I am a 30-year-old female living in the state of Florida. The reason for my request is so that I can pay off my student loans and donate forward. A bit of my background, I was born and raised in New York. Every year my family (my parents and my two sisters) would donate boxes full of food and clothing to the less fortunate in the Dominican Republic. It has been a couple of years that I have not been able to do that because of lack of money. I was always the one that wanted to help people, so I decided to go to college and get my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. I wanted to work with troubled teens and work with them and set them up to become successful. I ended up moving south and obtaining a job as a child advocate of a non-profit organization in Central Florida. What we do is provide shelter, food, clothing and counseling to victims (or what we like to call them, SURVIVORS) of domestic violence and sexual assault. We have all kinds of people come into our shelter. From U.S military veterans, to children with mental illness such as Autism, A.D.H.D, PICA, just to name a few. As a child advocate, I work with the children and get them into schools, daycare, recreational centers, etc. Although it is a very rewarding job, it does not pay very well. I have bills on top of bills that I am trying to keep up with, the main one that is really hurting my pockets is this student loans one. My goal is to raise enough money so that I can possibly pay off my student loans debt, fill a couple of boxes with food and clothing and send it to Dominican Republic and so I can donate to my job. I feel like I should receive a donation because I am really working hard at my job and I am trying to be a great role model for these children and I do not want to leave my job because I love what I do. If need be, I would be willing to provide proof of what I do with the donated money. Eventually I would like to open up a shelter of my own and continue to help individuals in need. I would like to that you for reading my situation and I would greatly appreciate even the smallest amount. God Bless!