I’m not very comfortable asking for things, but sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures, and circumstances have led me to step out of my comfort zone.
You see, a few years ago, my family decided to adopt a boy as my parents and siblings and I always felt compelled to do so for a long time. We found a teenage boy in Africa who needed a home, so we started the adoption process. After the house inspection, background checks, money paid to the agency/government, etc, the whole thing ended up costing around $25,000 (and that’s not counting the cost of plane tickets, money my mom spent during the 6 months she lived in Uganda, and clothes we had to buy for my brother because he only had 2 pairs of shirts/shorts). So how did we afford this on a pastor and substitute teacher’s salary? Well, it all came from my college fund that they’d been saving since I was a baby.
Which was totally worth it to get my brother here and out of that terrible situation he was living in. He got to go to high school for four years and play soccer and now has a full-ride scholarship to a university!
But it left me in a not-so-fortunate situation. I went to community college for a few years and worked a job at Chipotle to try and save up to go to a real university. I ended up attending for two semesters, but already my funds have been depleted, and I’m back to square one again.
As some of you may or may not know, I’m trying very hard to get to England next semester to study digital media. It’s been rough finding a steady job this summer, and while I’ve picked up a few housecleaning and pet sitting opportunities here and there, it might not be enough to completely sustain me on my trip. And so I’ve set up an account on goenounce to attempt to lessen the burden slightly.
That’s where you guys come in. If you find it in your heart or feel you can give, I would greatly appreciate it. Even if it’s five dollars, I am incredibly grateful to have help in taking a few more steps towards my dream. If you don’t have money right now (which I totally get; we live in hard economical times!), please reblog this or spread the word somehow.
The account where you can donate can be found here. Thank you for all of your help!