Hello. I’m an 18 year old who just graduated highschool and is planning on going to college. My family is not the richest and sometimes we can barely make ends meet. My mother is working really hard to help out but I’m still depending on financial aid-scholarships, grants, probably some student loans. My father isn’t around as much due to the fact he is in prison. I don’t want people to think I’m just a poor person who wants everything handed to them because that is not the case. I work really hard for what I want it need, it’s just I can’t afford that 300 down payment at the moment and I really need help. The deadline is soon and I really need to stay on campus. I will be one of the first to go to college on both sides of my family and this is really important for me and my future. I’m not asking for thousands of dollars, I just need $300. I will be forever grateful to anyone who helps me reach my goal and helps me with my future! I plan on Studying Social work and Criminal Justice. I’ve recently been inspired by my mother who is also a social worker to go into that field! Seeing that there are so many people who need help with broken families or divorced parents or family drug problems, I want to help those people. Me being through some of those things personally I know I could have used some help along the way! That’s what I plan to do- help those who need it! Once again I’m not asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars, just $300 and I would really appreciate anyone who can help me! https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/my/profile
My name is Rova. I am originally from Madagascar but I currently live in Orlando, FL. I just finished a nine-month training program focused on community work. I was able to work alongside youth and families to build strong communities so they can be agents of change in their community. Coming from a developing country, I started to realize through this training that everyone has a great potential to contribute to society but some needs a push to believe in themselves and their gifts. My background in community work including this training inspired me to further my studies to effectively help others by promoting mental wellness as well as advocating human dignity.
I recently got accepted to Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) for their Master program in Mental Health Counseling which starts this coming fall in August, 19th 2019 on campus. I believe this program is the best fit for my future career in helping others. However, my acceptance is on the condition that I can prove I can pay for the first year. Unfortunately, I do not have sufficient funds to cover all educational expenses with the amount of $23,602. This amount includes tuition and fees, rooms and board, and books, personal expenses, and health insurance. You will find below the Affidavit form they require me to fill out where you can find the breakdown of the expenses. All donations will be through my PayPal account.
Considering that I am not a US citizen, I will have to also change my trainee visa (which I currently hold until end of August 2019) to a student visa. This process is not easy and not cheap either. The fees for this process will be a total of $1,090. This will include the SEVIS fee ($350), the change of status form fee to B2 visa ($370), and the change of status form fee to F1 ($370).
Currently living in Orlando, FL, I will have to travel to Lynchburg, VA to attend school. I will have to ship most of my stuff and I am currently getting rid of some of them. For my travels, there are options to travel by flight or travel by train which will cost about 100 to 250$ and shipping will cost about $150 if by flight and about 40$ if by train. So to travel by plane will cost me about $250 to $400 and to travel by train will cost about $250 to $300.
I am currently looking at different ways to fund my studies and I have made so many researches on getting scholarships as well but most of them require that I apply a whole year in advance. So any applications now will be only considered for fall 2020. I want to start this fall so I can start helping others as soon as I can.
I understand these are quite a lot of expenses but I appreciate any donations. Every little bit helps to promote mental health and human dignity of people including mine.
You can donate through my PayPal account at paypal.me/rovarandria
Last semester I worked two jobs and barely made it through the semester with all A’s.
I had to quit one of them halfway through the semester to make sure I finished out the year strong!
Next year, I have a job I can manage with my academic work that pays $100 a month, but I still have to pay rent, buy food, and be able to commit to my studies. It is not realistic to think that $100 will last me a month. Especially when rent is $250.
My parents have struggled to help me out. They are in a stage where their incomes are large enough combined to make the Pell Grant unreachable for me but small enough that most college expenses are a stretch for them to help me out with. I would really like to get a head start on tackling my student loans before I graduate, especially because asking for parental help is not an option.
The loans I have accumulated from only two years of college are excruciatingly large and I am constantly stressed wondering if I will get a quality job to pay them off in a timely manner. I have some scholarships that help pay a portion but still have a large sum to pay for housing.
My focus is on Mass Communication with an English minor. I have promising positions for the next year as editor in chief for our literary journal and content manager for our newspaper but am only two years into my college career with $24,000 in loans. Very scary. I work hard because I know it will pay off in the future but I don’t have a set career path. I won’t be a doctor, nurse or professor. I won’t make loads of money in my first year after graduation. Job security plagues my mind but I’m trying to view my college education as an investment instead of a burden. It truly has allowed me to grow as a person much more than if I would have stayed at home. For that, I am very thankful.
I’m not asking for $20,000, but any amount will help to lower the costs that are on my shoulders at the age of 20. Even if it was a small amount enough to cover rent each month. I would be so so grateful to have some of these stresses lifted from my mind so I can make the most of my experience instead of stressing about the future. I just want to focus on becoming a solid, strong member of the workforce when I graduate. I wouldn’t be asking if I didn’t care.
My wife and I are both school teachers and have obtained Master’s Degrees. We both teach public school in the South and have three children. Despite our educational background, public schools still do not pay well enough to support three children that are active in sports, educational, music and church activities. In an attempt to rectify our financial situation, I have gone to law school.
The law school that I attend is an affordable law school meaning that it offers both night and weekend classes in an attempt to let those who have a career have an opportunity to obtain a legal degree while keeping their jobs. As a result, they keep their tuition lower than most schools by not accepting Federal funding. While this does great in keeping expenses low, due to the fact that the Feds are not involved, banks will not loan money to the school. I am one year into the three year program, and have stretched my resources thin. Tuition and books is coming up for the next semester and I honestly do not have it.
We have incurred a fair amount of debt as a result of me going back to school and raising children. I am attempting to get out from under that debt and as a result, my credit is less than perfect. I am incapable of getting any kind of loan at this point. I intend to use any donation I receive to pay for school, paying off existing debt, and sporting equipment for my children. I hate to use the term begging, or to put a number needed on here, because honestly, if you can spare it, I can use it. If there is a wealthy philanthropist that has it on their heart to help someone get their life together, I would appreciate it. Any excess that I might obtain from this I will put to use in the same manner for someone else. I’m not looking to get rich, just pay off my debts and further my education.
Thank you for you time and may God bless you.
I have major debt but the most important debt is my outstanding balance to my college, preventing me from going back to school. I dropped out early 2018 before the semester was over, hence I owe almost $4,900 to the school. The debt was spread out to different semesters, as shown in the photo, but I’m not sure why — no one has been getting back to me from my school. I have an additional $20,000 of credit card debt that has been overdue for 2 years. I’ve been making payments here and there, but as one of my debt has already led to a lawsuit, I don’t know how much longer the other debts will wait before filing a lawsuit as well.
I need desperate help. I dropped out and got into this dire financial situation because of depression. My depression led to 2 years of binge eating and a traumatic belief that my father was domestic violent, which was the reason for my $20,000 debt. It was horrifying because I knew I had an eating problem, but couldn’t recognize in the moment how much debt I was getting myself into. Moreover, I couldn’t even tell that my father wasn’t domestically violent, though definitely verbally abusive. I stayed away from home as much as possible despite not having money. I relied on credit cards to do this for almost a year. My depression was severe, so I lost my ability to rationalize, comprehend, even think. I went to therapy starting November 2017 and actually went for 5 consistent months into April 2018. My therapist advised AGAINST medication; hence my fight against depression was truly willpower and determination. I was doing well but one trigger sent me into a very bad bout of depression that lasted for months. I dropped out. I then spent over a month literally in bed, incapable of doing anything. I stopped going to therapy then. When I left, I felt as if I didn’t know what to do anymore. I just wanted to get better, that was all I wanted. I couldn’t think about paying off my debts, finishing school, finding a job, because my depression interfered with a previous opportunity I had at a leading corporation.
I’ve finally recovered, but money has become a major obstacle. I recently got a lawsuit from one of my debts and had to borrow money from my parents to pay that off. Unfortunately, that was all the money they could offer me. I’ve been exploring many other options to make money:
1, I’ve tried affiliate marketing but haven’t been succeeding
2, I’ve tried finding jobs, whether random employment or internships, but haven’t been hearing back. I’ve been wanting to rejoin my previous companies as I know I can always return, but I don’t have the funds to even buy professional clothes, a laptop, let alone the transportation necessary to get to the workplace (it’s upstate New York. I live in Brooklyn, NYC)
3, I’ve been trying to sell things I own. I’ve been succeeding — selling my piano, guitar, fridge, clothes, games, gameboys, etc, but that has only amassed to about $300. It was good for only a few months of groceries (I’ve been trying to make money since the start of this year).
4, I was supposed to get at least another $500 from selling my Yugioh cards to a company that actually buys cards. That would’ve been good for minimum payments for all of my debt accounts, but the company took back the offer and said my cards weren’t in “good enough condition.” I’m now waiting for the cards to get back to me — which there’s no guarantee I’d get the same cards that were valuable back, let alone in good condition
5, I’ve been trying to get freelance gigs, and have been doing some but it’s been 7 months and the most basic fees for me to survive use up the money I make. My expenses are as low as they can be. ~$120 for public transportation a month, ~$30 for gym [I was obese. This was a desperate necessity. I’ve lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks. I have proof.], ~100 for food a month. That’s it. I rewear clothes as much as necessary. Skimp as much as necessary. But I can’t save without any source of income. My mom’s retired. My brother is worse than me by 1,000 fold. He doesn’t care about life and hasn’t done anything for almost a decade now. My dad’s very low-income but he gambles like his life depends on it. Despite having enough money to pay rent, we end up having to borrow from my parents’ friends [ridiculous, I know.]
6, I’ve been trying to liquidate more valuable items I own — a few antiques and stamps. I haven’t been able to find a buyer for 7 months no matter how low the price I’ve put them. Instead, I receive death threats for being “ridiculous” with my prices.
7, I’ve been trying to sell a high level mobile gaming account, as they sell for very high. I can’t get this to sell no matter how I try either
8, I’ve been applying to scholarships but am restricted by my lack of access to my transcript. I owe the $4,900 and it’s preventing me from getting my transcript. For other scholarships, I won’t hear back until after the semester has started
9, I’ve been trying to win cash opportunities like writing competitions. I heard back once to sign an agreement and never again. I’ve followed up many times but it seems as if the opportunity just dissolved into thin air
10, I’ve emailed the president of my school to help with my outstanding balance but he hasn’t replied
11, I’ve asked random people I don’t know literally to beg. No responses
12, I don’t have friends anymore. Not after leaving everyone because of depression and therapy. I’ve tried asking some online friends I met in games while I was recovering, but no one can provide
I’m completely lost but I’m not giving up because if I give up, am I not going to do anything again? I’ve recovered from depression. I’ve learned so much. I know exactly how to get back to a job but I don’t have the money to even get into that job, looking presentable. I want to graduate but can’t even enroll. I need any help I can get. I can provide proof of all my claims and all my attempts in making money. I just need help and am thankful for anything!
Hello, I’m a single mother and barely making it by paycheck to paycheck. My son is excited about starting college this fall. He is so passionate about his major in Zoology. He has been watching animal related shows on TV and YouTube since he was just a little child. My mother and I have taken him to the zoo multiple times every year. It has gotten to the point where he gives us a complete background of the animals we see. He’s like our personal tour guide at the zoo. He loves Steve Irwin and Vianney Kabwine. His dream is to be able to study abroad one day and study animals in the wildlife.
Growing up he had a cat, bearded dragon, leopard gecko, turtle and a parrot. All of which he took very good care of.
He managed to keep his grades up and on the honors roll every semester in High School. He even scored very high on his SAT and ACT classes.
My only issue is that I’m short $3000 in paying for his tuition. I’m trying my best to figure out a way to make his dream come true. At the moment to be honest he doesn’t even know I’m struggling.
I know every parent says this but I know he deserves so much. He doesn’t hang out in the streets and has never gotten into a fight. He helps me out around the house without hesitation and also helps his grandparents when they need anything. He’s a good child, grandchild and friend. His friends parents always tell me how they love having him over at their houses. He’s respectful to his elders and tries his best to help anyone in need.
A little about myself, I myself love animals as well. Maybe that’s where I got his love of them. On top of the animals he has/had, I also had snakes and dogs. I started college when he was an infant and was in my last semester until I had to leave due to abuse from his father. I’ve been working at my current place of employment for 15 years now and love where I work. My co-workers call me the mother of the office and seek advice from me whenever possible. I’m the type of employee that will take on a project with no hesitation.
Please find it in your heart to help out with what you can. It will mean the world not only to me but to him as well.
Hello my name is Carolyn and like many others I’ve decided to start over with my life and career choices to help benefit my future.
In the last 5 years, my life has been a constant roller coaster of emotional events. In 2013, my dad came back home because he was too sick to take care of himself in the Philippines. That same year I was finishing up my 2-year program at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and graduating with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, which was at the time my dream. I intended to continue with the management program, which would only take 1 more year, and I would then graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Management. I did not take the opportunity because coming home to NY and taking care of my dad was much more important than school at the time.
My dad was diagnosed with kidney failure, and had to go to dialysis 3x a week. The minute I came home from college, my whole life flipped into becoming an Aid for my dad alongside my mom and 2 sisters. In addition to taking care of him, I also had to look for a job. Unfortunately, the culinary job opportunities were not always available. I took whatever job I could, that would also accommodate the flexible scheduling of my dad and his appointments. It was as if I had to put my life and career on hold for him, as did my sisters.
After 3 years of taking care of him, my dad passed away on 2/21/2016. It was hands down the most traumatic event I have ever experienced in my life. I was the one who called 911 when I saw his mouth turn blue and my mom doing chest compression (she is a nurse). I was the one who flagged down every ambulance, cop, EMT worker as I ran out of my house crying because I did not know what else to do. I remember the people who came that night and comforted my mom, sisters and I as we broke down in the Emergency Room. I remember seeing his lifeless body on the gurney and not opening his eyes to see us. All I could remember is him making my sister promise him “Make sure that Carolyn gets her Bachelors Degree”.
2016 was a rough year, I watched life and death happen in the same year. My sister tells me it’s poetic, I like to think that it’s God’s way of preparing me for whatever he had planned. All I did for the next couple of years was work pointless jobs after that, just making ends meet and not fulfilling anything meaningful in my life.
In 2018, I decided to go back to school. This time was going to be different, I wanted to choose a path that I know will benefit my future. One that will keep me on my toes and ready when someone needs it. I took my deep breath, gave all my fears and doubts to my dad up in heaven and told him that I don’t need them anymore because I’m going to be a nurse. I took all my prerequisites and applied for the nursing program which, like all schools is very competitive. This past June, I received my letter and will be starting the program this Fall 2019.
I am 100% ready for this task, however, school is way TOO expensive. I am hoping someone can read my story and understand that I’ve come a long way now to finally finish school and I will NOT let the cost of school keep me from striving for my goals. Between the cost of books, uniforms, nursing equipment as well as my own personal expenses (car payments, credit card bills, gas, groceries, etc.). Anything will and can help me. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I appreciate your generosity.
I am a 19 year old student studying in London, England for a BSc Geography degree. I decided to take a student loan out last year in order to help pay for my cost of living in London, but this was not enough to cover the costs associated with living in London. Quite quickly my funds have dried up, and I am struggling to pay for a tiny bedroom in a shared flat.
This stress is having a very big impact on my studies as instead of being able to concentrate on this, I am having to work long hours during the week (50+ hours) at minimum wage to even keep myself afloat. Even working at this rate, I am still in a lot of debt on top of my student loans, which are constantly growing. My grades are slipping quickly as I am constantly tired and unmotivated, and I worry about my future at university due to my financial situation.
If I fail at university, I will be very disappointed in myself as it is my dream to finish and be able to go on to a career in charity work in developing countries. This will not be possible though without the correct qualifications, as well as having enough money to be able to support myself.
Posting on this site is very embarrassing for me as I do not like to beg others for money or help – it makes me feel like a complete failure. However, I feel as though I do not have much choice. I hope that someone is able to help me, as I do not want to fail university and be in mounting debt for the rest of mine and my future children’s life – which is guaranteed to happen if I continue this cycle and don’t break out.
Thank you so so much in advance, and just know I will never be able to repay this kindness.
Hello! I graduated summa cum laude from my undergraduate university with a degree in Child and Adolescent development with a dream of attending law school to write and implement policy that will help children in low-income and crisis areas have equal access to quality education.
I am currently in my second year and in the top 15% of my law school. I am the vice-president of the Advocates for Children and Education student organization, chair member for Representatives for Youth in Academic Achievement and an intern with the Child Advocacy Institute.
I chose to attend my particular school because of its world-renowned program for Children’s rights law. Unfortunately, in order for me to continue to make changes in Children’s rights and education, I need to be able to support myself during the school year & over the summer session. While I love working with a non-profit firm dedicated to improving the lives of children, I can no longer afford to work as an unpaid intern. I have sought out a number of other firms in our area that similarly support migrant children, education rights, and children’s rights in general and while I have been offered a number of positions, they are all unpaid. This is very common in this industry as most advocacy organizations are non-profit and unable to expend additional resources on law students.
While most of my peers are able to deal with this unique situation through financial support from their families, My family is unable to provide any support (partly because they themselves are struggling to make ends meet in the current economy, and partly because my sister has recently discovered a brain tumor and does not have insurance). Because of the nature of unpaid internships in law school, I will soon face the choice of leaving the non-profit child advocacy realm or leaving law school completely.
Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated and you can be sure that I will be paying it forward to the best of my ability.
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!
My name is Jasmine and as you can see, I’m struggling. I don’t like to ask for things, but I’ve found myself in “last resort” mode. I’m 26, graduated from nursing school in ’16. To my surprise, a year or so after I’d graduated, my mother brought to my attention that I was 121k in debt in student loans she’d taken out in my name. I immediately did some digging. Come to find out, after my multiple scholarships, school should have only costed about 30k. So where is the rest? My mom’s answer: “I don’t know.” I give a call to Sallie Mae. (Yes, it’s a private loan so I have no chance of loan forgiveness.) The associate I spoke with at Sallie Mae says, there’s “no way” my mom would have been able to take out more money than what my school costed. Next… I do some legal searching. Turns out, I’m 100% on the hook for this money because I can’t prove in a court room that I didn’t benefit from the loan in any way. Obviously, I went to school and graduated on 1/4 of the money. I’ve consolidated the loans for lower interest rates. I pay the same amount per month on my loan as I do for rent. I have no wiggle room after bills. Barely able to put 5 bucks in for savings a month. I’m stretched so thin, I’m pulling my hair out. Apparently that’s a thing. Trichotillomania.
So here I am, doing everything in my power to be as successful a woman as I can. I pictured myself in graduate school by now, but I can’t go back to school with this kind of debt looming over me. Yes, I know my BIG MISTAKE was trusting my mother with my finances at the WISE age of 18 as a freshman in college. I know I’ll never make another mistake like it. I just hope that you all might find it in your hearts to help me out so I can move forward with my life and start working toward my goals again. This debt has put a big halt in my career and education advancement. Thank you so much in advance for supporting me. I will not let you down.
My name is Grace Lalia Camacho and I’m going to be a paralegal. I graduated college in May 2018 with my Bachelor’s of Science in Writing and Contemporary Thought. After graduating I began a job as a staffing specialist. I excelled at work and was asked to take over more responsibilities and have a bigger role in the office. While this is wonderful, I felt restless. I wasn’t utilizing my degree. I wanted a change. I began to apply for publishing houses and newspapers.
I either got rejected or didn’t hear back. I grew discouraged. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Then I found Boston University’s Online Paralegal Certification. I always had an interest in the legal field. My cousin is a paralegal. We’ve always been close and had similar interests. When I discussed this with her she told me to go for it if I thought it was something I’d want to do. So, I decided to enroll in the program in May 2019.
The cost of enrollment was $3,995. I was able to pay for it via PayPal credit. Due to being a new credit customer, I got a slight discount. $3,975 was placed on credit. June 2019 ended up including some unexpected financial hardships. My spouse lost his job. My roommate moved out to pursue better financial opportunities. My mother has a chronic illness which flared up badly and I needed to help her financially because of it.
I’ve made some payments toward the balance. Currently it is sitting at $3,741. I have an A in the course and am halfway through my studies. I hope to use my certification to work for a firm that helps others in some form. I’m specifically looking at immigration positions as well as firms that help disadvantaged people. Paying off the tuition cost sooner will allow me to be able to better focus on getting a job in a law firm and excel at work.
Hello, My name is Paige I am a 21 year old female looking for donations for A few things at college. #1. My account balance. #2 text books and #3 my living circumstances . I attend Youngstown state university and My next semester will be starting soon, I have to bring my account balance down a significant amount to be able to schedule again. Because of how behind I am. Last semester I was working for free threw a program to help me get my credits faster…so working full time for free as a nurse and going to college full time really put me behind in debt. I still can’t believe how much tuition cost anymore. It’s insane. My total bill is $8,061 but only need to bring it down to $7,000 to be able to schedule again! I just want to get my account balance down enough to where I can schedule my classes and get back to school. This situation has been very upsetting to me as I just want to exceed greatly. It is so important to me even though my parents didn’t care about college I just want to Be successful and have a degree under my belt… last year my text book total was 800$ and I’m so scared to see how much it will be this semester considering I wanted to double up on maybe one or two classes so that means more books. I also live in a dorm room because I have no where else to go, I lost my apartment because I couldn’t afford it after I started college. Any donation or donations will help, it really will. I understand it is my responsibility to pay for my education but college is so very expensive that it’s making it hard for me to make ends meat. I’m just a young girl trying to get her life together. Any donations will be very grateful to the highest extent.
My pay pal is PayPal.me/PaigeSwihart thank you in advance
Hello, my name is Izzy and I am a Junior in College. I am convinced that this year is just not my year. Everything that is bad that can happen, is happening to me. My job was giving me less and less hours than usual, hence the reason why I’m struggle. When you go from making enough to pay bills, to picking and choosing, you start to wonder if you’re ever going to get caught up. Not to mention I have a 2500-dollar tuition bill that I need to pay. This one is extremely important to me. I ran out of FASFA for the school year and received no aid for the summer term. I’ve been attempting to take out loans, but I get denied because of my current student loans and car loan. I’ve made the mistake of getting an installment loan, but I was extremely desperate and now I’m going negative in my bank account every week. I was expecting my tax return at the end of June, to find out that they need to verify my identity and then it’ll be another 9 weeks. That was 1400 dollars that I though I would have to help me get back on track, but I guess I was wrong.
I’ve been trying to do little side hustles here and there; like door dash and Instacart, but it’s so hard fitting it in my schedule in between school and work. I’m trying not to freak out, but I have a roommate and I feel so bad that I can’t pull my fair share of rent and utilities right now. I don’t want her to have to cover my half, when I signed an agreement saying that I would pay rent and utilities. I’m late on my credit cards, which sucks because I’ve never been late on any payments and I’m scared that it will mess up my credit history and I haven’t even been able to pay my car payment. I occasionally have ups and downs, but this seems like ill never be able to get out of this mess. I get that this is apart of learning and growing up, but I feel like I’m at my last resort. Anything would help me out and I would be so grateful if I received anything. If I didn’t have classes going on, there would be no doubt that I would be working 2-3 jobs, but it’s not possible right now. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to return the favor and pass on the kindness. Thank you for your time.
Thank you for taking the time to read my donation request. It is difficult for me to ask for help, but I am at a loss as to how to move forward.
I am self-sustaining student trying to make a better life for myself. At the moment, I am unable to afford rent, moving, and upcoming tuition bills. I worked hard in my studies in order to maintain my government loans and scholarships; I was fortunate to be accepted in graduate school in England this year. However, I am worried I will not be able to make this move and attend due to my financial constraints. Additionally, at the moment I am barely able to make minimum payments on my rent, avoid buying food and clothing, just to work towards this dream. At the moment, I am over 30 thousand dollars in debt for medical bills as well, pushing my goals of pursuing education back even further. To further add to this stress, my brother recently found out that he and his girlfriend were having a surprise baby, so all financial support from family is not an option.
Some of my background: Myself, my mother and sibling were abused by my father until I was 16 years. After he threatened us with guns, we left the day after Christmas and were homeless, only able to live through the generosity of family friends. Since then, I have been trying to rebuild my life and move past the trauma of abuse. I decided to leave that area and was able to attend college using loans and scholarships. I had great difficulty completing my undergraduate degree, due to mental illness brought on from years of abuse, but did so given that I would not have such an opportunity again without the scholarship and loans.
Unfortunately, I was not able to escape the negativity. My ex-boyfriend used all of my money to pay for his own rent and living costs for almost four years, from 17 to 21 years old. During this time, he cheated on me continuously but had me pay for all of his living costs claiming he could not, just so he could live freely. Just in rent and utilities alone, this was 20K. This has left my crippled financially and was a very painful lesson. It has been almost a year since then, I have been working very hard to rebuild myself and move forward once again, but my finances are causing me to become stagnant. I hope to move my rescue cat/emotional support animal as well, who has medical issues requiring daily medical attention and special food, she’s my world and I could not leave her.
My dream now is to move on from the place I am in, to leave behind the phantoms of my past and the abusive memories that haunt me, and start anew. No matter how hard I work, it is not enough to support myself to make this a reality.
I included a picture of myself and my emotional support animal in my post image, as well as part of my most recent medical bills. I just was given another for 17 thousand as well.
I appreciate that you took the time to read some of my hardship, any support you could offer would be incredibly appreciated and such a blessing.
I wish you a beautiful life.
PayPal.me link: paypal.me/cloudydais
I am Shamoy and I write on behalf of brilliant, talented kids whose parents need assistance for their back to school expenses. They have done exceptionally well in their examinations and are moving on to various high schools in Jamaica.
Starting out in a new school is their dream but it comes with expenses as well. These parents want the best for their children but they are not able to financially afford everything they need in order to be set for their new school transition. Booklists are very expensive and they need all their books to be able to complete classwork and homework.
I am well aware of their situation and I want to help them so much but I am unable as an individual to assist these children the way they need to be assisted, and I would not want to see them deprived of anything that should make their lives better. After all they are our future and we want to see them succeed. They are our leaders and world changers.
I am appealing to anyone able to contribute to their cause to please do so. They are very brilliant children who just need the help to forge ahead. They are well deserving of any help that they can get to set them up for their new experience.
I want to see them comfortably moving on to their new schools, feeling confident that they have all the tools they need to make an impact. And I know their parents would be very grateful for the help since it’s proving so difficult for them to make ends meet. Especially the single mothers who have told me their stories. My heart goes out to them.
Many of them did not get the opportunity to attain a proper education because of financial constraints this they do not have any proper jobs. They however, try to change that for their children but they still need help along the way. Some of these children are not able to go to school everyday and sometimes they don’t have enough money for lunch, but they do understand the situation and try to work with it.
I want them to be able to get a push start to make it a bit easier for their parents as they continue to work hard to ensure they are well taken care of.
Please help our children. They are our future. They will be very appreciative of any help they can get.
Hello my name is David Curren, im currently studying computer science at AUST (American University of Science and Technology. My father used to pay my scholarship it used to be an amount of about $700 to $900 depending on the semester that I am doing, but he recently had to quit his job recently because he got tired and he has alot of diseases, he couldn’t resist anymore. The whole amount for the Bachelor’s degree is $25000 we already almost paid $23000, I still need help with the $2000 remaining dollars. I would work but i currently can’t because I have a full time of classes at the university. Please help me finish the major and start a job as soon as possible in order to help my father. Thank you for helping me, I hope that god returns to you 2 times the amount that you donate.
I’ll admit it; I made a big mistake several years ago. I lost my career in IT to off-shoring. After trying my best, I could not find permanent, full-time work in the IT field. I then decided to return to college and start a new career. It was the biggest mistake of my life. The cost of my degree is currently $74,678.96 and it’s growing by $11.97 a day with compounded interest. I did get my BS in accounting and I do have a job in accounting, but the wages are so low that I never will be able to pay this loan off. In addition to that, I am 58 years old. I have an arthritic knee, heart trouble, and no savings. My wife and I do not even have enough money to bury me should I pass away. On top of that, because of our age, we are spending an ever increasing portion of our income on health care. With today’s high deductible insurance plans, that is becoming an ever increasing portion of our household budget. On our current insurance plan the deductible is $6,650 each, $13,000 total. We cannot afford anything better. My student loan payment is making it difficult to meet these deductibles. Also, if, God forbid, I was to die, my wife would be left with having to pay off my student loan. I’ve always had life insurance provided by my employer, but my current employer does not offer that benefit, and with my heart condition I cannot afford to get the amount of life insurance necessary to pay off my student loan in the event of my death.
Due to the loss of my IT career we had to dip into my retirement fund just to make ends meet. What is left is nowhere near enough to retire on and my student loan payment makes it impossible to set aside any money for retirement.
I really hate to beg like this, it makes me feel like a total failure. I was brought up to always carry my own weight, to always pay my debts. Now I am reduced to begging for the money I need so that this burden does not follow me to the grave. This is really my only chance to eliminate this debt, to prevent my wife from having to deal with this if I were to die, and have a chance at retirement within the next ten years.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity.
I am a 18 year old Asian female born from immigrant parents and I’m stuck in a financial pit. My parents are divorced. My mother recently remarried and is in a different state. My father, remarried and then separated with a baby boy. My father doesn’t want to help me financially. He’ll pay rent for a roof over our heads but that’s pretty much it. We don’t have a father and daughter bond. I want to get out of this low class loop by becoming successful. My current goal in life is to become and architect and build my own home eventually. Unfortunately I have to put that on hold.
I was an A+ student and student body president in middle school. I enjoyed my life so much during that time of my life that I had a hard time struggling to adapt to high school. One day me and my father got into an argument because my father’s now ex-wife decided that I needed some discipline from not going to school or sleeping on time. I was told how much that I was a stupid and incapable child because my dad didn’t understand what mental health was. I was struggling with social anxiety in a new environment. That one argument turned my life upside down and I developed depression. I went through so much to get to where I am today. Depression is still in me but not as strong as before. I still get social anxiety from time to time but I’ve also learned to step out of my comfort zone. I like to get things done because it’s the best stress reliever.
Having gone through depression I’ve learned how it felt. I remember time stopping for me. Everyday went by but I felt like nothing was changing or happening for me. I hated that feeling so much I decided to start taking action and get rid of it. And so, I continue living. Got a job at a fast food place working 30+ hrs a week as a 17 year old. Payed more attention to my mental health my family. When I had graduated school I went to a community college with intentions to get my AA and transfer to a University to continue my education to become an Architect. That was when all my troubles began. Although I was living with my father, I was always at my mother’s place because that was my way to work and school. My sister got married and my mom also got remarried within the same month. My mother moved with my other siblings to the east coast to join her husband, and I back to my father’s. At this time I had a driving permit but not a license yet. I had to take lyft from home to school and back then on the very same day from home to work everyday. I wasted about $200 each week, half my paycheck at the time, each week for 2 months for transportation. After that I finally got my license on my first try. I drove my father’s second car, a chevy suburban 97’, for about 7 months and finally started driving an old car my dad had got for me. My car is currently broken somewhere. This all happened in less than a year
My car is a Honda accord 01’ with 280,000 miles. A used car that was fixed by my dad for me. The first time I drove it I realized how unsafe I felt in it. The transmission would stall as I was accelerating. The temperature for my engine was always on high. It felt like the car could die anytime. The car is a gift for me from my dad as a 18th birthday and graduation gift from my dad. It’s not that I’m not grateful. I’m the only one out of my other 5 siblings to get a car from him, so I’m grateful about it. But I know he can do better.
During this time I was receiving monthly mail for my ambulance bill which was $2,400. One year ago I had acute lower back pain and inflammation from working too much, too hard. I ended up in the ER. On my way out I was told that my father’s insurance, for some reason, couldn’t be processed for payment. I ended up paying that bill, around $1,700, a few months later using some of the income tax I had received. Only to be sent an ambulance bill of $2,400 soon after. I couldn’t go to my dad and say, “Hey dad, I have an ambulance bill of $2,400 because I ended in the ER from lower back pain.” To him I’m too young to experience back pain. Instead of empathy, I knew he would only feel disappointment because I was a burden. For some reason I, his own daughter, was a burden. So I kept quiet. To this day he still doesn’t know. March 2019 I sent in a check of $2,400 to the bill collectors….. I took my entire savings and all my money just to pay it all. I took the cash on the side that I have for emergency. Coins from my piggy bank. All my savings in my bank. Gathered them all and sent the check. I was only left with $300 in total. I also payed $500, using my credit card, to fixed the broken brakes in my father’s Chevy because he always waited to long and I was not willing to risk my life in such a big car.
I’m so tired of having to worry about my financial status. I decided to stop community school and go to a vocational school for medical assisting. The quickest way for me to get money was to become certified first in a good paying field. Doing so I had to resolve with taking a detour and putting my dreams on hold no matter how long it took.
The past two months have been so difficult. I found a school. Applied and only had financial aid and tuition left. During the financial aid process, I came across so many walls. Obtaining my father’s paperwork was difficult due to the fact that I was home when he was working and he was home while I was at work. Within two weeks of school, if I did not finish my financial aid and loans I would be dropped out of school. I finally broke down after doing all this alone. I realized that my dad is not willing to help me. He told me that he would did not want to help me by taking a loan out for me. Even though I know he can. He cared more for his self than me. Probably cause I looked like my mom or because I’m a daughter but he did not seem to care as much. He is more selfish than any person I know in this world. Every weekend he is gone somewhere with a different girlfriend every few months. He has all the material things he needs or wants. While I work a 32 hours a week at a fast food place for minimum wage. Him being so unwilling to help, I had to reach out to one of my brothers who just barely graduated from college not too long ago. In the end, I ended up with the student loan of $11,717.77 for the next 5 years. I never asked for this. I never wanted loans. But I had to in order to change my life for the better. To make things better my car died the very next day after I finished my financial aid. I honestly want to junk the car. I believe it would be a waste of money to try and fix it. But I don’t have enough money to even buy a new car.
I’m asking for help in paying my student loans and helping me buy a new car. My school is currently 20 mins from my home. And my work place is eating away at my sleep, study, and time. I live everyday wishing for a miracle.
My name is Maria. I am 22 years old. Trust me when I say I wouldn’t be here writing this if it wasn’t a serious situation. I recently graduated from Valencia College and I was offering this awesome job, which I thought for me, I was going to earn more money that the current job I had did. I thought that my life was heading great and that my future was going to be so bright. Until, it took an odd and dark turn to the worst. The job that I started that they said I was going to earn more turn out to be a lie. The benefits and promises that they offer me were false statements. When I started working at my new job, which was marketing/customer service company, the stuff they had said earlier were faked. That’s another story to tell at another time. From that horrible experience has left me with no job and expenses to pay which I was going to pay off with the new job earnings but that was never going to happen. I tried to get interviews for more jobs, even to do food service and I told myself that I was never going to do that again. I am unemployed now with debt of $10,153 and over-due expenses which are $2,179.93 to the dot. I tried to ask my parents to help me out a little bit but they are also in debt as well. And my parents did try to help to the point that my father took our loans (twice) and took out his retirement funds just so I can at least pay for my car and phone. I don’t know what to say. The goals that I has made for myself has all been flush down to the toilet. I really don’t what to do right now. By this time, I should have moved out and pay for my parents because they have sacrifice so much for me and try to get them started on their retirement but instead I am filling them with more stress and debt then they can ever bare. I am in just in financial crisis that my bank account is at -$22.35. I have honestly no money in my bank account. So please for the goodness in your heart, donate so I can at least pay for my expenses and debts and also pay my parents so they are not in more stress than it is.
Here is my PayPal link: paypal.me/mreyesdiaz27
Anything, like $5 or $10 or anything is good for me. Its just a started so I don’t get in trouble with the government. Thank you for your time and have a bless day.
Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post.
After a difficult few years, I am looking forward to starting university later this year and hopefully turning my life around with a brand new start.
For the past couple of years I have struggled with severe anxiety and depression. This first began when I witnessed an accident in which a close family member died, followed by the breakdown of a long term relationship, and then my parents separation, which resulted in one of my parents becoming very unwell and suicidal.
Many people experience life events like these, and many people experience much, much worse. However, for me, this really took a huge toll on my mental health and for a long time I have found it difficult to hold down a job. I try my very best to work as much as I can, but often have to take time off or leave jobs when I start finding it difficult to cope and having panic attacks at work. I am currently in therapy which I hope will help me to overcome my difficulties once and for all. I’ve already made progress but I’ve still got a long way to go, and so for a little while longer I will be struggling financially.
It is for this reason that I am hoping to raise some money towards my tuition fees and living costs at university. I am excited that I’ve gotten a place on my chosen course and really see this as a way out for me right now. I have done a lot of work on myself and have really pushed myself to get to the point where I feel well enough to start studying. I am ready to start something new and get my life back on track. However, I am afraid that I will struggle to work as much as I need to while I’m away in order to make my rent or afford the things that I need, such as a laptop. It would be really great if I had some money saved towards the first couple months rent, so that I have some time to sort myself out and settle in once I get there.
I really appreciate any help, however small, although it is of course not expected.
Thanks so much again for taking the time to read my post. If you’d like to help me, my paypal link is:
I’m a college student that started out as a business major since I thought it would help me get a job in the future. After things weren’t doing very well and I wasn’t enjoying my classes, I felt the need to try something new. Now I am a 4th year majoring in Communications with a minor in Cinema TV Arts. Since starting my college career, I made it my goal to study abroad. One of my biggest dreams has been to study abroad in South Korea. This upcoming semester, I was accepted into the fall term to study in Seoul. I have worked so hard to study the language as well. It is the perfect opportunity to see a good balance of entertainment and tourism which my concentration is. This program would be my last opportunity to study abroad before I graduate. I have gone from a 2.09 GPA to a 2.92 GPA in a year and a half. On top of the fact that I had been working two jobs for half of that time. I had to quit one of them to fully commit to my school. At one point I was taking six classes which helped bring my GPA.
Unfortunately, I owe around $2500 on my credit card. For some, it isn’t considered a lot, but for me it is. I do have a great job, but there are some complications with the work hours. I can’t work more than 55 hours a month which isn’t much when I have expenses each month. I have tried paying it off since the beginning of the year. The semester turned out with me not working as much due to the fact that I needed to focus on my classes to maintain my GPA to study abroad. I’m considering a second job but that would cancel my plans of taking an intermediate Korean language course this summer. This debt has been interfering with my plans about taking classes over the summer and caused huge stress to me as well. I don’t rely on my family as my mom is the main caretaker since my father passed away thirteen years ago. I don’t want to add more stress on to her. She has been working two jobs since and it barely makes enough for us. Any donation I receive means the world to me and I thank you for your help.
Anyone who is reading this is hopefully doing so because they have an interest in donating money to me. It is because of that, that I feel it is only fair and appropriate that I be completely honest.
From an early age, and up until I was 17, I was sexually molested by uncle. The pain from these experiences, the embarrassment of finally speaking out, the consequences of the trial, the aftermath of it all, and never seeking help for dealing with and processing what happened to me are the reasons why I have not been able to have a normal functioning relationship.
Still, I lived life as normally as possible and decided to better myself by pursing a degree. It was at my university where I met someone and after some time, attempted to have a relationship with them. Our first time having a consensual sexual experience together resulted in me rethinking, reliving, and re-feeling the past experiences with my uncle. I fell into a depression shortly after, began missing classes, started self harming, and contemplated suicide. It was only after the constant prompting of some friends that I started to go to counseling.
It was there that I was diagnosed with depression and PTSD. My counselor and I both decided that the best move for me would be to medically withdrawal from the semester, and I did so. However, and unbeknownst to me, this resulted in a hold being placed on my account for the sum of $3,980.
I have moved back home since then and wanted to continue pursuing my degree, as I am a senior and close to finish. I had intended to transfer to the university near my home town, but am now unable to as I can not send them my transcript until I pay the hold from my previous university.
I have been applying to jobs, but I live in a rural area where there is little to no openings and have had no luck. If you can find it in your heart to donate to my cause in any amount, I promise you that that full amount will go only towards paying off my hold. If you leave a way to contact you, I will update you on my progress towards my goal and provide proof once my hold is finally cleared.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I like many others have what seems to be insurmountable student loan debt. I graduated college in 2001. I went to a for profit college, that promised a degree. Well I did get my degree, but I cannot transfer any credits anywhere. So although I can say I have a degree in computer networking, it is pretty much useless. That college was sued for lending money to people like me, but I missed the boat on that one. I found out years after the fact.
I racked up over 40k in student loan debt, and over the years, it did default once. I have since recovered, after a year of garnishment. Although I am currently behind, I am not in default. Yet..
I am a single person, and have never been married, so I only have my income to work with, which is not a lot. I have been in the medical field for approximately 17 years. Starting as a Paramedic on an ambulance, now I work in an emergency room. Although people think Paramedics get paid good, some do, some don’t. I fall in the some don’t category. I make less than 40k a year, I have a mortgage, car payment, insurance, and all the other bills that come with living alone.
Those who know, choose each pay period, which bills to pay and which to put on hold till next payday. Its very exhausting.
Although I do have a car payment, I am currently consigning it at a car lot, so I can save an extra 400 a month without the car or insurance payments once it sells. But until then I still am paying.
I can squeak by on my pay with out the student debt looming over me, those government sorts are mean, if they want their money they will get it without regard for the borrower.
Thanks for reading and thank anyone in advance who can help.
Hello kind patrons of the internet,
My name is Nora. I never thought I would ever be in a situation like this. The weight of college loans looming over you while you finish your bachelor’s degree, study for the MCATs (in order to maybe get a scholarship to Medical school, fingers crossed!), work two jobs, and attempt to maintain a sound level of sanity, is absolutely draining. I feel as though I will live my entire life enslaved by debt and working to pay it off as opposed to doing focusing fully on doing my part to give back to the world I live in. $26,000. That’s the number that rings in my ears throughout the day as I tutor, as I sit at my work desk trying to focus on the task at hand. That’s the number that will prevent me from helping my family of 7 move out of the two bedroom apartment we’ve occupied for the last 14 years.
That’s the number that will prevent me from taking over the bills once I graduate so that my dad can stop working 6 days a week with his worsening health driving hanging like a noose around all our necks. It’s amazing that, to someone who is blessed enough to never worry about finances, $26,000 is like pocket change. But $26,000 is the number that will give my mom’s depression and diabetes all the power it needs to spike her blood pressure and hasten her decent into self-loathing for not “doing enough.” The truth is my parents have always done all that they can. But unfortunately, we live in a time where a person can work full time and still not make enough money to sleep easily at night.
I am currently trying to sell my artwork and write for websites (two hobbies that have helped me stay sane through it all) as a freelancer just to help ends meet but I cannot even begin to explain how barren that desert is. I’ve added some pictures of my drawings for you all to take a look!
As I get closer to my goal of becoming a physician who can help people without asking them if they can afford for me to save their lives, I realize more and more, the value of lending a helping hand whenever and if ever we can. I hope to see the day when I can help others the way that so many people have helped if even with a smile that made my day better.
If you can help me craft and get aboard a lifeboat before this growing ocean consumes me and my family, I hope that I can one day help you back directly or indirectly. If you have your own struggles and cannot help financially, just know that your reading this and being aware that there are people in need no matter where in the world you go, is more than enough. I hope that if you ever do come across someone in need of help when you are able to lend ahead, that you will lend your hand and remind us all that there is still good in the world.
I know this probably doesn’t seem as extreme as many cases but it’s been especially tough trying to raise and have our family move past the low-income status. When my mom, sister, aunt, and I migrated from Asia to America, we came to visit my very ill grandfather (my aunt and mom’s dad). He had stage 4 lung cancer. By the time we got to him, we only had 4 hours to talk and see each other until he passed away. His passing began an unhealthy, passive-aggressive relationship between my immediate family and relatives. After his passing, my relatives became very condescending and lacked any empathy towards family. This forced my mom to work 2 jobs in order for us to move out of, whom I will call my evil grandmother‘s (one of my grandfather’s sibling) house. By the time this happened, my sister and I still being too young to work, my mom had to continue working 2 jobs in order to make ends meet using my late grandfather’s jeep that was slowly breaking down. Of course, with the lack of money, we couldn’t get that jeep fixed fully. But anyway, my mom did eventually want to get a higher paying job so she went back to finish her college degree. But by doing that meant having to pay tuition with the money we don’t have. This meant applying for financial aid. When my mom decided to go back to school was the time my sister had also started going to college which meant more loans. Two years after that, I had started going to a school. And because my mom wanted the best for my sister and I, getting accepted into a UC was huge. We took it. Yet again, even more loans. By the end of it all, I alone have accumulated roughly $30,000 worth of loans for doing 4 years at a UC… Add two more people with loans… plus interest fees. It’s hard to even comprehend right now how to live with loans, rent, insurance(s), food, etc. I don’t even have a car right now so getting to work just to make sure I can pay rent, save enough money for a second-hand car, and send some money to my mom… It’s too much. I’m asking for help. I need it. My family needs it. For the most part, I just need help to purchase a car so I can get to my jobs more efficiently cos the commute from one or the other hinders me from doing more hours. I need some help to maybe pay off my mom’s and sister’s loans at least since their grace period year has ended.
First, let me start off by saying Thank you for reading and even considering to help me in my time of need. I am a humble military mom and wife. It has been a blessing to be a part of the military community but it is also stressful living a busy military life. My husband has deployed MANY times and with all our family being over 3000 miles away, this became difficult to juggle being a working mother and even harder to start and continue my nursing education. At times, I had to decide whether to pay for daycare so I could work or finish a semester of school. Having 3 jobs at one point, just to finish a semester of school was the most taxing point of my nursing education. But this has never slowed me down, it has actually given me more drive to get closer to my destiny. Since August of 2016 I have strived to get “A’s” and passed with a 3.5 GPA or higher each semester. I am proud to say, that I have completed all my prerequisites to begin Nursing school.
Nursing school is expensive and even with scholarships and grants, the financial burden has taken a toll. I have been in the medical field for over 15 years. Since I was 15 years old, I had been a CNA and throughout the years I have held various types of mental health and medical health positions. During the course of my positions, I have always been told I should become a Nurse or teach something in the medical field. (I tend to have a knack at explaining difficult subjects in an easier way.) I’m a hands-on person, so of course I chose to become a Nurse. I don’t regret the long journey I took to get to this point in my life. It has given me wonderful opportunities to work with nurses and doctors that helped me peer into the world of medicine. I have even had the pleasure of witnessing 3 live births and even cutting the cord on one. I knew I was meant to be a Maternal Nurse, delivering babies or even to feel the rush as an Emergency Room Nurse that experiences everything.
Many people can become a Nurse but very few have the passion and patience to actually BE a Nurse. Healing hands are my gift and I would love to share that gift with the world and become one of the best Nurses my patients and clients have ever seen, met and have the privilege of being under my care. Quality over quantity. Thank you.
If you would love to help, I’m seeking to raise $100,000 for school, books, and traveling expenses. I will be grateful with any donation your heart deems fit. My pay pal is paypal.me/MsDiva83
Hello! First and foremost, thank you for taking the time out to read my post. I am, literally, begging for money because I am unable to pay off my student and medical debt. I know everyone pretty much has student loans this day in age but because I work 60-70 hours a week, “I make too much money” to qualify for a repayment plan. In reality, I barely even make enough for monthly bills. The reason I need to pay off my debt is so I can continue my education. I want to obtain my doctoral degree in social work so I can help others. However, the school I am trying to get into, will not allow me to have an exuberant amount of debt. Between my student loans and my medical bills, I have about $70,000.00 in debt. My medical bills are due to a sinus surgery I had to have this past September (it was medically necessary due to not being able to breathe but insurance only covered a portion). One of these bills have already been sent to collections, another just came in the mail and is over $2000 itself, and the others are between $300-$500. I can’t afford my monthly bills, let alone the payments on these as well as my student debt payments. If I am given the opportunity to obtain these funds and pay off all of this debt, not only will it help me to achieve my future career, but it will also allow me to help others in need, just like myself, once I graduate. Anything helps and I am grateful for you even reading the short version of my story!
To whom it may concern,
I come from a humbled family. Both of my parents are immigrants. They escaped violence in Guatemala during the early 80’s to seek a better life. My parents are now legal citizens in the United States who have sacrificed so much for me to be in a position to better my life and ultimately have a life they never had. Graduating college is a great accomplishment that many strive for. Young students all over the world dream to one day be able to enter a great institution that will set them up for life. For many, college is simply not attainable due to insufficient funds or the lack of necessary resources needed to apply and enroll. Being in a position to be able to attend a university is something I will always be grateful for. Being accepted to university, especially the one I have dreamt of enrolling to, is one of the greatest feelings I could have ever felt. Well, those feelings quickly disappeared upon knowing the major debt I was getting myself into. I was aware of the investment that I bestowed upon myself so dropping out was never really an option. There were many times where I wasn’t sure if continuing my education was worth all of the debt I was getting myself into. There were also times where my family wasn’t qualified to take out student loans, but somehow my parents found a way to come up with the money, even if it meant selling valuable items or taking up extra shifts so I could apply for my classes. My motivation to finish college came from all of the support my family has given me in pursuing my goals and dreams. In the Spring of 2019, my hard work and dedication paid off. Those ecstatic feelings I once had when I first got accepted, all came back when I received my diploma. All the sacrifices my parents had made were not taken for granted. I graduated with a degree in Communications through media. Unfortunately for me, I do not receive financial help from my parents anymore due to the loans they had to co-sign for me, putting them in a place where they are not financially stable enough to help me. I write to you, whomever you may be, in search of financial assistance. This financial assistance will not only help pay for student loans but will also help me to eat and survive for the time being. I am currently applying for jobs and have had two promising interviews thus far. I no longer live with my parents for they are to far away from my university and the travel for them is exhausting being that they are nearing their retirement age but will not be seeing retirement anytime soon. This donation will be taken with sincere gratitude in that it will serve to help me in a time of need. If you feel compelled enough to even donate as much as $1 that donation will be taken with great appreciation. Anything helps and these donations will also serve for me to pay it forward to the communities that surround me and that I was raised in. My goal is to get a job in an underprivileged community as a mentor or communication specialist that can reach out to the marginalized youth and guide them through their journey as they also seek assistance and help. God bless and may your journey bring you peace and love.
A broke first generation college grad
Hi, I’m currently a second-year college student. I’m running low on funds to pay off my fees. I’m working part-time to support myself but the pay isn’t a lot. I’ve been trying to find another better paying job, but it is not easy. My classes are not fixed; the schedule varies from week to week. Most of the jobs I found have fixed working days.
My dad has problems paying bills, so they’ve been racking up and are months overdue. I’ve been trying to pay them off for him on top of my own bills, but at this rate that I’m going I’m afraid that I won’t be able to anymore. We’ve gotten our electricity and water cut before. He is getting old and I am his only child so there’s no one else to help. I need to get that college degree to get a good paying job in order to support him in the future.
Plus, my health insurance is due for yearly payment next month. Right now, I don’t have enough money to pay for it. I’m afraid it will be cancelled if I didn’t make the payment on time. I don’t think can’t make do without it. At least in the event in which I got into an accident or something I have something to fall back to.
I’ve tried other ways to get some extra money. I’ve been doing surveys online, they don’t pay much, but at least it is something. I even tried to sell my stuff away at lows prices to get money. I’m kind of in a tight spot right now. I’m bringing packed lunch/ sandwiches to school and work in order to scrimp on a little more money, but transportation alone cost me around $80 every month. With transportation, daily necessities and bills every month, honestly, I’m not left with much savings. I’m basically living paycheck to paycheck every month.
Below is my paypal link. Would really, really appreciate if anyone, please, will be kind enough to provide some aid. Any amount, no matter how little, will be deeply appreciated. Thank you for your time.
To whom it may concern,
I am not going to pretend I am in a dire financial situation. I am not. I have a job, going to school part time, and have a little bit of familial support.
But I have a pitch: debt is a bitch. I currently have a substantial amount of student loan debt. All I am asking is for a little bit of help tackling it.
Here’s a bit about me: both the light and the dark. I am a business finance major, I work as a vocal teacher for kids, I love exercising daily and eating healthfully. I am in a committed relationship and I enjoy hanging out with friends and connecting with my family over the phone.
My life hasn’t always been so great though. I grew up in a loving family and a supportive environment. My health has been my biggest challenge. And boy what a challenge it was.
Short version? I was sick with pneumonia for five years. Undiagnosed. It wreaked havoc on my immune system, and I essentially missed out on all of high school. I had to undergo incredibly painful treatment for a year before starting college.
After starting college the mental health ramifications of my illness hit. I was depressed, suicidal, anxious…it was dark (again, this is the short version).
I am doing better now with help. I’m excited for the future. I never thought I’d be as successful as I am today (healthy, happy, 3.8 GPA, working a job I enjoy). I have big ambitions and no doubts that I will be able to achieve them.
So I just ask for a bit of support on the way to my dreams. Even a small gift can go a long way. I would love to be able to graduate debt free so I am free to pursue exactly what I want; what’s the point of living anyway?
I hope this message appeals to you and your generous heart:) Thank you for reading.
Hello. My name Octavies Keels and I am 19 years old. I am currently about to be a Junior at SIUC and I have been going through the worst this past year. I had moved into my own place on campus in August of 2018. I had a nice job going while I was attending school but then everything change dramatically. I had to quit the job I had for many of reason. I had to be at work at 7am for 10 to 12 hours, come home, go to sleep, wake up, go to school, come home and go to sleep, wake up and be at work at 7am. And so on. I had work and school every other day and I barely had time to do my homework and my grades were starting to drop. I got sexually harassed at work by a 31 year old man and the job was racist to everyone who wasn’t Hispanic because I worked in a warehouse and it was ran by Hispanic people. So I had to quit. I had no way to pay my rent, or my electric bill, my school tuition, gas, food, or nothing. My bf and my mom helped my out by chipping in and I was always making late payments on everything and my credit score dropped tremendously because I was issuing credit from credit cards also to help pay off things. I had got a small job in campus but it was not helping me get by because I was only making around $300 every two weeks. Right now I have almost $2000 of credit to pay off, $200 of electric bill, $600 of car fixtures. If anybody would please by mind enlighten and help me off my feet. Iv duh myself in this hole for an entire year and I’m currently still trying to find another job for the summer. I don’t know where I am going to live next semester if I don’t get a job ASAP. I need about $3000 to help me get off my feet that is all I need and I would appreciate anything and would be very thankful. I don’t know what else to do at this point. Once I get a job I will do anything in my power to try to make small payments here and there to pay you back. I have been going through so much with school and I had been put on academic probation because my grades have dropped because I have been so stressed. I am only 19 I didn’t know that I could go through so much stress at this age. Thank you so much. https://paypal.me/okeels
A day of peace … where closing my eyes doesn’t stir up every past due bill, every childs need, how I fall short everyday as a wife, a mother, a daughter and a friend. I am 46 married and have been with my husband now for about 20 years. We have 8 kids, 3 of which are adults and working, 2 of which are going to college one about to graduate high school, one entering high school and one just finishing up Kindergarten. I love my family…I love what I have, which is not much in monetary value, but beyond measure in emotional value. The joy comes so short as I just want to be able to take care of my family without the worry of that I will lose my car or lose our shelter or even worse lose our health. My needs are those of everyone else so its hard for me to say that my needs are so much more important. I am now in debt over $15000 my car just got repossessed today, we’ve been renting our home, because we fell into the 2008 Foreclosure home market meltdown and my husband was laid off from his job at that time. Now although 3 of our children are adults and working, 2 are away at college and we have only the knowledge to do our best to take care of them while they do so in hopes that they will get that education we work for them to receive and give themselves a better life, so unknown to them, we pay their rent, buy their groceries, pay their utilities and their books as it puts us deeper in debt, because for us at the moment their livelihood is the foremost importance. I have 3 daughters after those 2 in college who also have needs for sports and just growing up, and then there are the things that should be at the forefront, the car payments, the past due utilities, the car registrations, the credit card payments all pushed to their limit and beyond the point of repair, thus todays punch to my chest, that took all the air out of me and had me wishing for God to just take me away…walking out to pick up my daughter from school and finding the car repossessed. Knowing the day was coming but praying and working to find a way that never came…Its the worst feeling because, its not just me that I am working for to keep things in order. It’s my 8 kids, my husband, my parents who also live with me. I don’t know what else to add here, just that I hope there is someone here that may see my story and know this story and hopefully help me get to where they are at. Just a day of peace, where I can one day have at least enough to breathe and enjoy thoughts of “what can I do to help someone that is where I was”….just want to close my eyes at the end of the day and only see black…..
I don’t really know where to start, so I’ll just start by introducing myself. My name is Sandra. I am from California… born and raised, and I am writing this request today because I do not know what else to do. Growing up and still to this day my family has always struggled with money (which a lot of people do). I’ve always accepted that once I became an adult, that would be the same for me. After years of struggling to find a job… I finally did and have been working steadily for 2 and a half years.
Although I love my job and the people that I work with… it is not my passion. For a long time I didn’t know what I wanted to do as far as a career. After some time I have finally figured out who I am and what I want to do with my life. I have one passion in this world and it is to spend my life caring for animals and their well-being. It literally fills my thoughts on a daily basis… that is how passionate I am about it. So I decided on a career path… a career in the veterinary field. I found a school with a great veterinary assistant program super close to my job which is perfect because if I went to that school two of my work days would sort of overlap with two of my school days so I would basically only have about an hour to get to work after class.
The only problem is, is tuition is $16,000 and I definitely don’t have that kind of money. I definitely do not want to take out a student loan because it was a nightmare paying off the one I took out years ago and I don’t want that again. I have been thinking about this every day and I don’t know what to do. Being so close to what I want but not being able to reach it because of money has been making me depressed. I have begun to feel so lost and angry. I don’t want to give up because this is my dream and there is something in me that just won’t let me give up.
So I started googling to see all of my options when I saw this website mentioned in an article that I was reading. I thought to myself “this is interesting” I didn’t know this existed. I mean I know about gofundme and other similar platforms, but I never knew something like this existed. Now I can see my dream come back into focus… a way to reach my goal, to start living my passion. In conclusion, I just want to say thank you for taking time out of your day to read this.
It’s a big title, but it’s what it’s mostly about. There’s so much I could add to this, but I will try to keep it as short as possible.
My name’s Nicole and I’m already a 20+ year old. College is forever a struggle and money-wise is an every-week challenge. With the little money I do get, about €20 euro a week. I put €10 euro away for saving and €10 to spend. Still doesn’t sound too bad, right? Well…
I still live with my parents, yes, I’m one of those old kids still living under their parents roof, however, there’s a catch. I’m living in the EU, but my parents are from an asian country, China to be precise. They fit the narrative of owning their own restaurant and having their children work for them.
You most likely have guessed it by now. I’m one of these children. My brother and I have always been working in their restaurant, without being paid. At first I didn’t think much of it as a child, but now I’ve grown older and still am working there… I spoke up one about it and luckily she decided to give me that €20 euro now, however, there was something else I discovered too. She obviously got angry and told me that I’m ungrateful, that I’m working here my entire life to pay off the food she bought for us to eat, the fact that I’m living in her house is part of it too.
So.. Why do I not stop? Just leave! Right? I wouldn’t be able to… One time I was really angry in the restaurant during work and I wanted to walk away to home, but my mom stopped me before I could and said: “If you want to leave, then don’t come back home. Give me your keys and leave instead.”
She indeed came at me with this and my world really felt crushed. I knew now that I have nowhere to go?
I don’t have any savings, maybe about 100 euro though? But that is impossible to be able to rent a little room with, no, even a hotel night would at least be €10 euro a day..
I could get another job, right? I actually considered doing this, but there’s some points that are already troubling me when thinking about having another job on top of the restaurant work and college.
- College is a 2 hour commute, which is 4 hours total a day. I travel, because it’s free to travel for students. Otherwise that would have been €50 euro a day. I go to college from Monday to Friday. I mostly have to leave the house at 7-9AM and come back home between 5-8PM
- Work is usually from Friday to Monday. I’m sometimes free on Monday. But the Monday is usually: coming back from college at 5PM and then having to work until 10PM… Not to even mention having to prepare for the next college day. The rest of the day I’m required to sit at the restaurant to help in case it gets busy. But I believe she simple asks me to come so she can keep an eye on me.
- We live in an area in which a lot of tourists come. You know those Summer Holidays we all long to? Sadly my entire summer is working from 11AM to 10PM in the restaurant. HOWEVER! For this work I actually get €200 euro for the entire summer! Can you sense I’m totally happy with that? Ha… Usually this money goes to being able to pay my college fees or any new books for a subject. That is usually about €300 euro though, so I have to ask my mother to pay instead and I’ve to give back the €200 euro…
It’s just frustrating to already imagine to have another job added on top of this “job” I’m not even being paid for. You can see my amount of free-time to include this job even, is almost next to none.
However, there’s always been someone who has been helping me so much. He paid for some of my favorite snacks and helps to keep me sane.
This is why I’ve been trying to find different ways to get money… Perhaps it’s seen as bad from me to beg, or even lazy? I am aware of people to be working even longer and more… So I feel slightly bad for begging, but I feel like I’m becoming more and more desperate now that summer is coming closer and I’m already fearing those exhausting days. I happened to stumble upon this site and as fishy as it looks like or even how unsure I am that this could be legit.. I suppose trying it out never hurts?
Any money I would get, will straight go to my saving account and eventually be saved up to the point where I can rent my own little apartment or room of which I’ve seen there’s definitely some of these for about 150 euro a month, however, usually with a deposit to be paid first. I would already be so glad if I can rent a place for at least 6 month or a year. I’m pretty sure within that time I will be able to find myself a part-time job.
There’s a problem though.. I do not even know how much other jobs even earn and will it even be enough to pay rent, food and college? I’m afraid I might even have to stop college… I’m in my 2nd year of a Communication and Multimedia design study and I’ve already been slightly struggling. So if things get to the point of me having to choose what to do, I will most likely decide to save money by stopping with college, but the thought only already makes me devastated…
I read it’s recommended to state an amount I need, but I’m not even aware how much I need to at least start with, being able to move out the house in my own place. The only problem I have with being able to do this, is money…
Lets say, we make the rent €200 a month. The Deposit is usually one time rent as well. First payment would be €400 euro. Rent for at least 1 year? 200×12= €2400 minus one month, it would be €2200 for a year, right?
One college year is exactly €2060 euro. There’s two years left after my 2nd, so this would be €4120 euro. There’s most likely going to be books, but I’m pretty sure, that if I’m already working an actual job where I actually earn money per hour, I would have no problem paying off the books myself. Not only that, I really have to pay my friend back. I know he isn’t asking me to pay it back, but I definitely should. This has no haste, so I don’t have to ask an amount for this and simply save that up while I’m working. My little brother is going through the same thing, but he’s actually been able to have a job himself. But due this, it’s me who has to work all the time in the restaurant. On top of all that, the money he’s earning from his work, he doesn’t even have access to it. His bankcard is taken by my mother and he’s only allowed to use it by asking for permission first.
€400+€2200+€4120= €6720 . . .
Just looking at this amount is unbelievable to me to even grasp I could have it. I really wish to achieve this amount of money, so that I can at least start the gears of moving out of the house and being the boss about my own schedule, money and be able to continue my college without a worry.
As of right now she has me in financial grasp and with that, I’m not able to do anything else than either working in the restaurant or sit at home to study for college. I’ve no time to do anything else, and my friends sometimes go out to eat, but of course, I never can come along. Except for one time, where I lied that I had to go to a “college dinner” I’m not sure if that’s even a thing, but she believed it. But to continue lying about where I go is not what I want. I’ve tried to be the best girl to my parents and hope she would give me more money, but she doesn’t see the “use” of giving me more money, which makes me think, she’s deliberately not giving me any.
So please, I thank you from the bottom of my heart to have read my story and even considering to give money or even the thoughts and hopes for someone else to be able to spare me some. I thank you for those thoughts.
I will try my best to continue working and still try to ask for payment for my work to my parents, because I’m already in my twenties, and have barely any savings and still not an income? Whereas so many of my friends started with part-time jobs next to high school and they would get an easy €300 euro a month. That just boggles my mind. Apologies for any mistakes in the text. I’m from a non-english speaking country. I’ve tried to type it all very simple as possible.
So from my calculation, €6720 would be the perfect amount to start. And if it’s okay to be a little bit selfish. I would love to ask a €100 extra, to give myself some new clothing… Yea, I don’t really get new clothing either and you know what? I’m in my twenties, and my mom still demands me to wear graphic pink shirts and just anything to hide my femininity. So being able to get me 2 pair of nice new jeans, probably about €20-€40 euro and with that just a couple of new tops I am good to go for another year.
Thank you very much once again and sorry for writing so much, but I’m trying every means to get money. I’ve even been trying to set up an online store by selling 3D models, but that requires time and I would love to get out the house before the new study year starts, or by the end of the year. Thank you, please take care and by no means feel obligated, because those with emergency medical bills are much more important and EU college payments aren’t as high as those in the US… I will do my best to keep my head up high!
PS. If you happen to donate and would like to have updates on where your money went or anything, do add to the paypal a note with your e-mail and I will definitely make sure to get back at you.
I am a 17 yr old Student, with ferocious ambition.
You said catch your attention. Perhaps in this moment my honesty is all I can give you for that request. Perhaps I’m here in an irrational whim to just see if my small star of hope can expand into a wonderful opportunity.
I simply come here with utmost honesty and humility.
I’ve been searching and searching for ways to gather finance to provide for a Young Academics’ Summer School in the Globe theatre I have received admission to after a screening process via statements as to why you should be selected from the course.
^ the link is for credibility.
It was a very pleasant surprise for me to be accepted. (I haven’t sent the admission letter due to the nature of my request as I’m sure you understand).
However, as you know, the reason I am here is due to me not having the finance that I initially had. My own funds I gathered for 10 months have gone towards family matters.
It’s been quite a blow to lose my finances due to unforeseen circumstances although I have no irritation from losing my time because well… my family’s security is paramount to any course or opportunity; within reason (let’s not get ahead of ourselves J)
The course fees are £800 & finance needed to travel back and forth to London for the duration is £300.
The total being £1100.
This opportunity would allow me to reconstruct invaluable networks and connections that I’ve already worked hard on getting. You could consider me one of those annoying people that cold call for volunteer opportunities, but I know exposure is the best experience you can ever get.
Please, consider my application.
I am fully aware of the astronomical amount of finance I require.
I would gladly accept any sum of money, even the notion of £0.01p is enough for me to know the motives of these sites and the philanthropists reading and giving.
Rather, I would be humbled at the notion of you even replying to my email.
Perhaps I may even have the cheek to ask if you ever feel a need to find a mentee.
I am 17% the most suitable option. The 83% left is for me to give back to you should the opportunity arise. If you wonder, why 83%. Those are the remaining 83 years I plan on remaining on this Earth, since I refuse to die until I’m 1 Century old. To gather the wisdom and drive you have for being part of this site.
Of course, I understand not everyone’s requests will be fulfilled.
I look forward to whomever will reply.
Thank you, one thousand & one hundred times. ;)
I am a Physician Associate Student in the UK. A physician associate is a relatively new healthcare role in the UK which aims to fill the demand for healthcare workers in the NHS. Physician Associates are able to do a lot of the tasks doctors are able to apart from prescribe (for the timebeing) and so are valuable in reducing the NHS workload also.
I have always wanted to work in healthcare and work in a rewarding career where I am helping improve the quality of life of others. I was overjoyed to have received an offer for a Postgraduate Masters in Physician Associate Studies course and have an opportunity to do so. Having a degree in a Life Sciences is necessary to qualify for this 2 year Masters course and I started straight after finishing my undergraduate degree.
Unfortunately the government have stopped funding the course costs. This has left a lot of us in a financially unstable position.
The course costs £9250 a year; accommodation costs are £5000 a year + placement travel and food leaving us to find £28500+ to be able to afford the course. The only funding available through the government is £5000 a year which doesn’t even cover tuition. There was a career development loan which works out as £5000 over two years also (this has sadly been discontinued this year and I wonder how future years are going to fund their studies) but this still leaves £8,500 left to find. Some universities are able to offer students a £2,500 bursary in the first and second year of the course. This still leaves us with £3500 left to fund +travel costs and living costs.
It is recommended that students don’t work alongside the course as it is full-time, Monday to Friday 8am-6pm. I have considered trying to get some part time work but since starting the course I have realised there is no way that I could have done so whilst keeping on top of my studies. I had also considered taking a year out to earn money before starting but if I had done that I would have not had access to the career development loan as the year of my offer was the last year this loan was being made available.
Furthermore my family have encountered financial difficulty and I wish I could support them like I could in my undergraduate degree by working a part time job but being unable to do so this time around is upsetting.
If I were to have the financial worry alleviated then I believe that I would perform much better as I wouldn’t spend so much time worrying. As a result have more time to put towards revision and be able to fully focus on becoming the best healthcare professional I can be.
I would greatly appreciate any help towards my tuition, rent, placement travel and food costs.
My Cash App username is: £PhysicianAssociate or $PhysicianAssociate
Thank you so much in advance to anyone who is able to help me in anyway, I am so grateful.
Hello…. this is hard for me to do….request assistance from a stranger with a kind soul and a marvelous heart but that is the predicament I am in, I thank you for listening to my plea and I hope that soon my woes will be behind me.
I moved from the Caribbean to the USA to build a better life for myself less than 2 years ago. At a time where my country was facing a drastic increase in crime and economic crises. I embarked on this journey solo. I am single, with no friends or family..no support. I arrived to the US and immediately plowed myself into finding a job and going to school to acquire my professional license in cosmetology. I thought it would be a good idea since the tuition is cheaper, less attendance required for completion and I would be able to find a second job to assist me in building my life. I was also able to find a job with a temping agency. 6 buses a day and 8 months later of a schedule from 7 am to 11 pm days, I completed school and obtained my first job working with a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and landed a full time job with another employer, combined with the income that I would acquire from my second job I thought my life was about to get better and my sacrifices, hard work and mental anguish was about to be over. I decided to pursue my dream of becoming an attorney and enrolled in college. I am pursing 2 degrees ( AAS Criminal Justice and BA Business Management). Unfortunately my pain just began when I started being discriminated against at the hotel, and made no money and was forced to quit when I found out I was pregnant. The stress and depression endured during this time caused a miscarriage along with other health issues. I was left with my full time job, which was not sufficient to cover my bills, rent, car payment and college. Determined not to give up I found ways to juggle my insufficient income in order to continue with school most times not knowing were money for groceries or gas would come from but I found ways to make it work. However not for long, I am now behind on several bills, still unable to find a second job and awaiting approval for financial aid which is delayed due to requirements for students educated abroad. I am in need of $1500.00 for tuition before my classes are dropped due to none payment and I would not be able to attend classes. For the generous souls, any extra funds given will go toward other bills and will assist me getting back on track.
Thank you for reading my plea. To the good Samaritan that provides assistance. Thank you!
My paypal link is:
Im reaching out to ask for help, like others on this site . Though it may be hard for me to do so, the fear of this daily struggle my life has become is much worse.
I suppose the best thing to help you understand my situation would be to in short, share my story. I’m a young single mother of four. I gave birth to my first child at 14, my third by the age of 17, and my last at age 20 .I grew up with a lot of abuse in every form, but pushed myself hard to never let that hold me down . Swearing to not subject my children to any of that abuse I managed to get my first apartment at age 14 before birthing my beautiful daughter. I went on to graduate high school, despite the lack of support from my peers and even managed to make it to college . Unfortunately the cost of daycare, transportation, college, singly supporting my family bared too much for me at that time. I put college on hold and settled for an job that was able to make ends meet at that time. When we were in an apartment, before my second daughter’s medical costs ( she was born with spinal bifida and accomping that was hydrocephalus), and before I truly knew what I desired our future to look like . I’m at a point now in my life where I would like to buy a home, return to college and obtain a career with opportunity of advancement and provide a much more financially secure life for my children. Unfortunately I don’t qualify for financial aid because my student loans I had taken out years ago are in default. They total to almost 30,000. I feel if I could take care of the previous loans I had, as well as having something set aside to ensure I don’t need to pull out more then I would be able to return working in a better suite career for our future. Going to college full-time will also interfere with me maintaining the current position I’ve held for almost 8 years now. So in total I’m asking for help raising a total of 40,000 to help me and my children with a future I otherwise couldn’t promise them. I also know that if ever, whenever, I am at a point to give in return, I would not turn my cheek on extending a hand to help another in a position such as my own.
It seems like no one else in my life can really help right now, so I’m now at your mercy. I’m an electrical engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh. I usually work and get scholarships/loans to pay for all my bills since my parents aren’t financially stable enough to support me, but I’ve had the most difficult year this past year on all fronts in my life. Financially, academically, mentally, socially, you name it. I chopped off one of my knuckles and had to get it stitched back on in the beginning of my fall semester last year, then sprained my ankle the following weekend, which crippled me just enough to not be able to write and forfeit the semester as a result. The lingering anxiety and depression from that semester continued to fester and snowball into the spring, causing me to fail all of my classes. I’ve literally gone to everyone for help. I’ve gone to people I didn’t even know existed at my university, I’ve gone to people I’ve become close to, and even my girlfriend. I’ve exhausted my network of people that could help. It’s unfortunate because I’ve helped many people in the past through the different organizations I’ve been involved in, community service, etc. I just want to help people all the time so much I tend to forget about myself. Now I’ve exhausted myself in all the categories I mentioned above. Please, if you could even spare a dollar or something, I’d be ever so grateful to you. Thank you.
*if you’re wondering why it’s called Juicy Pineapples, I tried to start a clothing brand to support myself but all I really have now is the website and some clothes. Feel free to support if you want!
Hello! My name is David. I don’t even know how to start my story.
At the moment, I study at a university in Prague (international student from Kazakhstan). My program is in English (not in Czech), so I have to pay tuition fees. My mom works really hard to earn money for my education. My dad lives with another wife and doesn’t provide us any help. I was helping my mom the first year and, as she thinks, I’m still helping her. I combined study and work. It was pretty hard for me, but I could not let my mom work so hard. Everything was good, I was a good student. Exactly until that moment when I met my new “friends”.
Then everything turned upside down. I started using drugs with my new company. So, as you understand, all the money that I earned and mom sent me was spent on drugs. This lifestyle continued for 3-4 months. Now, I owe 5.000$ to my university.
I never thought that this could happen to me. I was always a good student with good marks. Everyone thought that I would have a “great” future. Everyone still thinks that everything is fine. I found the strength to give up drugs. I found a new job, but I don’t have time to earn enough money.
Every night I fall asleep with tears. I scold myself for allowing myself to fall so low. I do not understand what made me bring myself to this.
Because of this situation, I often began to quarrel with my girlfriend. She doesn’t know anything too. It’s easy to hide everything from her because she studies in Vienna, Austria.
I really want to share this with my mom, girlfriend and my friend. But I can’t do this now. I will do it, but only when things get better. I can not disappoint them so much. They are very dear to me people. They believe in me and I can’t destroy their trust.
Even the people (good friends and classmates) around me in Prague think that everything is OK. It’s really hard for me to look into their eyes and lie.
I want to start over. I want to change everything. I want to get rid of this feeling. And I gave up the drug. Began to build relationships with loved ones. But now everything depends on finances. If I don’t find this $ 5,000, everything will go down the drain. This 5000 dollars is the last step in order to change everything and start over.
I really hope for your help. I’m desperate.
paypal.me/IllyaPlotnikov – this is my account registered on my friend’s name.
My name is Olivia and I am 23 years old just starting college to hopefully begin a career for myself and escape my abusive situation with my father. I grew up being tossed from my mother to my father and between grandparents. I suffered physical and emotional abuse as well as neglect from both of my parents and this has left me to raise myself out of the ashes and be my own advocate. I am desperately trying to remove myself from this vicious cycle. I struggle with Major Depressive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and ADHD and am trying to heal from trauma all while planning my future.
Money is currently my only obstacle from being free from the life I have lived so far. I have never known peace because I was born into a family who has done nothing but hurt me and it seems escape is impossible without outside aid. I am terrified of my father and have often wondered if he will kill me before I can escape him. My only way out is to find my own footing in this world via a career that can sustain me long-term. In order to do this, I need to be able to afford a degree. I do not want to be stuck like this any longer. I want to hold my life in my own hands for the first time and I would be grateful to anyone who could help me do so, even if it is only a few dollars towards my cause.
I have taken the first positive step towards my goals and registered for classes at my local community college. I will be studying Computer Science and am very excited for the first time in a very long time. I do have a job that I work my best at and as often as possible, but I cannot support myself as well as pay for school, especially by the deadline given (July 24th). I have about 2 months to come up with $3,548 for the fall 2019 semester (not including spring semester which I will also be paying this amount.) There is currently no way for me to save enough to meet this deadline and I would greatly appreciate any and all help.
My dream is to graduate school and be able to get a solid career so I can be self sustaining and leave this abusive home which I did not choose. Thank you so much to those who have read and considered my plea! Any amount will ultimately help me reach my goal! Love and blessings to you all.
My paypal is paypal.me/illumineo
I’ve been stuck in a rut for about 7-8 months now, and I’m completely out of money. I’ve maxed out my only credit card ($3500 limit, and I don’t want to own more than one credit card), and I also have debt to a university currently ($8018), preventing me from enrolling more courses. I had a pretty good credit score until I started racking up the balance on my account these past few months, and the stress of that crumbling right now makes my stomach turn. Back in January I had to put down my cat due to heart disease, and I was also in a car accident due to an ice patch, so those bills depleted most of the savings I still had left at the time. My tax refund this year went entirely towards my debts too.
I was out of a job at the end of July 2018, due to an office closure, so I decided to go back to college, earn a degree, and get a better job. I had no help receiving financial aid at the time, and my education loans were denied because my credit, while good, was supposedly too new to apply without a cosigner, and all my cosigner options were denied because of their bad credit. I made all A’s last fall, and had gotten my GPA up to where I could qualify for Federal financial aid, where I couldn’t for the Fall semester itself due to some poor grades years ago when I first attended college, but never finished my undergraduate.
I’m out of all options, and completely tapped out of all money resources at this point. I tried to better my life, but kept running into brick walls every step along the way. I’ve never been one to ask for money, even when I was younger. I’ve always worked for what I have, I’m just at the end of my ropes now.
Any and all support is greatly appreciated!
Any and all support is greatly appreciated!
Hello, my name is Caprice. I am a nursing student at Minneapolis Technical College studying to get my BSN. Accomplishing this degree is very important to me because I love helping people. I also want to be able to allow my parents to grow old in the comfort of their own home. Last year I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) I was prescribed several different medications before, my OBGYN was able to find one that helped control my symptoms. My symptoms included pain, serve depression, and also lack of motivation that kept me from being able to get out of bed many days. These symptoms caused me to be put on academic suspension a few semesters that also cause financial aid suspension. I have finally been prescribed a medication called metformin that worked wonderfully with keeping my symptoms under control. So last semester I enrolled in 2 classes that I had to pay out of pocket for. But unfortunately my car broke down, we had a bad winter this year, and I lost a very close loved one. Yet again this kept me from attending classes. I was able to withdraw from the classes but not in enough time to keep me from being billed for them. I was fortunate enough to have had a little money saved that was able to help me purchase a used vehicle and even help with some funeral expenses. With those expenses on top of monthly bills left me scrapped for cash. Now that have the proper medication, and with them working so well I was able to regain my ambition. I put together a plan, a strategy, and also created a team of supporters. Which includes peers, and reach out to my advisor from school. Also family members, free tutors provided by the school. I know that I will be able to accomplish a successful semester that will allow me to be removed from suspension. Both academic and financial, If there is anyone out there who is willing to lend a helping head, show some compassion, and sympathy. I can assure you that you will be contributing to creating one of the best nurses that vals to go over and beyond to help people maybe even you one day. So if you have a passion for helping people as well as I do? I am the perfect candidate and with your help of helping me raise $800 I will be able to continue to chase my dream. Thank you.
If you are able to help my paypal link is paypal.me/ChocO200. Remember you and/or one of your loved ones maybe in need of one of the best nurses one day, and I promise with your help I will be able to be just that nurse. If you feel the need to contact me please feel free via email.
Hello, my name is Andrew, I’m 33-years-old, and I haven’t always made the best choices. Since meeting my wife ten years ago I’ve been striving to better myself and those around me. My wife and I had our first child eight weeks ago, and she has become our world.
I’ll cut to the chase. I have acquired some debt that I desperately need to get out from under. I have worked full-time as a cook for the past nine years. The work is hard and the pay isn’t great, however the benefits are actually pretty decent so I need to keep the job for my family’s insurance.
In the fall of 2019 I plan to attend a technical college and pursue an Associate of Technology in the field of Control Systems Technology. I will be going $25,000-$28,000 in debt in student loans, but it will be worth it in new job opportunities and a better salary.
Before taking that plunge into the great unknown, I’d like to get out of the debt I’m currently in, in an effort to start with a “clean slate”. I am trying to raise $6000, that will nearly cover my credit card debt and a small student loan that I took out when I was doing my undergrad classes at Community College. Once I hit $6000 I will close the fundraiser. I know this may seem insignificant to some but with my pay and the increase to insurance, along with potentially losing work hours when I start classes, an extra $6000 would take me years to raise.
On top of all this, I was recently in a car accident and my car was totaled. It was entirely the other drivers fault, and I am currently waiting on their insurance company to make me an offer. My car was pretty old and isn’t going to be worth much, but it ran fine and was essential for getting to work and back. I’m not looking for funding on the car, I’m just trying to further illustrate my current financial situation.
I know there are more worthy fundraisers you could get behind, but I would like you to consider mine. I’m just a regular hard-working person trying to better my life and I could use some help. Thank you to everyone, even if you just read this, thank you. Your generosity will not be forgotten or taken for granted, and I will pay this forward no matter how long it takes.
I have worked all my life as many hours as needed and as many days as possible to provide opportunities for my family. Yet, in the process fell prisoner of debt to pay for tuition, sports activities, even to represent our country in international competitions.
It is very difficult to make the decision to request the help and support of others since we’ve been taught it is detrimental to our image, it is a shame to recognize we need help beyond the four walls of our house, but there comes a time where to be able to breathe there is nothing more I can do. I need your help and support.
Mother of four, I have always worked 12+ hours a day to try to meet my families needs. School is extremely important since I see education as the gift I can provide to make their lives better. It has been number one priority way before fancy food, restaurants, clothing, housing, or cars. I have almost made it, if it wasn’t for the loans and credit card debt I have had to endure to be able to afford the costs of living and a good education.
Many sacrifices have been part of my situation. The toughest my own education. Many years have gone by and I have had to put my own school on hold to pay for theirs. At this point less than 10 days from having to pay tuition to enroll the next quarter courses, I am not sure how I will be able to stay in college or if I will start all. I am not sure if I am going to have to keep it on hold again. I am behind with school payments and it tortures me. I am working 12 +hours…and cannot make ends meet. Credit cards are due the 20th, and I just haven’t figured out what to do.
I work, and a lot. I just can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I live day by day, hoping for a bright future, knowing I can and I will, someday , somehow. But at this moment in time, what I am making is not enough to keep me afloat.
Banks are not an option because of the amount of debt. I have managed to make lasts months payment, but past the 14th of may, money coming in is not enough to make the card payments, but specially tuition (school and college).
If you have read this far I can assure you, that if you decide to support us, we are rich soil. Supporting our dreams of education and a debt free life that can be supported with our income will bring the greatest of joys and harvest to yours. I will share with you our academic and life success. You will be adding life to our family, just to enrich yours.
We are currently $55000 in debt, with $4000 in tuitions to finish the school year. I know and I really appreciate all your support. Know that I will keep working non-stop to make this work, and I will definitely pay it forward.
May your life be strengthens as much as you are strengthening ours. May your life be joyful and successful, overflowing with love and freedom.
Thank you for understanding, thank you for supporting us, thank you for adding to our life.
Hello, my name is Victoria I am in need of a little help. To tell you about myself I do work but I live pay check to pay check. I really want to do more than just work in a factory, I want career. Something that has always been an interest to me is real estate school.
Where I work now it’s not my ideal job. It hot, the respect level is almost nonexistent. I see so many thing that need to be improved but no-one listens. At one point I did want to move up in the company but even if I did so I know that would not be fulfilled working there. I want a career.
I want to be able to support myself, pay all my bills on time and be living check to check. I don’t want to ask for assistance but right now I could use some help with paying for my classes and buying a cheap laptop. I just need something to complete my assignments on nothing fancy. The classes are different prices I want the one that gives to most information and has the extra prep test just to ensure I pass the exam the first time the more expensive classes also gives you post help as well. What ever I job I do I like to make sure that I am prepared and well trained. I which ever companies I apply for to see me as a new knowledgeable realitor that they want for their company. I know my request isn’t as important as some others but this is important to me.
My car isn’t in the best condition at the moment I’m working on that piece by piece, this is the reason I also needed help with buying an inexpensive laptop. Going back and forward to the library is not convenient for me at the moment. I would be completing my course online. I have taken online classes before so I know what to expect.
My goal is to get into this job field and work smart. My next step after a few years would be to get my brokerage license. By the time I do that I’m sure I would have built a name for myself. My next step would be to open my own business.
I am asking to please help me to achieve my goal of becoming a professional. Anything that is given will be appreciated it all helps I’m asking for 900 dollars that would cover the cost of my course online and a laptop. The fee for the exam I can save that since it will take a few months to complete the course. The sooner I can start the better for me. Again any help is welcomed and appreciated. Thank for taking the time to read my post.
Hello, my name is Jamal I’m a 19 years old I’m a first generation college student and I’m also the only person in my family to graduate high school. I’m currently ending my freshman semester of college I have a 3.85 GPA and I’m a commuter. I’m from east st.louis, IL and I would like help on my journey. Being in college is hard as it is and to add the fact that commute with no family contribution I’m doing this all on my own.
My mom takes care of my grandmother and my mom is also sick and I come from a low income family. I can’t ask for much from them but a few bucks every now and then when I Need to catch the bus to school on some days . I attend Harris Stowe state university my tuition is high and I really don’t want to be in more debt. If anyone could donate anything at any time I’d be extremely grateful of the offering. I didn’t realize college would be so self based for as I have made a lot of sacrifices such as my health, sleep, time have all been sacrificed to a commitment I’ve made with my school.
I do plan on attending at Harris Stowe state university and continuing my pursuit of my criminal justice degree, but I’d want to be well prepared to my best so I can gel into my second year of college smoothly. I’ve talk to a lot of professors at my school about scholarships and they all say the same thing “you might get it depending on who applies”. I just don’t want to gamble on the chances of me not getting one and being helping in the middle of a semester.
We all know college is expensive and my school just went up on tuition rates with me technically being a out of state student I pay $7,000 in classes this doesn’t include food, clothes, hygiene. I’ve been grinding so hard this year I don’t why I just keep this drive that I’m all I got and no one will pick me up if I fall. I just need a back bone if things get to hard I won’t be overwhelmed by the circumstances like I was at the middle of my first semester. That is why I would be glad if you’d help me accomplish something.
If you would like to help me my paypal link is https://www.paypal.me/JamalHairstion you can copy and paste this link and insert it to google or safari. If you would like to contact me your free to email me, and just remember anything can help.
My name is Keyonne and I am in need of $2000 to pay my Counseling Supervisor in order to receive my full, unrestricted LPC license. You see, I have completed my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and have taken and passed the National Counseling Exam (NCE). We are required to complete 3000 post graduate intern hours working under the supervision of a licensed counselor. I am at the end of earning my hours and haven’t been able to always pay my Supervisor. To date, I have paid about $550. I have a balance of $2000 left to pay in order for my documents to get signed off on and sent to the State for processing. I am working as a Mental Health Therapist Intern but at the moment, I will be off work for about two months because I had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery and am now doing therapy and recovering until I can get back to work in July. I have about 80 hours left to complete of intern hours. I feel like I’m so close but still so far away because of this financial aspect.
I am married and have two teen daughters, one in middle school and the other in high school. My husband is disabled and unable to work because of his double bouts with cancer, recurring epilepsy and sleep apnea. We have a very limited income and me earning and receiving my LPC license will have a great impact on our family and we will be able to finally get our heads above water.
Once I receive my license, I will be able to open my own private practice where I plan to specialize in hypnotherapy to help couples, families and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, family relationships and just everyday life issues. If you can find it in your hearts to please donate to me, anything helps, I would truly be appreciative of it.
Here is my paypal.me link where I am receiving donations: paypal.me/kspencer1103
Keyonne Spencer, M.S. LPCI
Hello! Thank you for expressing your interest by clicking this link. I’m currently a college and have just finished my first year as a nursing major. I’m not going to lie, I struggled a lot.
My struggles with the year have been both academic and financial. I’m a full time student and a full time employee. Though I worked hard to get scholarships throughout high school and again throughout my first year, the ones I have been granted still require me to work ferociously throughout my semesters to make up for what is not covered and to pay for other things. I want to be able to take less hours at work so that I may put my efforts more towards my actual studies than towards making the money to afford them.
I want to expand my knowledge in the health care field and work towards becoming a nurse. My entire high school career I participated in activities and took classes that would set me up to take on engineering in college, but upon acceptance I realized that the field isn’t really for me. I didn’t know much about what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go but I knew I wanted to help people. I wanted to interact with people daily and know that the work I put in every day is going to aid someone and help them feel relief physically or mentally. But as I continue my journey to help other people, I’ve come to realize that I need help, too.
I’m only asking for $10 from all who read this, because I know the value of money and that $10 may not seem like much from an individual, but it all adds up. Anything to help would be greatly appreciated, and your time reading this is just as thoughtful. If you do feel so inclined as to donate you can send it my way by clicking here. Thank you!