Hi my name is Emma and I am a 22 year old single mother to a four year old girl name Chloe. I am having a really hard time now being able to support both of us financially and find myself constantly in a worried state. I am currently enrolled at University of Toronto, working to complete an undergraduate program. I got pregnant with my beautiful daughter Chloe when I was 17 and had her at 18. Apart from raising my daughter single handedly, I am a full time student and I also work part time as a barista during the days that I am not in class as well as on the weekends. I don’t get any support from my daughter’s father and am having a hard time supporting both of us by myself. When I am not working or attending lectures, I am working at balancing caring for Chloe, tending to housework, and completing readings and assignments. I know that I need a way to make more money while I’m still studying but I’m not confident with picking up more hours at work because that means also paying for a babysitter for Chloe and taking hours away from the time that I need to do my school work. I am terrified at the thought that I am caught in this bind where I have to choose between my studies which will help my future, or making money now at a minimum wage job to make ends meat for Chloe and I. I am Currently in my second year and have 2-3 more years of this to go. Since starting this program, I have been extremely stressed and anxious. I am not sure if I will be able to support Chloe and myself like this for much longer without giving up my studies. Paying for rent is extremely hard in the city and all I care about if being Able to give my daughter everything she needs (which I do), and being able to give her a happy and healthy life. Anything that anyone is willing to donate to me will be extremely appreciated. I know that once I graduate and get a well paying job, I will pay everything forward and never take for granted what other have done for me.
Please anything that anyone is willing to donate us will help and mean so much to us.
thank you for reading.