I’ve put a donate button on my home page.
This was a hard and personal decision to make but I am quickly running out of options (and possessions to sell for grocery money).
Moving to Austin and trying to go to school has been incredibly expensive for me and I am barely scraping by. I can’t count on my parents for much support, with my father unemployed and my mother committed to helping both of my sisters and their (collective) five children. I am not opposed to taking out as many loans as necessary, but my inability to pay credit card bills since the summer started has ruined my credit and thus qualifications for additional loans. Everyone in my family has succumbed to too much debt (for school and otherwise) to qualify as a co-signer on another loan for me. I’ve gone back to work part-time to help with bills but am likely going to have to drop a class in order for me to do as well as I would like to in school. I’ve considered dropping out completely but I have little faith I could find a job that would allow me to support myself anyway.
This is really a last ditch effort for me. I understand money is tight for everyone and not everyone has any to spare, but I would really, really appreciate anything anyone can spare. Anything that is not used for basic survival supplies (food, gas to get to work, tooth paste, etc.) would be used to help me catch up on bills.
So much gratitude for everyone who reads this, just for giving me a voice I’ve never had. Your support in every way means more than you could know.