A little help goes a long way.

I am in a Professional Culinary Arts Diploma program at the New Cooking School. I have worked hard to make it here, and I am proud to say that I am making the most of this opportunity and experience studying with professional chefs – a goal to one day be myself. Being tested, and graded, in this craft/program is no different from an academic program; having finals, midterms, and impromptu assessments, and I have maintained a 90 percentile grade in all (i.e., 3.7 GPA). I love my school and am doing well here academically, socially, and enthusiastically. However, I am not doing well financially.

Unfortunately, my parents are unable to help pay for my last session here. We have tried everything, from applying for extra loans to cashing-in jars filled with change. I have interviews this week with a couple places hiring, but unfortunately this won't help gather the money in time. We are so close, but simply do not have the funds. It has now reached the point where I will have to back-out of the program in its final months, if I cannot come up with the money by August 3rd, 2017.

It is very much out of my character to ask for anything from anyone, especially when it comes to money. But, as a very wise woman said to me, ‘Sometimes we all need a little help; put your pride away for tomorrow.’

I need help to continue making my dream a reality, and this is a crucial time, when I must ask for it.

If you choose to give in any amount, I’d like you to consider it an investment, rather than a donation. If you invest in me, I have no doubt that I will be successful. I have always felt a strong desire to give to others, and I vow I will ‘play it forward,’ and give back as a way of thanking all of the incredible people who took a chance on me and helped me on my journey.

Thank you for your consideration and for any amount you may able to give.

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  • Heather Simpson 
    • $30 
    • 43 mos
  • Kyle Mooney 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Lorraine Henry 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 43 mos
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    • $25 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Daniel Angelino 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
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