I’m a college student, soon to be starting my Level 2 Art and Design course and I’m unfortunately struggling to pay for my enrollment and supplies ready for beginning of term. So I have done what I wish I wouldn’t have to do and ask strangers nicely for a little helping hand.
Unfortunately, when I was informed of the cost of the equipment and supplies that I needed, my mood was dampened and it became off putting which is a shame as art has been a huge part of my life, practically ever since I could pick up a pencil Haha.
When doing art or anything creative, it boosts my morale and I actually begin to feel more confident. Art is a calming and fun activity that really helps with my anxiety and depression. So being able to take part in this course really means a lot to me and not being able to attend because I can’t afford the supplies needed breaks my heart.
Being able to do this course will be a massive step towards achieving my goals and gaining a career with a creative environment and role. This art course will help me improve my skills in creative forms even more and will push me to try new mediums I’ve never done before (or at least I’ve done rarely).
This course also means a lot to me as I unfortunately cannot work regular jobs any more so a college course is a great way to get into a routine. (It’s a whole lotta medical issues, physical and mental, to unload if we’re going to step into that lmao).
I know this isn’t a major cause that anyone would really want to donate to, especially since this isn’t a great proposal either, I just really need the support and kindness to help me achieve this and to help me attend what is practically my dream course. My family have supported me so much throughout the years but the past few years we have struggled and they haven’t been able to support me as much as I and them would have liked to.
Unfortunately, like I stated previously, I can no longer work currently because of my health which makes it a lot more difficult to pay my way right now. My mother, who has single handedly raised two children on her own, has also helped me loads financially even though she doesn’t work either, being a primary, full time carer for my younger brother with a autism.
With our financial struggles, it may yet be another few years before I can do this course and by that point, I’ll be in my mid 20s and that may be too late for me to then pursue my dream job.
So, hopefully, some really kind and supportive strangers thought this proposal was good enough to convince them to waste their well earned money on me and my creativity. I really hope this has swayed some of you to help me out. Being creative and making art feels like it’s all I have most days and people donating to help me to do this will mean so much to me.
Thank you so much to whomever took the time out of their day to read this and to whomever donate. Hopefully one day, I can say thank you with a drawing.