Hello everyone, I am a 19 year old college student. I live with and was raised by my single parent that has to go above and beyond just to make ends meet. Unfortunately, that’s not enough. Over the last few years we’ve been bouncing from place to place, sleeping on people’s couches. With that being said I have absolutely nobody to turn to when I need help financially. There is not a single family member that I can turn to in this time of need. Also, I don’t have any public assistance.
Typically, I am not one to ask for help but I feel like I’m at a dead end here. This is really my last resort. It feels like every time I turn around I owe money (not because I put myself in these situations) and it’s becoming extremely exhausting and overwhelming. This has put me in such a dark place that I can’t seem to get out of. As previously stated, I am a college student full-time. I currently have an internship, but the amount paid is little to none.
To be clear, I am not asking for money to cover the costs of my recreational activities. The money I’m asking for is for financial debt such as tuition and other things school related and bills where I have no control of the costs. I aspire to be a successful forensic accountant in the future. Being a forensic accounting major requires books costing hundreds of dollars. Between the hours of the internship and school, I don’t have the time in my schedule to seek another job, and believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve tried to find freelance work, even become a sitter, but those are pretty dead-end for me considering the lack of experience in those areas. I’m saying all of this to say I’ve tried every way that I know how to have a good source of income and I have no results. I have a good head on my shoulders, but this financial burden is weighing on me. If anyone is able to donate me money I would gladly appreciate it and trust that your money won’t go to waste. I am a very responsible teen that is longing to be in control of my financial priorities which is school.