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Redditors helping active Redditors ranging from financial assistance and wishlist fulfillment to advice, support, contest votes, and surveys. This is a subreddit of regular people who can help with short term support.

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Redditors helping redditors ranging from financial assistance and wishlist fulfillment to advice, support, contest votes, and surveys. This is a subreddit of regular people who can help with short term support.

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Gas Money

I’m hoping someone can help me with about $10 to put some gas in my car? I have to run an errand and I’m nervous to drive anywhere but straight to a gas station, especially since it’s so hot today and the running the AC will be a must. Anything at all will help. Ii just don’t want to run out of gas in the heat. 🫠 tysm. 🙏

4 Comments
2024/06/11
21:50 UTC

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Needing $15 to get my phone back on

Hey y'all.. I'm hoping for some help.. my phone is currently off.. it's prepaid..

I had the ACP program but since it ended.. At&t gave users a discountfor 3 minths so it's only $15. But one of the rules was that we had to keep our service for at least those 3 months.

My husband doesn't get paid till friday. I can show proof that it's currently cut off. I have PayPal, or Monzo. Thank you! Have a blessed day!

10 Comments
2024/06/11
21:36 UTC

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Need a little help to get to work

Hello. I'm in need of a bit of help. I clean houses and need an Uber to and from my job. It'll be about $50 all together if anyone can!

1 Comment
2024/06/11
21:13 UTC

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I need help brainstorming ideas or prompts!

Can someone please help me!!!

In a couple of days, I going with my sister to her therapy appointment. Normally she just goes and it is just her and the therapist talking, but she recently asked her therapist if she could bring in family members.

I believe my purpose in talking to her therapist is to give more information about my sister that maybe she hasn't told her therapist or give information about her from someone who knows her and sees her in a comfortable state acting natural. I think I am just supposed to be providing further information about my sister, but I am having trouble thinking of what to tell her therapist.

I have thought of a couple of things to talk about but I don't really know if they fit with what my purpose of going there is. I don't know if I'm just dumb and can't understand simple concepts or not. My sister also told me her therapist doesn't like to do “ask questions and I answer”, which is one of the ways that I rely on to properly function in conversations and provide decent information.

I need help for this appointment as it is coming up SOON. So, if someone can provide like prompts or questions I can answers that would be great!

I am keeping a notes page of what to say in the appointment so that I can just read from there.

1 Comment
2024/06/11
20:32 UTC

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I need some help please

I have been homeless for a year and a half up until a couple days ago! I finally got my apartment! I'm just in a pickle and need a little help to pay off my storage. The only way I can access my things to move them out is to pay off the current balance of $942. There is a lien against my unit and the auction is next month. If anybody can help at all, I would greatly appreciate it. It's been a long time coming to finally be housed again, I just need to get my things now.

10 Comments
2024/06/11
20:32 UTC

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Help with buying scrubs for career change - $30

Hi everyone 🤗 I'm a single working mom who doesn't receive child support because the biological fathers been incarcerated since before my child was born. I've recently been lucky enough to find a job that'll train me to become a dental assistant in exchange for working for them afterwards for a specific time. Although the training is free, my work clothes are not. The office has certain colors and styles of scrubs that they wear as well. Would anyone be able to help me with buying scrubs for my new job? I start working with this dental office in a little less than 2wks. Thank you for taking the time to read this or possibly help me. I do accept Venmo or Cash App

3 Comments
2024/06/11
19:22 UTC

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Need $20 for gas

Hey guys need a little help. Due to an unexpected vet visit I'm broke til Friday. Just need a little help with gas til then. Thank you

3 Comments
2024/06/11
18:24 UTC

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Stuck at work ATM

I’m currently stuck at work with no ride, my friends are either working or not answering and/or busy with their life ofc. No one in my family is able to get me since no one can drive atm (grandmother w/ cataracts and in uncle is in the hospital). All I’m asking for is enough for an Uber home! The cheapest without sharing an Uber would be $23.22 plus tip so $25? I’m asking for $25 either through CashApp (preferred), PayPal , or Apple! Any help is appreciated and if you can’t help, do not worry!!

2 Comments
2024/06/11
18:23 UTC

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I need 45$ to pay for internet bill

I've messed up this month. I'm about 45$ short to pay my internet bill, which are due at the end of this week. I do have a full-time job, but as I'm still an apprentice, I'm earning less than minimum wage here. I usually manage to pay the bills somehow, but after my blood plasma donation appointments were canceled on me this month I'm missing a lot of money that I would normally have. I asked a few familiy members for help, but none of them were able to help out.

I can only use Paypal, cause Venmo or Cashapp are apparently unavailable in my country.

Thanks for reading. Any help would be much appreciated.

5 Comments
2024/06/11
17:47 UTC

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pregnant and need help

hi friends! i’m currently 8 months pregnant and have exhausted all my credit cards and savings account and was unable to work the majority of my pregnancy due to the illness it caused me. i have recently started a new part time job i can hopefully work up until the time i give birth, but i am so far behind on all my bills, things will be turned off soon. i’m not 100% sure what all i’m able to post on this subreddit, but any cashapp assistance would be wonderful, or if there’s a way i could post my amazon baby registry if anyone was willing to just help buy some things off that for my baby to ease some of my stress for that. i really appreciate all of you, thanks!!

6 Comments
2024/06/11
17:30 UTC

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Need help paying electric bill, anything helps, total is currently $666

Hi everyone, I'm really appreciative of the opportunity to appeal to you guys for a bit of help, my trailer is old and has poor insulation, and during the winter the heater just runs the bill up to an insane amount. I'm definitely not expecting anyone to pay all or even a significant portion of the balance of course, literally whatever anybody might be willing to help with would help more than you can know. I can show proof of the bill, and would be happy to give my login information so anyone willing to help can login and pay directly on the account, I'm certainly not asking anybody to send me any money directly.

I have already reached out for assistance to the only places around me that I could find, one place paid a few hundred dollars on it a few months back, and I think the Red Cross has made a pledge of $300, I'm not exactly sure how that works but if you look at the bill breakdown it says the total is $966 I believe, but on the main balance screen it appears to have applied the 300 and says I owe $666.

Again, I'm not asking that anyone pay the whole thing, I'm not expecting any specific amount, literally whatever anybody is able or willing to do would be incredibly helpful. Thank you all for taking the time to read my request, thank you to the mods for allowing me to post, if anybody would like see the bill just let me know

3 Comments
2024/06/11
16:06 UTC

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I need help coping with death. Desperately.

I (23M) have been struggling with death anxiety for weeks. I know I’m not old or anywhere near a natural death, but the fear has taken over my life. I just want help.

It began due to stresses in my life and some family passing last year in both mine and my girlfriend’s life. I was raised a Roman Catholic but I feel that my scientific education and life experiences has taught me to value verifiable evidence based knowledge. Now the fear of an eternal and absolute non existence consumes me. The fear of a slow death stealing my body and brain control from me until I could no longer said to be alive is a close second.

Since this crisis has begun, I no longer view my life the same. It’s like I’m acting out the person I used to be, but under the surface I’ve lost passion and love for things that gave me joy. I used to exercise 6 times a week and maintain rigorous nutrition regimes, but I can’t bring myself to do it anymore.

My loved ones support me and offer me comfort, but all I can see when I look at them is how much time they have left on this world and how they will feel as they pass. My girlfriend cherishes me and tells me it’ll be ok, and I try to focus on the life I want together, but all I can picture when I look at her is the thought of saying goodbye to her.

I’ve even had intrusive thoughts of suicide. I rationalise that my fear is a symptom of being a living biological human, but that fear evolves into the idea that since my fear of death is a human construct I might as well experience it now to relieve my fear and pain. The fear pulls me back to clarity.

I’ve been trying to cope. I learn and research about death, from the viewpoint of the sciences and theories/evidence of after life. It all makes me more afraid. Naturalism, Theism, Dualism, Reincarnation. I’ve spoken to priests, friends, family, even my coworkers. I’ve gone to therapy and it hardly helps. I’ve pondered over every argument for how final death wouldn’t be so bad, but none of it gives me comfort. I’ve even considered hypnotic past life regression therapy to see something to put me at ease.

Please, if anyone can tell me how to deal with these feelings, please.

8 Comments
2024/06/11
06:17 UTC

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Emergency vet visit costs

Hey there. I've been up all night with my cat, who seems to be constipated and in pain. I've been applying for every sort of credit card or pet insurance I can find to no avail and no vet will take me without paying upfront. I'm at such a loss, I've had her since she could fit in the palm of my hand and she's all I have at the moment. Any help at all would be so so appreciated.

5 Comments
2024/06/11
11:39 UTC

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I need help finding a job. Desperately

Hey, not sure if this is the right place for this but here it goes. I graduated college a decade ago and have fumbled through life and jobs ever since, never really working in a job that felt like it was moving me forward. I don't have an expertise exactly, but I'm also not an idiot and feel confident I could do most jobs once I learn them. I've been applying and looking for jobs aggressively for a year now with no luck. I am 100% broke, stressed, tired, depressed and can't keep going like this and neither do I think can my romantic relationship at present. I don't know how but if anyone has anything to throw at me that might help, I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks

24 Comments
2024/06/11
02:21 UTC

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$20 for gas

Hi, I get paid Wednesday but some unexpected things came up this past week and I had to take money from other places in my budget. I really need to work tomorrow and can’t afford to call out. Any help would be great😊 I have cashapp, Venmo, and PayPal

2 Comments
2024/06/11
01:59 UTC

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Transport options for medical appointments?

I need my wisdom teeth removed, been putting it off for months because of how overwhelmed I am trying to figure out where to go/how/everything. A few months ago I had my teeth looked at at a clinic, they referred me to a place but that place is about an hour drive away. I don't have a car or know anyone that could take me, don't have money for uber either. I had called them before and they said I would need an appointment for consultation and then another for the procedure. So I have to go there and back not once but twice.. What are my options? Theres nowhere closer that does it, I assume cause I can only go somewhere that accepts medicaid 😪 I reside in WA for reference

24 Comments
2024/06/10
23:39 UTC

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Need help with LED fairy lights

Before I start I just need you too guys to know I’ve never messed around with electricity until today. So I bought some yellow fairy lights online and I really liked them so I bought some more, and they happen to have a power adapter at the end so you can hook them up together. Now the only problem I had is that it isn’t the same controller so if I change the mode of the strip that is connected to the power outlet (which I always do since the first mode is horrifying) the other one requires me to do so aswell. So I got smart and just guessed what I needed to do and soldered whatever cable I thought was right. Now the first time It did work but some light were really dim and for some stupid reason I started playing with the controller. Now these fairy lights have 6 wires attached to the controller and 2 more go out of the controller to the power. I’m guessing that 2 of those wires are for the power outlet on the other end, but anyways the point is I blew both the boxes and I was wondering if its possible to only connect it to an outlet somehow with no controller, only stable lights, and I’d love some help on what to do with the ends since, I don’t know what goes where cause there tangled up together and only 2 are for the actual bulbs. I really don’t mind giving up on the outlet, but if you could think of a solution that will be great Some notes:

  1. The shop on Aliexpress only says 220v, no amps no watts.
  2. There are about 600 bulbs.
  3. I don’t know what the 2 extra wires are, but on the first time I played around with them and they made the lights stronger
  4. The outlet has only two pins
  5. The wire seems to be something other than copper, metal colored, very thin and it always splits up.

Thanks!

2 Comments
2024/06/10
23:32 UTC

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Bat Guano Removal

My mom and I had a bat infestation 2 years ago. We got them removed by professionals who also quoted us $350.00 at the time to remove the bat guano from our crawl spaces. My mom decided to hold off. Then I told her we really need to get it removed because I store my stuff in the crawl spaces and it makes me nervous. So she called the company and they now are quoting $2100.00. We cannot afford this, I certainly can't and I don't think my mom can. So many big expenses came up this year (car accident, not her fault, my windshield broke in my car, sewer needed to be rotted TWICE and all in the month of December) and neither of us make much money.

We looked into it online and we are thinking of doing it ourselves. Getting N95 masks, goggles, gloves, hazmat suits, mixing our own spray, etc. Still much more to research but anyway.....

My question for everyone is, have you ever removed bat guano yourself and were glad you did it? Did you get everything? Did you get sick? Did you regret it?

9 Comments
2024/06/10
23:07 UTC

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Need help with groceries

I've been going to the local food bank once a week but it's only been helping so much. I'm currently waiting for my unemployment to be approved while I'm in between jobs. I have a dependant and two cats, if someone here could help me get some food from the an Amazon list for my family and maybe some cat food it would mean so much to us. The food bank has been giving me some meats and produce but there is only so much we can get out of it. I haven't done this before so let me know if I didn't do this right but here is a amazon list I made with food that will get us by for a while: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3CPANB1L0FE3D?ref_=wl_share

23 Comments
2024/06/10
22:54 UTC

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Help with rent

I just got laid off at work today due to them "not having enough hours for all the servers" since we're getting out of season. So I'm not going to be getting another check before rent is due on the 19th and I'm exactly 217$ short. If anyone could help out I would be so appreciative.

7 Comments
2024/06/10
22:11 UTC

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Fundraiser for temporary disability.

Hello! I started this as a hopeful fundraiser for myself after having a bit of bad luck recently.

I was in a minor accident and had an injury that ended up temporarily disabling me physically for a couple months now. I was barely able to lay down, and if I did, it takes me at least an hour to sit up in pain, and another hour or so to just shuffle around the house. I wasn’t able to stand straight without having muscle spasms that caused me to seize up or fall down and injure myself more. So I was prescribed painkillers and muscle relaxers, which I’ve never taken before, so the effects were strong.

When I was on leave from work I was told I had to call in every day I normally worked to tell them I’d still be out, despite a letter from my doctor saying I’d be out for a few months, and one day due to my medication, I called in and did not leave the voice message which in turn led to my job believing I’d abandoned my job and letting me go.

I spoke to my union rep regarding this and gave proof of the calls, timestamps, dr communications and prescriptions etc to show it was a mistake and was told I’d receive a letter regarding it once they reviewed it all.

I received a letter on may 12 this year saying I had to reply to them in writing explaining the entire situation over again, otherwise they would consider it job abandonment. I received this note on may 13th, so it was already too late and once I contacted them they already were sending me forms to withdraw from my union/termination.

After speaking with them I ended up having to find a lawyer to help me build a case because I felt my treatment was unfair and downright wrong and I got lucky due to a lawyer my mother used ten years ago keeping in touch with us and eventually becoming a friend of our family taking the case to help me out.

Through all of this I’ve drained my accounts paying for a wedding I was in the middle of planning before the injury, my medication, physical therapy and my lawyer despite him taking the job at almost no gain to him. I was hoping someone could help get this last but of funds raised so I can still give my wife the wedding we’ve put off for the past few years due to being my father in laws caretaker after his stroke and my adopted mothers caretaker after her stroke. We ended up moving them both into our house and building them their own bedrooms in what used to be our garage.

Any excess funds raised beyond my goal are going to my local food bank(HawaiiFoodBank), which I’ve been a volunteer for since 2018 and SATC(Sex Abuse Treatment Center) at Kapiolani of which I was a patient in my childhood.

Please consider donating and I will pay this forward for the rest of my life through the volunteer work I’ve been doing since high school once I’m recovered enough to hand out food and setup/breakdown at the various locations. Also through a community outreach program our neighborhood started to help clean cultural and historical sites in Hawaii, outreach for impoverished and homeless individuals in Hawaii, and community/beach cleanup.

Mahalo for even reading this and have a good one! https://gofund.me/c41b0c26

4 Comments
2024/06/10
22:09 UTC

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I Need $50 to pay for Rent

Hello everyone, I need your assistance,

I have been out of a job since December and I have been making a lot of applications but I haven’t managed to get another one yet. I have been consuming my savings since December but they ran out last month and I have been depending on friends until now. I  need about $50 to pay for this month’s rent and food for one week as I try and figure out how to make a living working online. I am also asking for suggestions about online earning platforms that allow workers from African countries. I have a PayPal account for those willing to help.  Thank you.

20 Comments
2024/06/10
21:10 UTC

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How are you feeling?

Can you participate in my research survey?

https://forms.gle/Qr7ewXkX6HcMffi27

1 Comment
2024/06/10
21:10 UTC

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Help with Amazon wishlist in desperate times

Hello everyone, I posted back at the end of March when I was laid off very unexpectedly from my full-time job. I was overwhelmed by the gratitude I was shown and since then, I am working part time but I am barely scraping by. After bills are paid, I'm not left with much else and could use a few things to help my cats and I get by. Happy to show any proof of bills, pay etc thank you so much 🩷

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/QA7J4GK5M8K2?ref_=wl_share

3 Comments
2024/06/10
16:36 UTC

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[Repost] help me celebrate my younger sister’s birthday

hello everyone,

this is a repost since i didn’t get any response on my last post. my little sister’s 8th birthday is next week, and i want to make it special. our family is going through a tough time due to my mom’s health, and all my income is going towards her medications. i can’t afford to get my sister anything, and i don’t want her to miss out on celebrating her birthday. i’ve been trying to sell things and gather money for some birthday takeout, but if anyone could help with gifts, it would mean the world to me. please take a look at my amazon wishlist if you’re able to assist. she doesn’t ask for much, but i want to make her birthday special despite everything that’s been happening lately.

here’s thelist

13 Comments
2024/06/10
15:25 UTC

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Need help to purchase binder for son

Son needs new binder, old one is affecting his ribs. Quality binders go for $90CAD. Quality is important.

I am in disability. I've asked if they could help fund as it is a medical necessity but was turned down.

Can anyone help?

23 Comments
2024/06/10
14:10 UTC

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Need to pay rent arrears

As the title says, I have rent arrears of nearly £2000 due to these accruing during covid ( I was furloughed for a year. ) I haven’t been able to get back on top of my payments and it’s causing me lots of sleepless nights. I have a link to a just giving page that I have set up. Anything would be an immense help, no matter how big or small. Thank you all very much.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/feej4?utm_term=b9eMDpeyn

9 Comments
2024/06/10
12:48 UTC

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Desperate times...

For the last 2 weeks i've been struggling hard financially, but i managed to make it to and back from work, made sure kids had what they needed for food, diapers, wipes etc… But some payments bounced, NFS fees were charged, and my main bank account is sitting at -131$ and my other account at 2.31$. I don't get paid till Friday morning, i have no one to ask help to, and I'm running on an empty fuel tank.

This morning was a rough one on my way to work. I knew i can make it to work, but not sure how i will get back home after work. I barely have enough gas to make it half way back home.

Any help would be appreciated. I really don't need much, just enough to get by till payday.

I can even provide bank statement screenshots as proof that i am really in financial troubles right now.

If you can and want to help with items i need for the kids, here is my Amazon wishlist https://www.amazon.ca/hz/wishlist/ls/26I73TO22KF2P?ref_=wl_share

Thanks to anyone who is considering helping me in this rough patch,

  • A tired Dad
15 Comments
2024/06/10
12:29 UTC

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Need female survey respondents :)

Hey everyone

I am looking for female respondents to take my survey for my University dissertation research. The age range for taking part is 18-35 (although no big deal if you are a few years older than 35).

The survey only takes about 5 minutes to complete and asks about your personal experiences and perceptions of online abuse/misogyny directed towards women.

I would really appreciate anyone who can take the time to complete the survey. Thank you so much :)

Here is the link: https://forms.gle/6D8GLkxeuGziHz899

36 Comments
2024/06/10
12:12 UTC

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Behind on the rent due to losing hours at work

Good morning. I hate to even ask, but I need help. For the last 4 years, I've been working 2 different jobs, both in the home healthcare field. I was becoming stable until my primary patient was sent to a nursing home. This cut my hours significantly and even though I have a replacement, it's still taking a while to catch up on bills. I'm $100 short on my rent which is due today. Not asking for the full $100. Just whatever someone can spare. I appreciate this community and everyone who even reads this post. Thank you and have a good day.

Edit: Thank yall so much!

3 Comments
2024/06/10
11:20 UTC

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