I come from an immediate family of 5. I have other siblings abroad, but I am the oldest daughter here. We live in a 2 bedroom apartment. We lived here for literally my entire life which is 27 years now. This family consists of my parents and my 2 younger siblings. My parents did a lot for us over the years. They have tried there best with the knowledge they had and we survived because of them. They put themselves in huge debts because of this. I believe they deserve something more before they leave this world. I really want to give that to them. As the older one I feel like I have failed them greatly. They did everything right by us, but we have nothing to show for it. We all got some type of education or is still in school. I’m at a point of my life where I’m confused on what direction I should take to create a better living for my family and myself. I feel helpless.
To just give you a glimpse into our life I have attached a photo that shows where my brother sleeps because theres not enough accommodation for us. The 2 daughters sleep in the one room and my parents the other. After 27 years, we really need something new. Why don’t we just move out, you may ask? We simply can’t afford too especially now with the impact of coronavirus. The only person working is my brother. I see that this also takes a toll on him, because everyone always goes to hime for money help. I myself have been off work since March 2020. Yes I have been looking for jobs, but no luck. I do a little freelance graphic design (went to college for this) on the side, but its not consistent. And my sister is currently enrolled in school. Of course we could have and should have done more in the past and should have been smarter, but unfortunately we failed at that and now its really hitting me. My parents don’t deserve this, especially with what they sacrificed for us. We should be doing better. We had the opportunities.
My parents are retired now, so I’m just asking for some help to start a new life for them. That better life that they came to Canada many years ago for. I want to be able to move my parents into a small home which they can call there own.
For myself, I also have quite of bit of debts. I have a loan of $20,000 to pay off. (From school and credit card debts) and other debts. I am also engaged, but obliviously we are both not in the right place money wise to even be thinking about a wedding. We just need help to get us back on our feet. This pandemic has really shown us what we taken for granted. We are ready to work hard as soon as we get opportunities again. We would love to move in together and have a place for his kids to stay. We are both currently out of work and have been searching for jobs almost everyday. We just need a little help to jump start our lives.
So really these donations will have a great impact towards my entire family. We would all benefit from it. I know we probably won’t reach this goal, but any donations given will definitely be given to my parents first to pay off there debts to add a little happiness and peace of mind to their lives.
Thank you very much in advance. I really appreciate it and my family will too. They don’t know that I have created this account. Thank you again.
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