I never thought I would be in this situation until today. I am a 21 year old college student. I’ve been working since I turned 18. I never had a family and grew up paying my own way regardless of how little money I had. I started to work part time while my fiancé helped me with bills and I went to college full time. He makes $17 and I make about $13 an hour. He has lost his job, we do not qualify for any assistance programs (food stamps, unemployment, etc.). His company had a large lay off and although we’ve applied for unemployment I haven’t heard from them in over a month. He’s put in over 75 job applications and we cannot find anyone to hire him or any companies that pay enough for us to live off of. I cut expenses heavily and even quit smoking cigarettes and eating less. My bills are piling up and I am continuing to go into even more debt than my student debt asking family and friends for money to keep us afloat – they’ve all made it clear they can no longer help. We have no money for food, rent, or groceries and I’m at a loss. We’ve looked up and down and still can’t find anyone to hire him and my job won’t provide me with any overtime hours. I’m very scared, I’m very stressed, and I don’t want to lose the only stable home I have ever had. I understand not everyone is in the situation to give and that’s fine – but if you could I would be over the moon. I’m looking to raise about $2500. I need it to purchase groceries, feed my cat, put gas in my car, and pay bills/debt. My rent is running me around $850, water $20, Electric $92, student loan payments are around $75 a month, and Im beginning to have family members become hostile or angry with me because I borrowed money last month. What little family I do have left I do not want to run them off bevause I can’t afford to pay them the money I borrowed. I have a cat who costs about $30 to feed a month and we’re starting to get low on food for her. I’m very scared and feel so confused. I’ve managed to make our grocery budget stretch to around $75 for three weeks, but I’m not going to lie I’m very hungry and exhausted and depressed. I don’t know who or where to turn to so all I can hope is that someone willing to help me will help. My fiancé was the bread winner and I’m trying to DoorDash to get more money in.
If anyone would like to donate I will include my PayPal Payment link as well as photos of my bills upon request (I would prefer not post sensitive information somewhere on the internet).
thank you for your time and possible donation 💖 please any amount helps.