I use sarcasm because flat out telling you you’re a fucking moron is considered inappropriate and is frowned upon. And I was raised better than that.
Okay, so please read this because it would mean alot to me if you took the time and thought about it, please.
In 2007 my father was killed by a drunk driver, since then my mother and have I struggled to make do. We were doing well for a while but were forced to move when our old landlord sold our apartment building. Specifically over the last few months my mother and I have been in an extremely difficult financial situation. She switched jobs, took a significant pay decrease, and started being garnished for unpaid debts. That means that the companies she owns money to are allowed to take more than 50% of each of her paychecks. We can barely afford to pay rent, let alone our gas, water, and electric bills.
We went 4 weeks without water and heat, in the middle of winter, and had to go to our friends every time we needed a shower, and had to carry up, to our second floor apartment, buckets of water from out neighbor’s garden hose to flush our toilet. We ended up having to have a church charity help pay off out water and gas bill so we could have heat again. During that time we relied on a single $15 space heater to keep us and our cats warm.
My mother and I have also had to rely on charity food pantries and friends to help us have enough to eat. Our cats have also gone days without food before.
Throughout all this my mom and I have been able to keep our chins up and finally things are starting to look better. My mother has taken on a second job which eventually will become her only job and will pay better, however this transition will take several months, during which we will continue to struggle, albiet slightly less. My mom intends to file bankruptcy to get rid of our debts and try to start a new life for us, though that will cost almost $2000 so it’s going to take us months to save up for it.
My mother has continued to be incredibly good to me through everything, and has tried to do everything she can to keep me happy. I really want to do something special for her for mother’s day, and it just so happens her birthday is the day before Mother’s Day.
So, tumblr, I’m asking for your help. I’m trying to raise enough money to get her a bed frame off Craiglist (currently her box spring and mattress are on the floor), paint her room (she hasn’t had a painted room since she was my age), and buy fabric to make her curtains for her room, something she’s wanted for a long time.
Now, I know alot of you aren’t in a position to give a stranger money, or aren’t old enough, but some of you I know can, and if you’re willing to help, it would mean so, so, so much to me. If you think you can spare a few dollars so I can make my mom’s life a little bit better in these dark times, please click here to donate to my paypal account. Literally anything would help, so please donate whatever you can, if you’re comfortable doing so. It would mean so much.
I hope you can understand how much this would mean to both myself and my amazing mom.
I can’t send much, but what I can I have. And signal boosting.