I’m just trying to keep this short and sweet, but provide you with enough details. For a few years now, I have severely struggled with my mental health. I was getting help from a counselor, and had some unforseen things happen in the family. From that point on, I quit going. I had a job as a bank teller from 2018-February of this year.
With my mental health declining quickly, I decided to quit my job, and be a stay at home mom to my two boys (1 and 2 years old.) There was nothing in the world I wanted more than to spend every day with them. Their dad works full time at a construction job. I decided I was just going to do DoorDash for extra income.
Right around the time I started getting pretty decent side money from delivering, the COVID-19 virus hit. Our daycare closed, as did all of our other options, so I had no choice but to stay home and lose out on my income.
I’m going back a bit further. In 2019, my fiancé car was stolen out of our driveway. It had 2 car seats in it. They started the car on fire, leaving us with no car seats, and my fiance without a car. He bought a Dodge Nitro for $4500 so he could get to and from work. He got ripped off with that vehicle ad well, as the moment he bought it, it had problems. It now needs the radiator replaced, which we cannot afford, so he has been using my car.
This leaves me without means to do any deliveries. I try to do some at night, which only results in about $20. After the virus hit, and I was unable to do deliveries, I applied for unemployment.
They said I would be eligible for $396 a week. So I charged our credit card for groceries, diapers, utilities I still needed to cover. I waited 7 weeks for them to tell me I was not eligible for unemployment. I used the $2400 I got to pay some of this off. Then after finding out I was not eligible, it ruined everything. My mental health has been even worse, as we now have $10,000 in debt. I have never been in debt in my whole life.
I have been trying to get back out there and find something at least part time, but don’t have the means. You need money to start a kiddo in daycare, and you need daycare to start a job.
This is pretty much my last hope, and I am very ashamed I have to do this. $10,000 is the total needed, however anything helps and is seriously appreciated.