Help with housing

$3,040 of $2,700 goal

Raised by 97 people in 40 months
I am a Muslim, queer, Pakistani woman, hoping to continue my academic career at Smith College this September. However, unforeseen circumstances have derailed that plan. My parents have an arranged marriage set up for me that is fast approaching. I have moved out and am hoping to go stay on my college campus to talk to administration and financial aid services to see if attending college is feasible. I have almost no funds in my bank account and am expecting my phone to get cut off in the upcoming months. I have emailed the administration at my school and staying on campus requires money that I don't have. However, that is my only option, otherwise I will be literally homeless. I don't know if I will be able to attend Smith this fall, but I want to try my best to fight for that, at this point my education is the only thing I have and I will do everything possible to get it. Being on campus serves the dual purpose of providing me with shelter along with giving me my best chance to convince administration and financial aid services to help me.

I am asking for $2500.00, a bit more than the required amount to cover transportation, a really cheap phone, and because Ramadan is next month, and the meal plans would not cover my specific needs. Having even $50 to cover the cost of making food according to the times and restrictions of Ramadan would be amazing.

Thank you so much,
A.M.

Here are links to summer housing information: http://www.smith.edu/reslife/break_summer.php


If the donations break the $2500.00 mark, all those funds would automatically go towards paying for Smith College or in case that is not feasible, towards finding housing and paying for community college. I plan on completing my education through any means possible and any help towards that would be greatly appreciated.

**this is not my actual facebook, it is a new one so no members of my family can track me down. I haven't uploaded any pictures for the same reason.
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$3,040 of $2,700 goal

Raised by 97 people in 40 months
Created May 25, 2013
JR
$20
Jaime Rossow
35 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$80
Anonymous
36 months ago
JR
$20
Jaime Rossow
36 months ago (Monthly Donation)
JR
$20
Jaime Rossow
37 months ago (Monthly Donation)
JR
$20
Jaime Rossow
38 months ago (Monthly Donation)
JR
$20
Jaime Rossow
39 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$15
Anonymous
40 months ago
$50
Anonymous
40 months ago
$100
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40 months ago
$20
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