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My name is Ivy, and I'm reaching out to you for help in supporting my brother Edgar, who is currently detained in a Social Welfare facility in the Philippines. Edgar is innocent and was wrongfully implicated in a crime that he did not commit. Unfortunately, being at the crime scene implicated Edgar in the case, despite being innocent. (Yes, the justice system in my country sucks.)
We have filed a counter affidavit and are doing everything possible to clear Edgar's name, but the case will be resolved in 3 years. In the meantime, we are seeking to raise PHP200,000.00 (around $3,600) to bail Edgar out soon.
Edgar is still in high school, but thanks to the Social Welfare Department, he can still continue his studies inside the facility. We are grateful for their support.
Everyday visitation is allowed, but unfortunately, the facility is very far from our home, and we cannot afford to visit daily, only once a week. We are worried about Edgar's health. He got sick inside the facility, and there is no medicine provided, so my parents have to go there and bring the medicine for my brother. Aside from that, we are bringing basic essentials for Edgar, especially food items. The facility doesn't have enough funds, and kids are suffering there. My brother doesn't deserve that, nor do other kids.
We need your help to secure Edgar's release. Your donation, no matter how small, will make a huge difference in helping us achieve this goal and bring justice to our family.
And if you are interested in donating to help Edgar’s basic essentials, I would be happy to share my PayPal information with you in DM. Every penny donated will go towards purchasing essential medicines, toiletries, and shelf-stable food items that will be sent directly to Edgar. I will be documenting everything and will update Edgar's fundraising campaign site.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Check Edgar Files
Fundraiser link: GiveSendGo
I've suffered with depression for the last decade. Mild at first, to now very severe. Normally, I refuse help and rarely ask for it. However, after a year of therapy and medication, I've come to realization my happiness is at an all time low. I'm twenty-four-years-old and have lived with my mom since I was twelve. My dream is to become a best-selling author of YA fantasy. Something I find difficult when I'm constantly stressed or bedridden from depression.
I live in a mentally and emotionally abusive household. For the most part, she was never a great mom. Functional at least, but her greed and manipulation has always been there. Around the time I turned eighteen, she became "disabled," in the lightest of terms. Ever since, she's been on drugs and starts arguments over the smallest things like me not walking to the store to get her a coke. She gambles all the rent money and we've had help from rent assistance (and rhe church) for nearly two years worth of income. Where did all that money go? Gambling and other addictions. We've almost been evicted a dozen times already. Alongside her, my step brother has threatened physical harm and causes arguments that rattle the home. The two of them actually did (probably still do) meth together. My mom even got my other step brother, who is a recovering addict, into meth. Through all the stress, I've not been able to hold a job for much longer than a year, especially with her becoming more dependent crom laziness.
Thankfully, I found a low-income place a state away. I know for a fact my severe, near-suicidal depression comes mostly from my environment. At least, most of it can be solved from moving. I'm finally ready to leave most of my family behind while I work towards being an actual functioning adult. It may come as a shocker, but throughout all of this, I've managed to stray from any form of addictions (except for caffeine, I guess). The only thing I have considered thoroughly is ending my life. However, I want to happy and be alive.
I don't have too much to my name, but most of the money would go to a small moving truck, first month's rent and utilities.
Here is my gofundme
If you can't spare money, that's okay! Don't feel bad or anything. If you can share it elsewhere, that'd be cool too. But don't be upset! :)
Help us pay for medical expenses for our little Yorkie. Her name is Sophie and she is eleven years old. She is the sweetest little doggie ever. She has gotten a bad case of pancreatitis and needs blood transfusions on top of the Vet expenses we have already paid. We have spent nearly 2000 dollars in two weeks just taking her to the vet and having tests done and her staying there for those tests.
We are tapped out. And just before the holidays too, we have spent nearly all of our savings so far. If there's anything that people would be willing to do, even just five or ten dollars, we would be so so grateful. Everything that is given will go towards offsetting the costs we have already spent or doing further treatment to help her.
She is the sweetest little lap dog. She doesn't have much longer for this world because that's just how time and age work for dogs, but we want to get a few more good years with our little sweet heart. Thank you.
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If anyone could help me I would highly appreciate it! My depression and PTSD have been kicking my ass for the past month. My insurance kicked me off so I've also been struggling to afford my medications. I'm only short $100. I'm in graduate school and tried to work two jobs while doing clinicals and struggling with my mental health but it was too much for me. If you could donate even a dollar, I'd be ecstatic! I would typically never post about my personal issues but this is urgent and I feel like I have no other choice. I'm just trying to make it to January when I get my school refund for the semester. Thank you in advance!
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this post. I'm new to this sort of thing and am trying my best under challenging circumstances.
I was discharged from the hospital last Wednesday. My discharge papers recommend a week off work, but currently, I can't afford to take that much time off. I'm seeking help to cover lost wages so that I don't have to choose between financial stability and my health.
Adapting to lifestyle changes is a significant challenge for me. Fortunately, I've already quit drinking and mostly stopped vaping, which is a positive start. I apologize for rambling, but I wanted to express my gratitude for your time and consideration. I appreciate all of you, regardless of the outcome of this post.
Take care, everyone. You never know what life has in store.
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Cousin survived stab wounds with multiple stitches and staples, newborn thankfully is unharmed. Perpetrator is currently locked up facing a first degree felony charge.
Because of the significant defensive wounds on my cousin’s hands, she has been rendered unable to work for the foreseeable future. ANY AND ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED!!! We just want to see her begin to heal, financial stress aside!
Thank you for taking the time to read. And know that there is help available! Abuse is never the victim’s fault.
Hi, my name is Joseph. My friend lost his job recently and is struggling hard financially. Our friend group has been trying to help where we can financially, but its becoming unfeasible. Money is becoming increasingly tight across everyone, and we can't help him pay his rent and other expenses this month. He has a new job opportunity that looks promising, but it isn't confirmed yet. The bills are due soon, and he needs help. He is a great guy, but bad luck and bad land lords have pushed him to the brink. Please provide any help that you can. We will be appreciative beyond measure.
Hi there, I'm Claire. I freelance for GameSpot and a few other gaming websites. I've been trapped in a toxic and abusive relationship for years, and recently chose to end it and try to move in with some friends after something so heinous happened I realized I was no longer safe here. I've been paying all rent and utilities at me & my ex's current apartment on my own in addition to paying for gas/repairs for my now-ex's car that I do not drive, vet care/food for his pets that I do not own, and all other expenses for over two years after my now-ex suddenly just... decided to stop working and not tell me. I have been doing all of this on a single freelance income. Unfortunately, my ex refuses to get a job, and I cannot have my name removed from the old apartment's lease or move unless he can prove he can afford the rent on his own, which he cannot.
Between the pandemic decimating my finances and having to cover all expenses for myself, my cat, my ex, his cat, and his elderly dog for years, I have nothing. No savings. Zilch. My only option to escape and get my name off the lease is to pay the remaining four months of rent ($680 x 4) up-front, which is money I do not have. I cannot emphasize enough that this is a safety issue, not an "I just don't like you anymore" issue. He did something in September that I'd rather not recount, but it made me realize I need to leave NOW. We've been together for 9 years, we were engaged--my point is, this is not a decision I made lightly. It's a very painful one I that was forced to make for the safety of myself and my cat, Heisenberg.
I'm a little over halfway to my goal, and I desperately need help getting the final half covered. The full, detailed story can be found on the GoFundMe page. If you can't donate, please share via Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media outlets. I have applied for every assistance/relief program under the sun, am on food stamps, etc., but no programs have been able to help with this issue. I can assure you I would not be here embarrassing myself on the internet--in front of colleagues and potential employers, no less--if there were any other choice. I am always applying for additional work, so if you know of anyone who needs a writer in any capacity, please send them my way as well.
The goal is $3,000, as that's the minimum I need to get the hell out of this lease, and I'm a little over halfway there. But $4,000 would be ideal, because as I said, I have no savings. I can't even afford boxes to pack my stuff in. Any additional funds over the $3,000 threshold will be used for moving expenses, deposits on the new apartment, and replacing shared items that my ex is keeping (vacuum, cookware, etc.), so if by some miracle I reach the $3,000 goal by the time you see this, please know that I'm still in desperate need of more aid, I just already feel ashamed for needing as much help as I currently do and don't want to raise the goal amount by another thousand dollars. Before you ask, I do not qualify for any loans that aren't extremely predatory with massive interest rates that I know I would never be able to pay back on my current income. Job-hunting is my second job these days, and I'm doing everything I can to pull my shit together, but I cannot do it alone.
Again, the GoFundMe page is here, and goes into far more detail regarding the state of things and why I have to leave. But I want to reiterate that anything helps--whether it's $5.00, $500.00, or a single retweet/social media share, you are helping me out immensely.
Thank you in advance, fellow Redditors. It's been a rough year for everyone, so like I said, if you can't donate, you'd still be doing me a huge favor by sharing the GFM on social media.
/u/BranthiumBabe (and Heisenberg)
Doctor finally released me to do light duty work. I just need enough to get my car legal. I’ve been trying to sell things on market place, but each time I sell a few things my phone bill is due and I need to buy groceries ( I have to keep my phone on so I can contact my doctors and attorney). I’m available for light duty work in Denton Texas to earn the money. I’ve worked so hard with physical therapy and I go in two weeks to get an injection in my spine that they said would work for a while. I just don’t want to lose my place. The legal problem I’m facing is no longer stressful since I spoke with my attorney last. We are taking the case to trial. He said I did what I had a right to do in my residence (self defense and citizens arrest) the only reason I got arrested is because my attacker pressed charges. I go in to court on Wednesday and my attorney and the judge are both pushing for a dismissal since the attacker has no proof I did anything illegal. Feel free to ask any questions. I just really want to go back to work so I can get caught up and move on with life.
Wednesday the unimaginable happened. My sister in law found her middle child had passed in his sleep, he was only 15 months old. It has been so so difficult for us these last few days, they are beyond heartbroken. Any amount would help with the funeral arrangements and with my brother taking off work to grieve and be there for his wife and two other children.
Hello everyone! I am at a complete loss right now. I unexpectedly and tragically lost my brother to a construction accident on December 4th, 2023 in Danville, IL. He was only 25 years old. I currently live in Phoenix, Arizona and I’m having a hard time coming up with the funds to make it over there for the funeral and services. Plane tickets are astronomical right now, so we decided to drive. There will be four of us making that drive. I know times are hard right now with the cost of living and the holidays right around the corner, but anything at all will help! Thank you so so much. Here is the link for the gofundme page.
Hi, , this is a very different one from my previous posts and very hard to share publicly but I exhausted all the solutions, please read my story and appreciate if you can offer any amount of help.
I do not have any other solutions right now. I really tried everything but I could not get rent assistance, the voice mails of the places are full already, some of them applied takes 3-4 weeks. I did not get approved for a loan due to unemployment. I am calling staffing agencies in Austin everyday, the job has to be in my field (graduated from Economics) due to visa requirement, they are saying they will get back to me, but have not heard from them yet and holidays are not helping.
I never felt this hopeless before, please help to make through December's rent. It is crippling at this point. I do not have a car so if I did I would do gig jobs (even we are not supposed to). I tried Upwork freelance again I didn't have anything coming up from that. Any amount and good luck wishes are appreciated.
Hello all, my cousin was shot in the foot while attempting to flee during a robbery by 2 thugs. He was getting off work at the restaurant at around 2 am when he was approached and a gun was pulled out. He attempted to run as fast as he could but unfortunately the thugs decided to start shooting and he was struck in the foot. He is unable to walk and it is unknown when he will be able to return to work. The thugs remain on the loose. Any donations will help. Thank you!
In an effort to make your crowdfunding efforts more successful here on Reddit, some background first:
Credibility, Community, and You
AKA, Why Do We Have Account Requirements?
In many of the gifting and fundraising subs, you'll notice that without a certain amount "karma" and an account that's old enough, you'll garner down votes or worse, your posts and comments get automatically removed.
To many Redditors, this place is a community built on activity. The "coin" of the land here is your account, and how much you've contributed to the Reddit community at large reflected in post and comment karma.
As a general rule, Redditors dislike the creation of accounts specifically to fund raise or to make requests. It makes it seem like these people simply treat Reddit as some sort of magical internet wallet, and that doesn't win many friends.
The other reason why new accounts are so disliked is that they're often alternate accounts of established users, in order to hide their activity from people they know. While we do sympathize with those of you who have valid reasons, this privilege is often abused by those who create disposable accounts to scam people for a quick buck.
So if you're new to Reddit, welcome! Spend some time and look around for something that catches your interest and chat it up with others and become part of the community!
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Supporting Information Requested
We aren't the government. We aren't a court of law. We definitely don't want you to give out information that could lead to identity theft. However, some campaigns are more successful when they have additional documentation.
- Pet related requests: Photos of your pet in question, with your username on a handwritten note in the picture. This helps show you actually own the pet in question.
- Education related requests: Documentation showing enrollment or acceptance if you are asking for assistance for school.
- Redacted bills showing your situation. In some cases, a donor may prefer to pay a creditor directly on your behalf, so be prepared and find out if that is available to you.
- If you are sharing a campaign for a registered certified non-profit organization (such as a 501c3 or NGO), you should say so in the post, and it should list that status on the campaign page/web site.
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- At minimum, an unobstructed selfie photo of yourself(the submitter) holding a handwritten note of your username is required if none of the above apply.
Low effort posts that simply say to the effect of, "everything is listed in the GoFundMe" (or less!) will be removed.
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Hello new users!
As we have requirements spelled out in Rule 1 on including some sort of evidence in your posts, we've created this post for those of you who need help with that.
Rule 1 states:
Posts must be more than just a link to your campaign. Be descriptive! Show evidence!
* If this is for your pet, photos of your pet in question, with your username on a handwritten note in the picture.
* School documentation showing enrollment if you are asking for assistance for school.
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* Or other relevant documentation that can help establish credibility.
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* Low effort posts that simply say to the effect of, "everything is listed in the GoFundMe" will be removed.
Generally these are provided as photos or screencaps. Because Reddit doesn't allow an image upload with text, we generally suggest the following:
And that's it!
He is only 17. He was being scouted for football and planning to join the Marines. Both of those dreams will be nearly impossible with everything that he’s going to be dealing with. Please if you’re able, help out. If you’re not able, please share.
my name is Richard I was hit by a car and the lady took off and came back she didn’t get a ticket and I was taken by ambulance to the er with a broken leg and broken knee will be having a total knee replacement next year this could take away my career of fixing appliances and cars. https://gofund.me/94559681
My sister's husband was 28 years old when he was diagnosed with meningitis. He died on Dec 6 and is leaving behind his wife and their one year old baby. He had been hospitalized since July & spent the last 4 weeks intubated in the ICU. Besides the massive expense for the funeral, my sister is also starting to get the medical bills in (we are in America, our health system sucks). Paying for a 4 month hospital stay, plus 4 weeks of intubation is going to cost her tens of thousands of dollars. Not to mention the amount of money she has spend on hotel stays for the 2 months he was at UCSF (2+ hours from her home) and the four months she hasn't been at work. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.
Please click anywhere above to access the fundraiser. Thank you so much.
At around the beginning of this year, our car started making a sound akin to an old fashioned knife sharpener whenever it slowed down. At first we thought nothing of it, but then the brakes started to slip. We then had it looked at by a mechanic, who said that the brakes were in dire need of replacing. Upon further inspection, however, the mechanic advised us not to put any more money into the car, as the frame was significantly rusted and even cracked in some places, meaning that it would not pass inspection.
We immediately sought out a loan to fund a new vehicle, but due to a combination of my mother's low credit score and low income, and my lack of any monthly income, we were turned down immediately by pretty much every loan company we went to.
However, one loan broker company decided to stick with us and attempt to find some variation of a mortgage/FHA loan that would work for us. Unfortunately, after 8 months and a lot of work, false hope, and false promises from said loan company, we were unceremoniously told that they would no longer be working with us due to the impossibility of being able to find us a loan.
By this point, we had been relying on this eventually going through to pay for a lot of things, including the property taxes. We are now financially worse off than we were at the start. In those 8 months, the car we were using went from having noisy brakes, to breaks that slipped occasionally, to having only working front brakes, to eventually only having one working brake on the passenger side, and then finally, on midnight of October 31st, the inspection on the car expired, and we no longer had a legal means of transport.
We only got hit with this news a few days ago, and since then we've been trying to recover. We live remotely, quite a bit away from any stores we could get to, and have had to rely on others' goodwill to be able to get food. I haven't been able to go to my elderly father's place to visit, which I had previously been doing every Wednesday and Saturday.
A couple days ago, Our church's pastor heard from Mom about our situation, and later that day he started a gofundme for us to raise funds for a new vehicle. Since learning about it, I've been sharing it everywhere I can think to.
This is the link to the fundraiser. Any help with this, whether it be donations or sharing to others who may be able to help, would be most appreciated.