Hello, I’ve never done something like this however I feel it’s my only option currently. I’m 18 and I feel like my life is already over. Currently, I’m almost $5000 in debt and have no way of making any money. My job hunt has left me with absolutely no follow-ups and my parents are not in any position to help me financially. Currently, the debt stems from a credit card (Approx. $500) and late rent payments (Approx. $2500) which I have been unable to make. I failed my first year of university due to the increasingly worsening mental health problems I was and still am experiencing. This has required me to withdraw from my program so I’m not eligible for the Canadian government’s CESB plan which provides support to students who need it. I also very recently had my phone stolen which is obviously a major problem as I’m unable to keep in contact with many of my close friends and family which has also been causing me incredible amounts of stress. I have nothing of value to sell other than my laptop which right now is the only things connecting me to anyone so it really isn’t an option for me to get rid of it and I doubt it would sell for very much considering it’s almost 5 years old and is basically falling apart.
Absolutely anything would help me and my situation even if it’s just a few dollars I would be forever grateful to those of you who choose to donate your hard-earned money to me. Please help me, I don’t want to ruin my life this early and at this point, it feels like there’s nothing left for me unless I get this sorted out very soon. If If I don’t clear this debt there’s a very real chance I could end up homeless or even worse, especially with my mental health getting worse and worse every day with this kind of thing constantly looming over me.
In my eyes, this is a hail mary as I really don’t know what else to do in this sort of situation other than to pray that the generosity of strangers is enough to help me out of what feels like an entirely hopeless situation.
Thank you to anyone who even decided to read this and even greater thanks to those of you who might be kind enough to donate, you’re wonderful people who have hearts of gold and I can only hope that some of you decide to open those wonderful hearts to me.