Life has not been easy and I know I’m not the only one. It seems like I put hours of energy into surviving and really I’d rather be creating, innovating, and working toward bettering the lives of future generations. I’m here asking for help to make this dream a reality.
My situation as it stands: I am the sole provider for myself, my girlfriend and our 2 dogs. My dog is a registered service dog and my girlfriend’s dog is an ESA in training (so much training…) We rent a room from a friend because rent is not cheap and at least he is fair. I work as a contractor through Instacart and Peopleready. My truck is our only current form of transportation and it is a gas hog and braking down faster than I’d like to admit. The best zone for instacart is about 40 miles north of where we live and gas is starting to make it not worth it. I have big dreams and goals for bettering our lives and making it sustainable, I’m just needing the break to get things set in motion. Here is a list of my estimated monthly expenses.
- Rent $650
- Storage $182
- Gas $800 (old truck and lots of miles)
- Insurance $200 (AAA)
- Food $800 (this includes dogs food)
- Phone $45
- Miscellaneous $50 (monthly treat limit)
Now here is what I’m working toward:
I own a Celica that ran great at 35+ mpg until I blew the head gasket. Repairing this will drastically reduce my monthly gas cost and make it easier to increase income with instacart. Estimated repair cost $2,500.
Clifford the Big Red Truck is also in need of repair. Unfortunately he needs a new motor since cylinder #1 has scoring and is not repairable. Celica is first priority because fuel efficiency and greater opportunity for income makes it a better investment of money but my truck is still very useful and worth the investment as plans progress. Estimated cost for refurbished motor and labor to replace $2,900.
I currently have 2 storage units, 1 in Ashland, OR and 1 in Portland, OR. I want to rent a Uhaul for a weekend and empty both of those, bring them up here and get a cheap storage unit near me. That’ll drop my storage cost to near $100 a month. Estimated cost for rental and gas $500.
Here’s where my real dreams come in. My partner and I are working on creating a forest school, pre-k through 12. This school will fill a need in the greater Seattle area of Washington. With a full integration hand’s on learning structure, the goal is to help students prepare for the real world with real life skills most of my generation wishes we were taught. From finances to carpentry and other important skills in between we’re hoping to create a school which will truly make a difference in the now and future generation. (I get so excited talking about it)
This is a 2 part need: first, the less monthly income I need to worry about, the more time I’ll have to dedicate to the creation of this school. Second, we have a business model professional ready to help and waiting for payment. Initial estimated cost for a complete model plan and financial assistance start up (Grant’s, further donations, etc) $3000.
I have big plans for my life and once I get things started I’m not going to slow down. I want to become wealthy enough to turn around and teach more people how to fish (so to speak). If given the opportunity my life goal is to create a legacy that will help others like me make a difference and help impact our reality for the better. Please help me become a driving force of good that will help as many lives as I can!
When making a donation, please note what you are donating toward, for example if you want your donation to go only toward rent put “rent help” or for the celica “celica repair”. I’ll make sure to only use your funds for what you want me to. If you don’t care where I use the funds please note “for anything” in which case I’ll divert the funds to the most important need at the time. Thank you!