I am a 53 year old woman from Connecticut, born and raised in Connecticut. I have been caring for others my entire life. I spent my adolescence caring for my sick mother until she died when I was 18. My father had taken off after she died leaving me in the house and unaware of what to do to survive. I married an abusive alcoholic and addict and spent 11 years being abused until I divorced him. My children of which I raised alone grew to be adults and became addicted to drugs and decided to have lives steeped in the worse life choices they made for themselves have done nothing but cause me heart ache. I have given and given for down payments for apartments, cars, clothes, schools, whatever they needed and never ever would ask for a dime in return. I still live in the house that my father left behind and I have been told that the house was mine until his new wife died and now he has no one to care for him. She left him an ungodly amount of money but he now wants me to care for him with my salary and he is not happy with my salary as it is not enough money for him so I am criticized and mocked by my family. He wants me to care for him and all of his medical problems while he leaves his money to my brother whom has refused to care for him. I have been through custody battles, problems with the law with all of them and I am sick of it. I need help leaving all of this behind. I want to move to Tennessee and leave all of the unappreciative family behind me so I can live the rest of my life happy. I work in social services, I put myself through school and there are many jobs in Tennessee. I need money to get me there and to help me find a place to live as I am currently seeking work there. I am sick of being abused, taken for granted and my heart broken because of my selfish family and I am done. I would appreciate any help I can get. Please help me be free for once in my life. I just want happiness for once in my life. paypal.me/maybaby66
My husband and I are expecting our first child in a couple of weeks. We are so excited, but I’m dreading going back to work already! The whole situation is difficult for me to problem solve, and I think about it constantly.
I finished cosmetology school two years ago, and have been doing hair while he completed an HVAC program and is now working an entry level spot with a great company. Our future is bright, but our current situation is tight- financially. We didn’t want to wait too long to start a family because I’m already 37, and he’s 42. We are late bloomers, but hard workers with big dreams.
I thought that going back to work would just be an easy thing I had to do, but now can see I was very ignorant to the financial and emotional cost. I don’t want to leave our baby for at least a year! I’m not even sure I can make enough to justify the cost of care, as we have moved for Jerrod’s school, and need to move one more time because his new job is too far a commute. Moving towns/salons basically means starting over with my income.
We have done our best to maximize the budget, but we just don’t have a lot of income from our new careers yet, and we’re still paying for the education. We plan on going down to one car as soon as we’re not upside down in one, and living closer to my husbands office- which should be soon. Currently my bills are still too high for him to cover month to month, and our lease isn’t up until January 31st. I’m only making enough to cover my bills with very little for savings.
His parents have offered to help as much as they can, but they are on fixed income and have a lot of medical expenses. We don’t own anything of value to sell. We’re true late bloomers! I’m delaying my work from home job applications until we know when baby is coming for sure, but my research has not turned up very many practical options so far. We live in a super small, low-income town, which is not helpful but will hopefully be remedied ASAP.
Any amount of money would help. Approximately $5,000 would give us time to figure out a work from home situation that includes me doing hair for clients from the house and/or hopefully finding some legit work at home situation in the customer service area. I’m also more than thrilled to consider a remote job opportunity rather than a cash donation. I’m obviously not above asking for money, but if I could earn it that would for be even better.
Thank you so much for just reading this. Your time and consideration is sincerely appreciated.
I’m James G.
One day my brother messaged me about my dad being in the hospital. He had apparently been there longer than my brother had said. I got there right away and wasn’t able to communicate with him. By this point, he was suffering from anemia and liver failure at the time which caused him to be in a state of confusion, I believe.
My dad died that same day in May 27, 2018 from multiple things. It was a combination of the cancer he used to have along with guillain-barré syndrome that wasn’t treated right away and a bad liver that was failing. His name was Robert G.
My dad was the most important person in my life and it was very devastating losing him 22 years into my life. He always told me about how he wanted to stay alive to see me succeed and start a family. I wanted him to see that too but unfortunately it never happened.
Fast forward to January of 2019, my mom and her boyfriend who have always hated me— telling me to do things like kill myself, that I might as well because I don’t do anything right and I’m worthless.. Kicked me out because they believed I ate all the oreos. I didn’t, it was my little half brother who did so but they thought I was lying and decided to kick me out— yes for a very petty reason.
I went to move in with my aunt and after a couple days she let me know it was only temporary and I had to go. I tried my best to prove from the start that I could help them out and pay rent but they didn’t give me that chance.
I then moved in with my brother who demanded I pay him $20 a day. I was working and he wasn’t. Still, $20 a day was too much for me to afford. He got mad that I wasn’t able to pay him and with his friend, beat me, broke my ribs, my phone, and dragged me to the street, pushing me to the road and took all my stuff. Including the watch my dad had given me before he died.
Luckily my best friend helped me out by letting me live at his place. However his roommate hated me from the start and doesn’t want me to be here. No, I haven’t paid rent here cause I have had bad luck with trying to land a job and keep it.
One job fired me cause they didn’t get enough business. The other one, a rude coworker was yelling and I got fired for telling him to calm down and chill out.
I currently have a job lined up which is good, however I need to get out fast cause my roommate is a bully. He doesn’t let me sit or sleep on the couches, he picks me up and pushes me off, he tells all his friends that I’m an unemployed bum and my best friend doesn’t back me up.
My guitar which was very close to my heart— my dad and mom payed for it for my birthday. It was my first guitar ever and it was a nice one too… It was stolen from the apartment but oddly enough… None of my friend’s valuables or guitars were stolen even though they were more expensive and left out in the open unlike mine.
The rest of my family either wants nothing to do with me or can’t help me out based on the fact they are too busy supporting other people they care more about.
I do have one person who loves me and cares about me. This girl in Europe we’re in a serious relationship, planning on getting married even. Yes, I know she is real I have proof. We have an apartment there in Europe but I need to get another birth certificate since my brother destroyed mine, buy a passport, visa and figure out all this other stuff involved in moving from one country to another.
It all cost a lot, especially paying an Uber or Lyft to drive me around to these places and the flight itself will cost.. A lot.
I need to come up with the money in 2 months because in 3, the lease ends and I become homeless as no one else will take me in.
Help me get home, to Europe to be with the girl I love. Please.
I will appreciate it with all my heart.
Dad died from liver failure, cancer and guillain-barré syndrome.
Mom and her boyfriend hate me so kicked me out.
Aunts and uncles don’t care about me and refuse to take me in.
Brother beat me up and stole my stuff then destroyed my birth certificate.
Current roommate or his friends are selling my stuff and bullying me.
I need money fast to get out of here and catch a flight to Europe to be with the girl I love before the lease is up in 3 months and I won’t have a place to stay— I’ll be homeless.
I’m not a English major or a writer so please bare with me. I thought I was a happily married Family man, Six kids Worked hard every day to provide and climb the business ladder. We opened one business then a second. WE were a blended family, When I met my wife to be I was a hard working man with 3 kids no mom to help. Out of no where there was this lady that seemed to care. I really was not looking, my life was very busy and full. After a date or two and a couple over night stays there she was! Ready to take on the job! I didn’t know what to think It had only been two weeks and she was basically moved in. She seemed to be head over heels for me and loved the kids my life was slowly becoming simpler. I know what your thinking how stupid could I be, And your right. She had two kids of her own. Within a month she is moved in! And here we go…. after six months out of no where we were expecting. the real person shows up… Jealous… constantly accusing me of cheating slowly becoming controlling. One year goes by I find myself constantly defending what doesn’t exist. Its a weird slow process of total control before I knew what was happening everything was about her and her kids. My kids from another mother was slowly being treated poorly. After two years and constant verbal abuse I give in to marriage. By this time I was a amoeba. Then we had a second on the way. I opened my first business. Financially looking good. We purchased our first house. Four years in to it, I didn’t stand a chance I was totally in a domestic violence relationship. Every day was a struggle the more I tried to get away the more mentally tore me and my kids down. I have 100 s of horrible story’s to tell that only a few people would believe or understand,,, Like my son being forced to put his nose in dog shit because her sons new dog sit in the house. My oldest daughter didn’t tell me this till after we separated. When I went to work she had to stand at the end of the her bed and look at the floor because my daughter was told she was to gross and discussing to look at her. for sometimes 4 hours a day. My daughter had to be her slave. It got to the point every day I was worried about every move I made if it was going to upset her, Her favorite saying was there will be hell to pay. And she meant it, there always was. When things would get really bad I would take the kids and leave to family’s or hotels or several times I rented a apartment. She always managed to pull me back in. There is so so so much more,,, Till one day I caught her cheating with a old class mate of hers,,, Once again there is so much more to this. Then she filed for divorce kicked me out of the business once again so much more. I found a job and had to train out of town,,, she was supposed to purchase the business or sell it. She took some of the crew to mexico. An 18 year old boy some how fell off a baloney and was in a comma in Cancun. and she left him there he died. She was drinking with some of the crew in her grange Pulled a 9 mm out of the back of the car with around in the chamber telling everyone it was for me and it discharged wounding several kids. There is so much more I could write a book.I had no access to the books or banking records. I was suppose to get my information about the business from the accountant. But she never turned it in to the accountant. One year went by and the judge told her she had to sell the business. It was to late here come the tax warrants!!!!! She wasn’t paying sales tax. The Judge gave me the house!!! the real estate fell House sold for 30000.00 less than what I owed. By this time she was collecting child support. I had no money no credit NOTHING. My bank added it to my 10 year old truck payment taking it to 800.00 per month. Lost everything, She wasn’t letting me see the kids. She has a new boyfriend on of 20 Every new boyfriend the kids have to call him dad. because they cant see me. Once again there is so much more to this story.I applied for food stamps and cash assistance and finally got some help till she called placed false claims so now i lost that help’ The bank came and took my truck. I need help to pay taxes to rebuild my life. I’m a good man that deserves a second chance. I Do not even have a place to live anymore. Anything will help. please help.
I have a dream; I dream of living debt-free. I’ve not experienced this feeling since I was a pre-teen but I imagine it being the greatest day of my life (so far) once I reach it. Right now I’m $90k in debt instead.
I always did well in school, but I don’t feel like they teach you sound money management. Not to make excuses. You go to college and rack up student loan debt, your car breaks, you have to get a new one, life happens and eventually you’re drowning. Add in rent prices eating half your monthly income and it’s a wonder how anyone gets ahead. Fortunately I realized the path I was on and have since corrected my actions. No longer am I diving head first deeper and deeper into debt. I live within my means but I’ve been struggling to get back to the surface for years and have a decade ahead of me still. It’s hard to feel like you’re doing what you’re meant for when your actions are limited because of your debt payments.
It’s so very easy to get into situations like this, but certainly hard to get out. I own that it is my doing but the main problem is it’s preventing my life now. The lesson being learned still takes a long time to fix. It’s just, I want to start a family and can barely afford to keep up as it is that a responsibility like that seems unthinkable. I feel like I’ll miss out on that part of humanity because it’s never the right time when you’re stress out about the past.
So I’m here with a wish. I wish that the kindness of a stranger will help to get me out of debt sooner so that I can move out of a studio apartment rental and into a house of my own where I can raise a family. And something I’d instill in my baby is kindness.
A goal of mine is to take the amount I’m currently paying in student loan debt and eventually instead make monthly donations to charities. Know that no matter what, your help will be paid forward. I believe that all good things should continue to be passed on. I have huge dreams and the only thing stopping me is my debt.
All money will immediately go to my private student loan repayment. That is all I’m asking for so that I can finally get the opportunity to save and buy my very first home. Thank you, truly for any and all help you can give (even if it’s just positive thoughts)
Donations can be made to : https://paypal.me/alisonmc1990
I don’t even know where I would begin, but I guess I can say that the last 3 years have been an ongoing struggle of utter bullshit. I was in a marriage with someone who wanted to start their own business and in return I was paying all our bills so they could. They were having issues with this eventually, and they left me to go “find themself”, leaving me in an incredible amount of debt.
About six months after they left me, I thought I was getting into a stronger place money wise and BOOM- I was diagnosed with stage 2 cervical cancer where I had two surgeries, and 8 weeks of recovery while living in NYC. Great.
Now, not to lie- I did get some money thrown my way for my surgery payments from friends, but that goes fast and between the drugs my insurance did not take, hospital stays, nursing, aids and building back my life after my ex took majority of what was once theirs before we lived together and my ongoing financial support of my parents (My mother works two jobs as my father is disabled) I’ve sadly spread myself too thin. I haven’t been able to keep up with my student loan payments because I have so many things to pay.
From dental bills and my cancer meds it would be nice to have my head above water.
I do not expect to make a dollar from my story, I understand the world has problems and I’m no exception to the millions of people who have troubles daily. What I can say is that I am a hungry person, trying to feel a little less of the day to day stress because I just beat Cancer and yet I feel like that wasn’t as bad as the aftermath. My student loan is $18,000.00 and $25,000.00 would really get me where I need to be.
I truly want to be the best version of myself and that I need some help. I hope one day I can be the one to help others in need.
If you would like to speak to me or hear more about me and or my story please let me know and I would be glad to share.
Thank you for your time.
Hey, I am a full time student, and as anyone pursuing their studies full time, it is very difficult to maintain any sort of financial stability.
I am finding to very difficult to find adequate employment, as with only being able to work reduced hours, I can’t make enough money to support myself whilst studying.
My family has always been poor, for numerous reasons, one of which is my mother is a single mother of six and she can’t maintain all of us adequately, so I try my best not to burden her further. Especially because my brother is special needs, and he requires a lot of care, which my mother is always busy providing.
Any money that I make, I give to my mother to help pay bills and rent, and that had caused me to be very much unprepared for the next school year of college.
I am here as a last resort in the hopes that someone would be kind enough to consider my situation and my need to continue schooling so that I may be able to one day pursue a better life for myself and my family.
I am very ambitious in the field that I am studying for (Early Childhood Development), and one day hope to be successful in this career choice.
I am faced with difficulties with issues such as school lunch, where last year I had gone numerous days without food because there just wasn’t enough to go around in my house. Other days I struggled to meet assignment deadlines because I had been confined to the working hours of the public library, whereby they closed around late afternoon, and I don’t have any internet or computer access of my own.
I would really wish that next year I don’t face there trials again, because it was very very hard and I remember crying more often than not because I would be overwhelmed by the confines of my situation which left me so frustrated.
It is not my intention to write out a sob story, I don’t mean to implore your sympathies but I also do.
If you could help this girl do better at school, I would be so greatful, and it would be such a relief, you would have no idea.
The image I have attached are the grades I was able to achieve last year, I didn’t know what else to post, but this image no less is an indicator on how hard I am choosing to pursue my studies.
Hi. My name is Lee. I am 31 from Scotland and I need your help.
Adulthood has been a challenging experience for me. Having been left without parents from the age of 17, my mum died of alcohol abuse, and the other, just cruel and alone somewhere. I found myself with no life skills, career prospects or confidence in anything I done. This sticks with me to this day.
I grabbed the first job I could as suddenly I had a lot of bills to pay. It was with Tesco, in a call centre.
Things were ok to start with as I had my sister. This lasted a year or so before she moved out to have her own family. And since then, I have tried to stay in the home I grew up on my own. I guess to keep an attachment to the things i missed from my past. So from then until losing my job this year, Ive had enough money for my bills without any left, to live a life.
It turns out that staying here in the house i grew up in doesnt remind me of the things i missed. Only the torment of things that happened here. My mind would go wild with the quiet and after spending the days in a job i hated, and my nights in a house that broke so many others, I broke too.
I couldn’t focus at work, or even speaking to a friend. I would disappear in to my own thoughts of gloom and doom. My finances were getting out of hand. Heard of payday loans? They all know who I am.
I took some time off work on the advice of my Dr as the environment wasn’t healthy anď the support I needed was offered but never given. This was in September 2017.
I couldn’t find my way, and in February this year I was dismissed for being unfit to work.
Im now bankrupt, unemployed and no better off than before I had payday loans pouring out my ears. My days start with hoping I can just sleep all day. At night i dont want to sleep through dread of the next day to come.
Now I ask for your help.
I want to work and i want to have a life. Today I have no food. Had to borrow for electricity. I have to wear the same clothes daily and i have to hand wash them too. I ask that this community help with donations to help me move house, get myself some appliances, clothes and food in the hope that this massive change to my life will help me get over my past.
I am a 52 year old female that has had a lot of struggles in life.
I lost my love of my life 20 years ago and have had to raise two sons on own.
At times i had worked 3 jobs just to stay a float.
I have dormant bone cancer and suffer from severe fybrialgia
I love in a town that has no pain clinics or their is a 1-2 year waiting list.
I travel 400 klm one way to Toronto Ont.
To see all of my doctors in Toronto
I am on CPP pension disability
The government funds my rental car every two weeks.
I am trying to get out of this awful town that has a high rate of drug addicts. This town is not a place for me to live the people are very unfriendly and there’s really nothing to do here in this town.
I need to be closer to my doctors and my famil in Toronto Ontario .
I have found out that the government that partially helps me with my Transportation will not help me with my moving fees. Ensure they told me they’d only give me $200 to move. I need if over $1,200 in moving fees. And I need help getting a car any amount from 1 to $2,000 would help. I have struggled a lot in my life but I’ve always landed on my feet and I’m strong-willed and I have come a long way for a single mother with two children.
Now that I’m 5 what’s so much health problems like diabetes 2 fibromyalgia dormant bone cancer .
Skeleta problems muscular problems arthritis
bursitis in both of my shoulders and Ankles .
I need help getting a car.
Doing these rentals every two weeks, I don’t want to rely on the government to help me I’d like my own car so I can come back and forth and go out and do my groceries and just get outside in the world and be able to drive around and find an apartment in Toronto. I’ve had a hard life I’m twin of a disabled person.
I was raised with alcoholic parents ,
I’ve had a very hard life as a child and as an adult but I persevered and have become a better person than what I should have been the way I was raised. I’m alone now when I’m by myself my children don’t call or come to visit me. There are not a lot of friendly people in this town and it’s hard to make friends so I find myself always alone in my apartment.
One good thing I’m doing this and fostering kittens and they keep me busy
and I’m really enjoying their company .
I just like a different start in my life and asked that I could get help with moving expenses money to buy a car and to pay off some bills and also some debts that I owe.
Considering all of the bad things that have happened to me in my life I still go on everyday and I smile and try to laugh a lot and take each day as it comes
I’m a very outgoing articulate well-spoken woman.
If you could just help me with these issues I’d greatly appreciate it.
I just want the last part of my life to be a little more easier.
This is new to me and I really don’t know how to ask for help or for financial donations but I’m trying .
Please find it in your heart to help me, and also help me live the last part of my life with no financial problems and a bit more happiness.
Thank you in advance for all your help♡♡♡♡
I must say first of all that I’m not too happy about my birthday coming up because I feel I’m getting older & haven’t done anything with my life..I especially feel the last 4 years my life has been on pause & I haven’t grown.I never thought I’d be doing this & I was just looking online to see if there even was an option like this to open up a little about what I’m going through & just see if there is any help because at this point I’ve come to god knows this isn’t easy for me to share….
One of the biggest reasons for this feeling like my life’s been on pause is mainly because I haven’t been able to take care of something that’s been holding me back for the past 4 years now. I needed $5k to get this certain thing done (erased & taken cared of) but never seemed to come up with enough founds to do so, I honestly don’t want to go into details with exactly what it is because it’s something that will highly be judged..it’s been weighing me down & hovering over my back for years. Every time I had A little bit saved up to build on to make the aMount I need..wether it be Christmas/ holiday comes around & my heart is soo kind I go buying gifts etc for people from the little I would save up & said I wouldn’t touch..so it’s like I never got anything to add up.
I’ve been so mad at myself for not getting this situation taken cared of way back like 4 years ago but I took to long to ever get enough saved, which I noticed it’s been a big thing that has been dragging me down, & I feel like I can’t move on with my life..if I’m able to get any help from anyone would really help..I know there are people in worst conditions and needs than me at least I have a roof over my head..this is also why I’m saying whatever Little would be appreciated.
Getting this money would be my birthday wish which will be September 8th, I’ve been living in a messy, uncomfortable situation & having this money to help me get what I need fixed & out of my way….will also help me to get out of my living situation & move on without a big baggage over my shoulders…I’m willing to tell someone who I feel I can trust more of my situation but these days I don’t know who to trust so telling every detail online to strangers are even harder for me when I don’t even trust people I know in person.
I want to be free again, spread my wings that’s been cut..grow it back & fly again Without any worries or reminder of this one thing that’s been weighing me down heavily. I’ve wasted 4 years of my youth that I’ll never get back if only I can get some help & it will allow me to make a big move for my 26th year; could make up for the time lost. It will also allow me to renew my passport & work on getting my drivers license which has been my goal that’s been on hold not just be able to leave the uncomfortable living situation. As soon as I’m able to raise enough to fix that 1 thing that’s been needing to be worked on/fixed, everything else will be smoother for me.
I’ve never done anything like this before, but I don’t know where else to turn.
I am facing a financial crisis that has me left with 2 options at this time. Declare bankruptcy, or somehow obtain the funds I need to clear my debt.
I am 28 years old, with an amazing girlfriend and step son. My issues began when I went through a period of unemployment causing me to foolishly use credit cards to pay for food, get gas, etc. I will also be completely upfront and admit that invested a ton of time, money, and effort into a trade that I thought would pay off at some point, but failed to do so. Coupled with having to undergo surgery that brought my total debt to just shy of $12,000.
With all of my payments, I am left with virtually nothing. This has led me to be unable to fully move out of my parents house, my girlfriend and her son luckily do have a place to live for now, but it is only temporary. We have to get a house of our own, but due to my credit being ruined, and not having any money left over to be able to pay the most basic of utilities it is impossible for me to get a house for my family.
I want nothing more than to be able to take care of them, but with this debt hanging over me, and not making enough to be able to pay extra to try and get the totals down, I’m stuck in limbo. My options are to either declare bankruptcy to get rid of the debt, but then I will have to wait 2 years minimum to be able to purchase a house, or find some way to get the sum of $12,000 and clear my debt and rebuild my credit.
It absolutely kills me that I can’t provide for my family.
I am trying to get a better job, but I’ve been trying for over a year unsuccessfully. I just want to be a provider for my family, and I don’t know what to do. I’ve tried to get debt consolidation loans, but have been denied for every single one.
I don’t know if anyone will actually read this, but if you do, thank you so much for taking the time to hear my plight. I just want to take care of my family and provide a good life for my girlfriend and her son.
In short, all I really want is to have my student loan debt paid in full. I don’t need a million dollars or anything else. I don’t have an incredibly sad, down-on-my-luck story, but I wanted to try here anyway. I reside in Seattle, and I’m a mom of two & I own a loving dog. I obtained a degree in Business Management & Administration back in August of 2017 from an online school program in San Diego. My husband and I are getting a divorce in a few months. A clean break; nothing ugly, thankfully.
I currently hold a well-enough paying job that keeps me above water, and we live in a small, two-bedroom apartment that I’m contented with for the time being. I don’t have a lot of debt (a couple of credit cards, an almost paid off car, and my student loans).
I figure in about five to seven years, if I budget everything accordingly, I’ll be able to pay off my student loans. However, I don’t want to spend those five to seven years as a ‘slave’ to this debt of roughly $56,000. I want to be able to have more liberty to do the things I enjoy, without the major financial restriction. I have plans for my family and myself. I knew what I was getting into, when I decided to go to school. This isn’t to knock educational institutions. There’s so much value in knowledge, but somewhere in the middle of my academics, it started to feel pointless, but I pushed myself to finish, because of some personal reasons.
So yeah; here I am. Any help or advice is welcome.
Thank you for reading this
I never thought I would resort to a method such as this as an option to help me accomplish my goals and dreams, but here I am.
My name is David and I am a 34 year old aspiring physician. After graduating high school I went directly to college. However, I had many issues during this time. I was depressed, had anxiety and was very confused about who I was. Long story short I ended up failing out of one of the best universities in the US and resorted to driving tractor trailers for a living. This was work that I initially enjoyed. I saw much of the country and the money was not too bad.
However, as the years went on and I had children the work became more of a pain than a joy. I decided it was time to go back to school to finish my bachelor’s. I am proud to say I finished my bachelor’s May of 2018 and was on the Dean’s list my last semester in school.
I have always wanted to be a doctor and I am trying so hard to accomplish that goal. This is no easy feat for anyone, let alone a dad who is also responsible for two school age kids.
I am trying to take the classes required to apply to medical school. These classes are very rigorous and would require me to immerse myself into my studies and working a full time job while doing this is pretty much impossible. I am also running into an issue where I am not able to get approved for certain financial aid because I am essentially still working on undergraduate level work.
I am looking for a donation or donations that will cover my school and living expenses for the next two years while I work to get into medical school.
I figure we all have one life to live so why not do everything within my power to realize the goals and dreams I have.
I ask you today to please be a blessing to me by helping me to accomplish my goal of becoming a doctor. I know the blessing will come back to you ten fold. I also vow that whenever possible I will pay what you have done for me forward.
I am humbly asking for $150,000
Any amount helps.
To start off, I’d like to thank everyone who clicked on my request and is reading it. My husband and I are both hardworking people. We live in France and earn a regular salary (my husband is French and I’m Ukrainian). We live in a small one bedroom apartment and even rent out our couch through airbnb to save on rent. We can be considered as quite successful as we have all of our basic necessities. Wanting a bigger apartment can be considered a luxury.
I’m 36 y.o. and have no children yet. As you know, my biological clock is ticking and the longer I wait the higher the chance I will need a help of IV (which costs a lot of money) to get pregnant. Furthermore, this was confirmed by the doctor in the US, who told me 6 years ago to plan having kinds ‘right away’ as my egg reserve is diminished or very limited. Life, however, often has other plans for us. It didn’t happen for me. And now that I’m married, I have yet another hurdle. As our apartment is very small and it’s a rental, to start a family we need to buy our own apartment, be it the same one bedroom just slightly bigger to have a baby. Real estate is quite expensive in the area we live in and we qualify for only a small credit with a bank. We are ready to take a loan and pay it during 30 years if needed, but banks here don’t give the same home purchasing loans as in the US. The highest amount we can get is 100,000 EUR while we need 300,000 to be able to buy a one bedroom and not a studio. Even if we go further away to the countryside, prices remain quite high and it will cost us 250,000.
I feel awkward asking for help on the internet, but I have not much other choice as to pray and hope for help. It’s a vicious cycle I find myself in, as I desperately want kids. We try our best to save and even diminish our rent through airbnb (we have people constantly sleeping in the couch in our living room) and yet I might very soon find myself in a position to have IV as my only option while I certainly can’t afford it. While we are not poor, we still find ourselves blocked in these brackets with not much hope.
If you know what it feels like to want to start and family, to want to have kids and not being able to yet, you will understand what I feel. While there’s stil hope for me, I need help. And as much as it pains me to post my request here (as I’m sure there are so many more serious cases), I will be forever thankful for any donation, any help you can spare. And I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you again for reading my request and thank you for your consideration.
Life has a funny way of throwing a curve ball when you least expect it. One thing for sure, is I never in my life would have expected that I would be posting for financial help. It is strange to be typing out reasons as to why I need money assistance from strangers.
Let me be clear, I don’t believe my financial problems are anyone else’s equation to solve. I’ve gotten myself into this mess, and I’m working (literally all the time) to solve and clear my debts. I have two jobs, and devote myself to making money in every way possible (i.e. garage sales, temp jobs, eBay, etc). I also do not believe my problems are the most important on this website: I’ve read many of the stories here, and there are genuinely others that would need the money more than I would at this moment. While I am crying for help, I’m not in an emergency situation, just a sad and depressing one.
I’ve been told to not be afraid to ask for help, so I am taking this advice, albeit slowly, and sharing my story. If I can at least get a little peace of mind with sharing or find someone who can relate to my story and that I’m not alone, then I will be satisfied.
Let me just start off by saying that I have Major Depressive Disorder with manic episodes and I live in probably the worst state to have such a mental illness. Alaska is dark for six to seven months of the year and has no outlet for people unless you like the great outdoor life. While I love the snow, I’m not super adventurous with skiing, snowboarding or Snow Mobiles. I’m also not a super fan of being outside in the pitch black. I’m sure that you see where his is going….I will be the first to admit that the depth of blackness scares me. If I can’t see in front of me, then I’ll just stay inside.
I try my best to keep busy with work and school (I’m on my last semester of Business School-The debt sucks, but I’m excited to have been able to complete something in my life that can potentially help me in my future), but during the winter I mostly keep indoors and that will sometimes drive me crazy. To cope, I have travelled to the lower forty eight at minimum four times a year for the last three years. It’s expensive and I genuinely cannot afford it, but I also can not box myself in this dark, miserable state without going crazy. I have pulled back on traveling because I cannot afford additional travel with the debt I’ve accrued and luckily I have been able to manage my depression with other outlets: Painting, Violin, playing on a dart league, socializing, and exercising. I wish I was able to come to this conclusion of balancing my life before I spent a lot of money, but it really was a learning curve. Throw in my unmedicated MDD / mania and I wasn’t living within the realm of logic, but within the realm of YOLO/I’m trapped, get me out.
Speaking of mental health, I have worked in outpatient mental health (medical) for ten years. There is a reason why I decided to pursue a Business degree, working in mental health has been detrimental to my own personal mental health. First, you really don’t see how screwed the working class are in regards to insurance/assistance/taxes until you work in community healthcare. It’s not pretty. YES, there are genuinely, severely ill people who need the SSI/Medicaid/Disability. I have so many patients that I love and will spend every waking moment at work getting them the needs they deserve, but then there are the people who are trying to take advantage of disability and will be the most challenging “patients” you will ever have to deal with (I have been called a Bitch and a Cunt so many times by patients when I’m just the messenger saying a disability application cannot be completed per the provider as they are able-bodied). It sucks that there are people who have to ruin it for others who genuinely need the assistance.
My own health is questionable but I’m working on it slowly. As slowly as I can afford at the moment. I’ve had many instances of migraines/IR heart rate and palpitations/dizziness. This is mostly anxiety induced (I think/ or at least hope). I have not had the best of luck with doctors in Alaska. I tend to just get the run around and pay money for nothing.
I also recently had to put my dog of ten years down. Raised him from a puppy and genuinely considered him as my child (and wow, I just started crying as I write this) . It’s amazing how impactful this was, I didn’t think it would be this hard but boy was I foolish to believe I would be ok. I had to euthanize him in March as he was literally asphyxiating because of a severely collapsed trachea. I didn’t even know that was something that could kill a dog. I still cry, whenever I think of him, whenever I see his pictures and whenever I talk about him. This was a life that I was wholly responsible for and who depended on me for everything, and he LOVED me so purely. I feel like I failed him as a owner and I definitely have not fully finished grieving his death. I still wake up believing he is alive and am disappointed when the realization sets in that he is no longer next to me. I am still paying off the bill I had to pay for the emergency vet and his euthanasia. $2200. It’s so gut wrenching and morbid the amount of money that is required to ensure that your loved ones receive the best when they die and that their corpse is taking care of in a way that is respectful. I feel taken advantage of, but he deserved the world. Fun fact: the veterinarian where my dog was put to rest just recently starting requesting tips on all their payments. I would have lost my mind if I had seen that as I was paying for him to be euthanized. Seriously, why the hell would I give a tip for that, especially when I was already paying so much money. “Sorry your dog is dead, don’t forget to tip”. Next thing in life will be tipping our doctors when we already cannot afford it (Just you wait and see).
With all this information I’ve provided (there is more, but I could write a novel), I’m sure you have come to the conclusion that my ultimate goal is to move away from Alaska.
I am almost done with my business degree, and I plan to work for the next year and a half to save money, pay as much debt as I can and get out of this state. It only brings me down the more I live here (Mentally, Socially, financially). I was brought here via my military family and I’m ready to move on and put this life behind me and start a new. The struggle is actually starting anew.
I am currently $65,000 in debt. That is including school loans and credit cards. I am the only one responsible for my self and bankruptcy will literally kill me and put me further away from the possibility of moving.
I have no set amount that I am requesting, any dollar amount will help me with my goal (yes, even a dollar).
If I would have a main goal, it would be to get rid of the fees and debt I incurred when I had to euthanize my dog, Teddi ($2200). Ironically, I don’t even like going into my Care Credit to make the minimum payment as I get immediately weepy.
If you made it to the end of this, I applaud your perseverance and I also thank you for reading. I know it was a lot, and yes, absolutely there is more to the story that was left out, but I’m sure not everyone will want to read my adult life story and would only want my goal. Anyone is welcome to email me for further clarification.
Even if I receive no monetary donations, having the ability to type and post part of my story has been the most relieving and cathartic moment I have had recently.
Thank you everyone,
Ps: I’m a little sad it won’t let me post more pictures. If you are a veteran to this website, let me know if there is a secret.
God please help me, I need your help, Early this day I am sending lots of good wishes and blessings So that you stay blessed and stay happy in whatever you do
have a wonderful day today wishing you Good Morning the love of the mighty kind
will be there through the day
First, thank you for taking the time to read my story.
I am turning to you because of my mum (without her knowing). She has this lifelong dream to live in a little house in the middle of the woods. And she has been working hard on it for over 20 years.
She is now 58. She lives alone in a small island in a small country called Estonia. Me and my sister and cousin visit her as often as we can, but we have moved away from the island years ago and started our own lives. We help her as much as we can, but none of has any extra money laying around to finish up her dream now.
She has had a long, often difficult life. She has raised 2 kids alone and for a few years took in 2 other kids as well. We had to get by with very little money, but she always made sure we had food on the table and clothes to wear. She sewed our clothes herself sometimes. Even though we didn’t have a lot, we always had her love. She has taught me that women can do anything – from raising kids to building a house. She is my role model.
Her dream is half way done. There exists “in the middle of woods” and there is “a little house”, but the house is not finished and with the pace it’s going, I’m afraid she won’t be able to finish the house in time, so she could enjoy it herself as well.
She saves up whatever money she has left over every month to buy building materials for the house once or twice a year, but it isn’t a lot. In summertime me and my sister and cousin go and help her with building the house, but it’s all done in very small bits and pieces because we just can´t afford to do it faster.
The house she is building used to be a sauna. She has herself, with help from family built 2 extra rooms to the house over 20 years. She has alone changed the roof of the little house. We have together in the last years put up new boards/planks around the house outside (not sure what the English term for it is – outside walls basically). Even my, at that time 7-year-old, daughter was there to help with hitting the nails to the wall.
But despite all our efforts, I am not sure it is enough to make my mums dream happen any time soon.
I have added a few pictures from the different stages of building and also from the outside.
I know this isn´t an emeregncy situation, but it is MY dream, that by the time my mum turns 60, then with my efforts and, if you are kind enough, with your help, I can give her HER dream.
Thank you again, for taking the time to read my story and if you have some extra money, I want you to know it will go to fulfill a lifelong dream of a hardworking woman, who herself would never ask for help.
My PayPal link is below:
Many years ago I was going out with a gal who had a seven year old daughter. To impress the child’s mom that I was sincere and loved her and her daughter. I wrote the poem and a friend of mine who is an artist painted me a scene with a young girl swinging on the gate that led to the house. It is a beautiful painting and If I toned down the painting and printed the words from the poem over the painting and tried to market it as is, completed painting with graphics over the painting. I have never done this before and am not sure where to start, maybe at the company that does photo copying, have them tone down the painting to make the poem, printed over the painting more visible. See if I could market that way. I don’t have the ability to add the painting to my request, don’t have a copier nor the knowledge of how to do this. I would need professional assistance to complete this. Sharing the sales money with the person that puts together my work of art. Once again; her name is Jacki. Seven years old: Jacki in the morning, wake up open your eyes, today is someday special, it’s your very own surprise. She combs her hair, feels warm inside but she doesn’t know just why, today is someday special, it’s your very own surprise. Some children dream of many things, of rainbow colored skies while others dream of real things, of something new to try. And if I could, I’d find a way to go back through the years, to climb a tree, swing on a swing, come home with muddy tears. But than again, I’ve had my chance, it wouldn’t be the same, yesterdays a memory, a world of child hood games. So Jacki as you greet each day, with sunshine in your eyes, this is when you’ll realize, each day is your surprise. fini paypal.me/sensitivepoems I don’t know how to choose a file, I am quite illiterate with computers.
Growing up with your dad is a major thing in life, whether he takes you fishing, teaches you many things or just finds time to be with you. My father passed away on the 4/8/2017 exactly at 7:39 am. I will never forget that day, he passed away from liver cancer and was detected too late it has already spread around too much, the sad thing is he knew nothing can be done but to accept fate. At that time I was in my 3rd Month of college but became depressed and decided to dropout. He wasn’t eligible for a donor organ. Me and my dad spent time together going to the park, fishing, Going to the Monster Jams, and seeing family together. Those times were great we would just talk about world news or events. long ago as we were fishing he told me of his story of owning an old timer car and he maintained it very well unfortunately it got stolen, he asked me “what’s your dream car?” I replied “maybe an old mustang” and he said “I’ll help you get the car that way I can teach you how to fix it up and maintain it”. From that day our bond was only getting better. After that fishing trip I decided to look up old mustang cars and found some cheap. A few months passed and he started saving up money but me and my mom noticed he was getting sick , my mom asked him if he was okay to which he replied “I’m okay it’s just the beer” my mom told him he needs to get checked up, to which he denied. My aunt came to visit and noticed it as well and forced my dad to go get checked up, that’s when we found out it was liver cancer. From that day he started distancing himself from everyone which was sad and it broke my heart. The doctors said he was not eligible for an organ donor because they also found out he was also smoking cigarettes in his system. The only thing was to see if he can better his health. I walked with him almost every morning on the bike trails and we started eating healthier but almost every night he would go to the balcony or the restroom and smoke more. Seeing that just messed me up mentally that my dad did not want to better himself. So the doctor asked if we can take a hospital bed to our house. On 4/7/17 he was walking, eating and talking perfectly normal and a nurse was sent to check up on him. The very next day around 5am the nurse woke me up and said “your dad is going to die soon nows the time to talk to him and let him know it’ll be okay” I froze completely and wanted to cry. I went to the bed and my mom was crying, I talked to my dad and I said “Dad I’ll get that old mustang and put your name on the license plate, I will do it” shortly after he passed away. It was completely different for me from that day on, I didn’t want to go out I basically just wanted to stay in my room. Weeks after I really wished and prayed that he will eventually come out of somewhere and be alive and well. I didn’t believe that my dad passed away, I had dreams about him and they made me smile and literally cry in real life as I was sleeping. Lately I have been working and helping my mom pay off debt she still owes, previously we lived in an apartment where the association was jacking our prices up putting my mom behind bills which mounted to be $50,000 due or court will take action. we have been paying it off and I have been saving money on the side for a mustang but it’s not much. I found a mustang for $4,000 it requires a lot of maintenance but I am sure that my dad would have wanted me to get this so we can both fix it. I am just asking for this so I can fulfill what I told my dad and I know he would have been truly thankful for lending a hand on helping me achieve this vehicle. Anything will truly be grateful and I will appreciate it if you helped me out on getting my dream car.
Truly appreciated from me
Ralph Muniz and my dad,
Hi, Loves. I honestly never thought in my life I would sign up to participate in a pageant, let alone be selected to participate in it. However, after hearing and reading about how contestants were inspiring people by displaying interests in STEM or representing people of color, along with exposure to former Miss Washington Allyson Rowe’s Youtube channel and Instagram, I checked out the Miss USA website and saw for myself that it offers a platform for and actively encourages women to make a difference in regards to issues near and dear to their hearts. I saw that, in fact, the job of Miss USA is to make a social impact. This reminded me of the scene in the Princess Diaries 2 where Princess Mia Thermopolis, during a parade, notices some boys teasing a girl by tugging on her braids. Princess Mia then stops her carriage, comforts the girl, and softly scolds the boys. She then proceeds to make the girl, who expresses desire to be a princess, feel special by saying “Anyone can be a princess.” This fictional princess as well as many real ones, through acts of kindness, demonstrate that carrying an influential title- a title that means eyes are on you- and using it for good can go far, whether that be through boosting others’ confidence or working to right wrongs.
For GA citizens, Miss GA is the stepping stone to Miss USA, but even just by participating in Miss Georgia, participants have a chance to call attention to a social issue of their choosing. The social issue I want to revolve my platform around is showing love to those who are suffering from drug addiction. We often see drug addicts as people to avoid. Instead of looking at them as a collection of personality traits and past, present, and future events, we often only look at their mistakes and encourage others to not be like them by showing images of how drugs affect people physically and mentally. As far as I’m aware of, we aren’t really compassionate toward people suffering from drug addiction and don’t really focus on causes of drug addiction beyond peer pressure, but drug addiction can be a call for help and regardless, I genuinely believe that compassion goes a long way in the lives of others and that it can bring people out of dark places. Not only that, but it is also nurturing to the souls of the people on the giving end.
As someone who more and more prizes femininity, it is beautiful to see pageants increasingly working to spread the message that tiaras and gowns, while externally beautiful, can actually be a reflection of one’s inner longings to beautify the world around them by sharing and acting on their values. I am asking for help to cover the costs of this pageant because as someone who has been struggling to figure out her place in the world, one thing I am learning I can do and love to do is show people how much I care about them by being with them in their darkness, and this gives me a chance to take that to a higher level and encourage me to live out my values every day by remembering that I am potentially someone’s role model. Chances are gifts, and I’m praying hard for this chance and hoping to see where it will carry me. I also hope to make some kind friends along the way and make some bit of difference regardless of the overall outcome. This is a huge journey and I’ll need many helping hands to get through. It is definitely not something I can do alone. <3
I am a married man, with a pretty young family. My wife of 6 years and a 5 year old daughter. Both of us work for a living trying to provide the best that we can for our family.
Been working for the last 14 years, i do have a stable job, but the corporate world is taking a toll on me, i work hard but many times experiencing feeling of overwhelmed or you could say burnout. It has been rough without being able to find or given a chance to move for a change in position or even for a promotion. Many a times compromising health and family time, day after day like is a normal routine for as long as i can remember.
So much so, that i am willing to make a change or rather to decide to leave this corporate world behind. The thought has always cross my mind for the past 2-3 years everyday it hasn’t escape my mind. What i need is an escape plan. The biggest hurdle is with so many commitments and responsibilities, i can’t do this. I have a plan, to set up a business from home, and have been exploring this for the past 1 and half years. People say to look at your passion and let that be your means of living, to be able to make work or business out of it. The goal is to ultimately not having to wake up to anxiety, constantly rushing for deadlines and bosses requests and to be able to spend more time with family, with my daughter and my aging parents.
Perhaps, im asking for too much. I may have found my passion after all the years of dabbling, experimenting and searching, But i need some help to get started. I want to be able to quit my job and start to focus on my project. I have not much savings to cater for my current commitments, bills and loans if i were to quit my job which is preventing me from doing so. As it is i make just enough to sustain from month to month.
In the long term, the corporate world is not where i want to be. I have lost the zest in life and it has turned me into this lifeless being. I guess, what im trying to say is that, im looking for a way out and am trying to reach out to anyone out there who is willing to help me out. Thank you so much, and most of all thank you for listening. Should there be any, my link is as below, and hope to also one day do the same for someone else.
Asking/Begging for Funds
RE: Poss Help for car repairs/or down-payment for another one/Two-time Cancer Survivor/Diabetes/Now Heart Issues
Attn: Poss Wish Grant Associates;
I ran across your name/info while searching info online about loans/grants, so I’m writing you due to it, hoping possibly for help. No I don’t know if you’re legit, you don;’t know if I am, but I am and I’m desperate. I’m writing to you and to see if I could possibly receive a grant/funds, to help me with medical bills/ and/or car repairs or down-payment to get another one or pay cash for another used on.
I continue to have MD visits, as well as past due hospital bill, fees for upfront co-pay for continuing followup care, for a much needed CT/Pet Scan, a much needed surgery down payment (cancer breast implant has burst), it’s flat; and my colon reversal surgery in the near future, was recently diagnose of SVT (Afib Arrhythmia); and need surgery on both of my hands, due to cysts (all is true). When it comes to my health, when it rains, it pours, and it’s so hard for me to meet all my obligations monthly, off of my SSD amount. I was in pretty good health a few years back, until I was diagnosed with breast cancer, then a few years later, diabetes, then a few more years, colon cancer and now Afib and issues with both of my hands, right hand worse, and I’m right handed (all can be proven).
A few years after my Breast Cancer, before colon cancer, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I’m a 62yr of age and I’m no longer in treatments, for my cancer, except I still having issues as if I am. I know I don’t reside in your area, but at times you get desperate, so you began reaching out to almost any and everyone; especially when you’ve gone to services in your area/state and they can’t help you. As I stated, it’s as if I still have cancer, because I live with the aftermath/effects of what I went through, which is a constant reminder of the cancer; and everything I’m about to say is true and could be proven.
Since my x2 cancer diagnoses, I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in 2006, I live off SSD (thank God), which is better than not having anything, but once you’re ill and have living expenses, as well as trying to live with and take care of the complications/health issues you have to live with, that small amount you get through social security is just not enough. There are many times, I have to miss a month or two refilling some of my meds, or getting my colostomy bag supplies, which I now have an colostomy since colon cancer; all because I just don’t have the funds to do it each month, and with all of this, I was recently (just this month), I was hospitalized and diagnosed with (Afib Arrhythmia.. On top of all my illnesses, I have a very older model vehicle (1996) Toyota corolla, because haven’t been able to purchase another vehicle in over 14-15 yrs, and it seems to break down every other month
with some kind of issue, it’s n the shop as I’m writing this letter, and that could be proven, it ran hot x3 days ago; it’s always doing something, but that’s because it’s old and all the parts are going out on it, so that takes a lot of my money as well, but I can’t afford a car note for a better one, so I make do with it.
Before this drastic changes in my life, I was working on a very good job, a job I had been on for x27yrs, but after breast cancer and due to the daily pain it left me with, I had to leave that job. I have what the MD’s are calling “Severe Nerve Damage/Neuropathic Pain/Post Mastectomy Syndrome, and since my colon cancer, I’m now living with rectal pain (lucky me). I had a colon resection (due to my colon cancer) and it has not yet been reversed yet, and I’m not sure if and when it will be, because for some reasons I continue to have pain in my rectal area. So, I live with the daily pain, as well as the complications due to breast cancer, now I have to deal with, when will I have another episode of Afib, before my MD decides to do a surgery called “Afib Ablation”, and my hands issues just recently; but I must say, with all I’m dealing with, I’m grateful to be alive, plus there’s nothing I can really do about it anyway, but to go on with life. It gets very hard at times, but you can’t give up. So not only do I have to deal with the aftermath of both cancer, I also Lymphedema.
The last 9-10 years have been a trying time for me, all the while I was going through my illnesses/issues, I had to begin taking care of my mom. I had to become her POA, because she was diagnosed with Alzheimer. I had to place her in a nursing home (have proof of that as well), but I was there every day, twice a day, even through my chemo/radiation treatments. I would go before or after each treatment to make sure she was OK; which anyone who knows about nursing home and the staff, they are not the best and treat their patients worse than animals, and I learn all too well about that. Anyone at the nursing home facility would vouch for me, saying how I was there come rain or shine, except the few days I was in the hospital. They didn’t like that I was there daily, but I was there no matter how I felt. And because of my illnesses, I just couldn’t care for her full time at my home, and because of that guilt, that’s why I was there every single day, sometimes, twice a day to help feed her. I finally lost my mom January 2016, and it kind of made things that much harder, because at least when I felt bad about my issues/pain, being able to visit her, was a blessing because she made me smile.
I’m just giving you a lil history about myself, and you can even look me up on Google, because I share my two-time cancer survivor story on many websites to encourage others, that no matter how bad it is, or how bad it gets, if you’re still alive, it’s OK. I’m praying that you would at lease take a minute and think about possibly helping me with with even a small grant. If you’re willing to help in any way, even if it’s paying a bill, or x1 month rent, or a small amount to help me get some much needed work done on my old 1996 Toyota corolla/or get another one, it would help. I’ve been driving an older model car, because I haven’t been able to afford another one in years, but that car takes a lot of my money, but I have to drive smothering. If you decide to help, and need any info on me (no matter what it is), or a letter from my oncologist or primary MD/PCP, I can get that.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone# above and/or sending info to my home address above. And if you can’t help, that’s understandable, but I want to thank you anyway, for taking the time to read my letter.
I’m here to ask for money for a trip I’m taking.
I’m going on my 2nd vacation in 10 years shortly. Hooray!
In my mind, the only requirement for this trip was that it Not be a stay-cation. I really need to just get away and have a real vacation.
The planning has been has been though multiple rounds of planning stages of going with other people or going solo. First with my boyfriend, then we broke up. Then planning a solo trip, but then a friend was going to join. Then she couldn’t, then I was planning solo again, you get the point. So now it is very close to the week off from work, and I’m doing everything in my power to make this dream a reality.
I have a planned itinerary and everything. This is s shoestring-budget trip, and I have Just enough to cover my basic expenses (economy airfare deal, budget car deal, renting rooms from people in their homes deals). And I have Just enough to squeak by with gas for the rental car and basically almost no food money.
What I’m hoping for is donations for food and gas and something I certainly don’t have at the moment – admission to trip-type activities like a museum or a park.
Normally I’d just say that I can’t afford it and move on. But this will be my 2nd vacation in 10 years, and it’s at a time picked by my new job (so I can’t move the date). And I really need an actual vacation.
I thought about cutting a few days off to save money, but with the trip only 5 days to being with, that would turn it into just travel expenses to get to and from a place but not getting to enjoy actually being there. A rental car is necessary, so I can’t skip out on that (the budget factor is for a discounted economy car).
I’ve looked into cheaper locations. Getting on a plane is necessary because I’m having car trouble (its’ OK for commute and short distances, but not for a road trip) – in fact, car trouble is part of what put a dent into my trip money. And I deliberately picked a trip that is heavy on seeing natural wonders over other activities (read: activities that are mostly free).
I really would like to have the food money before booking the plane tickets. Activity fees and an emergency buffer are desired but not necessary. Well, under normal circumstances they would be, but these are not normal circumstances.
I’d be happy to pay it forward, share pictures or create a blog to share with you, etc.
I realize this is not a life or death situation, but someone who may have once been in a similar position may be in a better one now and want to help a gal out.
Ps. This is the place. If you have other ideas about an inexpensive ocean/mountain combo for last-minute travel I’m all ears. I’ve been scouring all the sites.
Hello, my name is Nicholas Farr and I am currently a 5th year senior goalkeeper at Corban University. For as long as I can remember, my dream has always been to become a professional soccer player. While this may seem like an unrealistic and low-percentage-of-success dream, I assure you that this is something I have been pursuing for nearly my entire life, and it is something I do not take lightly.
Ever since I was a small child, I have had a passion for soccer like nothing else. Every day I am working to better my body and my mind in the world of soccer, and in doing so I am training twice a day for 2+ hours each, while additionally working on my body in the gym and with regen-type sessions for 1+ hours daily.
As this of course is the one thing that I absolutely love to do, that is not saying that it comes easily. When I say it doesn’t come easily, I am referring to the fact that it takes up nearly ALL of my time throughout the day. Because of this, and with the rigorous requirements of being a senior in college, I don’t have more than a couple hours per day to work and earn money…
The reason money will be such an issue for me is because becoming a professional athlete is not only earned by how good you are at the sport. It is also earned through being noticed and showing yourself in front of as many different people and groups as possible; this requires travelling all over the world to show people what I can do, and we all know how much it costs to be able to travel to different States and countries and to even stay there for weeks at a time without being able to work.
Some of my accolades involve being a 6-time state champion with Club team Boca Juniors at Capital Futbol Club in Salem, Oregon. I have also made it to the National Tournament every year I have been in college, played in a semi-professional league in Mississippi over the summer, and just returned from training with the professional soccer team: Indy Eleven.
Unfortunately, even with success and experience, I am at a point in my career where I need to be travelling and meeting coaches to make the step into the next level.
Thank you so much for reading my story, and I appreciate the considerations to helping me reach my dream.
I’m a college sophomore at an Ivy League university, and I’m spending every last penny of my disposable income on tuition and housing. I’m not just ramen broke, I’m saltines and peanut butter broke. Some days I’m just saltines broke.
While being able to afford name brand peanut butter would be nice, that’s not what I’m really looking for. I need a plane ticket. Almost five years ago, I fell in love. I know, I know, I was only fifteen at the time, how could I possibly fall in love? Well, having hit my twenties, my feelings about this boy have only gotten stronger, and they don’t show any sign of changing anytime soon. This boy – I’ll call him Julian to protect his privacy – is one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met. Shy until you get to know him really well, overwhelmingly passionate about the things he loves, loyal and caring to a fault. I could go on and on. He goes to school several states away, so for the past couple of years, our relationship has mostly occurred over the phone and Skype. His birthday is coming up in September, and all he wants (and all I want!) is to see him in person. A round-trip plane ticket is about $350.
The thing is, I can’t ask my parents. They don’t approve of me being gay/trans, to put it mildly, and have threatened to kick me out of the house and pull me out of school more than once. When they found out I was dating Julian, they spent a good chunk of my college fund to send me to conversion therapy. Obviously, it didn’t work, although it did make paying for college a whole lot more difficult. I’m really, really far in the closet at home, and it’s not going to be safe for me to come out anytime soon.
Please, any amount of money you can donate helps. A dollar gets me that much closer to a plane ticket. I’m planning to pick up odd jobs the second I get back to campus, and I’m saving every cent of money that doesn’t go to paying for my education, but there’s only so much I can do before Julian’s birthday in September. Especially since I have about six bucks to my name right now. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to be able to hug him, and say “I love you” and “goodnight” in person for the first time in two years.
My Paypal link is paypal.me/gus312. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
So my story is quite long. I’ve probably retyped this just to compact it more and more. So here’s my last go. My name is my Kurtis, I’m 24, and I’m currently in a position that I’ve never expected.
*skip until you see “END” to get the basic idea*
So my early age I had struggled with school due to me always worrying about my parents being okay financially. Always finding ways to earn more to sneak it into their laundry while it was in the dry to act like they forgot to take it out. What I did to earn money was typical. I only saw it as something I couldn’t do all my life and wanted to earn a honest dollar. Parents divorce sort of drove me to work more in hope that money could bring them back I mean I had started out doing landscaping at age 9, so any other sources of income felt like a cake walk.
After a while it was just my dad and I. I was the only one he didn’t kick out over the span of my lifetime. I chose to move out due to his current girlfriend speaking poorly about our families downfalls and I was suspected of apologizing for speaking up the one and only time. Out of a weekly pattern. So I left. Became roommates with a old friend and one of his friends. We all make music. Seemed great.
Gradually, they became more transparent in how they just used me to get by while they lied to their family as if they’re independent. Meanwhile I hadn’t talked to my family in over a year. As time went on, each person used me more and more and I had no other options but to be on the streets or go onto the next. I had about $8k saved up before moving their. As the time went on, I ended up with 2 new roommates who did the same, a cat they brought and abandoned, terminated from work, hospital visit, no lights/water, lost registration and insurance on my car, multiple tickets, and an eviction notice to be out shortly before my birthday. It was almost as if the universe was like: “well okay.. kurt. I’m going to do you a solid okay? I mean you had a good run. A great run actually. But, how about I lend a hand and make aaallll your life lessons happen… all at once.. cool? Okay cool. Bam.”
And here I am now. Luckily moved in with old coworkers who understand my situation. I’m trying to work for doordash at the moment while I go through counseling/therapy for the depression I’ve dealt with since a child. It’s been a challenge. I don’t like hearing I have a “chemical imbalance” all the time, but it’s a work in progress.
Only thing with my work situation is I can’t truly thrive as much as I’d love to. Just to get accepted by doordash, I had to sign up with a bike.. and have to make a 45 minute trip just to work and make about $20 for the following week. More if I get lucky enough to get a ride out their. I have my car still but can’t legally drive – so In turn I can’t get jobs in my down city for doordash. I just need car insurance and a smog check!! Literally those two things will flip the switch for me to thrive and dig myself out this hole.
I could just make up a sob story in hopes to come up on quick cash to buy me time. But I honestly want to make music my passion. And to be successful. The journey is what I want. I want to go find my mom and visit her and my sister and make things right with my dad. Get to see my grandparents before the liver cancer gets bad for my grandfather. Just work on cars with him. Experience life and get the chance to feel like a kid again, haha. I know I can’t, but man. I never wanted kids. But when I think of if I’m just given that chance to flip things around for myself… I actually want a family and feel normal. I want to strive to have earn my spot. Be able to go on morning runs with my loved one after dropping my kids off. I want to, live before it’s too late.
Ive utilized many local resources but they limit you’re potential. Make you feel stuck in place. I want to travel damn it! I want to be there for my parents instead of having them in a nursing home. I want to make sure they know I loved them no matter what happened and prove to them I could make a change. I hear too many people tell me to do the music thing as though I can just not work for it.
I’m sorry, but I just want to do great. Literally only about $500 could help create a legacy. I believe in myself more than anyone. Even if you don’t like the idea of the path I want.. at least value the fact I want to build something and be successful and help others as not be afraid to at least make that attempt. I promise you. Whether it be weeks or months… by next year I’ll have something to show for it.
Hello everyone, I am a 28 year old working class guy who works an 80 hour week job! On the side I was trying to invest my money to help build a foundation for my girlfriend and I who I want to propose to in the next year. I was going to use the money from the investments for a ring and a down payment on a house. But a couple bad investments I am now in way over my head. I am over 15k in debt off of bad investment. She is also still in over 75k in debt form student loans. We would both love to get out of debt and start a life together debt free
I am a 28 year old swimsuit model. I have been modeling for about five years but also work full-time in the hospitality industry. Despite the adversity I have been faced with, I have kept an optimistic view on the world around me. After losing a father and a mother, after overcoming abuse and rape and After shuffling from home to home due to foster care and two adoptions I have worked three jobs beginning at the age of 15. I put myself through culinary arts school and hospitality management at Hocking University. I continue to succeed in the hospitality/service industry. I now have 14 years of hard work under my belt. I have helped open numerous nightclubs, upscale lounges and have trained VIP teams all over the city. Despite my yearning for customer satisfaction I am at the point in my life where my depression is crippling me. I am constantly surrounded by superficial conversations filled with pompous tones. I have worked so hard to get to the position that I am at in this industry but now the universe is calling for my self-healing. As I reach my 30’s I have come to realize that all of my strong characteristics and abilities that make me so good at my job can be used for so much more. I am personable and have a genuine demeanor. I now have a yearning to take these attributes and use them towards teaching English overseas. My dream right now is to sell majority of my belongings and pack up and go. I wouldn’t be making very much in this program but the reward of this experience is honestly the greatest riches of all. I currently live paycheck to paycheck but give my place of work my all. I am being underutilized but it’s hard to start all over in a new restaurant after putting so much work into the current one. I honestly am ready to leave it all. I NEED to leave it all. The program I am wanting to do is in Myanmar and I know it would absolutely change my life. Which is what brings me to this website. I’ve read that this is a place for those who are fortunate come to help those less fortunate. I’m not asking for anything materialistic or anything I can actually hold in my hands. I just need someone to cover the costs of this program and change my life. I’m in need to escape this technology driven, egotistical society I am currently stuck in. It is seriously breaking my heart and soul. So to whoever (if anyone) is reading this I beg you to please consider helping me. As a direct result of you paying for this program I will automatically be paying it forward by teaching English to these young children in Myanmar. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this❤️
I am known as a dreamer with so ambition, but sadly if I was not desperate to chase my dreams and make them a reality I wouldn’t be here. all of my life I never expected I would be in this situation where I am asking for help. I am in a state of melancholy, my family has been financially struggling for six years now. We use to live a happy life and money was not an issue, but somehow fast-forward six years, it is the main issue that holds us back from chasing our dreams, from living in tranquility, and from being happy. My dad is an engineer and worked in the family business, after my grandfather passed away, he distributed the inheritance to his 3 sons, little did he know that my uncle was a greedy son who wanted all the money, dragged my father into debts and declared his bankrupt , my father filed a lawsuit against my uncle to have his money back , from court to court , my dad’s case was somehow impossible to be resolved sadly the despairing issue is left unsolved till today . My family is still fighting to get our money back, but sadly my uncle’s powerful allies always win. we moved away from all the unfairness and wanted to start a new life in Canada, but with no money its arduous .my sister is diagnosed with Crohn disease did not get an approval of any disability benefits or insurance due to my dad’s issues and inability to provide anything for her , she is left to pay for her own medications and is unemployed due to her disease . my family is in desperate need of money to feed the household, to start a new business that could help my dad get back on his engineering feet and to rebuild our life from the start. Seeing my family healthy, financially stable and happy is now a life pursuing goal. I am only twenty-one years old I have a whole life ahead of me with a dream of becoming an architect and start a new journey of success , but without a little bit of money I cannot move forward, but will take double the steps and so much hard work that my energy is incapable of giving. However, when I found this site by accident it felt as if the universe is giving my family a second chance to start a new life, a miracle I shall call it for the people out there that would give the less fortunate a helping hand and guidance. I know there are still good people in this world that are willing to give all the help they can offer , and I cannot thank them enough for all the good they’ve done in this world, to prove to us that humanity still exists, and to show me that I am not alone in this world . All I’m asking for is a little help, a push that would give my family financial stability. I know for sure with no matter how much money people can offer to us, we will try our best to give it back one day when we are able to, that is a promise that I will guide with my heart. Please let this hope that is inside my heart grow, and let me dream of seeing my siblings pursuing great careers one day, all of that just to see my family happy, that is all am desperately asking for . thank you for letting me share my experiences with you, I highly appreciate it. I am doing this without my family knowing because I do not want to get their hopes us and disappoint them at the end, they have been through so much so please help me give them a surprise that would change their life, it will mean the world to me. please help me help them.
send money through paypal:paypal.me/juliamatar
Helloooo, sorry to interrupt any of you but if you could just take a moment and read what I have to say? Really appreciated!
Hi, once again, I’m from Malaysia, currently a student. I’ve worked part time and other chores to try to earn myself some pocket money get what I always wanted, which are some PC parts but unfortunately it wasn’t nearly enough. I have to pay for my own living expenses which is a lot for a student that’s working part time. I’ve tried my best to earn more money but it wasn’t possible for a student, the pay is very low in my country, around 1.5$/hour converted from my currency(Rm5).
For those that are wandering why do I need to get some “PC parts” it’s because it’s my wishes to change and upgrade my old looking pc and my future study plans is towards the IT field. I really wish to be able to self DIY, change, handson and be more expose to the stuff I’m doing too, but the current earnings I’m getting isn’t anything enough for what I wish to do and obtain.
I really hope that kind hearted people like you are whom is reading this post will be able to help a student with wish and dreams. Really appreciate any helps I can obtain from any of you. I have no idea how much I can ask and how much you would help me out, but any amount is a very very very appreciated and it will surely help me out by a good amount.
Thank you so much for reading and thank you so much if you decided to help out on my wishes. May you have a wonderful day everyday.
This is the current PC i’m using. It’s old and clunky, the green lights you can see there is what I managed to get after a long time(around a year)…
Thank you so much once again.
Hello! I’m a 34 year old female serving military member. I’ve been having some personal issues with my past that has lend me to becoming severely depressed. To allow me to pretend that I’m ok and hid my problems I’ve spent money I don’t have on useless materials and vacations I could not afford. Now that I’m trying to focus on retiring I realized my pension isn’t enough for me to survive on and I’m worried. I’ve been able to cope with my issues and now the only thing that’s keeping me down is my debt. I’m having a hard time to pay all my bills and buy groceries. I’ve consolidated all high rate loans and credits card to 1 loan and it’s 50,000.00 total. I’m also trying to attend college part time so that I can have a 2nd career lined up for me when I do retire in 13 years from now. What started my depression was when I was 20 years old. I moved away from family and friends to live with my first boyfriend who was in the military. I had no career and was working minimum wage just to help pay bills. After 3 years being together when he came back from a deployment he had changed. I realized I had to join the military as there was nothing for me out here in this community. He broke up with me and while going through basic I was devastated. I pretended that everything was ok just so I could pass basic training. I moved on 2 years later met another military member who was an alcoholic. Despite his problems he said he would change for the better while I was deployed and that things would get better when I returned. I came back from deployment and he had informed me he had cheated on me while I was away. At this point in my life all my friends where married and having a family. This is all I ever wanted. I was starting to feel very depressed wondering how I always end up with relationships turning out this way. This is when I started to spend money on anything to keep me happy and my mind busy. My 3rd relationship was a emotionally abusive relationship. Thus far, probably the worst 3 years of my life I’d never get back. The whole time I thought “well he hasn’t cheated on me” he made me believe that I was the one with problems. He always made me feel bad even though I never did anything wrong. I never had the chance to see my fitness without him assuming I was doing something wrong. My friends hated him. I eventually had enough especially after witnessing his level of anger that made me soo scared I thought he was going to hit me. I left him and I felt relieved. However I was still feeling like I had wasted soo much of my time on horrible relationships that I was getting too old to start my own family with the man of my dreams. This led me again to spending money to keep myself happy and mind busy. I’ve now started doing other methods of therapy to allow me to start learning how to control my mind and be able to have control on my spending. Unfortunately I’ve put myself into some high debt total of $50,000.00 and now making it harder to get by. Anything to help contribute to paying my bills would be extremely helpful. Please and thank you for your time 😌
my Paypal link for your donation: https://paypal.me/aries1985512
Hello, I have foolishly been working a dead-end retail job for 3 years as it is the only place within several miles of me that I am able to get to without a car because I live in the boonies. I’ve tried to make money through an online business and other methods but currently that isn’t doing jack and I’m still struggling to get that working while dealing with other things in life.
I am almost 25, and I have never had over $1300 in my bank account ever (even after taxes) because of bills, food, etc. Now that my job’s hours have been cut dramatically, I am forced to manage the small amount of money in my bank account while also looking for new ways to gain income both passively and actively. I have also suffered from major depression and lack of motivation to do anything with myself for somewhere around 7 years mainly due to financial problems which turns into an endless thought spiral of me never achieving anything or the aspirations that I create to keep motivating myself from just ending it all (I also thank the internet and being well versed in cognitive psychology for preventing that). Ever since my parents divorced when I was 11, we have lived just above the poverty line. I’d say I am very much more fortunate than many others’ stories I have read, and I am very grateful for that. But there isn’t a single day that I don’t feel like useless / scum because I can’t get my life together and because I don’t have a real direction to take it other than art & games (which feels more like an escape than anything).
The main reason why I am posting on this website is that I want to get a better hold on my life and help get myself out of this depression. I currently only have a driver’s permit and no car, so I can’t just go and get my license without a proper car, nor practice driving it to get that license. I am also worried about my parents’ declining health as I am an only child and they’re both over 60+.
Currently as of this post my bills are about $300 rent plus $150 or slightly less for food every month (I cook for myself and try to eat healthy which can get expensive). I also am trying to fund my small online business but sadly, that takes money for trying to market it, so that sits on the back burner for now.
I’d also like to mention that I have never had a doctor checkup in over 14 years because I don’t have health insurance. If I were to get incredibly sick or injured, I’d be screwed. I can’t afford health insurance and have little knowledge of getting it for free. Sadly, America’s medical system runs on greed. For example, I used to be under my parent’s health insurance until the insulin they required was too expensive to buy even under that. So they had to drop their health insurance in order to go to a local medical business that can give it for free after blood work. Although, that didn’t solve their health insurance problem and they don’t have it just like me.
So that’s about it.
I just want add to this a small list of goals I currently want to achieve in life after lots of thought:
- Buying a car to get a better job / get to places.
- Get health insurance and get a checkup / eye exam / dental work.
- Buy a new PC before cyber monday.
- Buy a better desk and drawing tablet so I can remodel my small room into a studio. This is so I can pursue art and try to make money online that way.
- Learn investing and safe stock investing (and have the capital to be able to do so).
- Move to Japan & learning Japanese. This is my #1 dream but I feel that unless I get financially stable, I won’t ever accomplish this.
(Any amount is appreciated, thank you!)
In 2017 when I was 18 my dad decide to separate from my mother due to apparently family getting in the way of his career. So he left me, my mother and my 2 year old brother. Then I was already suffering from lots of mental health issues and my mother was also very ill. It was very difficult time for us, we had no help what so ever from my father or anyone else. My mother due to her illness also couldn’t work properly or take care my brother so during this time I was studying full time, working part time which hardy paid enough to support all of us while also taking care of my brother as his main guardian. In the end we had no choice but to take out some loans. Moving forward two years later my mother was able to get an operation this March and would soon be able to go back too working full time again. During this time I also meet my now fiance. We having been planning to move in together and get married but due to all the loans we had to take out I can hardly afford much due to all the payment I have to make every month. I don’t want to put my mother and my little brother in a hard situation by leaving her with all these mess. I want all of us to start a new chapter of our life with out much complication. Therefore until I can pay off most of our debt I can’t move forward with my fiance in terms of moving in and getting married. Therefore today I made a tough decision to ask for some help so me and my family can finally have some relief from all of this debt. So people please any way you could help would be the greatest help for me.
Thank you to all of you for reading my plea.
I know this may seem insane & unbelievable! I get it, I am living it & every day I wake up not understanding how this happened. What did I do wrong? Am I just an ugly, disgusting person that doesn’t deserve to be happy? Why would God put 2 innocent children in a situation like this? I would appreciate any help offered, I am desperate & terrified of losing my family.
I am a 31 year old, basically a single mother because my childrens father has something going on with him mentally and sadly after reading about this condition, very few people get the help they need because they do not believe there is anything wrong with them. We have 2 children, our son is 7 and our daughter is 6, they are amazing children and I know every parent says that about their kids, but they have teachers who will corroborate how smart they are. Sadly, all my 2 beautiful, amazing & smart babies want is for their family to be happy. This cannot happen without getting the love of my life, their father help. He cannot hold a job because he believes I have cheated on him with multiple of his co-workers at the time including his brother! He believes that they made fun of him & that I use him as a joke to fuel a spark for sex. He believes that I am having affairs still & that they sneak around my moms house, (we had to move in with my mom because he believed they hid at our old house & with him not working we couldn’t afford it.) He believes this no matter what I do or say. I am asking for help to get the funds for a security system; 3 indoor cameras, a couple door sensors, broken glass window sensors & a motion detector. I would even accept the equipment or the cameras. I need him to see that what he believes isn’t reality so that he will get help, I never thought I would be this desperate but after 5 years if I can’t get him to see soon, I will lose him for good. Anything you can offer, my kids and I will be forever grateful!
Thank you so very much!
Photo: My family, my heart on our only vacation…doing a Clue Escape Room 5 months ago.
Hi, my name is Jalan Leach. I am a Blind American citizen who needs a little extra money to accomplish my goals My family is very low on income, therefore we dont make much. You may be wondering what my goals are. Well. I’m going to be explaining those now. My first, yet most important goal is helping my family out with life benefits. I know this won’t affect me much, but it will help the ones that I love. My family means a lot to me, and you’ve always been there whenever I was in need of help. They help me with anything they could, besides Financial issues. I’m currently living with my grandmother, because my mother and father are unstable. My mother has five different children, including myself. my grandmother and grandfather both have guardianship of me, in two of my younger siblings. The other two siblings, we’re also younger than me. my second goal, is to get myself a guide dog. now, I do realize that I have to go into training. But I have no idea if it cost anything, yet. I’ve been wanting a guide dog ever since I was 14 years old, just never learned how to get one. One thing I am unsure of is if it cost anything to get a guide dog. I’ve been told by people that it does, and I’ve been told by others that it does not, therefore do not have a straightforward answer. I also realized the guy dogs are not pets, they’re working dogs. that is the reason why I want one, because me myself, being visually impaired, I think I need a companion, and some help. My third goal, is to get income for whenever I decide to go to college. Not to get into college itself, but to have spending money when I’m in college, such as for food, supplies, Exedra. My fourth goal, is to get a horse. Me and my family live on a large area of land, which we own. We have already gotten a fenced-in area for where are horse will be staying. I’ve always wanted a horse, I always loved riding them ever since I was younger, I just never got to own one of my own. I always went to my aunt’s and rode her horses. I always ask her what she wouldn’t let me have one of hers, she never gave me a straightforward answer though. I never understood that. my fourth goal, is to get extra spending money. I’ve always loved art, cosplay, anime, end clothing. I just never had enough money Chabad these supplies for each of these categories. I’ve also wanted to have better bedroom decor. Well, that is about all that I have to say. Thank you all very much if you had donated to me it will be a big help, also don’t forget to check out my Facebook and Instagram profiles. My Facebook name is Jalan Leach. My Instagram username is @grottyboo. do you like to know my whole story, you can message me in those places. I’m mostly on Facebook, but I do sometimes get on Instagram to check up on my notifications as well. Thank you very much for taking your precious time to read this, once again. It’s a big help. I hope I will be able to get to know all of you, and show you all what a great help you’ve been.
My Paypal Me link is: paypal.me/HaileyDonaldson
We in America grow up being programmed to believe that if we work hard, raise a family and help others that we will achieve the “America Dream”. That at the end of our “career” we will be able to retire and have enough money to sustain us until our life comes to an end.
I have been living that for 51 years. I have been marred for 27 of those years and raised for boys to adulthood.
I was laid off from a job that I love 2 years ago and have not been able to find gainful employment since. I have recruiters calling me at least twice a week. I have been on numerous interviews making it to the third and fourth stage only to be told they have chosen another candidate. No other feedback given.
Depressing is not even close to what the constant rejection feels like. But I still trudge forward applying every day again and again.
My husband has been working a physical job for over 30 years. Sometimes two at a time to make ends meet. We have been living pay check to pay check our entire married life. Whenever we save an emergency fund….and emergency always happens.
We raised four healthy, happy, successful young men. Three of whom are married/getting married in the next two years. The youngest just graduated college and is headed into a career that he absolutely loves. In this we are very blessed.
Over the years we have had many financial ups and downs. Our children never going without. However, with my husbands (teamster) retirement all but bankrupt and only a minimal amount in his 401K, he will have to work for another 20 years.
I would love to be able to get a job so that my husband does not have to work anymore. The physicalness of his job is taking it’s toll on his 57 year old body.
My ask is this, we are seeking to raise $500,000 to pay everything off….mortgage, student loans, credit card debt….so that with just my husbands job we would have enough to sustain us until I was able to find gainful employment again.
Thank you so very much for reading my story.
We are truly grateful for anything that you are willing to give.
Many Blessings and much Love.
My parents raised seven children and are the heart and soul of our family unit. They have been there for me and my siblings through hard and good times. They never ask for much, but deserve so much. My parents also service the community by donating food and clothing to those in need. Even though they do not have much they give what they can. Now in my adult years, I would like to help my parents out and make some repairs to their home. I don’t have the funds- as their house is a 1950’s model and needs many repairs. They love their home, but their living conditions need improvements. They have had their vehicle broken into many times, items have been stolen off their back porch, and damage to property from random people. They also have health conditions. My dad had eye and prostate surgery in addition to having a pacemaker. Yet, my dad works a part time job trying to save up for household repairs. It has been ten years since my mother has been in remission for Lymphoma.
Here is the list of household items that need to be replaced or repaired due to wear and tear or vandalism. It would be a blessing to raise funds to get any of these items, so any donation is greatly appreciated:
Replace roof paneling- we had contractors who installed cheap, non-standard paneling on the roof. In addition, there is also water damage and holes in the roof from contractors’ mistakes.
Garage door- due to its old age and the rain and a car backed into the garage has caused it two damage over time.
Electrical wiring- the house is very old and we need a new updated wiring box. They have to unplug appliances to use other appliances and use lot of extension cords.
Replace broken Picture window- a group of mischievous kids threw a rock through the window
New wooden flooring- the floor is old and worn
Stove- the present one has run its course
Refrigerator- need a bigger refrigerator because my mom loves to cook. The present one doesn’t get cold enough
Security system- they have had break-ins and they need that security to stay safe
Plumbing and new fixtures in the bathroom – need a new tub, shower.
One sink only has cold water and the toilet sometimes doesn’t flush
We help as much as we can as a family but the repairs needed to their home are piling up. We are asking for $50,000 to help fix their house. If anyone can make a donation please send to PayPal.Me/maeR45
Thank you so much for everything!
My partner and I are sinking deeper and deeper into financial problem.
We are nearing 6 months late on some bills… bills gone to collections…. maxed out credit cards with late payments piling up….
Neither of us have more than £50 in our bank accounts and we are just barely getting by… but I’m not sure how much longer we can keep this up.
The only way we can even afford our flat is because the rent is heavily reduced because there is a big crack in the kitchen ceiling that leaks water frequently.
Now I know there are people worse off than we are. We still have a roof over our heads and shoes on our feet.
But if there is maybe someone out there that could spare some money for us, it would greatly reduce the amount of stress and anxiety in our lives.
We are a happy and loving couple. We have been together for going on 6 years. We are from different countries, so we have had to get visas to live together. Unfortunately we have maxed out the visas we are eligible for, and this coming January is looking like the last month we will be able to live in the same country unless we get married or move somewhere completely new.
We cannot afford our current situation, much less to get married or move to a different country.
It is looking like we will both have to go back and live with our parents on opposite sides of the world when this current visa runs out.
Now don’t get me wrong, we are both hard working people. We both work 45+ hours a week in hospitality. But it is just not enough to afford to pay our bills and groceries and rent. We are behind on everything and it is getting worse.
We can’t even afford healthcare. My partner needs his tooth fixed after a dentist did a poor job on one of his fillings. It is getting worse, but we simply cannot afford to get it fixed. He also needs physical therapy on his knee after suffering an injury, but we cannot afford that either.
Our cat has recently developed asthma and we can’t afford her vet bills.
And to top it all off, our vacuum cleaner broke and we have no way to vacuum our tiny flat that is all carpet! It’s a nightmare.
We cannot ask our families for help either… my parents are homeless living in hotel rooms working every day with no chance of retiring.
And my partners parents are dealing with high medical bills in retirement after one of them was diagnosed with MS last year.
We are out of options.
We don’t want to spend our next (potentially last) few months together filled with stress and uncertainty and struggling. I fear it may take a toll on our relationship.
Please can someone help us? Even just the cost of a new vacuum would be incredible.
One day, when we are more financially stable, we will find someone who needs help and pay it forward.
Thank you for reading.
I am a guy who is just asking for some help. I am stuck in a dead end job and I am just making enough money to get by financially but I am struggling mentally. I am not able to afford much in the entertainment department and this is why I am making this page. I know there are people out there who need more help than myself but I am hoping some one would be able to help me too as I would help if I could
One of my passions in life is to make video games and to start my own streaming channel. In order to do that it is rather expensive as you need great equipment and some extra dollars to get started. I am pretty sure I will be getting laid off from my job soon and I was hoping I can get some help to get a decent computer so I can start streaming to make some money.
I never in a million years would ask anyone for money that I know as I am too proud to put myself and anyone I love in that position as it has led to problems in the past. I am thus reaching out to the world to see if someone(s) who are more fortunate than myself can help.
My goal is to raise some money to get a new computer and desk so that I can start broadcasting my gaming. This is something I have had a passion for for a very long time and I really want to do it. Mild depression has been setting in as I am not sure what I am going to do going forward. I am working every day to better myself but money is always the issue. I have been able to save up a little money but if you know computers it is a bit expensive.
Anything anyone would be able to give me would be greatly appreciated and I know if I had the means I would do what I can to help some one fulfill their dreams too.
Here is my link:
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Hey hey! My request is for $27,500 dollars.
Why this number?
Well, I’ve had a few serious brain injuries that has put my life on hold for 2 and a half years. I’m only 22 going on 23. I’m still in recovery but in January of this year (2019), I legitimately thought of killing myself and was planning on it, but couldn’t find any ways yet that didn’t involve pain or embarrassment on my part. I found a video on YouTube about a girl who lived in her van and was road tripping around in a fully renovated cargo van. I watched it a half dozen times and found other videos about it and the lifestyle of people who live in vans and get to have opportunities that no one that lives stationary “traditional” lifestyles can. Let alone a morose suicidal potato that the sheer action of moving too fast around the corner left her sick and weak and feeling winded and over heating.
By the end February I decided, after watching hundreds of these “vanlifers” videos and the goods and the bads and all the needed stuff for a sustainable lifestyle that will be good for me and Mother Earth, that I needed to do this thing. Because I’ve been a mad caged dog and this life I had been living was no life and was a form of purgatory. I was determined to get out of this life and into that. It’s been my key to actually working on my healing and forcing myself out of negativity and actually wanting to heal.
So I did the math and figured I could get a nice used Sprinter-style cargo for around 15k. And the total renovation process will cost around another 10k. And all the things that make a house a home like a fridge and a toilet and a bed will be around 1000 dollars. The registrations and insurances and passes for it will be 300. With 3,800 left over for accidents and bumper and gas. For what my big plan is…
I need to get out and travel. I need to see this nation and planet. I’ve earned it. I’m just getting to the point where sunlight directly doesn’t burn my eyes and can converge and diverge my vision properly. I have so much healing to go, but my plan is to go vagabond and roadtrip around North America for a while and give to the Earth by cleaning up litter along my way. It’s only fair.
Then after I become more worldly, get happy and true unbound movement and have more interesting stories then “I went in for my 12th CT scan and when I got the contrast- I really did wee my pants!” or “Then I had a blackout and caused a concussion because I sneezed too hard while walking to the kitchen for a glass of water.”I return to college and major in something good and I can use it to help others and do my part for the world. And take my van to college and pay for only a parking pass, because dorm living and or/renting an apartment is one of the biggest expenses of university, well besides books and credit fees. So it’ll save me money and I’ll be able to eat healthier due to being able to get fresh veggies and fruits and store them automatically rather than fatty convenience foods that store easy and can be transported on a long bus ride from a shopping mart or calorie laden cafeteria foods.
I hope you can help me do this. I’ve been banking on this and the minute I get that total clean bill of health bolting to the roads and seeing all that I can see. I really really really need this. It’s the key to my ongoing survival in this world. I’ve been hanging onto this idea and the prospects for dear life and as a way to not get myself back to the horrible place I was this January.
Yet again, please and thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Isn’t being in love incredible? I can tell you that it is. I met my girlfriend online, and it went a little something like this…
I was going through a separation. I’d been bought out of my house and got such a bad deal, that I barely made any money from the property. I had to start renting, so any money that I had made, was being out into someone else pocket. I took on one of the two loans me and my ex wife had together. A total of £8,000 debt. (not much, to some people, but when you’re a self employed artist, that is a lot). it was at this point, I thought about looking into using the remaining money I had to move to America, and try my luck there.
‘But what is it like, finding love in America’, I asked myself? (I didn’t want to move to a country and end my days alone).
So I googled ‘how to get an American woman to fall in love with you’ and a website came up, a dating website. I joined… It was free, since I was an English male, and I could prove it.
Within an hour, my email was going bonkers (or at least to me, it was) 10 people wanted to match with me. I struck up a couple of conversations… but they were very shallow and not what I was after. Then this one girl matched with me and sent me a message…
‘Hi, How are you?’
I thought her picture was beautiful. so I responded… within 30 minutes, we had moved to talking on Snapchat.
We spoke for 2 days via text. Then, at 11:20pm on a Sunday, she asked if we could talk on the phone. Thankfully, WhatsApp is a ‘data usage’ call service, otherwise, what happened next would’ve used way more than I had in savings. We talked, on the phone, for 10 hours. 10! From 11:20pm to 9:30am. I had to work on that Monday, as did she, but she was 5 hours behind me, so at least she managed to get 4 hours sleep before getting up for work.
I napped for a grand total of 1.5 hours that day. And as I was heading to bed, she asked for a 5 minute FaceTime.
‘of course’ I replied, excitedly.
The thing is, that FaceTime didn’t last for 5 minutes…
it did last for 3 hours…
so that was the start of something, we both knew, would be very special. We text and Facetimed a lot of the next few weeks. getting to know one another better and better.
Then came the day she asked ‘Would you like to come and visit me?’
OF COURSE! I checked how much flights would cost, used my tax money to pay and headed over to meet her for the first time.
IT. WAS. INCREDIBLE.
We realised exactly how we felt about each other in that 5 days. We laughed, cried, laughed some more and fell for each other immediately. it was the most amazing 5 days I’ve ever had. When she dropped me back at the airport, she booked tickets to come and see me for a week. (that hasn’t happened as of writing this)
We’re in love! And it’s amazing.
I’m planning on going back to see her in December, for her birthday, as a surprise, and If I can sort it, stay until after Christmas. BUT, that will eat even more of my savings. Savings I’m supposed to be putting into paying off my debt and trying to sort out a work visa to move to the states. So if you love a good love story, and you would like to help two 30 somethings in love, please use the link below.
This is … more or less a shot in the dark. I have no more options, and I don’t have any realistic expectations, but maybe…just maybe…someone who is well off…can help. If your interested in helping me out, and have money to extend effortlessly, please consider my story below. Otherwise, it would be a generous gesture, in and of itself…just for you to even read my story. Of which, i would greatly appreciate. And if not…i still wish a good day to you anyway.
I’m being as honest as possible here…i can manage, barely. I do have a job, and im not homeless. But as is..i will be in debt for a very long time unless i get some type of intervention.
I… well… i had a dream. A dream to go to Japan, and Teach…I have been studying Japanese for 2 years on my own…but i could still use a bit more work. However..this dream is now…unattainable for me…due to the debt that has accumulated, despite my best efforts. One emergency after another…never allowing me to stay out of the whole. My life…since I’ve become an adult…has been a constant uphill battle. It seems like I have never gotten a break and if I did…it was so short lived, its hard to remember.
My parents were not financially well off, and i had to work really hard to get my education. I mostly paid out of pocket, with a few scholarships here and there… I never had student load debt because i have always just worked to pay off my college expenses…ohh the solid 3 ~ 5 years of pushing carts, and grocery store work…fun times.
I was…fine for a while. Fast forward to present, I got an entry level government job, and I was in the process of paying off my own debt, and things look liked i could pay it off in about a solid year of working, and I already had a bit of savings for my initial trip to Japan, and to start the 1 year learning abroad language course.
But then…the gov shutdown. I couldn’t get unemployment because the state was overwhelmed with workers. I couldn’t qualify for unemployment anymore, if i tried to find another job. And many of the senior employees, already knew this “game” and was able to get their unemployment. But unfortunately…due to my inexperience..i never could get through the line, with the wait getting longer and longer. It is true, the government did compensate a little bit back after it was reopened…but the damage caused by the sudden loss, out weight the compensate of wages given to us. This was compounded by the fact the i sustained hardships during this time as well.
So…i started using Credit cards to live off of….and well…it just kept going down hill from there. I used up my food stamp money, so i had no choice really.
Then… my car started having problems… first the real axel…than water pump…then head gasket…then the whole engine went up. All of these mechanic bills piled up, and i kept using more and more credit.
So..I finally had enough…and decided to get a new car, with what little credit i had left…and…now i have payments. Payments i was going to use to pay off my credit card debt in the first place.
Then..I had to move out of my neighborhood because of the crime and violence. My neighbors where having their homes broken into, and people were getting shot and killed every week. Attempts where made on my life, as well as attempted muggings. I narrowly escaped those situations. So..it was time to move out…
So i found another place to live outside the city. Much better…but now the rent is much higher. So now i have a bigger rent, bout 5x times the rent. It’s substantial.
Currently, i have just enough for food, rent, utilities, bare living essentials. But… my dream…of saving up to go to Japan..and Teach…has now effectively been halted…
With everything factored in, i don’t see me being able to pay off my debt for another 5 years. With the first milestone of being able to pay off my payments to a new car. And the next milstone of being able to sustain my rent.
The new car is just a modest jeep, not even a 4×4…its FWD…cheapest option. I needed something something to replace my 99′ Subaru that went up in smoke… Something reliable…that’s why i choose a new car over buy a used one.
So…I know things could be worse…i could be jobless again…or homeless. So i would understand if, after reading this, you choose to skim this request, and help someone else who is worst off. I would completely understand, in fact..i would encourage it.
But…if you have ever had a dream that you were able to fulfill…and it has allowed you… the reader, to be well off to the point, where you can spent the amount of debt that i have as easily as buying a cup of coffee maybe…
Well then maybe you can help me attain my own dream. I would be very grateful… and would do my best to make the world a better place.
And if i find my self in a position to help another person to attain their dream…i swear on my life, i would do the same for them within my own means.
The debt I owe is $8,100. Chump change for some…life time savings for others….But if i could get that, i would immediately pay off all my debt, and be able to start saving up my money again, to finish my teaching qualifications, and attain my dream to Teach in japan. I would be able to do it in about 1 years worth of saving. Otherwise…ill just have to wait about 5 years before i can start saving again. Which i am humble enough to accept.
Thank you for taking the time to ready this. The mere effort you excreted to even read this far, makes you a wonderful person in my book…even if you don’t want to give. At least you cared enough to read.
Michael – paypal.me/MDelvison
So, I titled this request “Am I your son or daughter” because most people who have children (of any age) can relate with the compassion it takes to give anything of yourself.
I know for me personally I have given A LOT over the years to people in need, and some not so in need, but it always comes from a heart of love. I believe God gives some of us hearts to give more than others, not because we are better then or more loving then others, or anything like that, it’s just the journey He has us each on. I believe He gave me a heart to give because He knew I would need others to do so for me one day.
Now, normally I am not in the habit of asking for gifts, it’s just bad manners… But in this case, it’s my next option in effort.
First you should know that I am hard working, in my job as well as in the Lord, He is where I get my strength to carry on. He has shown me miracles and I believe in Him for them.
What I need is to raise $13,000.00. The mobile home I live in needs huge updates and it’s just not worth the money it would cost to do it, so I’m best off to just move. I found a place, but I need the $13,000.00. I know it’s a lot of money, and this is probably a LONG shot to even ask. But here I am. That’s it, that’s my story.
I want to thank you in advance for any amount you can offer to me, and I would also like you to know that I am truly a blessed woman in my heart weather I can move or not. But I do believe that I was brought to this site for a reason. Thank you so much and many blessings to you!
I’m 26 and for a few years now I have gone without a car. I have worked in my hometown for some time, and have used other peoples cars or cabs to get to work. Recently I have had to help my mother and don’t have the funds to buy a car do to the circumstances. With my own vehicle I could get a better paying job a little further out and begin making my life better. I plan on going to college and challenging myself to push my own limits. I understand the value of hard work, but as things are I am in a hole that I can see no light from.
Life is no picnic for most, and I don’t plan on giving up but a break would really be a saving grace. I would like to purchase something light on fuel and easy to work on myself. Luckily where I’m from the used cars by private sellers run about 1000 dollars for a running car. A small portion of this could help me move my life in a direction away from where I see it headed. I have a clean record and a drive to do good for others.
I have been a soldier in the National Guard, and a restaurant cook, a painter and a few other occupations. My expectations for life are low but recently I have started to think this isn’t the case, if I’m willing to help others then there are others willing to help me. This is where I stand now. I have no family to ask, so I’m turning to the kindness of strangers, and hopefully someday I can return the favor.
Asking for help is truly a debuff of mine. I tend to give what I get away before I know I’ll be fine, but with some faith and luck I’m still around and would like to stay around for the people I love. A good man once told me I should let go of things I can’t control, and today I would like to let go of my pride and ask for help. Either way my life has to change and I hope I can change it with you.
My dream is to produce music for media, commercials and most entertainment. Eventually I hope to also teach music. This dream would be a step closer with your help. Thank you.
I hardly know where to start. For now I will start with this : I live I am a 20 year old girl with diagnosed depression and anxiety. The family I have grown up with , while I love them and they are sometimes nice, have inflicted trauma onto me and I still live in the same house in a tiny room. I know it could be worse, it could always be worse. I have had nice things before, and been taken nice places,but these occasions are hysterically rare and only ever happen due to incredibly charitable people as well. I have worked at a couple places, but the jobs always fall through because I’m so far out and don’t have transportation of my own ( I let a family member borrow it and haven’t seen it since, even after asking) . I had hope that my significant other could help me out as well, he saved up and got a used car.. It was a bad used car and broke after two days. To be clear, my significant other doesn’t live with me. He can’t , He is stuck living with a friend secretly. Why secretly? because this friend will inherit the house once his relative he is currently caring for there dies, the relative would literally kill him if he found him, but it was either that or be homeless, he needs to use the friends car to get to work. I need to mention that a couple weeks ago, the female cousin that also lives in this house got black out drunk and appeared home in the middle of the night screaming and ranting about something. I tried to help but she yelled she was ready to die and ran away into the night, so I called the police and grabbed a flashlight and while sobbing and with no shoes tried to find her on the road, she has children. once the police returned her home, I tried to have someone take me to a friends house to escape the stress of the situation but the cousin followed. Turns out what she was screaming about was supposedly being robbed and beat up by her boyfriend. so i message the boyfriend trying to ask for her stuff back and she told me to stop, so i told him I had to stop. when she realized I sent that as another message, she cornered me in a chair in a room and pushed her nose against my face and began screaming personal attacks, I was afraid and it resulted in a physical fight. need to remind that I have to live in this house with her. I need some way to get out of here and maybe into an apartment. I need to get away from the screaming children (4+ at times) and the bickering yelling other household members. I need to be able to get a job and try to function like a normal human being, and be able to pick up my own medication. I can’t even sell my things to make money because of transportation and my own financial issues already. I can’t ship stuff out, I cant have a yard sale.. I tried to use my art stuff to sell logo designs, but nothing works with art. I just need help. I’m so close to giving up. I’ve been here for years . Anything would help, even like 50 cents if lots of people helped. I’m not even sure what image to post.. I guess a picture of my room
I am a Special Education Teacher that is looking for financial assistance. I want to be able to buy items for my students that they need to succeed. I do not get much support from the school or the government. I get paid just enough to be able to pay rent and bills, that I can not give my students academic and sensory items that they need.
My students are all non-verbal and have autism. My students need chewies and edible reinforcements. Most of my students work best when they have an edible reinforcement being offered. Chewies help my kiddos that have the constant need to have something in their mouth stay focused. They need pressure on their teeth to help them stay focused. They also have a constant need to eat anything and everything, even items that are not edible.
They need physical items for being able to learn and grow. We work a lot on life skills and being able to live on their own. I want to be able to supply items for my students to be able to cook, act like they are shopping, and so much more. They work really well with hands on items. Items that they can touch and feel the difference between. Getting them to play matching games, do puzzles or any kind of games is important. It allows them to learn to take turns and wait. My students struggle with waiting their turn. Matching games helps their memory and being able to remember where different items were located. Puzzles make them think about how things connect and seeing how they match up and make a picture.
My students deserve the best, and need the best to be able to grow and succeed. I feel bad not being able to provide that for them. I feel as though I am letting my students down. I want my students to succeed, I just need help being able to do so. Colorado is pretty low on the list for beginning teacher salaries. A lot of people have left the students I am with, because they did not get paid a lot. I do not want to leave my students, I want to stay with them. They need a consistent teacher in their life, one that knows them so that they do not see new faces every year and have to start trusting someone new.
I am look for around $3,000 to be able to get all of the items I need for my students.
Hello, I’m Demarquea, I am 24 years old and I’m raising money because of the hardship I’m going through transitioning out the military. My dreams and goals were to do 20 years in the military until absolutely the devil came knocking on my door! I have been pushed to my lowest level where I thought about suicide and if I didn’t be here what would life be like. I’m raising money to support myself as I get out of the Army in a few weeks. I would never start a go fund me account because I am pretty self-dependent also I work hard for what I do. In America, it’s so many Veterans that don’t have a support line once they are released from active duty to the civilian world. I served as a combat engineer for my country and would absolutely do it again but at this point I have no choice I’m getting discharged and I have no one to call on for help and it’s even harder once the military flags you, it stops you from trying to provide for yourself and all that good stuff, I even tried loans, selling all my goods I had, lost my car because the Army has taken my pay, lost my ex-wife, I’ve lost everything I ever asked for and I was just trying to see if someone would understand my blessings that if I could help the next person I would without a doubt because that’s the way I was raised as a young man and I wouldn’t ask back because of the type of person I am as a caregiver. Anything will help and I’m so blessed to serve as a soldier in the United States military wish there was a way I could stay longer but in life, we all have our ending points at some point. Thank you for everything even if you helped or felt something with my situation I really appreciate it.
Cash App : $demarquea1
I am a budding filmmaker, my goal is to raise funds for a 4K film camera to enable me to follow my dream.
My dream is to make films on mental health issues: depression, anxiety etc everything under that umbrella, the harsh effects of bullying, addiction, suicide prevention all types of topics that will raise awareness of important issues that are in the world where positive change needs to be made.
I have personally suffered from depression, anxiety & mental health issues, along with close family members & friends.
I hope I can make a positive change in some way, that may help others through their personal struggle or assist carers, loved ones and friends to understand what we go through.
With hope, these films will make a positive impact and this world a better place.
My mission in life is to do anything I can to help raise awareness on important issues and the best way to reach the masses is through film making, hence why I recently made a career change into film making.
I hope you can support me with this cause.
If we don’t ask, you don’t get.
Over the years I have supported SO many people with their causes.
For the first time ever in my life, I am asking for help this time.
Any support would be greatly appreciated, even the price of a small coffee, every little bit will help.
If you can’t afford to donate, sharing this might be a nice gesture, regardless I totally understand.
I’m just a girl chasing my dreams.
I hope you are chasing yours and I will support you in whatever way I can too, just reach out to me.
The first film I produce, all the people who donated to this cause will all be mentioned in the credits under the title “without their donations and support this film would not be possible, a very special thank you to;” and l will list your name.
Much love x