out, I need a safe home for my children. I hate asking for help but I fear staying any longer.
Please consider helping me get some money up to move and help cover bills until I am on my feet again.
Hello, I am currently facing a very stressful time as I am still very young and new to the hardships of trying to live independently and to make matters worse I got a charge for marijuana possession while in Myrtle Beach. I’ve completely acknowledged that I shouldn’t have had any illegal substances on me and I should have exercised my rights when being pulled over but I made a terrible mistake and it is putting me in extreme stress.
I want to pursue an education and I am currently going to school for Information Technology and finding a career in this field would be difficult to attain with a criminal record. I also need a clean record to be able to receive Financial Aid for next semester and so I am very much in a state of panic and tribulation. I want to make my mother happy and I don’t want to bother her with MY problem as she already does so much for me and I can’t let her down while she is working so hard. I want to be able to finish college and make both my parents happy as they sacrificed so much to come to the United States and it took this entire ordeal for me to finally appreciate what freedom and peace of mind I once had.
The best lawyer I spoke to is charging me around $1000 and I am confident they will be able to have my case dismissed and later expunged so that my record can be clean. I currently just started working a job but as of now I won’t be making enough money to cover the costs by the time of the trial which is around July 16th-22nd (Would rather not be specific on the internet) and so I am asking if anyone would be so kind hearted to give me a chance to set my life straight as I have now learned from sitting in jail that I should not be wasting my time and effort on things that won’t take me anywhere.
Please, Anything would help
Thank you so much for taking your time and bless you.
Yes, I understand how ridiculous this sounds that I am actually asking money for a new phone.
But, let me explain the situation my dear. I live in a family where we don’t have money basically at all. Even though my parents wanted to make me happy and bought me the iPhone 7+ with 256 gigabytes, that is 1100€?! My mom doesn’t even make that much in a month and she still bought me the phone.
So, I was robbed a few days back and I lost all my cash and of course the phone. Due that, I have been crying and been depressed since I don’t know how in the world can I tell my mother about it. She would of course buy me a new one but with what consequences? That we would have no money for food or she has to give up something herself?
My request is that I could get in total of 1100€ so I could go and buy the phone and keep my mom happy and show her that I am the most happiest person in the world with my new phone!!
Just give what you can if you just may! 10cents? That is lovely. a grand? Just as lovely as the 10cents.
You don’t even have to give anything but I hope you would share this! <3
Thank you <3
PayPal.me : paypal.me/lucahammr
As I sit here writing this, it is out of complete desperation- I have no tears left and sadly it has come down to praying that the kindness of a stranger may show me that karma isn’t completely imaginary. I have no idea if anyone ever actually looks at this site, but had to take a chance.
I was recently in a car accident that destroyed my back and I had to give up my dream career because I am physically unable to do it anymore. I have three kids, and my oldest tonight asked if we would be able to get groceries, and I just broke down crying. We have no vehicle, only liability on the car that was totalled in my accident because we couldn’t afford proper coverage.. extremely far behind on all my utilities… I have the most ridiculous student debt that is being demanded to get paid back, tax refund was offset.. and to be honest I often times feel my kids would be much better off if I wasn’t even alive, because then they would be able to stay with someone who could provide them with the comforts that I will never be able to give.
I’ve tried so hard to give them a good life and be a mom they could be proud of, but I feel at this point there’s no coming out of this enormous debt. I just want to be able to feed my family and not have this guilt anymore.. I can’t even drive to a food shelf without a vehicle, just don’t know what to do. I assume not many people will see this, but even if one person does who could help even just a little, it would restore some faith. I don’t want this for myself, just the kids. God bless anyone who takes the time… PayPal link paypal.me/Heidi756
Hello, my name’s Valentina and I’m from Chile. I’ve never asked people on the internet for help but I think I really need to do it now.
My mom has been unemployed for months and it’s been hard for her to find an stable job (in our city job offers are low lately) and I can’t work because I’m studying (I still don’t finish high school because I got behind due to depression) my dad has been helping us but it’s not enough, and our family almost doesn’t help us (we don’t really have a “close” family, bad luck I guess) so we’re stuck in a situation where we don’t really can buy food or pay the bills. We’ve asked for money to everyone already so we owe them already so we can’t ask again. I wanted to see if there’s anyone who could help us with a little bit of help, anything counts as long as we can save up to pay the bills and buy some food at least for the time being (my mom is still job hunting)
I can’t really attach any bills on here because they’re in Spanish and I doubt they can be read by the readers of here. But if I have to I will if I’m asked.
I will share a pic of my cat because I also need to buy food for her. Thank you so much if you help/read this!
My paypal.me link: paypal.me/Valentina78
I know the true value of life are the memories and moments that can’t be bought or sold. However, as a single mom working two jobs and still struggling to stay afloat, I also know those memories and moments – as valuable as they are – don’t pay the bills.
That’s why I am leaning on the kindness of strangers. Due to a series of unexpected expenses – a surgical procedure, several costly car repairs and emergency dental work – over the last year and a half, I have fallen farther and farther behind on bills as I try just to stay afloat paycheck to paycheck. As a result, I now owe back rent on the condo I share with my daughter, a condo that provides a safe and happy home, a home I don’t want to lose.
The problem is – there is no way to get caught up when you’re caught in this cycle. I work very hard 6-7 days a week. I do not believe in handouts. And I wouldn’t seek assistance if I wasn’t in such immediate need. I consider this a hand up – a helping hand to pull me out of a difficult situation. If I am able to rise above, I will reach my hand down, in turn, to help others who are reaching out in hopes of the same kindness I am asking you to show me.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
VERY LONG. BUT I SHARED MY WHOLE SOUL, IN AN ATTEMPT TO PROTECT MY SOBRIETY. Hello, my name is Courtney and I’m an addict. ( LEADING UP TO MY PRESENT DAY HELL. ) My profound lack of a solution has led me here, to plead for mercy from strangers for my daughter, family, my two most loyal, best most lifesaving friends Sophie & Mu ( My little beagle & my 100+ lb Hippie Pitbull. Without them, I authentically and unapologetically can share TODAY that I would of been another sadistic death statistic related to heroin addiction here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Those dogs became my purpose to endure, yes and suffer, yes. But, to forfeit my worsening unrelenting belief that suicide was the only option & that it would be such a service to my loved ones, suvh a weight lifted. Abandoning the plan, I did that. But, the thoughts? The beliefs? They’ve never went too far out of my mind, which is why im allowing myself to take the advice from someone who truly wouldn’t of wasted her time, or invested emotionally with helping me to carry as much of my baggage as she could over the years, despite her being 700 miles away, which her love for my daughter & I has been a blessing to my existence. For that? I am following her guidance and following her faith that, “The truth shall set,” me “free.” She last said regarding this. When so frequently, people in my life chose to disturb my mind, my heart and recklessly alter my entire journey from adolescent life, continuing into present day, at 31 years old with this disgust for myself, that has manifested into my making destructive, phenomenally disturbing decisions that after marinating several years, crushed with the weight of abuses, horrific luck, perpetually experiencing worsening blows to my STABILITY, mentally and otherwise – and ultimately there came an over abundance of damage after having my own daughter which caused me to recognize the gross negligence from many adult people, who could have helped protect and preserve my chance at becoming a woman much different than what I am today. But, instead here I am today, 31 – being “raised,” FINALLY, but I have a incredibly supportive 10 year old daughter, Gabi – thats life has been regrettably damaged as a direct result of my lack of knowing any authentic COPING, mental or life skills, my having a belief in my mental diagnosises being something to be ashamed of, and hide. I fought the “diagnonsenses,” ( as I called them. ) never wanting to accept even more flaws, that only contributed to my sabotaging myself, never believing I deserved any different. I’m from Massachusetts, and got kicked out around 16 years old, to West Virginia. Here, I continued to experience as many different head changes ( i.e. – getting “high,” altered state of mind. ) Realizing, it silenced my distractingly LOUD truth, of my mental health issues, being something legitimate and silencing the “issues,” and drugs became my treatment plan, and it helped me really to believe I WASN’T that girl, with that history, with that damage – with THOSE diagnosises. On drugs, I mostly liked myself, or appeared to. Socializing sober, wasn’t something I often did, because for several years, I was just “partying.” Until, heroin. ( PRESENT DAY, HOPELESSLY DOOMED .) Had my kid, and was an every day Mom Almost 7 years. No family to help me to keep a roof over my head, a scary reality that resulted as a direct consequence of a truly disruptive mother-daughter fight and ultimately, exposed me to such a different drug world than what I’d known up to that point. Heroin? “I’d never put a needle in my arm,” – I’d say. But looking back, I also never thought I’d do heroin, or take risking my life as far as I have. I have essentially studied my journey, journaling and blogging since elementary school – believing my life story absolutely would get concluded as a SUCCESS STORY – that I would be so proud to tell my story, LOUD and CONFIDENTLY…. lessons learned, applied & a harnessed health & happiness that I always believed was just a little out of reach, but I religiously BELIEVED I would get there and each time I would take an attempt on my life, or each time my contagiously destructive disregard for my injesting excessive amounts of drugs would cause my overdoses in combination with a string of paralyzing life experiences that embedded within me, the several mental health diagnosises I’ve been handed the last decade. Some peoples drug issues, cause the mental issues they have. With me, a few doctors collectively believe my mental issues, created my drug issues – essentially, putting me in therapy as a child definitely wasn’t even considered, even tho, looking back – just one person deciding to protect me from the unavoidable hell and mental anguish that my rollercoaster with medication, behavioral health trips, all types of abusively unjust & harmful hits my life has taken, the going to treatments, nut wards, my failed marriage, my lack of any unconditional and present SUPPORT, the hateful judgement and the unimaginably cruel parts people have played in my story, failing my daughter ( who said “you’re only a failure if you quit trying, mommy. “- the damages of My 19 year drug experimentation that sparked the sabotage of my soul, and ultimately ALL OF THAT, the cause and effect, the outcome? DESPITE being left for dead, during the worst, most difficult time of my life, withdrawing from a heavyweight use of heroin, being cut with a tranquilizer 10,000 more potent than morphine. A year ago this month I was on top of the world, I was healthy, happy, into yoga, fitness and TRX, I wasn’t a good mom damn it I was a GREAT MOM… After all those years, now, with 3 years of I.V. drug use under my belt, id found a cocktail of meds and life style changes that brought me to a place I once BELIEVED to be a myth, I was happy. I saw the light. Someone related to my daughter, unsure EXACTLY what Happened, but they decided to steal my medication, influencing the breech in the contract I’d signed that allowed me one of the major key meds that assisted me in becoming someone who authentically loved herself – for the first time, ever. At 30. They decided to deter me from regaining my position with my kid and in life and it is and my experiences allow me to justify my regarding that theft as the most cold blooded rape of my life, diminishing all willingness to believe there ever being a light at the end of this tunnel, becoming allergic to sustaining, becoming disenchanted and more severely disturbed by my heavyweight heroin habit that resulted in several different attempts to end my life – WHICH EACH TIME I WOKE UP, ALIVE – despite my best, most unsettling attempts – I realized maybe it’s because there really is a PLAN for me. Maybe the people from my website and Facebook are onto something, maybe I am designed to survive this and heal those that I can sympathize with, due to my own experiences – knowing going at them alone, is scary and not something I would ever suggest. My older brother is currently at hospice, he’s dying of cancer – at 33. I in WV. He’s in Florida. I have no family here. I am about to lose my house. Selling everything I own to at least get something helpful from the loss, opposed to the bank taking and trashing everything. I went to treatment the end of May. I went to see my brother the first week of June. I. Currently without any available help with my house, or the sale, minimally eating, I am always alone which isn’t healthy for an addict in recovery, no transportation and no running water, which makes me seek someone to ALLOW me to shower at their house, which sadly, has greatly limited my hygiene. My family is so far away, not knowing how dangerously close I am to falling backwards from this overwhelming and debilitating stress of having no chance or way, or hope of uncovering a way out of my eventual unraveling, back to where I began. I just want a chance. I have seeked my same medical plan and medications through places in Florida and they have a substantially Large addict in RECOVERY community and resources all over the place, unlike here. HAVING no Friends or FAMILY as my SUPPORT network, that are around my life or local – is a factor that nearly doomed me from the start, but meetings and forming my new Florida plan, helped me move forward – I began accepting my getting on my feet and taking part in another line of helpful treatment somewhere that my SUPPORT network is heavily populate by family. When combining the clean slate, the family support and my medication and treatment plan WITH my REGULAR continued inspiration being supplied by 2 things, the love of my dogs and the uncanny, absolute necessity within my soul to mend and rebuild what my addictions and decisions have caused my own daughter. I’ve been very honest with her and she is a phenomenal kid, she doesn’t deserve any of this. I fear my expiration will ultimately occur, as the last of my little stability dismantles. I fear she will never know that this time I finally reached an understanding of the lifestyle changes that are now REQUIRED to protect me in my recovery and in my future. The knowledge of my planning to complete “The 12 Steps,” and learn how to live, from people who have clean time under their belts that has inspired me to BE TEACHABLE by them. Accepting I know absolutely nothing on how to live, feel or treat myself – and knowing by following the direction of such a great and supportive Nationwide group of people like me, who have showed me just how TRUTHFUL addiction being a DISEASE IS. It BEGAN as a stupid, harmful decision – that manifested into a life altering disease. Like if you have diabetes and fail to change 1, 2 & 3, you’re gunna be in hot water or worse. As an addict, it’s the very same. I MUST do and REQUIRE these PARTICULAR things to be included with my continued recovery OR, It’s just a matter of time, before I finally succumb to the weight of that soul crushing GUILT from failing to reach the goals of healing…. healing MYSELF, so that I know how to heal my daughter and then together, we can heal anyone we are given the chance to be helpful to…. I know one thing, that happy ending won’t happen here. In this haunted and evil home with some gruesome and upsetting memories happening here, where I always am, alone – unable to inspire anybody but one woman to bother assisting me with protecting my life from this impending disaster….. She I’d a saint. Her name is Tina, and if we were a raised by a Tina, there would be world Peace. She’s amazing, full of grace and has helped me to sort so much of my “stuff” within me all the way out- She didn’t let me die, and knew I was close – Despite my not being her responsibility and despite her Having do many responsibiles already, she has still made time to do what she can to help my continued survival…. But….she’s only one person and I hate disturbing the life of someone so incredibly rare and only deserving of the greatest in life, with my dark and contagiously gloomy reality. I just don’t want my brother’s impending passing ( 12 days to 2 months they said one month ago, yes he’s in hospice… Horrible… He’s 33.. ) to directly Inspire mine too. I just want the chance to salvage my things, to get to Florida and begin my treatment plan and get my footing a bit more stable and better have “my poop in a group,” additionally being seen for my mental health issues as well – and it took me MONTHS to get some one to babysit my two dogs so I could seem treatment this year… For less than 10 days…. I couldn’t Inspire anybody to REGARD me as DESERVING that, no matter how good I stayed to so so many, despite how badly they treated me, with stealing from me regularly while I lay, deteriorating – using my truly scary physical state, give them the freedom to pillage through belongings and things that would of been of value to my current situation. CONSIDERING, I have no money. I have nothing, other than this future yard sale. And this attempt with getting donations. Help me reach my BLESSED plan, and for each dollar donated, I will personally GUARANTEE that I will commit to that # of meetings being numbered and attended, captured and subsequently shared online as A way to show my appreciation…. For helping me stand a chance and for helping me to be able to truly help myself…. If for anyone else, my daughter. She is doing everything amazing in the world – my biggest supporter + I NEED THIS HELP, I’m I’m desperate need of making my plan a reality because it’s worked before, but was cut short by such a terrible PERSON and their selfishness. Please, I know I’ll die here, if there was more hope for my situation, I wouldn’t be BEGGING stranger’s. Here’s my websites – www.BOXMYPANDORA.com and www.facebook.com/itsboxMyPandora ( link to blog from BoxMyPandora.com – ) “What you let feed you, you also let starve you. ” “A setback is Just a setup for a comeback.” Help fight addiction and help recovery not relapse by generously participating in my plan that allows me the chance to keep strengthening my soul and it’s all necessary for my making all of this up to my kid, the rest of my life – and for my future in the Fellowship which I know if given this help, I’ll be in attendance the remainder of my life and I am absolutely great with that… Please don’t tell me I am too late to see this become a reality…. Please..
We are a family based in Nottingham in the UK. We have an 8 year old boy and 19 month old twin babies, Etta, and Albie.
Since our twins were born, they have both had many allergies have been showing an intolerance to certain foods. As a result of this, they have been under paediatric care thruogh the hospital for their entire lives.
Unfortunately last October, our daughter, Etta, was admitted to the hospital when she contracted a tummy bug, and was quite sick. In the hospital she couldn’t manage to keep any fluids down, and after a long process, we were advised that the doctors would be fitting her with an NG (Naso Gastric) feeding tube, which goes in through the nose and down into her tummy.
Etta has had the tube in ever since October and has started to gain weight, which is positive. However, after much deliberation, we have opted for her to have a Gastrostomy, which is basically a surgical procedure to insert a feeding tube directly into her tummy, through her body. This will make things much easier for her feeding, and not have to go through the trauma of having the NG tube passed into her, which gets her extremely distressed.
So basically, not only is it hard for us to manage twin babies financially, when both of us used to work full time, now we are forced to share the childcare and work between us. This has been extremely hard, coupled with Etta’s on going hospital appointments, visits and admissions. We have been ‘just getting by’ for the last two years. But now with Etta going into hospital for her operation, we don’t know how we are going to get through the next month.
We really have enough to worry about with Etta’s operation and all that goes with it, without having the constant never ending worry about how we will pay our bills.
So I am basically asking for any donations, that will be very, very much appreciated in our time looking after our daughter.
And once we are back on our feet again, I will be regularly returning the favour for other people in need.
Thank you very much if you got to the end of this post, and if you do donate, I will contact you personally to offer my sincere gratitude.
Here is the link for any donations: https://www.paypal.me/jjp1973
I need 50000€ to fix my life. So many stories have been written, so I will just skip writing my own sad story.
I have steady job and i have been donating money for many years but now I need help.
As soon as I get on my feet I will start donating again.
Thank you for reading
I’m, a widowed single mom of two girls. Despite being a widow I don’t receive benefits because my husband was unemployed at the time of his death. I have recently been displaced from my home. I’m currently staying with a friend and her husband until I can find a way to come up with deposit money for an apartment. My car recently completely broken down due to needing a new transmission and the power steering went out. I was able to get into something used but can’t afford the downpayment of $1200 they wanted down. I am in desperate need to correct this financial downward spiral I’m in. I can’t get a loan due to my credit. My work doesn’t offer programs to assist those in need. This is more or less a last resort.
I need help trying to give my daughter a good life. I moved out at 17 to save my dog from the pound. My family went through bankruptcy and we lost our house. They had to find a place fast but that ment no more pets. My dog was apart of me. I needed her. I moved in with my fiance and worked a part time job. It was the only thing I could get while doing school. We lived in an efficiency apartment. My fiance got in a car crash and totaled our car. We had to move to get closer to our job. In the process of moving I found put I was pregnant. I worked up until I have birth. My job wouldn’t give me maternity leave. My fiance was in his 3rd year of college when I got pregnant. He has one more year to go. We can’t afford a babysitter so I becam a stay at home mom and opened my own business. I work once a week at a farmer’s market selling baked goods. My daughter is 1 years old now. My fiance works full time night shift and is a full time student. His job screwed him over and cut his hours then his pay. We are struggling to pay rent and pay off our car and insurance. And in a year we will have to start paying back his student loans. I dont know how I will be able to take care of my daughter if I can’t afford food or diapers. I just need to get out of this debt. My business is working out fine but all the money I make off of it barely covers the cost of basic needs (toilet paper, baby food, diapers). If we could get out of this debt then we can give her a good life. Pay for school, good books, cloths. Right now my bank account is negative $500 or more and my car payment goes through in 2 days and rent is due in a little more than a week. I need more then $10,000 but I will take what I can get. I just want my daughter to grow up living well. She is everything to me.
Hi my name is allan and i very need money to buy some food . My life so miserable right now. Something bad happen to me and i get fucking life. So i very need your help to buy some food.I very starving right now and dont have any power to go to work. Usually i search some empty can or plastic to sell it .Now i dont have energy to make it. My body feel very weak right now. I dont know where to find some money right now and very hope you can give me some. Its now about life and death.
I dont know what will happen to me if i not get any money. Maybe 1 dollar not important to you but its really important for me to keep going survive this fucking miserable life. I don’t know why all this happen to me.
I asking people that now have any money that can give me some. Please i need your kindness right now to make all this happen. Shit i don’t even eat almost one week right now.
Please, i need you to make this happen. I don’t know who else to asking this. Food, and Some Cloth to buy. I dont know what else will happen to me after this. And im dying right now. You must help me with this.. And i need some motivation from you to keep going survive this miserable life .
I hope you can give me a little to make me survive. And may god bless you . thank you far all your concern. TQ
Hello my name is Joseph Oceguera, I am 19 years old and I live in Chicago, Il. I currently work at fedex as a package handler and attend Malcolm X college. I am studying to receive my associate in applied science degree. I plan on becoming a radiologist. I’m my free time I am a typical young man hanging with, playing sports, and lifting weights. I own a 2004 white Toyota solara Camry V6. It’s my first vehicle and I bought it with my own hard earned money about a year ago. I bought it from a family member for a discounted price of 2000 dollars. I’m the time since I owned my vehicle I have received exactly 12 parking tickets. I know it sounds like me being irresponsible but please hear me out. The reason I have racked up so many tickets and have massed up a debt of 1200 dollars, is because in the town where I live you are not allowed to park your cars in front of your own house. The reason being is because you need a permit which I cannot afford. I feel very much taken advantage of because I cannot even park my car in front of my house and I feel very harassed. The reason the local police station gives is so that other people can park on the street too, the only problem is it is a small suburb just outside of chicago and there isn’t much traffic. So in other words the reasoning behind their policy is inaccurate and it is all for money. I also could use help paying off college loan debt as well as just day to day survival groceries, bills, etc. Well to be honest I can use help with a lot of things. I have a lot of responsibilities for a person my age and I am having trouble staying afloat. On top of my car problems, I need a lot of dental work and I have a few teeth that are constantly in pain. If my request is met and a donation is given I will pay off my parking ticket debts as well as look to get some dental work done. The rest would be used on day to day living. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and when I am in a better place I promise to do philanthropic work myself. I would like to request $2500 but any donation would be accepted. I am not sure if I met the 400 word mark but it would be greatly appreciated
My girlfriend has a daughter that lives more than 1500 kilometers away from her. The daughter used to live with her father, but was thrown out when he recently got a new girlfriend. After that happened, she has started to cut herself with a knife several places on her body and has tried to take her life two times. Her father used to be violent and unfaithful to my girlfriend. That was the reason why she left. The plan was that her daughter would stay with her father for one more year to complete her school. As that is not possible, and as the daughter is already struggling with old traumas and increasing mental problems from the violent family situation, my girlfriend has decided that she urgently need to move to the place where her daughter lives. The daughter is receiving treatment from a local psychiatrist that she trusts. The treatment is starting to work and it is therefore important to continue the treatment.
My girlfriend urgently needs to move to her daughter, but money is needed to be able to do that. She has to quit her job and she has to find a new place to live. She will immediately start looking for a new job, but can take some time to find one.
Every donation is so incredibly welcome. To be able to move, to settle in a new place and to have something to live from until she finds a new job, a total of USD 15 000 would be very good. But a smaller amount, at least to be able to relocate, would also be very welcome.
I hope that my girlfriend, who is completely desperate, will be able to move to her daughter as soon as possible to take care of her and make sure that she is able to recover.
Thank you very much in advance!
Best regards Einar
I need to help my family with bills and i just meed 200$ or however much you want to give. I am trying to find a job that i can work part time but no one will hire me. It will bee very kind if you can donate money for my family. I will be very blessed and thankful.
So a few weeks ago my wife and I were on a drive through the country. We decided to take a drive that night because my wife was in the middle of finals and stressing everything. Well as you can see from the image below the drive ended up almost costing us our lives. We ran off the road to try and avoid an animal that had darted across our darkened path. What the car ended up resting upon was two stumps; of which kept the vehicle from falling into an unseen lake. If the car had continued, I would not be writing this request, as I would be dead.
My wife and I have both missed work due to the accident; my wife taking more of the brunt than I, as her internal organs are badly bruised. We have mostly recovered from the accident physically, however, our financial situation is now somewhat perilous. The week after this incident our only other car, a 1997 BMW Z3, breathed its final breath as the engine blew. We attempted to have the car fixed, which lost us almost another grand, we finally sold the car for 500 which has helped keep us afloat, but hasn’t helped us much more.
While we have been able to get loan for a new vehicle our insurance situation with the totaled car has not been rectified. We are not sure if we will still have to pay on the black car in the image, while trying to make ends meet normally and missing work.
This is not a permanent thing, we just need 2500 to get back on our feet.
Thank you for your time and support.
My name is Jennifer Schiele. My husband, Rashad Schiele grew up in Amarillo, he went to Randall High. His grandmother is 80 years old and very ill. She is currently staying in Canyon with her daughter. The only one of 8 children that stepped up to care for her! My husband, our son and myself currently live in CA (not by choice). We were just in Amarillo for two weeks to see Joyce (his grandmother). We need to be there to help and care for her. She needs 24/7 care, and there is no way we will allow her to be put in a home. She gave everything for her family, and it’s time she received the same in return. My husband and I are trying to raise $6000 so we can move to Amarillo. I fell in love with Texas, the people, the culture, everything. And he wants to come home. We have set up a go fund me, and we are pulling as much overtime as we can.
We are in CA because we were laid off in North Dakota after the oil rigs pulled out. My husband is in IT and there is little opportunity there so he was unable to find new employment. We drained our savings/401k’s etc trying to keep our home but it wasn’t enough. We came to CA in March of 2016 to stay with my father. Due to this our credit has been destroyed. We are both roughly in the 520’s. I know that with credit like this or options are few. I have already gotten two job offers in Amarillo so I know that obtaining a new job will not be an issue.
I have emailed the Amarillo Globe to see if they would put a classified ad with our gofundme account. I cannot ask for the $6000 loan as our credit is where it is. I do however ask that if it is possible, could your branch post our fund-raising to see if we can get the help we need? The link is https://www.gofundme.com/HelpforJoyceTX
I know that this is a long shot, but I have to try; For Joyce, and for ourselves. She needs the care of her family, and we don’t want our 2 year old raised in CA. Thank you in advance for any consideration granted us.
I am the eldest son of a blue-collar mother and father, raised in the heart of Slovenia. My mother is employed as a chemical plant worker, and my father does construction. Recently a series of financial downfalls have driven my family into debt, and I will try to explain our situation to the best of my abilities.
My grandfather on my mother’s side of the family passed away six months ago. He was kind and loving, and through him I learned manliness and courtesy. He left behind some debt for my now-widowed grandmother and the rest of the family to cover, mostly medical bills and funeral cost of some 5.000eur. The country I call home does otherwise offers universal healthcare to all its citizens, but only covers smaller routine expenses, not the cost of treating cancerous tumors or extending longevity of life. I also have a cousin on my mother’s side of the family, who is married, has two children, both girls, aged eight and three. He was employed as an installer of various home appliances, and was laid off about a month after my grandfather died. His wife has been unemployed for a year now, receiving welfare payments to help them survive. Before their financial debacle they managed to borrow somewhere in the amount of 70.000eur from the bank in the form of a loan, which was spent on purchasing the apartment they currently reside in. As they were considered a risky loan by the bank, my mother was assured and convinced by the borrowers to step in as acting guarantor in case they would not be able to cover their debt, but as soon as my cousin lost his job they could not afford to cover the payments anymore. The bank has now suspended my mother’s paycheck to the country minimum (650eur net), with my father earning somewhere around that figure himself. Murphy’s law decrees that what can go wrong, will go wrong. And in accordance with it, my parents’ apartment was broken into and robbed just a few weeks back. There wasn’t much stolen, but it was more or less all they had. The thieves took the family computer and my younger brothers laptop, my mother’s small amount of gold she had and her jewelry. The door and the lock were crowbarred and destroyed, and my mother does not dare leave the apartment and sleeps with one eye open at night because of the thought of someone simply walking in through the makeshift screen door. For those wondering, I am a student of English and English literature, and am currently paying my way through college in the country’s capital city, Ljubljana. What I make through student wages during time not reserved for study and courses barely keeps me afloat, so my financial assistance to my family is barely noticeable. My brother is almost 18 years old now and I would like to see him fully mature as a man and an individual in a more positive, stress and debt-free environment. I am therefore asking for your help. The interpersonal relationships in my family have become strained to the point of breaking, and I feel both my parents slowly cracking under the pressure of the loss, debt and distrust.
I am asking for you to help secure my parents’ home, cover a portion of our debt, and make this family whole again. Thank you for your time and empathy.
- Hi my name is David and I’m in the United States Air Force national guard. I have been working owning my own business since I was 13 washing cars. Then at 16 that business took off. At the same time I bagged groceries at 15 years old for a grocery store next to my house. I went to college and shut down and ended up broke. I couldn’t take feeling like I accomplished nothing so I joined the Air Force. I finished basic training and was sent to tech school. After I took my final test I was called in and told that I was being sent home for medical. When I got home I found out that my fiancé had cheated on me the whole time we were together. I moved to Florida where I currently am with the intentions of working with my brother. We were doing great!! $600 a week for me every week. them we stopped finding work and eventually ran out of money. It has been raining for now three weeks straight. I run a painting business but CANNOT find work! I need your help, please!! I owe $500 to discover because my bank account let charges continue to pull from the account and pay my card off but I was in tech school and was not aware and created a massive debt when the bank returned all the money. I’m also late on my phone bill of $95 and I need to pay my car off. I’m also late on my utility bill and rent of $850 is due next week!!! I barely paid last time! I’ve sold my laptop and I’ve sold old phones and games. Ive been very light eating these past few days. I need help with this money! Also I want to make something of my company so that I can never be in this situation! We have no money to place bids and are going door to door advertising and looking for work. I spent 9 hours on Craigslist within a 200 mile radius yesterday. Help me have money to advertise us and to get better supplies and to really start. And help me have an emergency fund that I don’t touch unless I’m in this again. Everything I get, understand that 10% will go to a charity or church ( God ) because I know that I can not do anything without Gods help and I need to always appreciate that and give because he allows me to receive. Any amount you give helps and I will be appreciative even if it is a dollar. God bless you! And thank you!
Hello world! How are you today? I’m alright just struggling in life. I overall need financial help but I would also like financial pointers too. Today my issue is I don’t have enough money for my kitty for food. Or myself for food. Rent is coming up again soon. Same either my Internet bill and it’s just overwhelming. Did I also mention I’m only 17? I was emancipated at the age of 16 but it’s not always been easy. I work an almost full time job while going to school and it’s hard to maintain a social life as well as constantly being able to provide for myself. But other than focusing on the negatives I have in my life I would like to focus on my positives. I’m a fairly smart individual with a cat cute (he’s so playful too!) I aspire to be a world renowned psychological influence and start up my own foundations for narcolepsy and subconscious findings. I recently started a internship (special terms internship) for a drug councilor position at an office here in Halifax, Nova Scotia! What else have a been doing other than school and work you may ask? Well with school just let out, I have more time to focus on the third thing I love the most next to my life dreams and kitty. And that is TYE DYE! I’m working on my own tye dye street buiness to set up here soon. It’s a small passion of me. I love seeing the world light up with colour and everything good ! But this positive statement concludes the message most likely. Other than I really need money for food for my kitty!!! Anything helps and I would also like help to avoid this again. Thank you everyone and have a great day!! paypal.me/TifaB
I myself am currently struggling financially, but this is a call for help for a dear friend of mine. Recently I’ve become aware my friend is planning to end his own life, due to the struggles he has with his family and the fact that he has almost finished his savings.
He had nice plans! Wanted to quit the job that was just bringing him down and leave with the savings he had in order to chase his dream of becoming a programmer. He has always loved programming and has worked on projects of his own for maybe over 10 years now!
Unfortunately, his family is not stable! His mother is a bit abusive and steals from him and his brother. He is a smoker, so a huge amount of his cash goes to buying packs of cigarettes and he has been feeling depressed ever since he has set foot in his town 6 years ago.
There is a program he would like to join where he would study for 2 years, but that would require him to find an accommodation and be able to take care of himself financially during the process of intensive hard studying! This will open him up a bit socially and help him chase his dream of becoming a professional programmer, while being away from his mother that mistreats him!
He is a smart person, but he’s lost his will to fight and I want to create another chance in life for him! I would not be able to live with myself if he harms himself!
Any help is highly valued!
Hi and thank you for reading my plea for assistance. My wives family living on the island of Mindanao in the city of Cagayan De Oro house ( really a shanty ) is so badly deteriorated that it is about to collapse. The corrugated iron roof has rusted so badly that every time it rains water leaks badly into the house damaging furniture and ruining electrical appliances. The support posts have also been eaten through by termites in many places further weakening the structure. My wife fears the building might collapse one day maybe during the next storm/typhoon season. Although I live in Australia I am a low income earner selling in markets this only provides enough money to meet our own living expenses as we have also two children to take care off.
My wife is also heavily in debt due to borrowing to assist her family as her father has passed away her mother is not capable of working and her brother had to stop working due to blackmail at the work place. They only make a bit of money selling waffles the rest had come from my wife sending them money until she has become heavily in debt. My wife is really worried about the safety of the structure and believes it could collapse any day. I have tried to save money to assist for their house repairs but because of my wives bad debts and to save our vehicles from being repossessed I was forced to use it to bail her out.
I have also contacted various Aid agencies working in the Philippines from the West to see if they could provide volunteers or funding to assist my wives family rebuild their home or at least stabilize the structure. But Most of them have either rejected my requests or referred me to other aid agencies that have done the same. I have contacted Caritas and Christians Against Poverty CAP both for assistance for my wives family and also for my wives own debt relief only to have the matter referred or dumped. Caritas said they only provide assistance for poverty relief projects and not for individual families.
I am at my wits end trying to find funds to assist her family and alleviate my wives anxiety over the matter. Also her mother badly needs a cataract operation for her eyes as her eyesight has deteriorated badly but it needs to be done in a hospital on another island and she won’t travel alone she needs my wife to accompany her. My wife needs $30,000 to cover all these costs and any travelling expenses involved but at a start $5000 just to start urgent repairs on the house would be appreciated. Electrical appliances like the fridge and television and computer have been ruined by rainwater from the leaking roof and also need to be replaced. As a result my wife has little communication with her sister due to the loss of internet from the computer being ruined and she has to go to an internet cafe to communicate with her. This has placed further stress on my wife in her anxieties.
Also the latest crisis to befall her family recently has been their very old and almost falling apart car which was vandalised after it broke down a few days ago and they pushed it to the side of the road for the night as they couldn’t find anybody to assist them getting the vehicle back home but when they came back the next morning somebody had maliciously slashed and flattened the tyres overnight. The vehicle was needed for ferrying their two children to school without this vehicle the children now have to take costly public transport by Jeepney to their school and back everyday weekdays. Costly repairs for this family to repair their vehicle has put additional strain apoun my wives family in the Philippines when they are already financially in a bad way. They have begged us for financial assistance in their situation but with our situation very tight our assistance was limited and thats the reason I have posted this story for anybody by Gods grace is willing to assist the family of Jocalyn “Joy” Vega Palasan.
Any every bit of financial assistance or donation will be thankfully accepted. All the funds donated will be moved to a separate account to be handed to the family in need when the required amount is reached.
Ronald and Jeaneth Tan. paypal.me/RonaldTan
First of all, I would like to thank you, the kind stranger who is currently reading my story.
Also, I apologize in advance if I make mystakes, I’m French.
To be honest, this isn’t about me but about someone close to me who needs help more than anyone.
The person I’m talking about is my boyfriend. I’m writing this behind his back because he has too much pride and doesn’t want to be pitied.
He is 19 years old and has always struggled with life. His parents never really gave him money and always expected him to pay for everything ; when I say everything I mean it, even paying for his own passport or paying for his school even though he wasn’t 18 yet. He’s homeless since he’s 18 (because apparently he’s an adult now and his parents don’t want him to live with them anymore).
To be able to get through things, he has 2 jobs, works 6 days a week from 7am to 3-4pm and gets barely paid. He needs to save up for college because he’s currently unaible to study because he can’t pay for school right now. He also needs some help for rent, he’s currently living with me but I’m starting to get short on money.
I try to help him as much as I can but it’s not enough.
I’m not asking for much, I just want to give him a nice surprise and I want to show him that he is not alone in this.
If you read through all of this, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart, and if you can help, even with 1 dollar, it would mean the world to him.
Thank you so much for your comprehension, any help or thought would lighten up his day. Of course, he’ll know about this later on.
Have a great day and thank you so much for helping in any way you can.
I’m a deaf Father of two young boys, and my wife. We reside in Texas and I will get straight to the point here to say, Im Self-Sufficient and live on my Social Security benefits.
About a year ago, my benefit check was cut by a substantial amount. I have made several trips to my local Social Security office to inquire about the cut to my benefits. And they tell me that they realize the cut is a mistake but something they cannot fix from their system, and that it has to be fixed at the headquater in D.C. (the Payment Center).
While I have been waiting all this time, I got behind in some of my bills as I live on a fixed income and don’t go over my means…especially with a family. So, I been coming up short on some of the bills. Had to re-arrange my finances but past bills and late fees has already piled up on me.
So, I figured to take out small loans to make ends meet, and in hope that a decision (from Social Security) would be forthcoming in the while and have my benefits restored to the correct amount to get back on track.
But that decision never came, and is still pending after a full gotdamn year. And now, I have 3 loans debts Im struggling to pay, on top of past bills and late fees, too. Im badly treading waters getting my main bills paid (Rent with Mom/Truck and Ins/ Utility bill/ Phone/ Loans/ and buying time on past loans. And food? Just healthy sandwiches and soup meals for now.
It forced me to move my family in with my ole Mother (temporarily) and lost the “extra cash” from having my full benefit amount.
My ole tires on my truck is threading badly. Got no means to deal with that, now. I thank God it’s the Summer time to not do as much driving; taking my boys to school and back. But my situation looking dire.
I put in multiple applications for jobs that don’t require dealing with customers like Walmart, United Parcel Service (warehouse) and line of works like that. Nothing, though. Its hard, ya know? And when potential Employers see you’re deaf, sometimes they don’t understand that or think the accomodation is too much but I don’t need much. Put a job in front of me and tell me how you want it done and I’ll get it done. Simple as that.
So, Im sitting here praying for my family and praying for myself to have the courage to keep fighting this. Its hot like a living hell down here in Texas. And you out there looking for work and doing that as a deaf person and trying to get these People to respect you as an individual but nothing coming up. Im trying….what more can a Man do?
Look, Im not a Man to beg. I got pride. I got confidence in myself but I can’t control circumstances out of my control. And that’s what this shit is. Shit I didn’t do but done unto me. I don’t know why or who made that error to reduce my check but I know I am not at fault and did nothing wrong, and those people at the Social Security office all said it was an error on Social Security administration’ fault.
So it is what it is. And it’s because of my family I swallow my pride and turn to the American people for help.
I need $550.00 for two new tires. And $4,000 to flip my situation around. A total of $4,550 is what I’m asking for. Whatever contributions I can get, my wife and family would be grateful and appreciative. And as we have done in the past, we will help those in need just like we are in need. Thanks for taking time out to hear our story. Thank you.
Greetings! I’m Dan and the cute little girl is my grand daughter, Santana. I am a subcontract tech that works for 3 different Exede sales channels installing satellite internet systems. Since Viasat discontinued the Freedom package (150 Gig per month), sales have dropped to almost nothing. That was February 22nd of this year. I do every odd job that I find, I unload a truck at a local manufacturing plant once a week but I just can’t seem to keep afloat. I’ve exhausted my savings and am over a month in arrears on my rent. My landlord has been great – very patient, but now he’s saying he has a waiting list of paying renters. I understand that. He’s not in the charity business.
My internet service has been suspended for non payment – yes, I work for Exede but they don’t give me free internet. I get my work orders via email and need this restored. I had a blowout and am riding on my spare without a spare. I’ve eaten so many ramen noodles that I’m starting to feel like a noodle.
I’m not asking for a handout, rather, a loan. Exedes new satellite, Viasat II, is in the air, currently positioning for orbit and will be operational by the end of the year. Freedom package will again be offered with higher speeds and sales will boom.
I’m almost 58 years old and have never been in this shape before, never been on any type of public assistance and certainly have never reverted to ‘panhandling’. My need here is urgent, to say the least. I really need to be able to pay my landlord at least half of what is presently due to keep my modest home. The electricity, water and garbage is all included with the $150 per week. I just hope and pray that God will put it on someones heart to help me out. I always help folks when I can – wouldn’t be in this bad a shape if I hadn’t helped so many in the past. No, I don’t regret one dime, either. My mother, God rest her soul, always told me that if I could help someone, I should; that it could be God answering a prayer through me. So I have. And I will again in the future when I’m able.
Any donations here will be much appreciated, personally acknowledged and repaid with 10% simple during the 1st quarter of 2018 if you provide the details necessary.
Thank you for any consideration.
I am a 22 year old Student, born to African (Gambian) parents but born and raised in the United Kingdom. I am currently studying Sociology and Politics at the University of Essex. I am currently on a year abroad in Japan and I have no regrets whatsoever. This year abroad has taught me so much about myself and about the different perspectives of parts of the world. It has made me establish goals for the future such as wanted to pursue a graduate masters in Korea for example. My goal is to travel and learn so much about the world as possible, using all that I’ve learnt to help and advise people in different organisations for example. I know this is cliche but I want to be that person that allows for people to understand different parts of the world and make the world a more understanding and better place. Now while I am determined to carry out my life mission, I am currently in some severe hardship. My parents who work their hardest to support me can no longer do so as a also have siblings and we live in such a deprived area. I live in a 2 bedroom flat and share with my brother and sister who are 13 and 11. I have had to work three jobs to achieve my dream of coming to Japan. Unfortunately, I miscalculated the expenditure here and I am in a position where I risk being kicked out of my Japanese university as I do not have the funds to survive in terms of food and I do not even have the means to purchase a ticket back home and I fear it’ll be too late to the point where I get deported. I believe that what I am writing to you could be a potential hit and miss but I want to do so anyway because I know you are kindhearted people. All I ask is for help and advice to this situation. I have even considered unethical things in order to continue my studies until I fully graduate my undergraduate and Masters studies. Education is very important to me as I am from an African country where it is not available to some and I want to be the best I can be.
Please help me. I am mentally disabled and I received a phone call from a person claiming to be from the publishers clearing house they said i won millions of dollars and i believed them they said to send money for taxes and fees so i did. Every time i sent money and thought i was going to get my prize they just kept asking for more and more money i believed i would get this prize and i would be able to go to the dentist and get a new car cause mine is giving me problems, buy a house near my children because i live several states away from them i just wanted to be with my children again so now i have no money and they wrote me a bad check from this fake ” sponsor” of the money they asked of me so they put my bank account at negative $3500 and took $3000 of my own disability money i had saved. I am in trouble because I need to get $3500 in my bank account before they send me to jail for fraud even though I was scammed. Please help me I am in desperate need of $6500 to pay all the bills I am behind on now and to get my bank account straightened out. I have no one to turn to help me so please please find it in your hearts to help me. I believed a lie because I am trusting and now i am in trouble financially and am scared. Thank you for your time and i pray this works for me its my only hope.
Hello. How is everyone great i hope. Well im a single mother of five 3 girls twins boys i love my kids to death and after but i had to let my kids go i cry almosy every night when i get off the phone with them see here my problem it all started when i lost my job over a year ago and it just been go down n down i lost my car thanks to my ex who just up n left and then my place went next and then after going homeless i had to give up my kids n im still working to get them back i thought i was close to getting it all back cuz i end up getting another job thought it was gonna go great but then they stop giving me hours then got another car and also i place yo where i can save up for a bigger place formy kids but again my job stop giving me days but good things i got another whivh dont pay much but a job is ajob and now my so called roommates want to kick me out after 2 month n 2 mpnth rent n he still have not told me why all im getting is i hate roommates like i dont get it im confused sound funny to u too i know but i just want to save up for a place right now and i just need the help i dont care about the car i just want my kids with me under thw same roof my kids are in 3 different places i just want them back i hate seeing them cry when i leave cuz then i cry to please just help me come up with anything anything help… Please n thank you… Be safe
This is an odd way to find help.
I’m an art education and sculpture student on the Academy of Fine Arts, finishing my bachelors degree, living in Rijeka, Croatia. I come from a little town called Kutjevo, that is 500km away from my college.
I’m in a difficult situation – I didn’t get a scholarship to pay for my student life although I’m the best student in generation and my parents are unemployed with 4 children. My younger brother, for example, went to Germany three days ago, to work beacuse he can’t find a job in my country.
So, beacuse my home is 500km away, I have to live in Rijeka and pay rent ( 1000 kn/140 euros / 150 $) and electricity, water and utilities ( about 500 kn/70 euros / 75 $ ) – and my monthly allowance that I get from my parents is 800 kn/ 100 euros / 120 $.
I managed to pay my bills until January when my parents lost their job. Now, although I’ve been working on some student jobs, I have 4 months of bills to pay and as a student, I have no credit opportunity or loans for such small amounts.
That’s why I could use your help.
I don’t know if anyone will see or read this but this is the first time I’m asking for this kind of help and it’s not easy swallowing your pride and asking for help from complete strangers.
I have to pay these bills of 2000 kn/280 euros/300 $ until the 1st of July.
If any of you would be so kind to help me, I would be grateful if I manage to get enough to pay just for one month or two – i know that for some people that’s a laughable amount of money but for me it’s too much and I can’t earn that much.
Here is my PayPal.me info: paypal.me/ivnbtck
Any donation would mean so much to me and give me an opportunity to finish my college without a fear of being evicted or homeless.
I’ll send you an original drawing as an sign of gratitude. That’s the least I could do for your help.
Thank you very much,
Ivan, Rijeka, Croatia
This is the first time ive ever felt this hopeless you see my husbend an i onley have each other in this big world and we’ve been trying our hardest to make ends meet but its like the more we try the worse life gets he currently works a full time job an yet still we cant afford a place to live we have no family to ask for help and when i accedently ran across this site i thought why not i dont know what else to do at the moment he makes less than 650$ a month barly enough to servive on im not asking anyone to support my life im just asking for a little help to get a stable place to lay our heads we are currently living under a bride in sc if i could get a reasonable down payment i could get a rent to own place an make payments each month it would be hard but not impossable but with the way it is trying to make sure we have food an he has a way to work we cant save a good down payment so im asking anyone willing to please help with a donation to raise $5,000 to place as a down payment for housing in order for my family to move from homelessness to being a better part of the community as i said before he has a full time job we’re not asking anyone to pay our way in life just for a little helping hand so we have a better chance to get off the street please if you can find it in your hearts to help us get back on our feet it would be greatly appreciated and amount will be god sent for i have run outta options ive tried almost every thing i can imagine to help change the situation but it all has seemed useless so now i turn to you the only option i can think of and ask you to kindly open your hearts an helo a struggling couple get off the streets an into a home it doesn’t have to be fancy big or new just somewhere safe to lay our heads at night small an simple thats all im asking so may God Bless You an thank u so much for your time an any donation no matter how small is greatly appreciated an will be a step in the right direction sincerely greatful to all who take the time to at least conceter donating yours truly homeless under the bridge
After a 4 year relationship filled with more downs than ups, I discovered that my boyfriend at the time had been cheating on me for a month (specifically since the week of my bday). It had been a very emotionally and borderline physically abusive relationship and luckily I finally took this as a reason to leave him. He had assumed that I was going to stay as usual and decided to punish me for leaving by leaving me in debt. Debt has always stressed me out since I didn’t grow up with much money, so he knew the effect this would have on me. Over the past 3 years, I have paid back property taxes for a car I cosigned on for him (I have never driven it), overdue car payments (he disappeared with the car but the bills still came to me and affected my credit, and more. He even moved up to my new area and ran the EZ pass with the car. He put my parent’s address on everything and never established another residence. So since creditors couldn’t find him, all the bills came to me and I paid them to try to avoid it affecting my credit. In 3 years, I have paid almost $11,000 in his debts while paying for my own living expenses and helping pay expenses for my mother who has stage 4 cancer. All through this, I have been working towards my top goal: buying my first home! A home has always been a goal of mine and I am so close!
I am currently in the final stages of a home purchase. I am due to close on July 14. My lender has conditionally approved me and one of the conditions is the payoff of one last debt that my ex didn’t pay. He was evicted from the apartment we were living in at the time of the breakup. I tried to prevent this by finding him over 5 different roommates but he refused. When he was evicted I was not notified as I had moved away. I just recently found out about this debt and at this moment I have no money as I’ve put it all into my mother and my down payment. And because I am in the process of closing, I can’t open any new accounts or take out a loan. I am so close to my goal and it hurts to think everything I’ve worked for could be destroyed by a past bad relationship.
I need $6300 to pay off the bill and I would really appreciate any help any one can give. I have to provide proof to my lender that the debt has paid in full by June 26, or I lose out on the home I’ve been dreaming for. Please help. Thank you.
My name is Amanda I have 2 boys rylan is 5 and Colten is 3, I’m a single mother and their dads do nothing to help, I’ve always struggled but managed to get by, unfortunately I lost my job my only source of income basically my life, I have found a new job but don’t have money to pay daycare and I’m also 300$ behind on my rent and if I don’t find a miracle before mid next week we will be moving into my car, I just got my children back almost a year ago and the thought of losing them again is tearing me apart the stress is just too much, I do everything I can but there’s always another mountain stopping me, I’ve ran out of time this is my last chance to keep us together and not let my children down, I have a job starting next week the problem is I can’t pay the daycare payment and my landlord has given me time to get back on my feet but I have noone its just me and my children so asking family for help isn’t a option asking a friend to babysit isn’t a option I have either, I’ve sold everything I can out of my house to get groceries my gas gauge is broke so every time we go somewhere idk if well run out of gas, I just can’t handle the stress and thoughts of not being with my children anymore they have somewhere to go but I will be living in my car I need a miracle.
On Feb 28, 2017 I delivered my baby at the IHC in Tooele Utah. He was beautifully perfect, weighing 8 lbs 5 oz and 21″ long. Cps was contacted because we were staying in a hotel at the time as we just lost our home because the landlady was not paying the lot fee (we were completely unaware of this aswe were paying rent to her). My husband was in jail at the time and i was unemployed and could not afford counsel. So i have listened to the court appointed attorney and am dangerously close to losing the battle with dcfs. They honestly do lie and pull many dirty tricks and it is TERRIFYING!! My children are in foster care as we speak and I badly need a good attorney to help me win my case. I dont have enough room here to go into full detail but plz contact me with any questions. Please help me save my children from what is called “legal kidnapping” we were targeted because of poverty and i am struggling to fight because of that same reason. Please research any and all issues involving any state cps and or dcfs before donating if need be…but please consider helping me reach my goal of $15,000.00 to get appropriate counsel. Thank you and God bless.
Thank you in advance for reading my story and please forgive me for asking for money. I just don’t know what to do anymore, where to go for help and am frightened for me and my kids.
On May 14,2015 my family’s lives were permanently changed forever.
I received a telephone call informing me that my 24 year old son had just been arrested for the murder of his father. In the local newspaper it read ” Son kills father and could be facing death penalty” His father was my ex husband, whom I was married to for 7 years, and had one son together. We divorced when my son was 3 years old, and two years later I married a second time having two more children, a girl and a boy. My husband from this marriage was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed away after 14 years of marriage, having no life insurance and not prepared. This has left me for the past 10 years raising all 3 kids by myself all alone. Until now I had made a comfortable life for them and all was content.
Since my sons arrest, I have depleted all of my savings, maxed out my credit cards, and any funds available. I have about $30.oo
This homocide took place in the Northern California area, located in Placer County. I had no details of the crime, no facts, just that he was in jail for murder. My two other kids and I reside in Orange County, CA located 448 miles south from my son. I scheduled the first flight out to be at his arraignment, wanting to be their for my son as any loving mother would want to do and to find out the details of the crime. He pleaded not guilty.
For the past two years I have used all of my finances for traveling, (I have put about 32,000 miles on my car) telephone calls from jail, and attorney fees and other expenses.
I lost my job because of falling into a deep depression. It was hard to get out of bed, crying all the time and having the feeling of not wanting to live. This is such a very difficult situation to endure. Everyone kept telling me that I had to be there for my other 2 kids which was true, yet the pain and suffering has physically destroyed me mentally and financially.
Four weeks ago my son was found guilty and sentinced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Our lives have changed forever for he will never leave prison. This feels surreal, like a weight heavy on my shoulders. My kids and I are devastated and now move on with life.. without him forever.
I am now trying to make life for myself and two kids as normal as possible, but because of our financial situation it makes life so difficult. It is taking a toll on my health, not being able to provide for my family and not having any type of income, therefore I am asking for your assistance. Please help us get through this very difficult time in our lives. We will soon have no place to live, no car, no food and on the street. Life is difficult and our whole world has shattered.
Thank you and may God Bless You.
hi I am not going to be like everyone else saying a lot of lies. This is my story of the misfortune . …
I am a single mom that went thru divorce and almost losing my child because I was working to much.Me Ex And my sister are together I lost my son but not my daughter I lost everything to get my daughter. I am very grateful to have my daughter and now I am trying to escape a man that is alway throwing me our all the time verbal abuse I thought he would change when my sister in moved but he did not it is getting worse. At first he was quite happy that I was not working because he did not like the job i had ,my job was in real estate ,I was trying to gey my license to have a better life but he is so controling and so jealous that he would embarrassed me so much i would talk to his family for help but they did not want to help me .I quite my job because my sister had a stroke and needs my help full time. I love my sister and my daughter i have try doing everything to get help but no one wanted to help me I want to get my license and have a better life.I need the money to find my own place that way i can leave him he is very mean to us the only reason i dont leave him because I dont have a plave of own and to pay my car and to repair my car my breaks are getting worse when it rains I can not use my wipers to get sticker for my car.
My people say go to a shelter but I can’t I have a sister a daughter that I have to take care of I know they are not happy living where we are living . I just wish I can turn back time I would have never speak to that man that pretending to be the perfect man.
Hello. At the start of the year i happened to discover a huge lump in my left breast which had appeared without any expectation. I immediately went to the hospital where i had it checked out & was told that it is pre-cancerous. Several xrays & scans were done to confirm this. I was terrified & wanted it immediately taken out but the doctor & my immediate family said i should wait it out a bit & just monitor the situation. Well it’s basically five months on now as i went to the hospital to see the same doctor for a check-up yesterday. He found another big lump directly beside the first as well as several others in the same breast. So since then it has been without a doubt that i have to do surgery to have this removed. I am a fighter & know i will fight this to the end. The only humongous hurdle in my way is the lack of money to pay to have this surgery done. I am classified as disabled because i’m epileptic as a result of severe head trauma suffered in an accident several years ago. Therefore i do not work right now. Plus my mother who i live with does not earn much money & my father at the moment is unemployed. Your assistance would be so greatly appreciated. Even if not, i thank you for taking the time to read my letter and consider my request. Much blessings to you
i am certain that there are many, many on this site who are much more viable of a candidate for financial assistance than I am. I feel sorry for all who are down and out, homeless, without food or clothing and in need of funds for medical attention. its very sad and I am absolutely not trying to take food from anyones plate. it is that I am a divorced man who lost my job and I’m working odd jobs til I get a steady one, but I still cant seem to make it work. its tough out there for everyone. no guarantees, but I am still staying positive and I’m still healthy minded. I need a little financial help though. hope it to be a one time thing to get me back in the black and ahead of my bills. I lost my job, so naturally, I lost my health insurance as well. I have meds for blood pressure and depression. I’m just a regular working class fella who just needs a leg up. believe me, I will utilize it to the best of my ability. I just need one chance to get even and build from there. I thank you sincerely for reading this. I hope the best for you. if u choose to help me, thank you so much and I will put u in my prayers and may GOD bless you and yours.
In honest sincerety
The Working Man in Need
“Tears are words that need to be written.” – Paulo Coelho
Hi everyone, thank you for reading this.
My name is Matthew, I am 24, and this is probably my last chance.
I am currently in Berlin, without a family, job, money or a place to live.
How did I get here?
I was born in Israel, a country in a constant state of war.
There, in its current economy, it is impossible to survive without any support.
I was raised by two abusive parents, who abused me physically and emotionally.
My family always reminded me about how unsuccessful I am going to be, and pushed me to give up.
I was physically abused on a regular basis, and only today I understand the price.
Eventually, my parents behaviour led to depression and suicide attempts during my childhood.
I did not fully understand the price of not learning basic things a person needs in order to survive in this world.
Since the age of 18, I am alone and without any support from anyone but myself.
I am a Musician, I can work in almost any job, but because of my life situation I am stranded with no money, job, or a place to live.
Since living in my home country was not possible, I have been travelling to Canada,
Bulgaria, South africa and now Berlin – trying to find help and work to get by.
I have been living here for more than a year, but now facing the most difficult time in my life – and I have to ask for help.
I am also doing busking, playing in the streets – but it is not enough to get me by.
I have no contact currently with anyone who can help me and I have been abused by people who took advantage of my situation.
In Germany, for the first time in my life – I found some people who care about me.
My Visa is about to expire, and I have no one to take advice from on that matter.
I cannot run away again and end up in the same spot, I have hope, I want to fight for my life!
I have no other choice but to beg for anyone who can help me, please – CONTACT ME.
I am not going to ask for money, I just want anyone who can help in any way to contact me.
It is nearly impossible to get a job without a visa, or visa without any money.
Please, if you can help me, if my story touched you in any way, please, send me a message.
When I get out of this situation, if I get a chance in life – I promise to dedicate everything I have to
help people like me, who have nothing and willing to work hard to get something – but did not get a chance.
The only thing that I have pushing me forward is my art, my Music.
Although all the hardship I have been through, I never stopped playing and singing.
I am more than happy to share with you my Music, give me a chance.
I am writing to good people of this world to ask for assistance.
I recently overcame the 3-year battle with panic disorder. I was curing it with antidepressants and ending the medicine brought some really bad withdrawal symptoms. On the bright side, the side effects finally wore down and I got well again. I wrote this story to here (it is quite long, but it talks about my struggles): http://anxietyattackstory.weebly.com/
In the beginning of this year, I started my own graphic design company and placed some little investments in it to do so. Unfortunately, during the period when I suffered under the side effects, I wasn’t able to maintain sufficient income to pay back my debts or rent for the apartment. On top of everything, my only computer stopped working and now I don’t have anything to create my designs with.
Right now, my bank account starts to reach 0 and I don’t have the equipment to work in the graphic design field and my loans have gotten out of hand.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
+372 522 68 36